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Costa Rica’s regulatory agency will not block Uber
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Costa Rica’s regulatory agency will not block Uber

L. Arias - June 14, 2017

The ride-hailing app Uber will continue operating in Costa Rica, as both the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) and the Public Transportation Council (CTP) have ruled out blocking…

Taxi drivers to stage another demonstration against Uber
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Taxi drivers to stage another demonstration against Uber

L. Arias - May 25, 2016

Members of the Union of Costa Rican Taxi Drivers (UTC) will march Wednesday to demand that courts block the ride-hailing service app Uber in Costa Rica. Union leaders are calling on…

Uber rival Cabify coming to Costa Rica
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Uber rival Cabify coming to Costa Rica

The Tico Times - May 11, 2016

Cabify, a Spanish ride-hailing company, confirmed to The Tico Times that it will soon start offering service in Costa Rica, even though the government has already said…

Taxis protest as lawmakers present bill that could legalize Uber
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Taxis protest as lawmakers present bill that could legalize Uber

The Tico Times - April 14, 2016

Hundreds of taxis blocked Second Avenue and the streets surrounding the National Assembly in San José Thursday morning to protest a bill that could legalize Uber in…

The ultimate guide to taxis in Costa Rica
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The ultimate guide to taxis in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 24, 2016

With so many visitors in Costa Rica during this high tourism season, The Tico Times decided it was time to compile the ultimate (though relatively simple and…

Uber supporters say court case could legalize ride-hailing service in Costa Rica
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Uber supporters say court case could legalize ride-hailing service in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - February 20, 2016

Costa Rica’s highest court agreed to hear a constitutional complaint this week that advocates of the ride-hailing service Uber believe could legalize it and similar services in Costa…

Uber gets $200 million for international expansion
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Uber gets $200 million for international expansion

Zach Dyer of The Tico Times and AFP - February 15, 2016

The ride-hailing app Uber got a $200 million boost from investors Friday to help its push into emerging markets. The latest round comes from Luxembourg-based investment group…

Taxi driver chains herself in front of Costa Rica president’s house to protest Uber
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Taxi driver chains herself in front of Costa Rica president’s house to protest Uber

Zach Dyer - February 10, 2016

Wrapped in a Costa Rican flag, taxi driver Virginia Moreira chained herself to a tree outside President Luis Guillermo Solís’ home in the Escalante neighborhood of San…

Uber vs. taxis, round 2: Technology, business models and incentives for service
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Uber vs. taxis, round 2: Technology, business models and incentives for service

Randall Trejos - February 9, 2016

Here's a business idea: What if we created an app for taxis just like Uber and sold it to the taxi cooperatives? That was the text I…

Taxi drivers throw eggs as Uber Costa Rica offers free rides
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Taxi drivers throw eggs as Uber Costa Rica offers free rides

The Tico Times - February 1, 2016

After taxi drivers failed Sunday to convince the Costa Rican government to block Uber, they took to the streets Monday morning, blocking traffic in several parts of the…