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Government sends 150 police, arrests 68 to reopen Limon ports

October 23rd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) In what is being described as a “surprise attack,” the government sent 150 police officers and made 68 arrests in a move aimed at reopening the…

Government forms panel to try to reduce electricity rates

October 23rd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) President Luis Guillermo Solis inaugurated this week a panel of more than 60 participants who will attempt to develop solutions and public policy to reduce the…

Property values to be updated by the end of the year

October 22nd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The official values of all real estate in the country used for taxation purposes will be updated by the end of the year as the result…

Costa Rica’s trade deficit continues to grow

Costa Rica’s trade deficit continues to grow

October 22nd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rica’s trade deficit continues to grow, according to the latest data provided by the Central Bank.   Between January and August, the country’s accumulated trade…

Strikes could cripple Costa Rica’s Atlantic ports this week

October 21st, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The Union of Allied Port Workers (Sintrajap) is calling for a general strike this week that could cripple the country’s Atlantic ports.   The union is…

Costa Rica leads Latin America in infrastructure investment, but still not enough, says UN

October 15th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rica headed the ranking of infrastructure investment by using 5.4% of its GDP on infrastructure projects, followed by Uruguay (5.08%), Nicaragua (4.93%), Bolivia (4.47%), Peru…

Port workers threatening strike after court decision on Moín mega-terminal

Port workers threatening strike after court decision on Moín mega-terminal

October 15th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The Union of Allied Port Workers (Sintrajap) is threatening a strike after Costa Rica’s Constitutional Court dismissed an appeal last week against the new Moín Container…

AyA workers to go on strike Thursday

October 15th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The union representing the workers of the Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA), known as SITRAA, have announced a general strike on Thursday, October…

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