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Caja Executive President steps down at President Solís’ request
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Caja Executive President steps down at President Solís’ request

L. Arias - June 8, 2017

María del Rocío Sáenz Madrigal, Executive President of Costa Rica's Social Security System (Caja), agreed to resign her post following a request from President Luis Guillermo Solís on…

Caja moves forward with raise in social security rate, but in two phases
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Caja moves forward with raise in social security rate, but in two phases

L. Arias - June 2, 2017

The Board of Directors of Costa Rica's Social Security System, or Caja, voted in favor of enforcing a 1 percent raise in the monthly salary deduction of all workers. The measure aims…

Workers’ unions deliver petition to reverse raise in Social Security rate
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Workers’ unions deliver petition to reverse raise in Social Security rate

L. Arias - May 22, 2017

A group of just over 100 public employees and workers’ unions members blocked the capital’s Second Avenue on Monday morning to demand that officials from the Social Security System, or…

Workers’ unions to demonstrate against raise in Social Security rate
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Workers’ unions to demonstrate against raise in Social Security rate

L. Arias - May 16, 2017

Workers' unions will demonstrate next Monday in downtown San José to protest against the 1 percent increase in the amount deducted from salaries by Costa Rica's Social Security…

Fuel prices set to rise for the second time this year
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Fuel prices set to rise for the second time this year

L. Arias - February 1, 2017

The second hike in fuel prices this year could take effect before the end of this week, and a third one is already awaiting approval. The Public…

Taxi drivers to stage another demonstration against Uber
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Taxi drivers to stage another demonstration against Uber

L. Arias - May 25, 2016

Members of the Union of Costa Rican Taxi Drivers (UTC) will march Wednesday to demand that courts block the ride-hailing service app Uber in Costa Rica. Union leaders are calling on…

Cartago residents to President Solís: You’ve forgotten us
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Cartago residents to President Solís: You’ve forgotten us

L. Arias - December 11, 2015

Hundreds of Cartago residents blocked streets Friday in the surroundings of Casa Presidencial in Zapote to demand that President Luis Guillermo Solís pay more attention to the province.…

Truck drivers demand better working conditions at Costa Rica’s docks
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Truck drivers demand better working conditions at Costa Rica’s docks

L. Arias - September 22, 2015

A group of independent truck drivers on Monday afternoon demonstrated in front of Casa Presidencial, east of San José, asking the government to draft regulations to eliminate “exploitation…

Public workers threaten general strike if lawmakers approve bill reducing pay
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Public workers threaten general strike if lawmakers approve bill reducing pay

L. Arias - August 21, 2015

The public employees' march that closed off streets and snarled traffic in San José Thursday ended with a promise from union leaders to stage a nationwide strike if…

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