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Taxes depend on legislators, says government of Costa Rica

Friday, September 14, 2018

On what was the fifth day of an open-ended public-sector strike in Costa Rica, the government expects that legislators will not be pressured by the unions.

The future of the new taxes that the unions are opposing depend on not the government but the legislators, according to Rodolfo Piza, minister of the Presidency.

If the government sticks to its guns on the essential elements of the fiscal plan, the taxes will be approved within the coming weeks by 29 votes, thanks to the backing of the ruling party and allies, Liza said.