Costa Rica adds 13 days of protests in rejection of tax...


Costa Ricans have been protesting for at least 13 days, rejecting the inclusion of new taxes in a proposed agreement that the government intends to take to the IMF to clean up the country’s finances.

Demonstrators clashed with riot police on Tuesday during the protest that was taking place near the Presidential House in San José (Costa Rica), EFE reports.

READ ALSO: The very poor conditions in which Venezuelan police officers work

Last Monday, the police also used tear gas to disperse protesters who charged and threw stones at the officers.

“No more taxes” the protesters chanted in the mobilization, while others arrived with banners that read “legislative power, judiciary, legislate for the people,” AFP reports.

It has been two weeks of road blockades in various parts of the country against the proposal to increase taxes as part of the negotiation to reach an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The government withdrew its proposal for a tax increase on Sunday, October 4. And although the mobilizations initially continued, they were declining throughout the last week.

President Carlos Alvarado, along with the legislative president, Eduardo Cruickshank, announced Sunday night the start of a national dialogue with all sectors of the country starting next Saturday.

The participants of the dialogue will have four weeks to formulate a proposal to face the financial crisis that the country is experiencing. It includes employers, unions, academics and others.

The demonstrations have been held to pressure not to include new taxes in any future pact.

Costa Rica closed 2019 with a fiscal deficit of 6% of GDP, but this year it projects a strong increase to at least 9.7% of GDP, as a result of the containment measures for the covid-19 pandemic.


Source link by https://www.ntn24.com/america-latina/costa-rica-suma-13-dias-de-protestas-en-rechazo-aumento-de-impuestos-126828

*The article has been translated based on the content of Source link by https://www.ntn24.com/america-latina/costa-rica-suma-13-dias-de-protestas-en-rechazo-aumento-de-impuestos-126828
. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!

*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.

*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!

These were the details of the news Costa Rica adds 13 days of protests in rejection of tax... for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at en24news and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Haiti gangs demand PM resign after mass jailbreak
NEXT Italy foreign minister urges ‘immediate ceasefire’ in Gaza