Economist Rodrigo Chaves of the center-right Social Democratic Progress Party won the presidential run-off, defeating businessman José María Figueres of the center-left National Liberation Party with a margin of around 6% of the votes
Figueres of the National Liberation Party obtained 27.26% of the votes, while Chaves of the Social Democratic Progress Party secured 16.70%
The government of president Carlos Alvarado seeks to pass an anti-workers regressive law and implement a series of neoliberal economic measures in order to acquire a 1.75 billion USD loan from the IMF
Since September 30, Costa Ricans have been mobilizing in rejection of the government’s possible deal with the IMF, which will force the government to implement a number of austerity measures
The law is a result of a decade long struggle waged by the left and progressive movements in the country.
The health care professionals are protesting against a tax reform approved last year in December, which seeks to privatize public health care services in the country
The teachers and workers from across sectors are mobilizing against bills that threaten the right to strike, freedom of association and the survival of trade unions.
Costa Rican students and teachers are protesting against a series of regressive reforms in the education sector promoted by the government of President Carlos Alvarado.
Sergio Rojas was fighting for the recovery of indigenous ancestral lands across Costa Rica
The national indefinite strike is against tax hikes and spending cuts proposed by President Carlos Alvarado.
Trade unions and social movements across Costa Rica organized a grand national march on September 12, protesting tax hikes and spending cuts proposed by President Carlos Alvarado.