The legalization of transport services such as Uber and other apps could be left up to the people if the initiative by the Asociación Víctimas del Estado (AVES) materializes.
Daniel Vega, Merilyn Ortiz and Carlos Porras, members of AVES, submitted the request for a referendum.
The group presented this Friday before the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) a request to put the question of legalizing Uber, Cabify, Onbis and others to a referendum.
“It must be the people and not the government who chooses if they want the services such as Uber,” said Carlos Porras, president of AVES.
The proposal comes after the Governing Council agreed last Tuesday “urging” Uber to stop operating in Costa Rica, under the pressure of the formal (red) taxi drivers who threatened blockades.
On Friday, the