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Unions around the globe will stand with Costa Rica’s dockworkers, says ITF

October 28th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), an international federation of some 700 unions representing more than 4.5 million transport workers from 150 countries, said it and…

Electrical fault caused by power surge cripples Legislature

October 28th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) As the result of a power surge over the weekend that damaged the UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) electrical system of the Legislative Assembly that forced the…

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…

Presidency takes control of government communication with the media, reporters raise concerns

October 22nd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) A directive that was quietly issued on October 13th forces press officials of all government and public institutions to seek prior approval from the Presidency (Casa…

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…

Protests, demonstrations expected today over government budget cuts

October 20th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Protests and demonstrations against a proposed series of cuts to the 2015 National Budget are expected today, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Central Park of…

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…

Vatican document challenges Church to change attitude towards gays

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – In a dramatic shift in tone, a Vatican document said on Monday that homosexuals had “gifts and qualities to offer” and asked if Catholicism could accept…

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