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(en) Canada, UCL - Collectif Emma Goldman - Brief. Strike two ports in Costa Rica! (fr) [machine translation]

Date Sat, 01 Nov 2014 10:46:10 +0200


Protest against the proposed privatization of the ports of Puerto Moin and Puerto Limon. ---- The general strike, launched on October 22 in Puerto Moin and Limon, is in response to the privatization of two Costa Rican ports by the Dutch company AMP Terminals. 85% of international trade is blocked by strikers. Union representatives said that the strike was unlimited. All this comes after the government has agreed with APM Terminals on a 33-year concession for the construction of a new container terminal in Moin. One of the members of the union JAPDEVA, Ronaldo Blear, said that the strike is a fight for dignity, to end the monopoly and to avoid the harm that such privatization would the people of Limón. ---- The agreement of a billion grant to APM Terminals design, construction and commissioning operation of the container terminal in Moin. The project includes the construction of an island must be created an installation of 200 acres with 9 cranes to load and unload ships. The terminal will be able to accommodate five times larger than those used currently ships. On October 26, 150 police raided to regain control of the two ports. 53 arrests and 15 Moin Limon. Since that time, the police control facilities, but the strike continues as negotiations between the strikers and the government have led to nothing at the moment.
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