Costa Rica’s Solís announces 75 development projects for the Caribbean province of Limón
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Costa Rica’s Solís announces 75 development projects for the Caribbean province of Limón

Zach Dyer - January 20, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís signed an executive order Tuesday establishing a committee to coordinate 75 development projects and initiatives ranging from sewers to job training for the…

APM Terminals set to begin construction in 2015 on $1 billion Costa Rica port after environmental study approved
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APM Terminals set to begin construction in 2015 on $1 billion Costa Rica port after environmental study approved

Zach Dyer - December 18, 2014

After years of lawsuits, appeals, and a strike in October that paralyzed the ports in Limón, APM Terminals is finally set to start construction on a new…

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Dockworkers strike declared illegal after union loses appeal

Zach Dyer - November 7, 2014

Soon after striking longshoremen reached a partial deal with the Atlantic Port Authority, JAPDEVA, to return to work Thursday, a court in Limón declared the strike illegal,…

Libertarian lawmaker Otto Guevara files criminal complaint against port authority officials for paying striking dockworkers
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Libertarian lawmaker Otto Guevara files criminal complaint against port authority officials for paying striking dockworkers

L. Arias - November 6, 2014

More than 1,500 dockworkers affiliated with the union SINTRAJAP went on strike for 16 days, yet the Atlantic Port Authority's (JAPDEVA) board of directors on Wednesday voted to pay them full…

Longshoremen suspend strike to protect paychecks
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Longshoremen suspend strike to protect paychecks

Zach Dyer - November 6, 2014

The 16-day longshoremen strike in Limón may finally be heading toward its end after Ombudswoman Monserrat Solano announced a deal to suspend the walkout Wednesday evening, according to several…

Hurting the bottom line: Delays from dock strike have impact on business
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Hurting the bottom line: Delays from dock strike have impact on business

Zach Dyer - October 31, 2014

Recommended: Costa Rican authorities investigate alleged payments to known criminals to stage violent protests in Caribbean port city As the strike in Costa Rica's Caribbean port city of…

Costa Rican authorities investigate alleged payments to known criminals to stage violent protests in Caribbean port city
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Costa Rican authorities investigate alleged payments to known criminals to stage violent protests in Caribbean port city

David Boddiger - October 29, 2014

Authorities in Costa Rica have opened active criminal investigations to determine who organized the ongoing acts of violence and vandalism that began last week and continued through Monday during…

More than 85 percent of Limón residents support new port terminal, poll claims
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More than 85 percent of Limón residents support new port terminal, poll claims

Zach Dyer - October 29, 2014

A solid majority of Limón residents say that a $1 billion APM Terminals port project will be a positive thing for the impoverished region, according to a survey from…

Costa Rica’s Labor Ministry suspends talks with unions over port project after president’s picture burned
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Costa Rica’s Labor Ministry suspends talks with unions over port project after president’s picture burned

Zach Dyer and Lindsay Fendt - October 28, 2014

LIMÓN – Costa Rica's Labor Minister Victor Morales announced that negotiations with the dockworkers union SINTRAJAP would be suspended until its leaders issued a public statement denouncing the burning…

Limonenses weigh in on Moín Port expansion and the ongoing dockworkers strike
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Limonenses weigh in on Moín Port expansion and the ongoing dockworkers strike

Lindsay Fendt - October 28, 2014

Sometimes it seems that those who yell the loudest receive the most attention. All of Costa Rica is watching as striking dockworkers march through the streets of…

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