Capital: San Jose
Population: 4,755,234 (July 2014 est.)
Ethnic groups: White or mestizo 83.6%, mulato 6.7%, indigenous 2.4%, black of African descent 1.1%, other 1.1%,
none 2.9%, unspecified 2.2% (2011 est.)
Religions: Roman Catholic 76.3%, Evangelical 13.7%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.3%, other Protestant 0.7%, other 4.8%, none 3.2%
On 6/18/2003 at 1259hrs., Rev. Hansen received this prophecy for Central and South America:
"Witchcraft and voodoo, chants and charms, spirits, demons, devils and gods are worshiped and adored. Your past is haunting; your past is destructive; your past is cursed with disease, plagues and death. Yet, your past is mild in comparison with the turmoil coming in the future -- earthquakes, disease, calamities and death.
Your gods, sorcerers, witches and magicians will not be able to save you from what I am allowing to come upon your nations, lands, water and oceans.
You have denied the Truth of the Ages and I am about ready to deny you of my protection and love. Cry out to your gods and see if they will or can answer you now. They are dead and they will burn with the fire of my wrath as I clean the land of its curses, plagues, disease and death.
Yes, a New Earth is coming and you will know that I live. Come under my blood into the arms of my love, so I can protect you from what lies ahead. Come now unto me, the Spirit of God Jesus Christ is saying."
History of Costa Rica:
Costa Rica was inhabited by Indians when Columbus explored it in 1502. The Spanish conquest began in 1524, but it was not until 1563 that a permanent settlement of Cartago was established. Costa Rica declared independence in 1821. It became a republic in 1848. Except for the military dictatorship of Tomás Guardia from 1870 to 1882, Costa Rica has been one of the most democratic governments in Latin America.
In 1949, Costa Rica dissolved its armed forces.
President Óscar Arias Sánchez elected in 1986, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987 for fostering peace talks that eventually ended the civil wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua.
José Maria Figueres Olsen of the National Liberation Party became president in 1994. In 1998, Miguel Ángel Rodríguez of the Social Christian Unity Party became president. In 2000, Costa Rica and Nicaragua resolved a long-standing dispute over navigation of the San Juan River.
In April 2002, Abel Pacheco, of the Social Christian Unity Party, won the presidency. In May 2003, several national strikes took place by energy and telecommunications workers over privatization and by teachers over their salaries.
In fall 2004, three former Costa Rican presidents (José Maria Figueres Olsen, Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, and Rafael Angel Calderon) were investigated on corruption charges.
Óscar Arias Sánchez was elected president again in 2006.
In 2007, voters approved the Central American Free Trade Agreement. The Costa Rican government voted in November 2008 to implement it.
In February 2010, Laura Chinchilla became the country's first woman to be elected president.
In April 2011, Former President Miguel Ángel Rodríguez received a five-year prison sentence for "instigating corruption" in a telecommunications deal. Several others were also found guilty of various corruption charges.
Luis Guillermo Solís, of the Citizens' Action Party, was elected president in April 2014. Solís easily won after San José Mayor Johnny Araya Monge stopped actively campaigning.
© 2003 World Ministries International
The following are some Scriptures that deal with end-time events. All prophecies concerning the nations are leading up to fulfillment of end-time judgments (events).
Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39
Zechariah 13: 8-9
Zechariah 14: 1-16
Daniel chapters 2, 4, 7-12
Matthew 24: 1-51
Mark 13: 1-37
Luke 21: 6-38
The book of Revelation
The book of Joel
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