Costa Rica

The Fight to Unionize Amazon: View from a Costa Rican Call Center

The news that workers at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama are fighting to unionize has spread around the world. Two Amazon workers in Costa Rica tell us how this fight is perceived from those who work in the call center “on the other side of the world.”

Mass Rebellion in Costa Rica Beats Back the Government and the International Monetary Fund

A mass rebellion reminiscent of the Yellow Vest movement in France has forced the government of Carlos Alvarado to back down from its plans for destructive tax increases, cuts to public services, and privatizations. The rebellion has changed the political dynamics in a country which was formerly seen as “the Switzerland of Central America.”

General Strike Mobilizes Costa Rica

San Jose—The Costa Rican working class has again burst onto the stage of history. Public-sector workers have launched a countrywide general strike against the government’s austerity plan to deal with the country’s fiscal crisis.