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Dialogue on Costa Rica’s financial future fails before it begins
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Dialogue on Costa Rica’s financial future fails before it begins

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 15, 2020

A planned round table between President Carlos Alvarado, lawmakers and various community leaders to discuss Costa Rica’s financial future was canceled before it could begin. In a…

Supreme Court condemns Costa Rican government for not lifting road blocks
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Supreme Court condemns Costa Rican government for not lifting road blocks

AFP - October 14, 2020

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court on Tuesday condemned the Costa Rican government for refraining from lifting the roadblocks in recent weeks, in which protesters demonstrated…

Health Ministry investigates new reports of tainted liquor, methanol poisoning
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Health Ministry investigates new reports of tainted liquor, methanol poisoning

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 14, 2020

The Costa Rican Health Ministry said Tuesday that it has launched an investigation after three people died of suspected methanol poisoning this week. Alongside the Judicial Investigation…

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…