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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…

Protests of taxi drivers and educators cause chaos in the Costa Rican capital
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Costa Rica
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Protests of taxi drivers and educators cause chaos in the Costa Rican capital

AFP and The Tico Times - September 3, 2019

Two separate protests, one of taxi drivers and another of educators, caused chaos on Tuesday in the congested streets of the capital of Costa Rica. Dozens of…

U.S. Embassy issues security alert over upcoming protests in San José
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Embassy issues security alert over upcoming protests in San José

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 2, 2019

The United States Embassy in Costa Rica has issued the following security alert regarding Tuesday's expected protests throughout San José: According to open source information, two protests…

Costa Rica explores law to better regulate strikes
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica explores law to better regulate strikes

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 12, 2019

Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly will discuss a bill that could affect the legality of certain public-sector strikes. Bill 21.049, titled "Law to provide legal certainty about strikes…

Cats march through streets, rats scared, milk supply runs low
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Costa Rica
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Cats march through streets, rats scared, milk supply runs low

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 26, 2018

San José — In a display of the movement’s continued momentum, tens of thousands of protesters once again shut down streets throughout Costa Rica’s capital Wednesday. A…

Dialogue to end the strike comes to a standstill
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Dialogue to end the strike comes to a standstill

AFP and The Tico Times - September 25, 2018

The dialogue between the government and public sector unions that aimed to end the general strike stalled this Monday. There were mutual accusations of inflexibility between the…

Unions and government start talks to end strike
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Unions and government start talks to end strike

AFP and The Tico Times - September 19, 2018

Representatives from the government and public-sector unions got together Wednesday in a preliminary meeting to seek an agreement to stop the general strike that has gripped the…

General strike enters second week; Legislative Assembly starts discussing tax-reform
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General strike enters second week; Legislative Assembly starts discussing tax-reform

The Tico Times and AFP - September 17, 2018

Today marks one week since unions around Costa Rica called for an indefinite strike to protest a proposed tax-reform bill. Carolina Hidalgo, president of the Legislative Assembly,…

Costa Rican government seeks agreement with unions to end strike
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican government seeks agreement with unions to end strike

AFP and The Tico Times - September 16, 2018

President Carlos Alvarado urged the Catholic Church and university presidents on Friday to serve as mediators in talks with the unions that have been protesting a tax-reform…