Monday, May 08, 2006

Oscar Arias walking to his inauguration ceremony

President-elect Oscar Arias (2nd L) is greeted by school children as he walks towards the National Stadium to his inauguration ceremony in San Jose, Costa Rica May 8, 2006. Nobel laureate Arias begins a second stint as president of Costa Rica on Monday. Arias, is the 53rd president of Costa Rica, dating from 1848. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

I think Costa Rica is one of the few countries in the world where a president can still walk to his swearing in ceremony with nothing but a personal escort beside him. Sure, many streets were sealed off by police , but he was walking out in the open and virtually defenseless to any threats. Sometimes you just gotta love this country!

Uri R.

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