This cartoon was first published January 4, 2019, in The Costa Rica Star.
Central America has a bad reputation for being an unsafe place to visit or even live. Costa Rica does not. The nation doesn’t even have an army and millions of tourists from the United States, Canada, and Asia visit every year. I know several people who have visited Costa Rica over the past few years. I know this because they won’t shut up about it. Apparently, it’s awesome.
But lately, it hasn’t been so awesome for a few tourists. There have been murders, deaths from accidents, muggings, rape, and kidnappings. Their image is taking a bit of a hit and there are talks of a public relations campaign to tell people that they’ll be safe if they visit, probably.
The worst thing that could happen is if people start comparing them to Florida.
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