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Environmental efforts send Costa Rica to top of Human Development Index in Latin America

Costa Rica climbed in the Human Development Index (HDI) in 2020.

Costa Rica passes law to implement telecommuting

The government says telecommuting presents several benefits.

Costa Rica’s Solís vows to stand firm as public services unions threaten ‘indefinite’ strike

If you're driving in Costa Rica's capital Monday morning, there's a good chance you'll need a little patience. Several public services unions united in a group called Patria Justa – a "Just Homeland" – are mounting a general strike starting at 6 a.m. that could snare traffic at several points in the capital and beyond.

Costa Rica Supreme Court strikes down labor reform law, upholding ban on strikes that shut down essential public services

Business leaders celebrated a court decision Friday that they say guarantees Costa Rica's public hospitals, ports and electricity grid will continue to function even if public sector workers are involved in a labor dispute.

The bloody origins of the Dominican Republic’s ethnic ‘cleansing’ of Haitians

The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the head of the Dominican Republic's immigration agency, Army Gen. Ruben Paulino, said his agency will begin patrolling neighborhoods with large numbers of migrants on Thursday. "If they aren't registered, they will be repatriated," Paulino said, according to the AP.

World Cup sponsors Coke, Visa also concerned about Qatar labor conditions

"We continue to be troubled by the reports coming out of Qatar related to the World Cup and migrant worker conditions," credit card giant Visa said in a statement.

Op-ed: Let’s see a Trans-Pacific Partnership that respects workers’ rights

The Trans-Pacific Partnership being negotiated between the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations has been characterized as the most progressive trade agreement in our history, with the strongest labor and environment provisions ever. But what is the benchmark?

Costa Rica announces plan to eradicate child labor by 2020

If the program meets its goal for 2015, 28,000 fewer children between the ages of 5 and 17 will be in the workforce.

UPDATE: Panama City bus drivers end strike ahead of Americas Summit

PANAMA CITY – Bus drivers in Panama City began an indefinite strike Monday, unleashing transit chaos as the capital prepared to host the 2015 Summit of the Americas.

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