• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

President Negotiates with Guatemalan Protestors

June 11, 2004

GUATEMALA CITY (AFP) –President Oscar Berger Tuesday eveninggracefully negotiated a ceasefire with thousandsof protesting workers, students andindigenous who earlier that day blockedmajor highways and border crossings intoMexico, Honduras and El Salvador.The protestors – some 15,000 ofwhom were in the capital alone – wererallying against the government’s proposalto increase taxes for low-income families,the pending Central America Free-TradeAgreement (CAFTA) with the UnitedStates and land issues in rural areas.The President reportedly agreed to calloff the tax increase for people who make$4,600 or less a year, suspend pending furtherstudy a series of police actions forcinguntitled indigenous off land, and releasecopies of the CAFTA agreement in the 22different languages spoken in Guatemala.

You may be interested

Costa Rica surpasses 1 million vaccine doses administered
Costa Rica
16681 views
Costa Rica
16681 views

Costa Rica surpasses 1 million vaccine doses administered

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 12, 2021

Costa Rica has administered 1,093,931 doses of coronavirus vaccines, authorities said Tuesday. More than 436,000 people have completed the vaccine…

Costa Rica travel alert issued by the U.S. Embassy
Costa Rica
1706 views
Costa Rica
1706 views

Costa Rica travel alert issued by the U.S. Embassy

The Tico Times - May 12, 2021

The United States Embassy in Costa Rica on Tuesday issued a travel alert detailing possible protests and Covid-19 updates. As…

Biden says nearly half of world leaders asking for US vaccine help
Global
6 views
Global
6 views

Biden says nearly half of world leaders asking for US vaccine help

AFP - May 11, 2021

President Joe Biden said Tuesday that almost half the world's leaders have contacted him, asking for US help in obtaining…

The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate