This is one of the classroom buildings at the school in Santa Rosa. The literacy rate in Costa Rica is about the same as the USA, and is higher than other countries in Central America and much of the developing world.
In 1949 Costa Rica abolished its military and redirected the military budget to education and health care. Its health care system is rated about the the same as the USA as well.
This week on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site we have photos posed of the remarkable street art of Valparaiso, Chile.