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Protesters hold vigil at Plaza de la Democracia
Costa Rica
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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…

Colon tanks, Costa Rica raises interest rates to slow inflation
Business
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Business
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Colon tanks, Costa Rica raises interest rates to slow inflation

AFP and The Tico Times - November 1, 2018

For the first time in history, the Costa Rican Colon surpassed 600 colones per dollar. On Wednesday, some banks were reporting an exchange rate of ₡616 for…

The Tico Times Dispatch: An interview with journalist and economist David Ching
Politics
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Politics
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The Tico Times Dispatch: An interview with journalist and economist David Ching

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 23, 2018

Costa Rica’s Plenary Court rejected the proposed tax reform bill last week and asked that four sections of the initiative be corrected. If those issues are addressed,…

Tico Times Shade: What does ‘middle class’ mean in Costa Rica?
Tico Times Shade
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Tico Times Shade
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Tico Times Shade: What does ‘middle class’ mean in Costa Rica?

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 18, 2018

It’s not often The Tico Times writes an explainer about basic Costa Rican daily living that’s equally surprising to a first-time visitor and a high court justice.…

Tax reform bill passes first debate; strike will continue
General strike
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General strike
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Tax reform bill passes first debate; strike will continue

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 5, 2018

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. The…

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 Dispatch: What’s in Costa Rica’s tax-reform bill?
News
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News
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The Tico Times Dispatch: What’s in Costa Rica’s tax-reform bill?

The Tico Times - September 28, 2018

The streets of Costa Rica have been bogged down by protests since Sept. 10, when public-sector unions called for a general strike to oppose a proposed tax-reform…

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…

Dialogue to end the strike comes to a standstill
News
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News
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Dialogue to end the strike comes to a standstill

AFP and The Tico Times - September 25, 2018

The dialogue between the government and public sector unions that aimed to end the general strike stalled this Monday. There were mutual accusations of inflexibility between the…

Unions and government start talks to end strike
News
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News
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Unions and government start talks to end strike

AFP and The Tico Times - September 19, 2018

Representatives from the government and public-sector unions got together Wednesday in a preliminary meeting to seek an agreement to stop the general strike that has gripped the…