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Gas prices, bus fares in Costa Rica could soon drop
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Gas prices, bus fares in Costa Rica could soon drop

L. Arias - August 17, 2015

The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) on Monday started evaluating a request to lower gas prices that could benefit motorists starting in September. Costa Rica's National Oil Refinery (RECOPE)…

Porteadores announce more street blockades across Costa Rica next week
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Porteadores announce more street blockades across Costa Rica next week

L. Arias - August 7, 2015

Traffic jams and blockades likely will return next week to Costa Rica's roads as private chauffeurs, or porteadores, on Friday announced they will resume demonstrations against a…

Police to investigate alleged threats by private chauffeurs against traffic officers
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Police to investigate alleged threats by private chauffeurs against traffic officers

L. Arias - August 6, 2015

If an audio recording circulating on social media is legit, the latest chapter in the ongoing squabble between the Costa Rican government and private chauffeurs, known as…

Regulatory Authority to propose single fare for all types of taxis
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Regulatory Authority to propose single fare for all types of taxis

L. Arias - August 4, 2015

The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) on Tuesday will present in a public hearing a proposal to modify the current fare system for taxis depending on the type…

New San José bus terminal for routes to Nicaragua, Nicoya
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New San José bus terminal for routes to Nicaragua, Nicoya

L. Arias - July 30, 2015

Travelers departing from Costa Rica's capital to Nicaragua and to some locations along the Pacific coast, including Jacó, will depart from a new bus terminal starting Monday,…

Chauffeurs break negotiations with government officials in ongoing permit row
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Chauffeurs break negotiations with government officials in ongoing permit row

L. Arias - July 23, 2015

Meetings between government officials and representatives of private chauffeurs, known in Costa Rica as porteadores, ended Wednesday evening without an agreement. The president of the Porteadores Chamber,…

Tamarindo-Langosta road in Guanacaste to be paved, municipality says
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Tamarindo-Langosta road in Guanacaste to be paved, municipality says

L. Arias - July 17, 2015

Travelers between Tamarindo and Langosta beaches in Guanacaste — a region that has seen rapid tourism development in recent years — may soon have a less bumpy ride. The…

Lawmakers to discuss eliminating prison sentences for blocking roads during protests
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Lawmakers to discuss eliminating prison sentences for blocking roads during protests

L. Arias - July 15, 2015

The Legislative Assembly is considering a bill to replace prison time with monetary fines for blocking roads during street protests. Lawmakers revived the bill, originally presented in 2009, the day before…

President Solís says no more road blockades
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President Solís says no more road blockades

L. Arias - July 9, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís took action to clear Costa Rican roads Wednesday evening of street blockades staged by private chauffeurs, or porteadores, who were protesting a cut in the number of…

Protests by private chauffeurs block Costa Rica roads
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Protests by private chauffeurs block Costa Rica roads

L. Arias - July 8, 2015

Hundreds of private chauffeurs, known as “porteadores,” blocked several major roads Wednesday morning in the provinces of Alajuela, Puntarenas, Guanacaste and the capital San José. A large group of…