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Appendix B: Journalism Freedom: 1980–2008 (Country Ratings from Freedom House) - Costa Rica

Population (2010, proj.): 4,640,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $5,520

Date of Independence: September 15, 1821 (from Spain)

Date of Last Constitution: November 7, 1949

A comparative lake of stability in Central America, Costa Rica enjoys a robust free press, though media ownership is concentrated and conservative in tone. Radio listening is widespread and newspapers ...

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