Carlos Alvarado
Costa Rican health care workers begin a two-day-long general strike

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

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 41

Peoples Dispatch takes a look at the protests related to the Unnao rape case, the deportation of Syrian refugees from Turkey and the protests against labor reform bills in Costa Rica

Costa Rican teachers mobilize against regressive labor bills

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.

Negotiations begin between the Costa Rican teachers union and the education ministry

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.

Indigenous leader Sergio Rojas assassinated in Costa Rica

Sergio Rojas was fighting for the recovery of indigenous ancestral lands across Costa Rica

Costa Rican strike reaches its third week

The national indefinite strike is against tax hikes and spending cuts proposed by President Carlos Alvarado.

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