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Costa Rica: March against proposed budget planned in San José May 1 /update 2

Various unions plan march against proposed budget in San José and stage nationwide strike on May 1; localized transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/30/2018, 12:00 AM until 5/1/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Costa_Rica). COUNTRY/REGION Costa Rica, San José
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Event

Various unions are planning to stage a nationwide strike on Tuesday, May 1, to denounce a proposed budget being debated in the National Assembly. An associated march will begin in San José at 09:00 (local time) at La Merced Park and will head toward the Legislative Assembly. Localized transportation disruptions are expected along the march route. The unions also announced that they will continue holding demonstrations until their concerns over the budget are addressed.

Context

Over 200,000 Costa Ricans participated in a related strike protesting the proposed budget on April 25. The previous strike included health workers, teachers, and transportation workers, among others.

Advice

Individuals in Costa Rica, particularly in San José, are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution, monitor developments to the situation, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

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