Costa Rican universities
A controversial bill that seeks to regulate public employment passed a first debate in Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly on Thursday.
The project is part of the initiatives proposed by the government to adjust its finances in search of an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Separate projects at the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and the Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC) could help the country be better prepared for an increase in coronavirus cases.
Costa Rica will welcome some of the world's top scientific minds when it hosts Math + X, a symposium organized by Rice University.
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 those institutions' budgets.
President Alvarado and supporters of the law say it will help Costa Rican students prepare for the modern job market.
"While the economy and the tourism industry continue to grow in Costa Rica, so will retail and the careers associated with it."
Students reported an alarming increase in cases of sexual harassment at institutions of higher education.