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'Let the Rich Pay More Taxes': Thousands Take to Streets in Costa Rica


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'Let the Rich Pay More Taxes': Thousands Take to Streets in Costa Rica

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Public sector workers in Costa Rica were on strike Tuesday and Wednesday, demanding salary increases, higher taxes on the wealthy, and land rights for peasants.

Thousands of teachers, medical workers, and their allies reportedly marched to the national congress building on Tuesday, demonstrating to President Luis Guillermo Solís "that the people are not happy with his administration," said Gilberto Cascante, the president of the ANDE teachers union, one of three major teachers unions joining the strike.


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Seems like the same thing is going on almost everywhere!