Costa Rica protests  end president's Panama trip

Carlos Alvarado

 
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The president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, will miss Monday’s investiture of  Laurentino Cortizo as the new president of Panama,  as he faces two major protest movements at home.

Vice-president, Epsy Campbell, will attend in his place while Alvaradodeals with protests by students and truckers that started on Thursday.

 School students have blocked roads to demand the exit of the Minister of Education, Edgar Mora.

While the truckers have made slow-moving convoys and road closures,  to demand an exemption from the collection of 13% VAT, which goes into effect from Monday as part of tax reform.