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Uber competitor DiDi launches in Costa Rica
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Uber competitor DiDi launches in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 19, 2019

Uber has a major competitor in Costa Rica. Even amidst uncertainty about the legality of ride-sharing platforms in Costa Rica, the transportation company DiDi launched in the…

Costa Rica proposes new bill to regulate and tax Uber
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica proposes new bill to regulate and tax Uber

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 12, 2019

The Economic Affairs Committee of the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday introduced a new bill that seeks to regulate ride-sharing platforms such as Uber. The proposal "seeks to…

President Alvarado agrees: Time for ‘balanced regulation’ of Uber in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President Alvarado agrees: Time for ‘balanced regulation’ of Uber in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 4, 2019

After taxi drivers protested ride-sharing platform Uber on Tuesday by intentionally congesting major roads in San José, President Carlos Alvarado issued a statement saying his administration "believes…

Costa Rican taxi drivers strike (again) against Uber
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican taxi drivers strike (again) against Uber

Jacob Spetzler - May 8, 2019

Alajuela — As Uber drivers in the United States and around the world went on strike Wednesday to object against the platform's wages and working conditions, a familiar…

Uber: Proposed law a start, but ‘far from a proposal that encourages innovation’
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Uber
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Uber: Proposed law a start, but ‘far from a proposal that encourages innovation’

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 23, 2019

Uber on Wednesday issued a press release criticizing the Costa Rican government's proposed law that would formally legalize ride-sharing platforms in the country. The law would designate…

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

Best press release ever? Uber finds 10 Tico names that include the company’s name
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Uber
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Best press release ever? Uber finds 10 Tico names that include the company’s name

The Tico Times - August 14, 2018

The Tico Times gets a lot of press releases from PR firms. A lot. Some are interesting, some are downright bland, but every now and then we…

Government interfering in Uber taxi services now?
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Uber
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Government interfering in Uber taxi services now?

The Tico Times - August 12, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís seeks to enforce the Public Transport Law to prevent illegal taxi services by Uber. The Costa Rican government published 5 new articles of…

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.…