August 19, 2010


but the Middle East? The local fishwrapper reports that Erik Prince, the founder of the company formerly known as Blackwater, relocated his family to the United Arab Emirates. The company had no comment and counsel in several pending cases against Xe Services is seeking his deposition. IMHO, Costa Rica would be a more inviting locale: easier climate, stable political climate, the dollar is the medium of exchange, surfing on its west coast, and (like the UAE) no extradition treaty.

Posted by LMC at August 19, 2010 06:25 AM | TrackBack

Yet, which country is more likely to give over if push comes to shove? Not the UAE.

Posted by: Kathy at August 19, 2010 09:39 AM

Not to get to pedantic, but as an international economics major and recent visitor to Costa Rica, they do have a local currency, colones, which is crawling peggged to the dollar at around 530 to 1. Although, the dollar is accepted pretty much everywhere as a de facto second official currency.

Posted by: Fear and Loathing In Georgetown at August 19, 2010 09:48 AM
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