Current situation in Costa Rica

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  1. Sinon
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    Sinon "AutumnWolf!"

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    Since Monday syndicates and public workers have been involved in a week long strike against the 1.'combo fiscal'

    1. A set of new taxes/changes to current taxes and the removal of certain benefits to public workers

    Since tuesday, a few individuals not related to the on-going strike have been taking advantage of the situation to cause chaos by comitting violent acts, specially in the province of Limón where some have even set things on fire (like trucks), stolen items such as TVs from stores, set blockades (such as burning burning tires in the road to prevent people from passing/arriving to their destinations) and other things

    Authorities are working to maintain public order

    This events usually take place at night and the strike may continue next week

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    If you want to know what the "combo fiscal" is in more detail check this out:

    https://apse.cr/2018/04/no-al-combo-fiscal/

    And thanks to @Chary for helping me write this down​
     
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  3. KingVamp

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    Didn't know this was happening.
     
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  4. AmandaRose

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    Been absolutely nothing on the news here about this. Hope you remain safe @Sinon
     
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  5. andyhappypants

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    This doesn’t seem to be getting any media coverage :( As the others have said keep safe :)
     
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    Do not get out from home!
     
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  7. Sinon
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    Sinon "AutumnWolf!"

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    Update: independance day (September 15th in Costa Rica) activities have been cancelled in the province of Limón due to the insecurity in the area/zone
     
    Last edited by Sinon, Sep 14, 2018
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