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Riteve due dates extended in response to pandemic-related closures

Have a car in Costa Rica with an expiring inspection sticker? You likely have another month to pass the annual checkup. 

Costa Rica’s regulatory agency will not block Uber

ARESEP stated that not even its Telecommunications Superintendency has the legal competence to halt the operation of a mobile app in Costa Rica.

Riteve vehicle inspection rates not going up

The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) rejected Spanish private contractor Riteve's request to increase rates for mandatory vehicle inspections for the 10th consecutive year.

Riteve wants to hike the price of mandatory car inspections by 200 percent

If Riteve, the private company responsible for mandatory vehicle inspections in Costa Rica, gets its way, you might be paying 205 percent more for your car inspection next year.

Porteadores announce more street blockades across Costa Rica next week

Traffic jams and blockades likely will return to Costa Rica's roads as private chauffeurs, or porteadores, announced they will resume protests next week. Unlicensed taxi drivers, or piratas, may join the demonstrations.

Police to investigate alleged threats by private chauffeurs against traffic officers

An audio recording of a conversation calling on private chauffeurs, or porteadores, to intimidate Traffic Police officers started circulating on social media this week.

Crash victims’ relatives ask lawmakers to table bill to eliminate prison sentences for blocking roads during protests

A demonstration of private chauffeurs on July 8 prevented ambulances from reaching the scene of an accident in which a mother and her daughter died.

Chauffeurs break negotiations with government officials in ongoing permit row

“I warned them once. That means I will keep my promise,” President Solís said, referring to orders not to allow more blockades, which he issued two weeks ago.

Lawmakers to discuss eliminating prison sentences for blocking roads during protests

Lawmakers revived the bill to replace prison time with monetary fines for blocking roads the day before private chauffeurs or "porteadores" protested a new special taxi regulation by blocking public roads across the country, snarling traffic.

President Solís says no more road blockades

President Luis Guillermo Solís ordered roads cleared Wednesday evening of private chauffeurs staging protests. He blamed them for the difficult emergency response to a deadly accident, in which an injured child had to be transported by helicopter to the National Children's Hospital.

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