BLOGS – The Republic of Costa Rica, such as it is (I’ve said that it is really an “Oligarchy” in some of my previous blogs), has a number entities within its territorial boundaries, with the biggest being RECOPE, ICE, and UCR, but being among others, that function more like independent republics, much in the same manner that the Tribal Homelands of Swaziland and Lesotho function within the territorial boundaries of the Republic of South Africa.
However, I would hasten to add that the similarities of these Costa Rican entities with the Tribal Homelands in South Africa ends there, as with the salaries, benefits, and pensions paid to the hierarchy of these various institutions in Costa Rica, it precludes any likelihood of seeing any of “local royalty”

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