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Nicaraguans in Costa Rica Hold Vigil

Some 300 Nicaraguans gathered Tuesday night at the Plaza de la Democracia, in San Jose, Costa Rica, on the four-year anniversary of protests against...

Guatemala state of siege extended for feuding communities

Guatemala on Wednesday extended by a month a state of siege in two indigenous communities locked in a century-old land dispute that boiled over...

Controversial public-employment bill passes first debate

A controversial bill that seeks to regulate public employment passed a first debate in Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly on Thursday.

Costa Rican university students protest against law to regulate public employment

The project is part of the initiatives proposed by the government to adjust its finances in search of an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Latin American leaders repressed protests in 2019, according to AI

Amnesty International recognized that Latin American governments had adopted aggressive positions regarding migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

Farmers protest in Costa Rica asking for debt relief

Some 350,000 families in Costa Rica, a country of 5 million inhabitants, work in agriculture.

Costa Rica limits the right to strike and prohibits it in essential services

The new law sets limits on the duration of strikes in the education sector to prevent students from running out of lessons indefinitely.

Pic of the Day: Bill regulating strikes approved in second debate

The initiative prohibits strikes in essential Costa Rican public services.

Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly votes to regulate strikes in response to country-wide protests

The initiative prohibits strikes in essential public services such as health, safety, school lunchrooms, and water and energy supply. It also puts limits on work stoppages in education.

Seven detained after confrontation between police, protesters near UCR turns violent

In at least one instance, demonstrators splashed gasoline on a police officer and tried to light it on fire. 

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