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Chauffeurs break negotiations with government officials in ongoing permit row
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Chauffeurs break negotiations with government officials in ongoing permit row

L. Arias - July 23, 2015

Meetings between government officials and representatives of private chauffeurs, known in Costa Rica as porteadores, ended Wednesday evening without an agreement. The president of the Porteadores Chamber,…

Lawmakers to discuss eliminating prison sentences for blocking roads during protests
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Lawmakers to discuss eliminating prison sentences for blocking roads during protests

L. Arias - July 15, 2015

The Legislative Assembly is considering a bill to replace prison time with monetary fines for blocking roads during street protests. Lawmakers revived the bill, originally presented in 2009, the day before…

Costa Rica tourism entrepreneurs report millions lost to bad weather, street protests
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Costa Rica tourism entrepreneurs report millions lost to bad weather, street protests

L. Arias - July 11, 2015

Damage caused by floods in the past three weeks and road blockades on Wednesday caused major losses to Costa Rica’s tourism sector, the National Tourism Chamber (CANATUR)…

President Solís says no more road blockades
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President Solís says no more road blockades

L. Arias - July 9, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís took action to clear Costa Rican roads Wednesday evening of street blockades staged by private chauffeurs, or porteadores, who were protesting a cut in the number of…

Protests by private chauffeurs block Costa Rica roads
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Protests by private chauffeurs block Costa Rica roads

L. Arias - July 8, 2015

Hundreds of private chauffeurs, known as “porteadores,” blocked several major roads Wednesday morning in the provinces of Alajuela, Puntarenas, Guanacaste and the capital San José. A large group of…

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