After a long period in which Costa Rica seemed to have managed to contain the spread of the COVID pandemic in the country, cases are now on the rise following the relaxation of the previously enacted containment measures.
Costa Rica is pura vida. This is what an overwhelming majority of Costa Ricans believe. Indeed, according to a recent survey by Unimer, a surprising 87% of Ticos (as the inhabitants of this country are known), reported they were “satisfied with the quality of their personal life”. However, what is considered the oldest, strongest and most consolidated democracy in Latin America faces serious problems in terms of its economic, social and political situation.