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Taxi drivers to stage another demonstration against Uber

Members of the Union of Costa Rican Taxi Drivers will march Wednesday to demand that courts block the ride-hailing app Uber in Costa Rica.

Uber rival Cabify coming to Costa Rica

Cabify said it will soon offer service in Costa Rica, even though the government has said ride-hailing services, like rival Uber, are illegal.

Uber Costa Rica drops fares 20 percent and some drivers aren’t happy

The ride-hailing company says the fare drop will benefit drivers by spurring greater demand, but several chauffeurs complain that the price gouge comes as many have been struggling to cover their expenses.

Taxis protest as lawmakers present bill that could legalize Uber

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 Costa Rica.

Uber Costa Rica pulls out of job fair over security concerns 

“A group of taxi drivers is using threats and aggression, putting at risk the security of those attending Expo Empleo to look for dignified and sensible opportunities,” Uber Costa Rica said Friday morning in a statement.

New bill would OK ride-sharing services beyond Uber in Costa Rica

Lawmaker Franklin Corella's bill would regulate ride-sharing services — for profit and not — that he said will help address Costa Rica’s congested roads.

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

While the Sala IV analyzes the complaint, drivers for unlicensed transportation services like Uber essentially have free reign to do business.

Uber gets $200 million for international expansion

After meeting with taxi unions, Presidency Minister Sergio Alfaro said Uber, valued at $50 billion, has a “strong negative social impact” on Costa Rica.

Uber driver threatened in Costa Rica

A Costa Rica Uber driver was reportedly threatened by taxi drivers on Saturday. The government, which says Uber is illegal here, condemned the violence.

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

The taxi driver said the government was unfair in how it applies the law to unlicensed taxis, known as pirate taxis, and Uber drivers.

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