Tax reform bill passes first debate; strike will continue
General strike
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General strike
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Tax reform bill passes first debate; strike will continue

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 5, 2018

Costa Rica’s controversial fiscal reform proposal took a step toward becoming law Friday evening when the Legislative Assembly approved the bill after a lengthy first debate. The…

Negotiations to end strike led to a dead end
News
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News
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Negotiations to end strike led to a dead end

AFP and Tico Times - October 2, 2018

Negotiations to end the public sector strike in Costa Rica came to a dead end this Monday after unions refused an agreement mediated by the Catholic Church. Union leader…

The Tico Times Dispatch: What’s in Costa Rica’s tax-reform bill?
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News
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The Tico Times Dispatch: What’s in Costa Rica’s tax-reform bill?

Alexander Villegas - September 28, 2018

The streets of Costa Rica have been bogged down by protests since Sept. 10, when public-sector unions called for a general strike to oppose a proposed tax-reform…

Cats march through streets, rats scared, milk supply runs low
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Cats march through streets, rats scared, milk supply runs low

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 26, 2018

San José — In a display of the movement’s continued momentum, tens of thousands of protesters once again shut down streets throughout Costa Rica’s capital Wednesday. A…

Dialogue to end the strike comes to a standstill
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Dialogue to end the strike comes to a standstill

AFP and The Tico Times - September 25, 2018

The dialogue between the government and public sector unions that aimed to end the general strike stalled this Monday. There were mutual accusations of inflexibility between the…

Unions and government start talks to end strike
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News
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Unions and government start talks to end strike

AFP and The Tico Times - September 19, 2018

Representatives from the government and public-sector unions got together Wednesday in a preliminary meeting to seek an agreement to stop the general strike that has gripped the…

Costa Rican government seeks agreement with unions to end strike
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican government seeks agreement with unions to end strike

AFP and The Tico Times - September 16, 2018

President Carlos Alvarado urged the Catholic Church and university presidents on Friday to serve as mediators in talks with the unions that have been protesting a tax-reform…

Sparks of violence on third day of tax-reform protests
General strike
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General strike
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Sparks of violence on third day of tax-reform protests

AFP and Tico Times - September 13, 2018

Violence broke out on the third day of tax-reform protests in Costa Rica. Protesters confronted police outside the Legislative Assembly in San José on Wednesday afternoon and…

Government intends to declare strike illegal as thousands protest tax reform
Politics
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Politics
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Government intends to declare strike illegal as thousands protest tax reform

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 10, 2018

San José — The demonstrations began with a red wave of taxis blocking Avenida 2 in downtown San José. The protests continued throughout the capital city Monday…

What you need to know about tomorrow’s strike in Costa Rica
Politics
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Politics
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What you need to know about tomorrow’s strike in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - September 9, 2018

Unions across the country are striking around Costa Rica tomorrow. Here are some things you need to know. Who’s striking? Unions. On Aug. 24, the High School…