Massive U.S. military presence in Costa Rica - español
Translation: David Brookbank
This past July 1st, the Costa Rican Congress authorized the arrival of 46 U.S. battleships and 7 thousand U.S. troops to the coasts of Costa Rica to carry out military operations, anti-narcotics missions and supposed humanitarian actions in the region.
According to the Costa Rican media, the majority of the warships are frigates measuring 135 meters in length and capable of transporting SH-60 or HH-60B Blackhawks, as well as 200 Marines and 15 officers on each ship. Continue reading