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2,700 GM Venezuelan Employees Fired by Text Message after Government Takeover

2,700 GM Venezuelan Employees Fired by Text Message after Government Takeover

TODAY VENEZUELA – Workers at General Motors’ Venezuela plant claim they were fired over text GM sent a mass text message to inform its employees they had been fired. (Twitter) message. “GM informs you that social benefits will be transferred to employees’ accounts due to the termination of your contracts,” read the text message, which reached nearly […]

Venezuelan NGO: 105 detainees during protests this week

Venezuelan NGO: 105 detainees during protests this week

The Venezuelan Criminal Forum reported that 105 demonstrators have been arrested this week TODAY VENEZUELA – The Non-governmental organization (NGO) Foro Penal Venezolano  – Venezuelan Criminal Forum – reported that 105 people arrested during the recent anti-government demonstrations throughout Venezuela; 67 of them remain detained indefinetely. Most demonstrations called by the Venezuelan opposition leaders were […]

Get Ready For Another Fun Week in Costa Rica. Not.

Get Ready For Another Fun Week in Costa Rica. Not.

(qCOSTARICA) Get ready for another (not) fun week in Costa Rica, more particularly in San Jose, where protests are expected wreak more than usual traffic havoc. Announced is a one day strike by workers of the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) for Monday, July 27, protesting the privatization and “insults” for the publication of gross […]

Work On Paquera Road To Start Next Wednesday

Work On Paquera Road To Start Next Wednesday

(QCOSTARICA) Following days of violent protests that included a confrontation with police, road blocks and burning of tires, the Minister of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT), Carlos Segnini, on Friday said work on the 24 kilometre road between Paquera and Naranjo will start on Wednesday. The announcement came after a meeting between the Minister and […]

Violent Protests in Paquera, Puntarenas

Violent Protests in Paquera, Puntarenas

(QCOSTARICA) Burning tires, throwing bottles and placing tree trunks and debris to block the road, a group of hostile protestors confronted riot police on Wednesday in Paquera de Puntarenas. Some 300 people completely blocked passage in the area of the La Gallada bridge, impeding transit to and from tourist beach communities such as Tambor, Montezuma […]