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Protests continue to shut down Costa Rican highways, streets
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Protests continue to shut down Costa Rican highways, streets

The Tico Times - June 29, 2019

Take extra precaution when driving this weekend in Costa Rica, where protesters throughout the country have caused traffic jams and blockages of major highways. Over the last…

Unrest in Costa Rica over Education Ministry, new value-added tax
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Unrest in Costa Rica over Education Ministry, new value-added tax

Rita Valverde / Semanario Universidad - June 28, 2019

The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, supported the continuity of the Minister of Public Education, Edgar Mora, despite demonstrations led by students from 80 schools against…

As he reaches a year in charge, President Alvarado addresses Legislative Assembly
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Costa Rica
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As he reaches a year in charge, President Alvarado addresses Legislative Assembly

AFP and The Tico Times - May 2, 2019

On Thursday, President Carlos Alvarado defended his plans to tackle Costa Rica's fiscal deficit -- which he called one of the country's main problems -- and announced…

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…

Government tables draft bills aimed at approving fiscal reforms
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Government tables draft bills aimed at approving fiscal reforms

L. Arias - January 28, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís will table a series of draft bills at the Legislative Assembly designed to increase government income and curb the country’s fiscal deficit, Casa Presidencial…

Airbnb agrees to collect sales tax from hosts in Costa Rica
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Airbnb agrees to collect sales tax from hosts in Costa Rica

L. Arias - January 18, 2017

Representatives of Airbnb, the online marketplace that allows people to list or rent lodging in residential properties, said the company is willing to collect taxes from its…

Tax information returns extension deadline ends next week
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Tax information returns extension deadline ends next week

L. Arias - December 1, 2016

The deadline for filing informative tax returns has been extended from Nov. 30 to Dec. 5, and the Finance Ministry is advising taxpayers to do it on…

Costa Rican legislator praises Trump’s tactics as he eyes new presidential bid
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican legislator praises Trump’s tactics as he eyes new presidential bid

L. Arias - November 23, 2016

Libertarian lawmaker and former presidential candidate Otto Guevara Guth says he will decide next year whether he will launch a fifth bid for Casa Presidencial. However, Guevara,…

Finance Ministry issues warning ahead of shopping season
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Finance Ministry issues warning ahead of shopping season

L. Arias - November 9, 2016

Online shopping will enter its high season later this month, and the Finance Ministry has warned people preparing to join the sales frenzy in Costa Rica to avoid problems…

Vehicle insurance costs to go up in November
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Vehicle insurance costs to go up in November

L. Arias - October 28, 2016

The National Insurance Institute (INS) will begin collecting mandatory vehicle circulation permits, or marchamos, for 2017 on Nov. 1, and motorists will likely have to pay more than…

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