Costa Rican workers protest IMF austerity talks; Two Haitian students die in jobs protests
13 October 2020
Workers set up road blocks across Costa Rica over government talks with the IMF while at least two university students in Haiti have died during protests over lack of job openings for graduates.
By Andrea Lobo, 5 September 2019
Thousands of public sector workers, including teachers, doctors, nurses, electricians, trash collectors and others went on a national strike on Tuesday to oppose this historic attack on democratic rights.
Strikes in Chile, Costa Rica and Honduras
By Andrea Lobo, 8 June 2019
The response by the ruling class to the resistance led by teachers has been the same everywhere: the claim that there is “no money” and police state repression.
By Andrea Lobo, 14 December 2018
It was the longest strike in Costa Rican history, marking a new stage in the growth of the class struggle and revealing that the treachery of the trade unions knows no bounds.
By Andrea Lobo, 25 September 2018
The response of the ruling class to a coming economic avalanche has been to prepare the largest economic plundering of the working class in Costa Rican history.
By Andrea Lobo, 22 August 2018
Fascist thugs marched on Saturday in several major parks and avenues armed with knives, bats and Molotov cocktails to attack Nicaraguan migrants.
“We’ll be austere… strict… rigorous”
By Andrea Lobo, 12 May 2018
Alvarado, a former local marketing executive for the transnational P&G, delivered the kind of “talk” normally given by a tactless manager to workers facing a mass layoff.
By Andrea Lobo, 4 May 2018
The outgoing president warned of coming social explosions in his farewell address to Congress.
By Andrea Lobo, 4 April 2018
Polls indicated Costa Rican workers are desperately seeking an alternative to the traditional parties, their pseudo-left apologists and the ongoing austerity policies.
By Andrea Lobo, 7 September 2016
About 5,000 workers marched last week against the government’s austerity measures, even as the union leaderships are sabotaging their struggle.
By Andrea Lobo, 3 May 2016
Workers spoke to the WSWS in opposition to a set of government reforms attacking their incomes and democratic rights.
By Andrea Lobo, 31 March 2016
The tensions between Central American governments have exposed the fragility of three decades of supposed economic, political and social integration.
Washington’s mediator in Honduran coup
By Bill Van Auken, 11 July 2009
Costa Rican President Oscar Arias has been promoted in the US media as the ideal choice for mediating a settlement between the ousted Honduran president and the leaders of the military coup that overthrew him.