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Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly votes to regulate strikes in response to country-wide protests
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Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly votes to regulate strikes in response to country-wide protests

AFP and The Tico Times - January 15, 2020

The Costa Rican Congress approved Thursday in a first debate a bill that regulates the right to strike, while hundreds of public-sector workers protested in front of…

Seven detained after confrontation between police, protesters near UCR turns violent
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Costa Rica
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Seven detained after confrontation between police, protesters near UCR turns violent

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 23, 2019

A confrontation between police and protesters outside the University of Costa Rica (UCR) on Thursday night resulted in seven people facing charges, including for crimes of fire…

University students march in Costa Rica against budget restrictions
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Costa Rica
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University students march in Costa Rica against budget restrictions

AFP and The Tico Times - October 23, 2019

Thousands of students and workers from the five public universities of Costa Rica marched to Casa Presidencial on Tuesday to protest against restrictions on the use of…

Seven arrested in Costa Rica for bomb attacks
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Costa Rica
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Seven arrested in Costa Rica for bomb attacks

AFP and The Tico Times - October 22, 2019

Seven members of a Costa Rican gang accused of carrying out two bomb attacks at the headquarters of the Legislative Assembly and on a television channel were…

Government predicts end to blockades following agreement with transportation sector
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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…

President Alvarado addresses Costa Rican protests, urges peace and dialogue
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Costa Rica
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President Alvarado addresses Costa Rican protests, urges peace and dialogue

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 1, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado delivered a nationwide address Monday evening in response to protests that have disrupted travel throughout the country. Citing Costa Rica's history as a democratic…

Tourism Board launches hotline for visitors affected by protests; Education Minister resigns
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Costa Rica
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Tourism Board launches hotline for visitors affected by protests; Education Minister resigns

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 1, 2019

Protesters have blocked important roads and highways throughout Costa Rica over recent days, impacting everything from shipping exports to tourism. Monday, the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT)…

Updates: Demonstrations still blocking roads throughout Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Updates: Demonstrations still blocking roads throughout Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 1, 2019

On Saturday, we told you about how truckers and students had shut down roads across Costa Rica as part of their respective protests. Though representatives from both…

Protests continue to shut down Costa Rican highways, streets
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Costa Rica
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Protests continue to shut down Costa Rican highways, streets

The Tico Times - June 29, 2019

Take extra precaution when driving this weekend in Costa Rica, where protesters throughout the country have caused traffic jams and blockages of major highways. Over the last…

Nicaragua calls Carlos Alvarado’s statements “disrespectful” and “intrusive”
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Nicaragua calls Carlos Alvarado’s statements “disrespectful” and “intrusive”

AFP / The Tico Times - October 16, 2018

The Nicaraguan government described statements by Costa Rican president Carlos Alvarado about Nicaragua's “internal affairs” as “disrespectful” and “intrusive.” The government did not mention what Alvarado said…