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Costa Rica proposes law to legalize (and tax) ride-hailing app Uber
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Costa Rica proposes law to legalize (and tax) ride-hailing app Uber

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 23, 2019

Uber’s questionable legal standing in Costa Rica may soon reach a resolution. The country’s Executive Branch on Tuesday proposed a law that will allow “taxi drivers and…

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…

Supreme Court ruling on taxi law could restart fines against Uber drivers
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Supreme Court ruling on taxi law could restart fines against Uber drivers

L. Arias - February 22, 2017

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, dismissed a complaint challenging the constitutionality of Law #8955, which regulates the operation of taxis in Costa Rica.…

Taxi drivers to demonstrate against Uber in downtown San José
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Taxi drivers to demonstrate against Uber in downtown San José

L. Arias - October 20, 2016

Commuters, beware: taxi drivers plan to stage another demonstration against ride-hailing service Uber. Their procession will begin at La Sabana Park and end at the Supreme Court. Taxi drivers…

Uber Costa Rica to allow riders to pay in cash
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Uber Costa Rica to allow riders to pay in cash

The Tico Times - September 23, 2016

Uber Costa Rica will soon allow its customers to pay for their rides in cash, the company announced in a Friday news release. Beginning Monday, Sept. 26, users can pay their…

Taxi protest against Uber snarls traffic across Costa Rica
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Taxi protest against Uber snarls traffic across Costa Rica

L. Arias - August 9, 2016

UPDATE 1:20 p.m. Around noon, the leader of the National Taxi Drivers Forum, Gilberth Ureña, said the group ended the protest after reaching an agreement with the…

Taxi drivers to stage nationwide protest against Uber on Tuesday
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Taxi drivers to stage nationwide protest against Uber on Tuesday

L. Arias - August 5, 2016

Taxi drivers across the country will stage a national protest next Tuesday, Aug. 9 against what they said is a lack of action from the government to stop the ride-hailing service…

Uber Costa Rica pulls out of job fair over security concerns 
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Uber Costa Rica pulls out of job fair over security concerns 

The Tico Times - March 18, 2016

Uber Costa Rica announced Friday that it would not participate in the final day of the Expoempleo job fair in San José after confrontations with taxi drivers…

Uber driver threatened in Costa Rica
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Uber driver threatened in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer | The Tico Times - February 14, 2016

The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) acknowledged threats against an Uber driver over the weekend in a statement released Sunday afternoon. The reported threats followed a…