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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…

Hundreds march in Costa Rica against new taxes, agreement with IMF
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Hundreds march in Costa Rica against new taxes, agreement with IMF

AFP - October 12, 2020

Hundreds of people marched through the capital of Costa Rica on Monday to reject that new taxes be included in an agreement the government plans to present…

President Alvarado, Eduardo Cruickshank again call Costa Ricans to dialogue
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President Alvarado, Eduardo Cruickshank again call Costa Ricans to dialogue

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 12, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado and Eduardo Cruickshank, President of the Legislative Assembly, on Sunday introduced a multi-sectorial round table meant to face the economic situation faced by Costa…

Negotiations and agreements result from blockades in Costa Rica
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Negotiations and agreements result from blockades in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 11, 2020

The Costa Rican Presidency says it continues to dialogue with various sectors in an effort to end the blockades and protests that have impacted transit across the…

Watch: President Alvarado addresses Costa Rica in context of protests
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Watch: President Alvarado addresses Costa Rica in context of protests

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 8, 2020

Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado addressed the nation in context of the protests that have recently turned more violent. “Demonstrating is legitimate,” he said in a video…

Authorities say drug traffickers contributing to protester violence
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Authorities say drug traffickers contributing to protester violence

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 7, 2020

The Public Security Ministry (MSP) says drug traffickers have instigated violence between protesters and police at various roadblocks throughout Costa Rica. Michael Soto Rojas, the Public Security…

Protests and road blockages continue Wednesday in Costa Rica
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Protests and road blockages continue Wednesday in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 7, 2020

Road blockades persist in dozens of spots throughout Costa Rica on Wednesday morning, including on Routes 2, 4, 6, 35 and 36, Traffic Police reported. In some…

Costa Rican public sector unions march in support of roadblocks
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Costa Rican public sector unions march in support of roadblocks

AFP and The Tico Times - October 7, 2020

Hundreds of public sector workers marched through the capital of Costa Rica on Tuesday in support of the movement of road blockades that began a week ago…