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U.S. Embassy issues security alert over upcoming protests in San José
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U.S. Embassy issues security alert over upcoming protests in San José

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 2, 2019

The United States Embassy in Costa Rica has issued the following security alert regarding Tuesday's expected protests throughout San José: According to open source information, two protests…

Teachers unions will strike for the continued right to strike
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Teachers unions will strike for the continued right to strike

Monserrat Cordero Parra / Semanario Universidad - August 27, 2019

The National Association of Educators (ANDE) and the High School Teachers Association  (APSE) announced Tuesday morning that they will go on an intermittent strike starting Sept. 2…

Costa Rica explores law to better regulate strikes
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica explores law to better regulate strikes

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 12, 2019

Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly will discuss a bill that could affect the legality of certain public-sector strikes. Bill 21.049, titled "Law to provide legal certainty about strikes…

Protesters hold vigil at Plaza de la Democracia
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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
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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
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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
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Costa Rica
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The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Oct. 1, 2018

The Tico Times - 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
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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
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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…