Saturday 25 March 2023

Demonstrations against high fuel prices was an almost no show

The only sectors affected by demonstrations were in the area of the RECOPE plant in Ochomogo, Cartago, La Uruca, San Jose and Orotina, Alajuela

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QCOSTARICA – Despite the call for a national strike, this Monday there were only demonstrations against fuel prices in the Cartago, La Uruca and Orotina sectors.

On the Florencio del Castillo (road to Cartago) protesters carried out tortuguismo at the height of Ochomogo, heading to the Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo (RECOPE) plant. While in Orotina a protest took place on the bridge over the Machuca River.

The only sectors affected by demonstrations were in the area of the RECOPE plant in Ochomogo, Cartago, La Uruca, San Jose and Orotina, Alajuela

Randall Picado, Regional Director of the Fuerza Publica (National Police) in San José, confirmed that intermittent blockades were carried out in La Uruca, however, police intervention was not required.

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The Ministerio de Seguridad ruled out that a blockade was carried out in the area of the border with Panama.

One of the largest demonstrations was on the Florencio del Castill highway

On Sunday, in a press conference announcing his four measures that would impact fuel prices, President Rodrigo Chaves touched on the issue of demonstrations, asking for “time to put things in order.”


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