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Legislative Assembly approves project eliminating annuities

President Carlos Alvarado has said Costa Rica must tighten its belts and reduce costs in order to preserve the country’s economic stability. 

No solution in sight for judicial workers’ strike

President Luis Guillermo Solís said that he knows the whole country is outraged about the Judicial workers' strike.

Hundreds of medical procedures, surgeries postponed by public workers’ strike

The strike in public hospitals provoked the suspension of 1,030 medical appointments, 229 specialized procedures and 114 surgeries.

Demonstration, arts festival to complicate vehicle traffic in San José on Thursday

Vehicle passage along a stretch of San José's Second Avenue will be closed from 2 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday for the opening ceremony of the International Arts Festival.

Caja Executive President steps down at President Solís’ request

Health Minister Fernando Llorca Castro will replace Sáenz starting Thursday and Vice Minister María Esther Anchía will temporarily work as Health Minister.

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

Union leaders demanded that President Luis Guillermo Solís ensure the immediate dismissal of Caja Executive President María del Rocío Sáenz Madrigal.

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

Caja Pension Manager Jaime Barrantes said they will evaluate the unions' petition along with others that they have received from other groups in recent days.

Workers’ unions to demonstrate against raise in Social Security rate

Union leaders hope to block vehicle traffic along the capital’s Second Avenue, in front of the Caja’s main building, to get the institution's attention.

Government tables draft bills aimed at approving fiscal reforms

Delays on the approval of fiscal reforms prompted Fitch Ratings to downgrade Costa Rica's Long-Term currency bonds earlier this month and ratings for six banks, including four state-owned banks.

PHOTOS: Students, LGBT activists join public workers in May Day demonstration

May Day in Costa Rica brought together protesters from public workers unions and a wide variety of other groups, including students, sex workers and indigenous people.

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