Two Costa Rican policemen patrol in San Jose Avenue

 
Two Costa Rican policemen patrol in San Jose Avenue
Two Costa Rican policemen patrol in San Jose Avenue December 23, 2011. Costa Rica's parliament approved a new security tax on businesses late on Thursday as part of Central American efforts to improve funding for a crackdown on marauding drug cartels. The levy is expected to generate an extra $70 million a year to help Costa Rica, which has no army, equip police with better surveillance technology, vehicles, guns and bullet-proof vests, said Public Security Minister Mario Zamora. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS DRUGS SOCIETY BUSINESS)