Costa Rican lawmakers reject 2015 budget, Assembly president passes it anyway
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Legislative Assembly
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Costa Rican lawmakers reject 2015 budget, Assembly president passes it anyway

L. Arias - November 25, 2014

In a tight 25-26 vote, lawmakers on Monday afternoon voted in a first round of debate against the proposed national budget for next year in a hectic session marked by controversy and heated…

Costa Rican president promises to fire any top official who ‘misspends’ public funds
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Costa Rican president promises to fire any top official who ‘misspends’ public funds

L. Arias - November 24, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís on Monday said he would dismiss any minister or public agency president who squanders funds allocated by the country's national budget for 2015, currently under discussion in the Legislative…

Lawmakers hand Solís administration a big win by rejecting 2015 budget cuts
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Lawmakers hand Solís administration a big win by rejecting 2015 budget cuts

L. Arias - November 21, 2014

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís has won perhaps one of his biggest challenges to date, as lawmakers on Thursday struck down three separate proposals to slash…

Low turnout for public workers protest against proposed budget cuts
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Low turnout for public workers protest against proposed budget cuts

L. Arias - October 20, 2014

About 150 people turned out Monday to a protest called by the National Association of Public and Private Employees (ANEP) against proposed cuts to the national budget…

President Solís warns that budget ‘shock treatment’ would do more harm than good
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President Solís warns that budget ‘shock treatment’ would do more harm than good

Zach Dyer - October 19, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís addressed the nation Sunday evening in a televised speech urging lawmakers to keep his proposed 2015 budget largely intact as a general strike…

Union protest against proposed 2015 budget cuts to shut down 2 San José streets Monday morning
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Newsletter
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Union protest against proposed 2015 budget cuts to shut down 2 San José streets Monday morning

L. Arias - October 19, 2014

At least 15 public workers’ unions have called a large protest for Monday to oppose proposed budget cuts to public agencies and programs in 2015. The secretary…

Unions call for nationwide protest against proposed budget cuts
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Unions call for nationwide protest against proposed budget cuts

L. Arias - October 6, 2014

Public employee unions will hold a demonstration on Oct.20 to urge lawmakers not to cut salary bonuses from Costa Rica's budget for 2015. The National Association of Public and Private Employees (ANEP)…

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Costa Rican lawmakers approve national budget for 2014

L. Arias - November 28, 2013

The Legislative Assembly on Wednesday passed in a second and final round of voting the 2014 national budget for ₡6.6 trillion ($13.1 billion). The amount is equivalent…

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Costa Rican government presents national budget for 2014

AFP and The Tico Times - September 2, 2013

Costa Rican Finance Minister Édgar Ayales on Sunday presented a draft of a $13.4 billion National Budget for 2014 to the Legislative Assembly. Lawmakers must approve the country's…