Statement Opposing U.S. Military Ships in Costa Rican Waters

Declaration against
Invasion and Military Impunity


We the undersigned and organizations of our support network, categorically reject the U.S. military ships entering Costa Rican territory, as well as any further increase of militarism to attempt to solve conflicts in global politics.

We oppose the permission granted by the Costa Rican Legislature, which allows for joint patrols against trafficking of drugs into Costa Rica with up to 46 warships, 200 helicopters, 10 AV-8B Harrier aircraft and 7,000 marines.

With this action, the government of Costa Rica aims to join the U.S. military agenda in Latin America. The solution to drug trafficking is social, not military.

Costa Rica, with its neutral and pacifist tradition, cannot allow its territory to be used for a military objective that violates their sovereignty. This U.S. military contingent will be able to move freely throughout Costa Rican territory with immunity for its troops. Such a military presence in a country without an army is unacceptable.

We call on our respective governments and peoples to jointly promote all possible action to defend Costa Rican sovereignty, and to reject this military action.

- H.I.J.O.S Guatemala
- No Bases Ecuador
- Comisión Intereclesial de Justicia y Paz, Colombia
- Movimiento Nacional de Victima del Crímenes de Estado en Colombia
- Colectivos de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo, Colombia
- Alianza Social Continental, Colombia
- Students United in Representation of Latin America, London, Ontario, Canada
- School of the Americas Watch, Estados Unidos
- Movimiento por la Paz, la Soberanía y la Solidaridad entro los Pueblos (Mopassol), Argentina
- Instituto de Terapia e Investigación sobre las secuelas de la Tortura y Violencia Estatal, Bolivia
- Centro de Amigos por la Paz, Costa Rica
- Casa de Caribe, República Dominicana
- Observadores por el Cierre de las Escuela de las Américas, Chile
- Agrupación de Familiares de Ejecutados Políticos de Chile
- INREDH Fundación Regional de Asesoría en Derechos Humanos, Ecuador
- Centro de Intercambio y Solidaridad - CIS, El Salvador
- Universidad de Ciencias Humanas, Departamento Social, Haití
- Comité de Familiares Detenidos Desaparecidos en Honduras COFADEH, Honduras
- Observatorio Latinoamericano de Geopolítica de la UNAM, México
- Movimiento Social Nicaragüense "Otro Mundo … es Posible"
- Bay Area Latin American Solidarity Coalition, Estados Unidos
- Servicio Paz y Justicia - Paraguay
- Mesa por la Paz, la Desmilitarización y Solidaridad con los Pueblos, Perú
- Servicio Paz y Justicia - Uruguay
- Fundación Latinoamericana por los Derechos Humanos y el Desarrollo Social (FUNDALATIN), Venezuela
- FNSR - Frente Nacional Juvenil de Resistencia, Honduras
- 8th Day Center for Justice, Estados Unidos
- Marin Interfaith Task Force on Latin America, Estados Unidos
- Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) - Movimiento de Reconciliación, Estados Unidos


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