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Chinchilla’s opponents are blocking the Costa Rican government’s top project

Friday, January 14, 2011


The plan for a fiscal reform drawn up by Laura Chinchilla, the Costa Rican president, faces a mountain of counter-measures by opponents in the legislature.

Chinchilla is proposing an increase of the government’s tax take of 2.5 percentage points of the gross domestic product. The opposition parties, however, argue that the government needs to make huge cuts in surplus expenditure and reduce the fraud that is reckoned to amount to 65 percent of taxes.

Original source (in Spanish): La República