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Costa Rica: Background and U.S. Relations

Description: Costa Rica is a relatively politically stable and economically developed nation with a long tradition of civilian democracy. Once a predominantly agricultural nation, Costa Rica has established a diversified economy with a strong export sector. This report examines recent political and economic developments in Costa Rica as well as issues in U.S.-Costa Rica relations.
Date: July 21, 2009
Creator: Meyer, Peter J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Costa Rica: Background and U.S. Relations

Description: Costa Rica is a relatively politically stable and economically developed nation with a long tradition of civilian democracy. Once a predominantly agricultural nation, Costa Rica has established a diversified economy with a strong export sector. This report examines recent political and economic developments in Costa Rica as well as issues in U.S.-Costa Rica relations.
Date: June 2, 2009
Creator: Meyer, Peter J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mammals of the La Selva-Braulio Carrillo Complex, Costa Rica

Description: Summary of 142 species of mammals of Costa Rica, including geographical distribution, subspecies, last documented sighting in Costa Rica, and origin of specimen examined for each species.
Date: December 1989
Creator: Timm, Robert M.; Wilson, Don E.; Clauson, Barbara L.; LaVal, Richard K. & Vaughan, Christopher S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Farmland in Costa Rica]

Description: Photograph of farmland in Costa Rica on the other side of a barbed-wire fence. A large area appears to have been tilled for crops. Multiple houses and buildings can be seen in the background.
Date: [1969..]
Creator: Parlee, Lorena M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Interior of a van during travel]

Description: Photograph of the interior of a van during travel. Food is cooking on a small Coleman travel stovetop. In the background, two countertops and various items can be seen including a wicker basket, plastic container, and two plates of food. On the right, the driver and passenger seat of the van is visible.
Date: [1969..]
Creator: Parlee, Lorena M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

An Energy Atlas of Five Central American Countries

Description: In a series of maps and figures, this bilingual atlas summarizes what is known about the energy resources and how these resources and oil imports supply the energy needs of five Central American countries: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Panama. The main exploited energy resources are firewood, hydroelectric energy, bagasse from sugar cane residues, and geothermal energy. Limited oil exploration in the region has uncovered modest oil resources only in Guatemala. Peat and small coal deposits are also known to exist but are not presently being exploited. After the description of energy resources, this atlas describes energy supply and demand patterns in each country. It concludes with a description of socioeconomic data that strongly affect energy demand. 4 refs.
Date: August 1, 1988
Creator: Trocki, Linda; Newman, C. Kay; Gurulé, Flavio; Aragón, Patricia C. & Peck, Claudia
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Agricultural Trade in a U.S.-Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)

Description: As part of its overall trade strategy, the Bush Administration over the last year began negotiating bilateral free trade area (FTA) agreements with four regional blocs or countries. Negotiations on a U.S.-Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) involving Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua began in late January 2003 and are currently scheduled to conclude this December. While negotiators have reportedly made progress in a number of areas, efforts to formulate a framework for handling agricultural trade have been slow.
Date: October 31, 2003
Creator: Jurenas, Remy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Our Planet, February 2007

Description: Magazine of the United Nations Environment Programme discussing worldwide environmental policies and other concerns. This issue presents both positive and negative views of globalization, and explores a new model of sustainable globalization.
Date: February 2007
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
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Ethanol Imports and the Caribbean Basin Initiative

Description: This report discusses ethanol consumption which has grown significantly in the past several years with the establishment of a renewable fuels standard in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-58). This standard requires U.S. gasoline to contain a minimum amount of renewable fuel, including ethanol.
Date: March 10, 2006
Creator: Yacobucci, Brent D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Stilt house on the Golfito Bay]

Description: Photograph of a small stilt house on the Golfito Bay in Golfito, Costa Rica. The exterior of the house is covered in metal panels. Train tracks can be seen in front of the house, running alongside the bay.
Date: [1969..]
Creator: Parlee, Lorena M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[A colorful cart in Costa Rica]

Description: Photograph of a bright, colorful cart under a wooden awning attached to a house in Sarchí, Costa Rica. The cart is painted yellow with abstract designs that include the colors pink, red, blue, and green. A blue house can be seen in the background at the top of a hill.
Date: [1969..]
Creator: Parlee, Lorena M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[A house in Sarchí, Costa Rica]

Description: Photograph of a wooden house in Sarchí, Costa Rica. The house has a metal-paneled roof with an antenna attached. The house is surrounded by tall tropical plants. It appears to be raining at the time the photograph was taken.
Date: [1969..]
Creator: Parlee, Lorena M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Irazú volcano and crater]

Description: Photograph of a woman sitting and looking at the Irazú volcano and crater. The volcano is located inside Irazú Volcano National Park. In this photograph, the crater appears to be dry. As of today, the crater contains water and forms a crater lake.
Date: [1969..]
Creator: Parlee, Lorena M.
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