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Legislative Assembly approves project eliminating annuities
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Legislative Assembly approves project eliminating annuities

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 20, 2020

The Legislative Assembly on Monday approved a project that eliminates annuities for Costa Rica’s public employees over the next two years. The cost-cutting measure is expected to…

No road blockades reported as of late Monday morning
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No road blockades reported as of late Monday morning

The Tico Times - October 19, 2020

The Public Security Ministry (MSP) on Monday reported no known blockades on Costa Rican roads and highways. At 11:35 a.m. Monday, MSP’s press office indicated that “to…

Amidst setbacks, Costa Rica seeks to dialogue to resolve serious fiscal crisis
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Amidst setbacks, Costa Rica seeks to dialogue to resolve serious fiscal crisis

AFP - October 16, 2020

Costa Rica seeks a way out of its severe fiscal crisis through a national dialogue among all sectors of the country, in the midst of setbacks after…

More than a quarter of Costa Rican households living in poverty: Details
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More than a quarter of Costa Rican households living in poverty: Details

The Tico Times - October 16, 2020

Poverty in Costa Rica reached 26.2% of households, the highest level since 1992, amid the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Here are the key details, announced this…

Poverty rate rises in Costa Rica to highest level in decades
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Poverty rate rises in Costa Rica to highest level in decades

AFP and The Tico Times - October 16, 2020

Poverty in Costa Rica reached 26.2% of households, the highest level in almost three decades, amid the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the official statistical agency reported…

Dialogue on Costa Rica’s financial future fails before it begins
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Dialogue on Costa Rica’s financial future fails before it begins

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 15, 2020

A planned round table between President Carlos Alvarado, lawmakers and various community leaders to discuss Costa Rica’s financial future was canceled before it could begin. In a…

Supreme Court condemns Costa Rican government for not lifting road blocks
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Supreme Court condemns Costa Rican government for not lifting road blocks

AFP - October 14, 2020

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court on Tuesday condemned the Costa Rican government for refraining from lifting the roadblocks in recent weeks, in which protesters demonstrated…

Known road blockades in Costa Rica (October 13)
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Known road blockades in Costa Rica (October 13)

The Tico Times - October 13, 2020

As of 8 a.m. on Tuesday, October 13, the following spots are blocked by protesters in Costa Rica, according to information provided by the Public Security Ministry:…

‘We are a country of dialogue and peace, but also of laws,’ Alvarado says after violence
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‘We are a country of dialogue and peace, but also of laws,’ Alvarado says after violence

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 13, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado condemned an outbreak of violence outside Casa Presidencial that occurred Monday afternoon when protesters attempted to break through a police cordon. Twenty-eight people were…

Dozens arrested as march in San José turns violent
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Dozens arrested as march in San José turns violent

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 12, 2020

Twenty-eight people were arrested in Costa Rica on Monday afternoon when a march to Casa Presidencial turned violent, the Public Security Ministry (MSP) said. Eleven police officers…