Tax reform protest
Costa Rica’s controversial fiscal reform proposal took a step toward becoming law Friday evening when the Legislative Assembly approved the bill after a lengthy first debate.
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.
The dialogue between the government and public sector unions that aimed to end the general strike stalled this Monday. There were mutual accusations of intransigence between the parties, which are preparing to resume talks another day.