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The Tico Times Dispatch: What’s in Costa Rica’s tax-reform bill?

September 28, 2018

The streets of Costa Rica have been bogged down by protests since Sept. 10, when public-sector unions called for a general strike to oppose a proposed tax-reform bill.

Public sector unions say the bill, which raises taxes on everyone and cuts benefits to public employees, puts too much of a burden on the working class. The government says 80 percent of the new taxes come from the top 20 percent of Costa Rican earners.

In this episode of The Tico Times Dispatch, we interview Costa Rican journalist and economist David Ching to find out what’s in the bill:

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