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Costa Rica wants Uber to go but the service is needed

Thursday, September 6, 2018


Just when the Costa Rican president, Carlos Alvarado, is struggling too reactivate the nation's economy and approve new taxes, his government is encouraging Uber to quit the country. That amounts to a big contradiction.

Business leaders, politicians the consumers closed files yesterday in favor of the application, arguing that the jobs of 22,000 people are at stake.

Uber has been operating in Costa Rica for three years and has been warmly received by the nation's consumers.