A constitutional court has rejected appeals by port unionists and announced that the construction of the Container Terminal at Moin will begin in early 2015.
From a statement issued by APM Terminals:
San José, Costa Rica, October 9. The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Costa Rican Government and APM Termináis in an appeal filed by the port workers unión against the 33-year concession contract for the new Moin Container Terminal (TCM) in Limón on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.
Court cases arising from from tax exemptions granted by central governments but which go against municipal regulations are common in the region.
Eluniversal.com.mx reports that "Although the government of Costa Rica has ordered the cancellation the operations of a quarry belonging to the Costa Rican subsidiary of the transnational company Cementos Mexicanos (Cemex) in the northwestern town of Abangares, over a debt of some 7 million dollars in tax payments, the company announced yesterday that it will appeal the decision because it "unjustifiably harms" operations in this country. The resolution was issued on Friday by the General Office of Geology and Mines at the Ministry of Environment and Energy (Minaet ) of Costa Rica. Cemex has three days to appeal because the order is for the Abangares police to prevent exploitation at the quarry. "
After the last judgment which was unfavorable to El Salvador, officials have announced the continuation of the legal battle against Enel.
Representatives from the Executive Hydroelectric Commission of the Lempa River (CEL) reported that they will abide by the decision of the Parisian Court of Appeals which means that the Italian company ENEL can capitalize the geothermal company LaGeo and become the majority shareholder in the company.
The Attorney General has calls on owners of Hotel Punta Teonoste to bring a trespassing issue to court and expressed willingness to open a dialogue.
The Attorney General of the Republic of Nicaragua, Hernan Estrada, has moderated his position on the occupation of private lands used for investment in tourism, Hotel Punta Teonoste, inviting the family who owns the hotel to take the matter to the courts of appeals.
The Costa Rican regulator has prevented telephone companies Telefónica and ICE from agreeing on tariffs for end users within a contract for interconnecting their networks.
The company Claro filed a complaint to the Superindendency of Telecommunications (Sutel), which stated that the access and interconnection agreement signed between the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) and Telefónica, contained clauses where both companies agreed not to charge prices below the cost of services provided, considering the interconnection charges as a cost common to both.
At the start of privatisation of the cellular market in Costa Rica, the Mexican company Claro is questioning agreements between the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) and the Spanish run Telefónica.
The complaint filed by Claro to the Superintendency of Telecommunications (Sutel) indicates that in the access and interconnection agreement signed between the ICE and Telefonica, there are clauses where both companies are committed to not charging prices below the cost of services rendered, considering interconnection charges as a common expense to both parties.
Claro has filed an appeal with the Costa Rican Superintendency of Telecomunitions denouncing the agreement.
The complaint filed by Claro asks the regulator to eliminate several articles of the agreement, which has already been signed, on the grounds that they contain monopolistic practices "in violation of the competitive regime."
The challenge seeks to reverse authorization given for the US company Cargill to take over Pipasa.
Nicaragua's institute for protecting consumer rights presented the challenge, arguing that if the merger goes ahead, the resulting company will control 61% of the Nicaraguan poultry market, enabling it to undercut its competitors and force them out of the market, after which nothing would stop it from increasing prices at will.
The prepaid telephone service that was assigned to Ericcson for $12.2 million was canceled due to an appeal by Huawei Technologies.
The Costa RicaInstitute of Electricity (ICE), the regulatory organ for telecommunications in the country, granted the contract to Ericcson Costa Rica last July that will allow the company to market 2.5 million prepaid fixed and cellular lines.
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