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Stay at home if you can today, Wednesday!

(QCOSTARICA) Today, Wednesday, September 30, is a day to stay at home if you can. No, not because of some health measure, rather to the protests that have already begun this morning in different points of the country. In the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM), targets...

GLOBO Delivery Drivers Protested Monday

Several workers of the Globo delivery app held a protest Monday afternoon in the area of Montes de Oca, San Pedro (San Jose) and including burned some of their delivery bags. The protest is against the company, one of the main reasons...

President Duque opens national dialogue after protests

President Iván Duque opened a national dialogue Sunday that he said will include citizens from all walks of life in tackling issues like corruption and inequality days after one of Colombia’s biggest protests in recent history. An anti-government demonstrator waves a Colombian flag after he...

University Professor Says Private Sector Workers Are Not Educated

"Private workers are people who have not studied and are willing to work for minimum wages,” were the words of Ellen Sancho Barrantes, a professor at the Universidad Nacional (UNA) - National University - with 36 years as an educator and current professor at...

Clash Between Taxi Drivers Who Want To Work And Those Not

During Tuesday's protest by the "official" or "red" taxi drivers, a clash broke out between those drivers protesting against Uber in the country and those who just wanted to work their day.  

Municipal Workers Protest In Front Of Ministry of Finance

Workers from different municipalities are demonstrating in front of the main offices of the Ministry of Finance (Ministerio de Hacienda) on Avendida 2, blocking traffic in the center of San Jose. They are protesting against the draft “Ley Marco de Empleo Público” (Public Employment Framework...

Hondurans Are Still Fighting the US-Supported Dictatorship

Santa Rosa de Copán, Honduras - The US-backed dictatorship here in Honduras is refusing entry to foreign journalists, but you can slip in if you pass yourself off as a tourist. Nationwide protests, which have been churning for months, reached a peak on June...

Woman Driver Who Hit Three Protesters Arrested Facing Charges of Assault

Tensions flared this morning when a woman behind the wheel of a late model SUV hit at least three protesters in the are of the Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones (TSE), in San Jose. The woman was arrested and have opened a case against the woman,...

Argentina’s Unions Begin National Strikes Against Macri’s Austerity

The Argentine Workers' Central Union, widely known as the CTA organized a 36-hour strike across the country starting Monday, the second strike Argentina has faced within a month. Previously, on Sept.12, public sector employees and employees from educational institutions walked out of their jobs to protest the...

Wednesday’s Protest Turns Violent

Day three of the national strike, the single biggest day for striking public sector workers, included provocations, aggressions, sabotages and blockades forcing a criticized police response. For the most part, until the end of the massive march in which public sector workers from all over...

What’s the strike all about?

What's the strike all about? Beats me. As did most of the people I talked to yesterday (Tuesday) as I got in the thick of things in downtown San Jose. The majority would respond with fiscal plan, taxes, pensions, combo fiscal, the government wants to...

Strike Dissenter Confronts Union Leader

A man named Enrique, employee of the Municipality of San José, confronted the ANEP public sector union leader, Albino Vargas, during a protest behind the San Jose municipal offices. For not joining the strike, Enrique was cornered by his follow municipal workers, requiring a police intervention...

Taxi Drivers Have Their Day

Taxi drivers on Wednesday took to the streets to pressure the government of Carlos Alvarado to put an end to Uber in Costa Rica.  

Nicaraguan Elderly Ready to Die in the Fight Against Daniel Ortega

MANAGUA – Marta Uceda, Manuel Mendo, Auxiliadora Cuellar – all Nicaraguans with one thing in common. They are grandparents ready to give their lives in the battle of the people against the government, in exchange for a better future for the youth of Nicaragua...

Nicaragua Unrest: What You Should Know

More than 170 people have died in Nicaragua since unrest began two months ago. Protesters have taken to the streets demanding President Daniel Ortega and his wife and vice-president, Rosario Murillo, step down. A framed photograph that shows Rosario Murillo, second from right, the first...

Thousands People Join Anti-Government March in Nicaragua

Thousands in Nicaraguans marched through the capital Managua on Saturday in a mass demonstration to demand justice following a wave of protests and violence for more than 10 days, that an unofficial toll of more than 62 people dead. During the rally organized by the...

Nicaraguans In Costa Rica In Peaceful Demonstration In Front of Their Embassy in San Jose

A group of Nicaraguans in Costa Rica demonstrated Friday afternoon in front of their country's Embassy located in Barrio la California, on the east side of San Jose. One of the leaders of the social movement calls for the repression in Nicaragua to stop, alluding...

Twenty Schools Padlocked By Parents In Protest Against Sex Education

Parents padlocked the gates of 20 schools in Costa Rica on Thursday to protest sex education classes for teens that some believe promote homosexuality, the Ministerio de Educación Pública (MEP)- the Education Ministry - said. The actions — on the first day of the new...

Voters Dressed In ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Outfits Protested Costa Rican Election

On Sunday, a group of women dressed in costumes like those worn in The Handmaid’s Tale took to the polls to cast their vote in Costa Rica’s presidential election. The eight women dressed dressed in the bright crimson robes and white bonnets made famous by...

Video of Cuban Regime Arresting Activists for Protesting Goes Viral

A video has gone viral showing a Cuban citizen being carried away by the law enforcement of Raúl Castro’s regime for protesting for freedom on the island. The man, who has not yet been identified, was on Perla del Sur boulevard in the city of...

Taxi Drivers and Truckers Protests In San Jose Today

Heading to downtown San Jose or Escazu today? Maybe rethink that for a bit, as taxi drivers and truckers, in two separate movements, will be blocking the streets of San Jose and the Ruta 27 (San Jose - Caldera) in the area of Escazu. The...

Students Marched In “Defense” of Funding For Higher Education

Students from the Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) and Universidad Nacional (UNA) two state universities - held a protest in San Jose on Tuesday, demanding increased government spending on education. The students protested in downtown San Jose, urging legislators approve a law that would allocate 1.5%...

Venezuela on alert after rogue attack

Riot police advance on opposition demonstrators blocking an avenue during an anti-government protest at Los Ruices sector in Caracas, on June 28, 2017. EDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images TODAY VENEZUELA, Caracas  — Venezuela on Wednesday launched a nationwide manhunt for Oscar Perez, a day after the police...

Stolen Police Helicopter Attacks Venezuela Top Court, Interior Ministry

TODAY VENEZUELA – A helicopter from the Venezuela’s Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigations agency was stolen Tuesday evening, circled around the Supreme Court building, firing shots toward the building, followed by two explosions which were said to be grenades, according to official sources. The top...

Meet Venezuela’s “Resistance:” An Army of Heroes Willing to Sacrifice their Lives for Democracy

Like a game of chess, each person plays a role: the first line of protection consists of shields. (PanAm Post) Venezuela’s opposition has a new army fighting on its side. Thousands of young demonstrators, calling themselves “The Resistance” have been on the streets fighting for...

Protesters in Venezuela burn Hugo Chavez’s childhood home

An opposition activist throws a molotov cocktail in clashes with riot police during a march by doctors and other health care personnel in Caracas, Venezuela, May 22, 2017. Protesters set late president Hugo Chavez’s childhood home in western Venezuela on fire Monday afternoon, an opposition...

Why Venezuelans are protesting

(CNN)Venezuela has been riven by violent protests in recent weeks as opposition leaders face off with President Nicolas Maduro and his supporters. Anti-government protesters want Maduro to step down, accusing him eroding democracy. Maduro, meanwhile, has ordered the Venezuelan armed forces onto the streets to...

Colombians are fed up with corruption, and everyone seems to be under investigation

Colombians marched in Bogota on April 1 against corruption, the FARC peace process and national politics in general. Fredy Builes/Reuters TODAY COLOMBIA (The Conversation) Civil unrest seems to be the order of the day – and the coming weeks – in Latin America. The sprawling...

Venezuela: What’s Next?

Venezuela: What’s next? Only a strategy that targets Cuba and the army will produce results. (Twitter) Venezuela: What’s Next? Venezuela is again in the news. It has become an annual event. As Nicolás Maduro, Hugo Chávez’s handpicked successor, clings to power, the true dictatorial nature of...

Soup Kitchens in Argentina due to Social Emergency

Q24N - Buenos Aires, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean organization ''Barrios de Pie'' (Neighborhoods on their Feet) will head today in several parts of the country a protest with the opening of soup kitchens to demand the urgent implementation of the law of Social...

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...

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...

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