This is off-topic, but I can't resist.
Today marks an important moment in the history of Costa Rica. For the first time, the people are deciding, in a direct referendum, the fate of the proposed Central American Free Trade Agreement among the United States, the Dominican Republic, and the other nations of Central America. By all reports, the people are almost evenly divided, and we probably will not know the result until tomorrow, or later. The streets of San Jose have been packed all day, by people in favor and opposed, but so far as I know with no acts of violence, actual or symbolic.
No matter the result, Costa Rica is the only nation that has signed CAFTA that has entrusted the decision to its people. Costa Rica's strong democracy, its lack of an army, and its sense of solidarity, are excellent reasons for living here, no matter how the vote on a particular issue results.