Uber competitor DiDi launches in Costa Rica

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Uber competitor DiDi launches in Costa Rica by Mind Map: Uber competitor DiDi launches in Costa Rica

1. DiDi launched in the Central American country on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

1.1. The Chinese tech giant, which has spread rapidly in recent years as part of an aggressive globalization campaign, already has more than 5,000 drivers in Costa Rica

1.2. DiDi arrives in a Costa Rica that has yet to properly regulate ride-hailing platforms. Uber started service here in 2015 and has grown despite operating with questionable legal backing.

1.2.1. Over the past four years, licensed taxi drivers have regularly protested in front of Casa Presidencial in Zapote and carried out traffic slowdowns to express their displeasure with ride-sharing platforms.

2. Uber and platforms like it can undercut prices because the companies and their drivers pay fewer taxes compared to registered taxis.