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Sex workers can apply for self-employed insurance with the Caja, but they want non-contributory coverage and a state pension for the elderly.
The ruling National Liberation Party candidate for president, Johnny Araya, unveiled two social welfare programs aimed at addressing the nearly 340,000 Costa Ricans who live in extreme poverty. Araya proposed a food benefit program that would provide approximately $40 per month to each Costa Rican living in extreme poverty. Araya’s second proposal would build new houses or improve the current houses of 125,000 Costa Rican families.