Fuel prices set to rise for the second time this year
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Fuel prices set to rise for the second time this year

L. Arias - February 1, 2017

The second hike in fuel prices this year could take effect before the end of this week, and a third one is already awaiting approval. The Public…

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…

Cartago residents to President Solís: You’ve forgotten us
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Cartago residents to President Solís: You’ve forgotten us

L. Arias - December 11, 2015

Hundreds of Cartago residents blocked streets Friday in the surroundings of Casa Presidencial in Zapote to demand that President Luis Guillermo Solís pay more attention to the province.…

Truck drivers demand better working conditions at Costa Rica’s docks
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Truck drivers demand better working conditions at Costa Rica’s docks

L. Arias - September 22, 2015

A group of independent truck drivers on Monday afternoon demonstrated in front of Casa Presidencial, east of San José, asking the government to draft regulations to eliminate “exploitation…

Public workers threaten general strike if lawmakers approve bill reducing pay
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Public workers threaten general strike if lawmakers approve bill reducing pay

L. Arias - August 21, 2015

The public employees' march that closed off streets and snarled traffic in San José Thursday ended with a promise from union leaders to stage a nationwide strike if…

Public employees, porteadores to demonstrate in Costa Rica’s capital
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Public employees, porteadores to demonstrate in Costa Rica’s capital

L. Arias - August 19, 2015

Public workers' unions will take to the streets of the capital’s downtown on Thursday morning to protest against proposed legislation that, they say, will affect their salaries. Unions leaders on Tuesday…

Porteadores announce more street blockades across Costa Rica next week
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Porteadores announce more street blockades across Costa Rica next week

L. Arias - August 7, 2015

Traffic jams and blockades likely will return next week to Costa Rica's roads as private chauffeurs, or porteadores, on Friday announced they will resume demonstrations against a…

Police to investigate alleged threats by private chauffeurs against traffic officers
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Police to investigate alleged threats by private chauffeurs against traffic officers

L. Arias - August 6, 2015

If an audio recording circulating on social media is legit, the latest chapter in the ongoing squabble between the Costa Rican government and private chauffeurs, known as…

Crash victims’ relatives ask lawmakers to table bill to eliminate prison sentences for blocking roads during protests
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Crash victims’ relatives ask lawmakers to table bill to eliminate prison sentences for blocking roads during protests

L. Arias - July 29, 2015

Relatives of two women who died in a car crash in Alajuela earlier this month on Tuesday publicly called for the dismissal of a bill to replace…