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

Zach Dyer - April 28, 2016

Uber Costa Rica announced a 20 percent drop in its fares Tuesday evening effective immediately, and some of its drivers are not happy about it. Several chauffeurs…

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

Zach Dyer - 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…

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 

Zach Dyer - 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 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

Zach Dyer - 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 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…

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…

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

Zach Dyer - 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…

Costa Rica to ‘exhaustively investigate’ new Uber service center
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Costa Rica to ‘exhaustively investigate’ new Uber service center

Zach Dyer - January 26, 2016

Normally the central government would trumpet news of 300 new jobs in Costa Rica. Not so when Uber announced Tuesday morning that it plans to open a…

Uber launches van service in Costa Rica, eyeing tourist traffic
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Uber launches van service in Costa Rica, eyeing tourist traffic

Zach Dyer - January 8, 2016

Four months after its launch in Costa Rica, the ride-hailing service Uber announced a van service tailored for the country's lucrative tourism industry. UberVAN went live on Thursday. The…