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Taxi driver chains herself in front of Costa Rica president’s house to protest Uber
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Taxi driver chains herself in front of Costa Rica president’s house to protest Uber

Zach Dyer - February 10, 2016

Wrapped in a Costa Rican flag, taxi driver Virginia Moreira chained herself to a tree outside President Luis Guillermo Solís’ home in the Escalante neighborhood of San…

Taxi drivers throw eggs as Uber Costa Rica offers free rides
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Taxi drivers throw eggs as Uber Costa Rica offers free rides

The Tico Times - February 1, 2016

After taxi drivers failed Sunday to convince the Costa Rican government to block Uber, they took to the streets Monday morning, blocking traffic in several parts of the…

Costa Rica to ‘exhaustively investigate’ new Uber service center
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Costa Rica to ‘exhaustively investigate’ new Uber service center

The Tico Times - January 26, 2016

Normally the central government would trumpet news of 300 new jobs in Costa Rica. Not so when Uber announced Tuesday morning that it plans to open a…

Uber launches van service in Costa Rica, eyeing tourist traffic
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Uber launches van service in Costa Rica, eyeing tourist traffic

The Tico Times - January 8, 2016

Four months after its launch in Costa Rica, the ride-hailing service Uber announced a van service tailored for the country's lucrative tourism industry. UberVAN went live on Thursday. The…

Uber rolls out surge pricing in Costa Rica
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Uber rolls out surge pricing in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - November 27, 2015

It was too good to last. Uber’s "surge pricing" — a multiplier added to the fare depending on demand for rides — started in Costa Rica on Thursday,…

‘Uber get out,’ say protesting Uruguay taxi drivers
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‘Uber get out,’ say protesting Uruguay taxi drivers

AFP - November 13, 2015

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- Taxi drivers blocked a central street in Montevideo on Friday to prevent ride-sharing service Uber from training new drivers as it seeks to roll out…

Would-be drivers for Uber in Costa Rica can now rent their rides
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Would-be drivers for Uber in Costa Rica can now rent their rides

The Tico Times - November 9, 2015

Want to drive for Uber in Costa Rica but don’t have a car? No problem. The ride-hailing service announced in late October that it had reached an…

Embattled ride-sharing Uber faces global crackdown
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Embattled ride-sharing Uber faces global crackdown

Alex Pigman | AFP - October 5, 2015

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Controversial ride-sharing service Uber faces a crackdown by governments around the world and protests by angry taxi drivers, but the company insists it is driving…

Lawmaker wants to legalize Uber in Costa Rica after another legal blow to the company
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Lawmaker wants to legalize Uber in Costa Rica after another legal blow to the company

The Tico Times - September 30, 2015

After another government opinion came down against the ride-hailing service Uber at the end of last week, a lawmaker announced his intention to present a bill to…

Yes, Uber Costa Rica is still illegal, says transport ministry
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Yes, Uber Costa Rica is still illegal, says transport ministry

The Tico Times - September 12, 2015

A legal review by the Public Transportation Council has decided that the ride-hailing service Uber Costa Rica is illegal. The decision came just days after Costa Rica General…