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Costa Rican trade poleaxed by port workers' strike

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Costa Rica's main port complex is stalled due to a strike by labor unions that oppose a $990 million renovation project.

The strike in the Caribbean ports in the Limón region has brought 70 percent of the country's exports to a standstill.

Dutch company APM Terminals is in charge of the modernization project. The government hopes that it will allow the ports to receive the new Post-Panamax vessels that will start to arrive once the Panama Canal expansion is complete.



Full story (in Spanish)