Uber rival Cabify coming to Costa Rica
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Uber rival Cabify coming to Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - May 11, 2016

Cabify, a Spanish ride-hailing company, confirmed to The Tico Times that it will soon start offering service in Costa Rica, even though the government has already said…

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…

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 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…

Uber rolls out surge pricing in Costa Rica
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Uber rolls out surge pricing in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - November 27, 2015

It was too good to last. Uber’s "surge pricing" — a multiplier added to the fare depending on demand for rides — started in Costa Rica on Thursday,…

Costa Rica boasts clean energy — and bad car pollution
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Costa Rica boasts clean energy — and bad car pollution

Marco Sibaja | AFP - November 19, 2015

CALDERA, Puntarenas – At dusk one weekend on Costa Rica's tropical Pacific coast, Churchill vendor "Mamiche" is catering to a line of customers in front of his beachside flavored…

‘Uber get out,’ say protesting Uruguay taxi drivers
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‘Uber get out,’ say protesting Uruguay taxi drivers

AFP - November 13, 2015

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- Taxi drivers blocked a central street in Montevideo on Friday to prevent ride-sharing service Uber from training new drivers as it seeks to roll out…

Bicycles gain space on crowded streets of Central America
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Bicycles gain space on crowded streets of Central America

Oscar Batres | AFP - October 24, 2015

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- The bicycle is reclaiming its space in the overcrowded streets of Central America as a healthy form of exercise, efficient means of…

Embattled ride-sharing Uber faces global crackdown
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Embattled ride-sharing Uber faces global crackdown

Alex Pigman | AFP - October 5, 2015

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Controversial ride-sharing service Uber faces a crackdown by governments around the world and protests by angry taxi drivers, but the company insists it is driving…

Lawmaker wants to legalize Uber in Costa Rica after another legal blow to the company
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Lawmaker wants to legalize Uber in Costa Rica after another legal blow to the company

Zach Dyer - September 30, 2015

After another government opinion came down against the ride-hailing service Uber at the end of last week, a lawmaker announced his intention to present a bill to…