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Deadliest Year Ever For Environmental Activism

Deadliest Year Ever For Environmental Activism

(Q24N) Falling commodity prices are prompting land grabs by mining and forestry companies – often by force. That’s driving a disturbing trend: 2015 saw more murders of environmental activists than ever before. A wooden cross marks the spot where the body of environmental activist Isídio Antonio Pereira da Silva was found in Maranhão, Brazil on […]

Two Days Of Protests!

Two Days Of Protests!

QCOSTARICA – For today (Tuesday) and tomorrow (Wednesday) expect more traffic congestion, suspension of public services, such as medical appointments at hospital and clinics, classes and others, as thousands of public sector employees take to the streets of two days of protests. The protest, days ahead of May 1, the day when the government renders […]

What a Nightmare. Americans Attacked By Protestors In Liberia, Costa Rica.

What a Nightmare. Americans Attacked By Protestors In Liberia, Costa Rica.

QCOSTARICA – It was last week, around 4:30pm, when a protestors were still in full demonstration in the area of the Liberia airport in Guancaste. It was also at the same time that Bruce, his brother Ricky, Daniel and Lily were on their way to San Rafael Hospital in Liberia to an Orthopedic appointment for […]

This Only The Beginning of “Street Democracy”, Says Union Leader

This Only The Beginning of “Street Democracy”, Says Union Leader

  (qCOSTARICA) – Workers belonging to two of the country’s largest public sector unions, the Frente Interno de Trabajadores del Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (FIT) and the Asociación Nacional de Empleados Públicos y Privados (ANEP), took to the streets on Monday, demanding a stop to the publication of the “gross salaries”, making it clear they […]

Monday’s Protest By ICE Workers Expected To Be Peaceful

Monday’s Protest By ICE Workers Expected To Be Peaceful

(qCOSTARICA) More than 80 traffic officials have been assigned to the task controlling traffic condition in downtown San Jose today, as workers of the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) take to streets today, in defence of public employment. Although the ICE workers union, the Asociación Sindical de Empleados Industriales de las Comunicaciones y la Energía […]

Taxis Apply “Tortugismo” In Protest Today

Taxis Apply “Tortugismo” In Protest Today

(QCOSTARICA) As promised, taxi drivers from all over the Central Valley gathered in the area of La Sabana park, to start their 8:00am protest that includes blocking important routes, in particular the Ruta 27 in the area of Guachupelin, Escazu where the offices of the regulatory agency is located. In Grecia, Naranjo, Alajuela, Cartago, Guapiles, […]

Protests Kick Off At 8AM

Protests Kick Off At 8AM

Health workers, teachers and professors, motorcyclists, drivers and many others will be protesting today in Costa Rica, with the major concentration in San José, starting at 8AM today Monday. Port of Limón workers will be shutting down the port in protest. The meeting point for the mass of protestors  is at the Parque Central on […]