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Costa Rica tourism tax causes controversy

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Costa Rica's opposition leaders threatened to stop the discussion of projects in Congress if President Luis Guillermo Solís continues promote a new tax for the tourism industry, Costa Rican daily La República reported.

The idea is to apply a 13 percent tax on recreational centers and similar businesses.

"During the presidential race, Solís said he would be a friend of small and medium tourism companies, but now he's hitting them hard," said Karla Prendas, deputy chief of the National Liberation Party.

Full story (in Spanish)