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Costa Rica's ‘Green Judges’ vs. Illegal Property Developers

Categories: Latin America, Costa Rica, Environment, Film, Governance, Law

In Culture Unplugged you can watch a short documentary called “Costa Rica, a Land for Sale [1]“:

Between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, the smallest country in Central America is now the planet’s champion in biodiversity. However, for several years, the success of ecotourism has been driving Costa Rica into runaway urbanization. Today the country is for sale, regardless of biodiversity. That is why the state has created the Environmental Tribunal. A battle has been engaged, and the green judges have declared war on illegal property developers.