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President Alvarado agrees: Time for ‘balanced regulation’ of Uber in Costa Rica
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President Alvarado agrees: Time for ‘balanced regulation’ of Uber in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 4, 2019

After taxi drivers protested ride-sharing platform Uber on Tuesday by intentionally congesting major roads in San José, President Carlos Alvarado issued a statement saying his administration "believes…

Government will present plan hoping to spark Costa Rica’s economic growth
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Costa Rica
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Government will present plan hoping to spark Costa Rica’s economic growth

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 2, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado has said that addressing Costa Rica's economy is among his administration's biggest challenges. Now, President Alvarado will be getting into specifics. Over the coming…

Unemployment figures ‘don’t alarm me, but put me to work,’ President Alvarado says
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Costa Rica
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Unemployment figures ‘don’t alarm me, but put me to work,’ President Alvarado says

Rita Valverde / Semanario Universidad - August 5, 2019

The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, said the country's growing unemployment rate does not alarm him, but puts him to work. Data published last Thursday by…

New Minister of the Presidency of Costa Rica assumes with challenge of reviving economy
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Costa Rica
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New Minister of the Presidency of Costa Rica assumes with challenge of reviving economy

AFP and The Tico Times - August 1, 2019

The deputy Víctor Morales was appointed Thursday as the new Minister of the Presidency, a position equivalent to that of the chief of staff, with the mission…

Costa Rica launches platform dedicated to fighting fake news
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica launches platform dedicated to fighting fake news

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 1, 2019

The Costa Rican government announced on Wednesday the launch of a platform "to counteract the impacts of false content that circulates on the Internet." Called “Gobierno Aclara”…

Minister of the Presidency and symbol of national unity resigns
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Costa Rica
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Minister of the Presidency and symbol of national unity resigns

AFP and The Tico Times - July 30, 2019

The Minister of the Presidency of Costa Rica, Rodolfo Piza, announced on Monday his resignation after just over a year in office. Piza had been a symbol…

Watch: Faced with protesters, President Alvarado shouts end of Guanacaste Day speech
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Costa Rica
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Watch: Faced with protesters, President Alvarado shouts end of Guanacaste Day speech

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 26, 2019

Facing a chorus of negative chants during Thursday's Guanacaste Day speech in Nicoya, Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado found a way to make himself heard. As chants…

‘A vision that demonstrates the capacity of Costa Rica’: New law will ban styrofoam
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Costa Rica
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‘A vision that demonstrates the capacity of Costa Rica’: New law will ban styrofoam

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 17, 2019

Costa Rica's road to decarbonization and improved ecological sustainability took a significant leap forward as the country passed a law that will prohibit the import, distribution and…

President Alvarado responds to apparent call to arms against Costa Rica’s government
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Costa Rica
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President Alvarado responds to apparent call to arms against Costa Rica’s government

AFP and The Tico Times - July 9, 2019

The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, ordered on Tuesday an investigation into the origin of a video released on social networks in which a group of…

Government predicts end to blockades following agreement with transportation sector
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Costa Rica
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Government predicts end to blockades following agreement with transportation sector

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 2, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado said Tuesday night that his administration has reached an agreement with the transportation sector to end road blockades throughout Costa Rica. The announcement came…

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