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Protesters hold vigil at Plaza de la Democracia
Costa Rica
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Protesters hold vigil at Plaza de la Democracia

AFP and Tico Times - November 8, 2018

Workers from the public sector attend a vigil at Plaza de la Democracia during a strike called by the unions to protest against a tax reform project…

President is safe after confrontation with protesters
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President is safe after confrontation with protesters

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 3, 2018

Protesters confronted Carlos Alvarado as the Costa Rican president left the National Theater in San José on Wednesday morning. According to Enrique Arguedas, Deputy General Director of…

Negotiations to end strike led to a dead end
News
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News
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Negotiations to end strike led to a dead end

AFP and Tico Times - October 2, 2018

Negotiations to end the public sector strike in Costa Rica came to a dead end this Monday after unions refused an agreement mediated by the Catholic Church. Union leader…

The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Oct. 1, 2018
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Oct. 1, 2018

Alexander Villegas - October 1, 2018

The second episode of The Tico Times Weekly Digest is here: Read more about the stories mentioned above: Cats march through streets, rats scared, milk supply runs…

No deal: Government and unions postpone meeting to discuss an agreement
News
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News
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No deal: Government and unions postpone meeting to discuss an agreement

AFP and Tico Times - October 1, 2018

The government and public sector unions, which have been on a strike for three weeks, postponed a meeting to discuss a preliminary agreement to lift the strike,…

Cats march through streets, rats scared, milk supply runs low
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Cats march through streets, rats scared, milk supply runs low

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 26, 2018

San José — In a display of the movement’s continued momentum, tens of thousands of protesters once again shut down streets throughout Costa Rica’s capital Wednesday. A…

Costa Rican government and unions willing to start a dialogue to end the strike
News
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News
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Costa Rican government and unions willing to start a dialogue to end the strike

AFP - September 18, 2018

President Carlos Alvarado told NC Once news that the government is set to talk with unions and announced that the Minister of Labor, Steven Núñez, will appear…

General strike enters second week; Legislative Assembly starts discussing tax-reform
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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General strike enters second week; Legislative Assembly starts discussing tax-reform

The Tico Times and AFP - September 17, 2018

Today marks one week since unions around Costa Rica called for an indefinite strike to protest a proposed tax-reform bill. Carolina Hidalgo, president of the Legislative Assembly,…

Government intends to declare strike illegal as thousands protest tax reform
Politics
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Politics
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Government intends to declare strike illegal as thousands protest tax reform

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 10, 2018

San José — The demonstrations began with a red wave of taxis blocking Avenida 2 in downtown San José. The protests continued throughout the capital city Monday…

What you need to know about tomorrow’s strike in Costa Rica
Politics
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Politics
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What you need to know about tomorrow’s strike in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - September 9, 2018

Unions across the country are striking around Costa Rica tomorrow. Here are some things you need to know. Who’s striking? Unions. On Aug. 24, the High School…

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