Protestor convicted for vandalism during protests against Moín port
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Protestor convicted for vandalism during protests against Moín port

L. Arias - April 9, 2015

A labor leader from the Caribbean province of Limón was convicted this week on vandalism charges resulting from street protests staged in 2010 against the construction of a new port…

Costa Rica’s major league concern
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Costa Rica’s major league concern

Sarah Blaskey - November 12, 2014

TURRIALBA, Cartago – “And it’s going, going, GONE!” That play-by-play has been repeated thousands of times in the history of U.S. baseball. It was screamed when the…

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Dockworkers strike declared illegal after union loses appeal

Zach Dyer - November 7, 2014

Soon after striking longshoremen reached a partial deal with the Atlantic Port Authority, JAPDEVA, to return to work Thursday, a court in Limón declared the strike illegal,…

Hurting the bottom line: Delays from dock strike have impact on business
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Hurting the bottom line: Delays from dock strike have impact on business

Zach Dyer - October 31, 2014

Recommended: Costa Rican authorities investigate alleged payments to known criminals to stage violent protests in Caribbean port city As the strike in Costa Rica's Caribbean port city of…

Costa Rican authorities investigate alleged payments to known criminals to stage violent protests in Caribbean port city
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Costa Rican authorities investigate alleged payments to known criminals to stage violent protests in Caribbean port city

David Boddiger - October 29, 2014

Authorities in Costa Rica have opened active criminal investigations to determine who organized the ongoing acts of violence and vandalism that began last week and continued through Monday during…

Costa Rica’s Labor Ministry suspends talks with unions over port project after president’s picture burned
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Costa Rica’s Labor Ministry suspends talks with unions over port project after president’s picture burned

Zach Dyer and Lindsay Fendt - October 28, 2014

LIMÓN – Costa Rica's Labor Minister Victor Morales announced that negotiations with the dockworkers union SINTRAJAP would be suspended until its leaders issued a public statement denouncing the burning…

Following strike-ending agreement, public schools (slowly) return to normal
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Following strike-ending agreement, public schools (slowly) return to normal

L. Arias - June 3, 2014

An Education Ministry (MEP) report released on Tuesday morning indicates that of 3,751 public schools in Costa Rica, only 613 were functioning normally on Monday, while 1,394…

Disinfecting government: The light of a new day dawning provides needed transparency for Costa Rica
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Disinfecting government: The light of a new day dawning provides needed transparency for Costa Rica

Gary L. Lehring - May 31, 2014

One of the campaign promises of President Luis Guillermo Solís that reverberated most with voters was the pledge of transparency in government. Following years of backroom politicking…

Teachers divided over resuming strike negotiations
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Teachers divided over resuming strike negotiations

L. Arias - May 30, 2014

Education Minister Sonia Marta Mora on Friday morning met with supervisors of Costa Rica's 27 school districts and asked for a full report of teachers who do…

Teachers reject pay deal; education minister says get back to work
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Teachers reject pay deal; education minister says get back to work

L. Arias - May 29, 2014

Education Minister Sonia Marta Mora on Wednesday evening said the government will no longer negotiate with unions until teachers return to the classrooms. “You must return to…