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Costa Rican unions threaten fiscal reform

Wednesday, August 29, 2018


By the middle of next month, trade unions in Costa Rica are expected to launch a nationwide strike for an open-ended period. Their aims is to overthrow the fiscal reform being proposed by President Carlos Alvarado.

They accuse the president of being arrogant by closing the doors to a dialogue with the workers.

The threat comes as Alvarado struggles to save from what he believes is a threat to its survival following concessions granted by the legislators that create a $160 million hole in the nation's finances.