Union Protests starting Monday, September 10, 2018

San José, September 7, 2018

Local media report that Costa Rican unions are planning to strike starting on Monday, September 10, in downtown San Jose. Strikes will continue throughout the week.  Protestors may express their opposition to the new fiscal plan being discussed in National Assembly by shutting down certain government services and creating traffic jams in the area. Emergency services are expected to be operational during this time.

The majority of protests in Costa Rica are non-violent in nature. However, even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.  Monitor local media for developments.