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Unions call for nationwide protest against proposed budget cuts
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Unions call for nationwide protest against proposed budget cuts

L. Arias - October 6, 2014

Public employee unions will hold a demonstration on Oct.20 to urge lawmakers not to cut salary bonuses from Costa Rica's budget for 2015. The National Association of Public and Private Employees (ANEP)…

So unfair! Justo and colleagues won’t be getting fancy lawmaker pensions
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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So unfair! Justo and colleagues won’t be getting fancy lawmaker pensions

L. Arias - May 2, 2014

The Board of Directors of the National Teachers’ Pension Fund (JUPEMA) on Friday rejected a request by four ex-lawmakers and former teachers to have their pensions boosted…

Administrative judge suspends sanctions against lawmaker Walter Céspedes
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Administrative judge suspends sanctions against lawmaker Walter Céspedes

L. Arias - April 28, 2014

An Administrative Court judge suspended a dismissal order and a ban from holding public office for six years against Social Christian Unity Party (PUSC) lawmaker Walter Céspedes Salazar.…

Administrative Court suspends dismissal of Costa Rica’s Railroad Institute president
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Administrative Court suspends dismissal of Costa Rica’s Railroad Institute president

L. Arias - April 27, 2014

An Administrative Court on Friday evening accepted an appeal by Costa Rican Railroad Institute President Miguel Carabaguíaz that challenged an order of dismissal by the Comptroller General's Office…

4 lawmakers attempt to boost their teachers’ pensions by calculating them based on higher Assembly salaries
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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4 lawmakers attempt to boost their teachers’ pensions by calculating them based on higher Assembly salaries

L. Arias - April 2, 2014

Costa Rica’s High School Teachers' Association (APSE) on Wednesday said that four lawmakers, who previously worked as educators, filed applications to increase their pensions by taking into…

3 political parties say new legislators will reverse a law passed by predecessors to set Assembly salaries
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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3 political parties say new legislators will reverse a law passed by predecessors to set Assembly salaries

L. Arias - March 27, 2014

Thanks to a 2010 law passed by lawmakers governing their own salaries, members of Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly currently receive 5 percent raises on their salaries twice…

Chinchilla calls public-workers strike a ‘shameful act’
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Newsletter
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Chinchilla calls public-workers strike a ‘shameful act’

L. Arias - March 20, 2014

Hundreds of public employees staged several protests across Costa Rica Thursday morning against a 0.43 percent government-backed wage hike, which demonstrators say is too little to meet…

Public workers unhappy with salary increase protest in San José
Politics
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Politics
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Public workers unhappy with salary increase protest in San José

L. Arias - February 25, 2014

Thousands of public employees on Tuesday marched eight blocks down San José's Second Avenue to protest a 0.43 percent wage increase approved by the government earlier this…

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Costa Rican lawmakers approve national budget for 2014

L. Arias - November 28, 2013

The Legislative Assembly on Wednesday passed in a second and final round of voting the 2014 national budget for ₡6.6 trillion ($13.1 billion). The amount is equivalent…

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Tico motorists to pay 12 percent more for vehicle circulation permits

L. Arias - November 4, 2013

The Costa Rican Insurance Superintendency on Monday reported new prices motorists must pay for mandatory vehicle circulation permits, known as marchamos, for next year. On average, this…

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