Disclaimer

The articles excerpted on this site report on the state of the industry as seen by mainstream media, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the officers of the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.

APM Terminals concession in Costa Rica leads to protests, police brutality, militarization of docks

Costa Rican police invade the ports; SINTRAJAP union General Secretary Ronaldo Blear Blear speaks on the right.

Costa Rican police invade the ports; SINTRAJAP union General Secretary Ronaldo Blear Blear speaks on the right.

This 10-minute Costa Rican news segment shows dozens of police officers descending on SINTRAJAP union dockworkers and their community supporters who are protesting APM Terminals’ concession — a concession that gives the terminal operator a monopoly that SINTRAJAP leaders say will destroy good union jobs and important social services in Costa Rica’s poorest and most diverse province of Limon. Though the segment is in Spanish, many things are clear: police tearing a man off his motorcycle, herding workers into white vans, and entering the docks by the dozens.

To view the video, click on either graphic.

Policia y APMT

Policia y APMT

FacebookEmailShare

Find other news on this topic by clicking on the tags and category key words above.