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General strike enters second week; Legislative Assembly starts discussing tax-reform

Today marks one week since unions around Costa Rica called for an indefinite strike to protest a proposed tax-reform bill. Carolina Hidalgo, president of the Legislative Assembly, called on lawmakers to start debating the bill today as protests enter their second week.
The general strike kicked off on Sept. 10, with a march that started at La Merced Park in San José and finished at the Legislative Assembly. Heavy rains then dispersed protesters at about 1

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