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Protesters fail to block streets again: 11 arrested

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rican roads were once again interrupted by illegal roadblocks, the Ministry of Public Security (MSP) reported on Friday night. However, protesters failed to maintain the blockades due to quick action by the Fuerza Publica (National Police) to quickly clear passage. Commander Xinia Vázquez,...

The blockades return: 60 people closed Ruta 32

QCOSTARICA - The blockades are back: around 60 people keep the sector between Gallo Manso and Saborío, on Ruta 32, closed this Monday afternoon, confirmed Francisco Méndez Brenes, head of the Traffic Police of the Atlantic area. The police chief explained that the protesters maintained...

Rescate Nacional withdraws threat of blockades

QCOSTARICA - The Rescate Nacional (National Rescue) group led by Célimo Guido will formally join the multisectoral dialogue promoted by President Carlos Alvarado. The announcement was made known Thursday by Guido himself, Eduardo Cruickshank, president of the Legislative Assembly and Marcelo Prieto, President Alvarado's Chief...

Blockade promoter says they are going to face riot police ‘armed’

QCOSTARICA - Former legislator Oscar Campos Chavarría, leader of the self-styled National Rescue Movement, assured this Friday that they are going to organize in more than 150 points of the country to confront the Fuerza Publica (National Police). "It is necessary to organize the people...

Protesters maintain blockade in Perez

QCOSTARICA  - Despite the announcement last night by the Ministerio de Seguridad Publica (MSP) that all the blockades in the country were lifted, a group of protesters closed again a point in the southern zone Officials of the Central Communications of the Policia de Transito...

Ministry of Security confirms total clearance of blockades

QCOSTARICA - After 15 days of blockades in many points across the country, for this Thursday, the Ministerio de Seguridad Publica (MSP) - Ministry of Public Security - confirmed the total clearance of highways throughout the country. According to the MSP, the last of the...

Unions call for a large demonstration for this Wednesday

QCOSTARICA - For this 15th day of the protests across the country, the unions of the Education sector in alliance with the Movimiento Sindical Social Costarricense (Costa Rican Social Union Movement), which groups together different unions, are calling for a movement for this Wednesday,...

Sala IV condemns Presidency and Public Security for not lifting blockades

QCOSTARICA - Unanimously, the Constitutional Court, also known as the Sala IV, condemned the Presidency and Ministry of Public Security for not lifting the blockades organized by the group calling itself the Movimiento Rescate Nacional. (National Rescue Movement). For the magistrates of the Constitutional Court,...

Only four points with blockades on Sunday; March this Monday in San Jose

QCOSTARICA - As begin today, Monday, October 12, day 13 of the national protest, roadblocks continue but not at the scale of the past week given the work of the Fuerza Publica (National Police) in reopening roadways. On Sunday, only four points in the country...

101 police officers injured during 10 days of protests; blockades continue

QCOSTARICA - After 10 days of blockades in different parts of the country, the Ministry of Public Security (MSP) reported that 101 policemen have been injured. One of the most serious assaults was registered in Quepos, Puntarenas, on Wednesday, when a group of protesters threw...

Blockades in Costa Rica cause millions in losses in Central America

QCOSTARICA - At least 800 trucks are currently stranded on the border between Panama and Costa Rica due to the internal Costa Rican conflict, which is affecting trade in Central America and generating millions of dollars in losses as the region tries to reactivate...

Anti-riot police and protesters clash in Cañas for control of Ruta 1

QCOSTARICA - From noon and late in the afternoon Thursday, anti-riot officers maintained a confrontation in the center of Cañas (Guanacaste) with protesters who had closed the passage on the Interamerican Norte or Ruta 1. The conflict arose from a blockade located on the overpass,...

Leader for protest movement asks for forgiveness and calls to put down protests in the streets

QCOSTARICA - Former legislators and former presidential candidate José Miguel Corrales, one of the leaders of the "Movimiento Rescate Nacional" (National Rescue movement) and who encouraged roadblocks in recent days, apologized this Thursday and called for the protests to stop, lamenting the interference of...

The President hides while chaos overwhelms the country

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica President, Carlos Alvarado, is being accused of hiding and not give face while chaos and uncertainty take over the country. This is how deputies from different political parties are complaining of the President's inaction to lift the blockades that have obstructed...

Mobs in violent attacks in Quepos; police injured with stones and Molotov cocktails

QCOSTARICA - A group of Fuerza Publica (National Police) officers were injured after a mob attacked them with stones and Molotov-style firebombs this Wednesday morning, in the Paquita sector near Quepos, in Puntarenas. The attackers even beat one of the officers on the ground and...

Fiscalía processes complaint against those behind obstruction of roads

QCOSTARICA - The Fiscalía (Prosecutor's Office) confirmed it is processing a complaint filed by the businessman and lawyer Carlos Valenciano Kamer against former deputies José Miguel Corrales and Célimo Guido for the alleged crimes of obstruction of public roads, obstruction of public services and...

Small groups maintain blockades in 95 points of the country

QCOSTARICA - Small groups maintain blockades in 95 points of the national roads according to the report of the Fuerza Publica (National Police), saying a headcount of protesters is 2,476 in different parts of the country, summoned by unions and the so-called “Movimiento Rescate...

Despite president’s message protests and blockades continue this Monday

QCOSTARICA - Despite the message by President Carlos Alvarado Sunday night on the national television network of the withdrawal of IMF proposal, some 2,200 people continue to demonstrate and block at least 50 roads this Monday. Since the early hours of this morning, at least...

59 blockades this Sunday: complaints of charging tolls

QCOSTARICA - A total of 59 points throughout the country remained blocked this Sunday, according to reports from the Ministry of Public Security (MSP). In 36 of these areas, protesters prevented the passage of vehicles, meanwhile, there are another 23 points with intermittent closures, that...

Mother with newborn twins trapped in blockade: ‘I was scared, the gas was getting into the ambulance’

QCOSTARICA - At 9:30 pm Thursday, October 1, Alba Gutiérrez Rivas and her husband, Rafael Villegas Moya, arrived at the Garabito clinic, Puntarenas province, to bring their daughter into the world. Yes, a single girl. The woman was unaware that she was actually carrying twins. But...

Police will confiscate vehicles that obstruct the passage in blockades

QCOSTARICA - As the country wakes to day 4 of the protests being held across the country, the government of Carlos Alvarado is threatening to down plates and/or confiscate vehicles that obstruct passage in blockades. On Friday, Casa Presidencial warned protesters that police are being...

A day of “National Protest”

QCOSTARICA - Wednesday, September 30, was a day of national protest in Costa Rica. People took to the streets in many parts of the country, blocking major roads, protesting in front of the Ministry of Finance and Legislative Assembly in downtown San Jose. This was...

Constitutional Court condemns the State for not lifting blockades of truck drivers and students

The Sala Constitucional, also known as Sala IV (Constitutional Court) on Wednesday condemned the State for not timely lifting the blockades of truck drivers and students on Ruta 32 that connects San José with Limón; as well as in Pérez Zeledón. By a majority (6...

Student demonstrations generate traffic problems in Puntarenas and Ruta 32

The student demonstrations announced for today, Monday, have begun to generate traffic problems in different parts of the country. In Guácimo de Limón, on the Ruta 32, a group of students keeps the passage through that sector blocked, while in El Roble de Puntarenas students...

Somebody Has To Love Him. No?

Rico's TICO BULL - Facing a year of challenges, culminating in almost two weeks of protests, blockades and even violence by a group of fishermen tried to storm the gates of Casa Presidencial and detonated an explosive device, on her Facebook page, Claudia Dobles...

End To Blockades: Government Reaches Agreement With Truckers

The government of Carlos Alvarado on Tuesday night reached an agreement with the Unión de Transportistas de Carga de Costa Rica (Cargo Shippers Union of Costa Rica) that effectively puts an end to the blockades that have paralyzed transit in many parts of the...

Most roads are “protester and blockade free” today!

It wasn't until the early hours of this morning, Tuesday, July 2, that most roads were "protester free" or "enabled" in Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) jargon. At 4:15 am, traffic officials reported that the routes of the country, in particular in Limón and Pérez...

“Gran Marcha” Is On!

The "gran marcha" is on. Labor unions estimate that some 160,000 people will take part in the manifestations in San Jose today (Wednesday), demanding the Government withdraw the Bill for the Strengthening of Public Finances - the Combo Fiscal as it has come to...

Trains Running, 850 Transitos To Guarantee Free Transit This Monday

Working closely together, the Ministry of Public Security (MSP), Municipal Police forces throughout the country, and the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) took to the streets shortly after midnight in an operation to guarantee free circulation on national roads today Monday. And possibly for the...

Costa Rica: Crocodiles Of The Tarcoles River Threaten Blockades

“Elvis”, the leader of the crocodile movement in Tarcoles, Costa Rica.This is a satire news piece. TORRES REPORT (SATIRE NEWS)  – In the small Central America island country of Costa Rica, at the Tarcoles River bridge, tourists who daily flock to watch the Costa Rican...

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