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Same-sex marriage must be implemented,
orders international court

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

On Tuesday, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (CIDH) told Costa Rica that it must recognize the civil and patrimonial rights of same-sex couples.

It also established that, according to the American Convention on Human Rights, states must “guarantee access to all existing legal systems, including the right to marriage, to ensure the protection of all rights of the families conformed by couples of the same sex, without discrimination in regards to heterosexual couples.”

Tuesday, the High Court of Human Rights notified the government of the resolution of two consultations held in May 2016, which sought to clarify whether Costa Rican legislation related to sexual orientation and gender identity is in accordance with the American Convention on Human Rights (CADH). Costa Rica is a member of that convention. 

The first consultation sought to determine whether the procedure established for an individual’s name change, according to sexual identity, respects the Convention. Currently, a judicial process is required to change the individual’s name to one in harmony with that person’s sexual identity.

In regards to that, the Court unanimously voted that, "States must ensure that those interested in rectifying the gender annotation or, where appropriate, mentioning sex, changing their name, adapting their image in the records and / or identity documents in accordance with their self-perceived gender identity, can do so.” It must be an expedited and free procedure.

In order to guarantee a faster change of name, the state can establish a regulation, according to the resolution.

The second query made by the current government refers to whether property rights between same-sex couples are protected by the Convention and if it is necessary for a legal figure to regulate these relationships.


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  Members from the "Frente de Los Derechos Igualitarios" celebrated the resolution howling and dancing at Fuente de la Hispanidad in San Pedro.

In regards that matter, the Court said: "The State must recognize and guarantee all the rights derived from a family bond between persons of the same sex in accordance with the provisions of Articles 11.2 and 17.1 of the American Convention, and on the terms established in paragraphs 200 to 218."

The bishops of the Costa Rican Catholic Church promise that they will continue with the teaching of, "marriage and the family as understood by the word of God," and announced that they will meet to analyze the ruling.

The implementation of homosexual marriage and the guarantee of rights and non-discrimination in matters of gender may be implemented without the consent of the legislative assembly.

According to the law, compliance is mandatory for any state institution and the state as a whole.

A controversial side of the ruling is that rights for homosexual couples include absolutely all those that derive from a "de facto" union, such as adoption.

Two detached rail-cars caused serious injury and death

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

An out of the ordinary accident took the life of two people and injured one more in the sector of San Rafael de Alajuela when two train cars derailed, falling on a car that was passing nearby.

Units of the Costa Rican Red Cross and the Fire Department confirmed that two person died on the site.

One patient was rescued and transferred in critical condition to the medical center of Alajuela. The driver of the car died at the site but remained trapped in the debris of the vehicle until firemen were able to remove him.

According to the account of witnesses, the accident occurred on Tuesday at 8:00 when two train cars transporting machinery and concrete used in road maintenance uncoupled and fell on the vehicle. Although the paramedics did everything possible to rescue the couple, both died minutes later.

A third person, who was at a taxi stop, was injured during the impact and was transferred in critical condition to the hospital in the province. Medical reports state that this person is out of danger.

The accident was confirmed by María Fernanda Arias, spokeswoman for the Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles (Incofer).

At 11:00 a.m., Elizabeth Briceño, executive president of Incofer, summoned an emergency meeting with the managers of the company to begin the investigation of the case.

"We had a locomotive, with platforms (known as flat cars), loaded with material and machinery. Unfortunately, 2 of these cars were detached and caused the incident," said Arias.


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The incident is under investigation.


According to fire department investigators, failure in the brakes of the rail-cars seems like the main cause of the mortal collision.

Josué Lara, spokesman for the Fire Department, said that the rail-cars were on the train line and the brakes failed.

At 9:30 a.m. The Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ) went to the site to start the research and the removal of the bodies.

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Nature Air raided over accident that killed 12 last week

By AM Costa Rica staff

On Monday, the Judicial Police raided the offices of the airline Nature Air, as well as the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC), to seize documents related to the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan aircraft, which crashed on December 31 at Punta Islita, Guanacaste, killing 12 people.

According to Walter Espinoza, director of the Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ), the task was carried out at the airline's offices, located at the Juan Santamaría International Airport in Alajuela, and the 27th hangar at the Tobías Bolaños airport in Pavas. The Civil Aviation operation was carried out in the central offices, located in La Uruca.

Espinoza explained they were looking for documents such as the maintenance plan of the aircraft, "to know exactly and precisely its conditions,” documentation on the two pilots, the schedules they had and their availability for December 31. Officials also wanted the identification of the individuals who authorized the takeoff of the aircraft.

"We prefer that, due to circumstances of legality, order, and knowledge, we have an immediate and indubitable possibility of reviewing on the site material that interests us, in case there is any doubt, in case we require complementary documents we can immediately request this type of investigation which allows us to approach with any witnesses or persons that may be important for the investigation,“ said Espinoza.

“We want to know everything about the plane, the circumstances linked with the aviators, the existence of documents that allowed the flight, accreditation, any data that can be used to complete the report that we must deliver to the Office of the Prosecutor," said Espinoza.

This diligence will ensure that investigators are analyzing valid documents to reach a conclusion, he added.

The accident occurred on December 31 shortly after 12:10 p.m, when the plane carrying 12 people crashed minutes after taking off at Punta Islita in Nandayure, Guanacaste.


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The crash ignited a judicial investigation against Nature Air Airlines and Civil Aviation authorities.

The plane flew for a 90 seconds covering a distance of two kilometers after taking off from the Corozalito landing field. It was heading towards the Juan Santamaría airport in Alajuela.

The victims were identified as the Costa Rican pilots Juan Manuel Retana Chinchilla, 52, and Emma Ramos Calderón, 26.

The deceased passengers were Bruce and Irene Steinberg of 50 and 51 years respectively, and the children of the couple William, Zachary and Matthew (of 18, 19 and 13 years), 33-year-old Amanda Rae Geissler, Leslie and Michell Weiss, 50 and 52, and their children, Ari and Hannah, ages 16 and 19.

Bodies were burned in the accident, so authorities are relying on DNA tests and dental records to fully identify the victims.



Employment: the quintessential need according
to presidential candidates

By AM Costa Rica staff

There was a focus on creation of more and better jobs and the development of an electric railway during Monday’s debate among candidates for the presidency of Costa Rica.

The debate was organized by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) and brought together six of the thirteen presidential candidates. Seven other candidates participated in a debate on Sunday.

Candidates Rodolfo Hernandez (Republican Social Christian), Carlos Alvarado (Citizen Action), Rodolfo Piza (Social Christian Unit), Otto Guevara (Libertarian Movement), Stephanie Campos (Costa Rican Renewal) and Jhonn Vega (Workers Party) participated.

The journalist and former Minister of Human Development and Labor of the PAC official, Carlos Alvarado, who records 5% support in the polls, said that it is necessary to attract young people to the classroom to raise educational levels and thus have better options for access a decent job.

"We need an employment strategy with a territorial approach, we need jobs on the coasts and peripheries. We need an intermediation system to train and know where the needs are," said the journalist.

Alvarado also said that employment is essential to lift people out of poverty. He also highlighted the importance of, "protecting agriculture, small workers," and his party’s opposition to Costa Rica's entry into the Pacific Alliance, a commercial initiative that involves Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Chile.


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During the second part of the presidential debate, all candidates agreed to promote an electric train in San José

The unemployment rate in Costa Rica stood at 8.5% during the second quarter of 2017.

In regards security issues, the candidates affirmed that the police should be equipped with security cameras and continued training, while at the same time providing employment opportunities for young people as an alternative to crime.

"First we have to fight poverty and this can be done with the fulfillment of minimum wages, reducing the workweek from 48 to 40 hours, giving more employment options especially for youth. That is the way we can fight crime," said Vega of the Workers' Party.

Others like Rodolfo Piza and Otto Guevara pointed out the, "strong hand," is needed to reduce violence in Costa Rica, a country that closed the year 2017 with a total of 603 homicides, the highest figure in its history.




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Strong disagreements on how to approach the jailed population

By A.M Costa Rica staff

The Minister of Public Security, Gustavo Mata, once again announced his absolute opposition to proposed changes in the way prisoners are incarcerated and the sentences that are handed out by the courts.

Mata said the following on his Twitter account: "I do not agree with the regime change policies for people deprived of their liberty. Every day I see my fellow police officers sweating their shirts for safety, risking their lives on the streets so that those who have to serve a sentence can walk away as if nothing has happened.”

“I still do not understand where the rights of the victims and my uniformed comrades are. For them, we will continue in the fight,” wrote Gustavo Mata in the social network.

According to Cecilia Sánchez, former Minister of Justice and Peace, this issue was a battle she fought.

One of her last efforts before assuming the Latin American Institute of the United Nations for the Prevention of Crime and Delinquent Treatment (Ilanud), was the announcement of the first prison policy in Costa Rica.

It is a document of 102 pages, prepared with the participation of 150 people, which is intended to lay the foundations to establish a, "more humane way," to administer the penal centers.


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The vision of a more humanized prison system has sparked some controversy in the country.


With Sánchez at the helm of the National Institute of Criminology (INC) issued two circulars to specify the transfer of prisoners from closed centers (prisons) to semi-institutional centers (outside prison, with some requirements and restrictions). INC also closed La Reforma Penal Center, “Tumbas” where some inmates spent up to 23 hours in cells.

"The policy poses, among its challenges the internal articulation of the institution. Among them, the technical assistance functions and the entire managerial part. We must improve the managerial part a lot," said the official.

Scientists claim health risks are associated with Ibuprofen

By A.M Costa Rica staff

An international team of scientists determined that frequent use of Ibuprofen can decrease testosterone production and cause sexual impotence, according to a study published today by the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

The data collected demonstrated the anti-androgenic effects of this type of analgesic in adult men and suggested that the use of ibuprofen may be related to problems of male sexual reproduction.

Through a clinical trial with young men exposed to Ibuprofen, the scientists demonstrated that this analgesic causes a state of compensated hypogonadism, a disorder of the testicular functions prevalent among elderly men and associated with reproductive disorders.

One of the main conclusions of the study is that there is a decrease in the production of testosterone after the frequent use of Ibuprofen.

The research team conducted a randomized and controlled clinical trial using a standardized in vitro method and sperm of adult men, living tissues separated from their own organs and transferred to an artificial growth medium.

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Ibuprofen is one of the most popular medicines in the market.


The report was carried out by researchers from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and the National Institute of Health and Medical Research in Paris (France).

Until now, numerous studies have pointed out that exposure to mild analgesics during fetal life is associated with anti-androgenic effects and congenital malformations.

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Unions seek judicial investigation into Social Security issues
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By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The National Association of Public and Private Employees (Anep) asked the Attorney General, Emilia Navas, to quickly resume the investigation into the case of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) and the Disability, Old Age and Death regime (IVM).

The union warned of alleged intentions to raise the pension age, which is currently 65, and reduce the amount of pension from 60% to 40%.

"It would seem a mockery to the effort of a multiplicity of sectors that were involved in a dialogue table and that, in principle, agreed that neither the age nor the amount would be touched,” said the association on a press release.

They insist that it is necessary for the Attorney General of the Republic to resolve the complaint filed seven years ago to determine if the finances of IMV were used to take some financial risk that could be generating the today’s problems.

They recognized that Navas has been working on other cases, but they emphasize that it is necessary to take into consideration the importance of this topic.

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"We remain against the wage reduction of 1% that was imposed last year, reducing the adjustment of cost of living for the private company workers.”

The statement warned that both ANEP and the Collective Sindical Patria Justa is making a call to all the working class, public and private, to be alert and ready to mobilize in order to block those intentions.

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Real estate rentals (paid category)

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Tropical Homes of Costa Rica is offering the best selection of vacation homes, condos and long-term rental homes in Playa Flamingo, Playa Potrero and Playa Brasilito on  the Pacific Gold Coast of Guanacaste. A wide selection of private residencies is providing an excellent choice for  your stay in this beautiful part of Costa Rica.We are offering homes for every budget and every need. Please visit our Web page at www.tropicalhomesofcostarica.com or contact us at rentals@tropicalhomesofcostarica.com or call at (506) 2654-5442
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        Household Furnishings

FineFurniture

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All our handcrafted products are made in Sarchi with pride and quality by artisans who are dedicated to designing, crafting, and delivering our furniture to you. Please visit our website and send us a picture and specifications of what YOU like, or just send us pictures from anywhere you wish. We will quote you right back with a more than competitive price and an on-time delivery date. Delivery and set up available throughout Costa Rica. We have different Costa Rican woods from which you may choose. 
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                     Legal Services
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Notary services and registrations. Collections and foreclosures. Real estate and litigation. Corporate Law. Immigration. Estate planning wills and testaments, probate.

I provide the highest professional standards. Official documentation and Notary deeds are always translated in English for better comprehension, client satisfaction and safety.

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    Phone:  2280-9692 / 2253-3705
    Email: ajfernandez@racsa.co.cr
    Law Office is conveniently located near  Mall San Pedro, 350 meters south  from the Hyundai dealer, Los Yoses, San José.
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Wounded improvised bullfighter would not be taken care of
by the INS

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

A 27 year old man  was wounded in the leg after being hit by a bull during the San José Festivities.

According to Ana Serrano, his sister, the man was taken to the Calderón Hospital, "there they did 10 stitches, but they did not make further examinations.”

The woman explained that on Monday, when she arrived at the National Insurance Institute (INS) they were told that they could not treat patients injured during the festivities, because the organization did not want to pay for a policy. From there they went to the office where they were told the same.

Ana Serrano said that her brother was finally taken to a private clinic to be examined, since he had a lot of pain in the area of the injury.

Elián Villegas, president of the INS, said that on December 25, they informed that the work risk policy is not an instrument that covers non-habitual bullfighters.

"For these cases it is the basic accident policy, which could have been bought from us or from anyone. The issue is that they cannot be treated under the policy of work risks and therefore we made it clear that this coverage was not going to be provided," he explained.


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Every years bullfighters get injured or even killed in the “Corridas”.


Warner Bolaños, spokesman of the consortium that administers the bullfighting show said, "the INS declined to take care of the bullfighters by a unilateral decision. Now the issue is in the hands of the lawyers and the agency that sold us the policy.”

According to Bolaños, the problem is that INS did not want to recognize the modality that they presented and it is an issue that should be clarified in the coming days.

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Using art as health therapy

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

Patients from different medical centers of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) are receiving therapy through a new methodology that has artistic support in a project called "Connections for Creativity." The program was developed in coordination with the Research Center, Teaching and Artistic Extension of the National University (UNA).

Students of Dance, Art and Visual Communication and Art Teaching joined the Psychology and Pediatric service teams of the San Vicente de Paúl Hospital and the mental health team of the Health Area of Santo Domingo de Heredia to help patients with different mental health problems.

According to Pamela Jiménez, coordinator of the project at the National University, the program includes different disciplines of the arts and conventional mental health care therapies, and was the work of a group that included public officials, CCSS, students and professionals in arts of UNA.

The lawyer Rodrigo Solís, head of Cultural Heritage of the CCSS, said this project, which is unique in the world in a public health system, started through an alliance between the CCSS and the UNA in 2010.

The first patients were children with morbid obesity, women victims of domestic violence, mothers who lost children before they were born, elderly people, and people with mental retardation, whose results have surprised mental health professionals.
 

There is also the possibility of incorporating the program of the Professional in Arts in the interdisciplinary mental health teams.

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Arts as a tool to improve the quality of life of patients is being implemented in some programs of the Social Security Fund. 


In 2018, the Cardiac Rehabilitation patients of the Mexico Hospital and those patients who were diagnosed and receive care at the National Rehabilitation Center (CENARE) will receive help through this project.

This project has been widely recognized at the international level, so during this year, interdisciplinary training and dialogue spaces will be opened. Participants will include national and international experts such as: American teacher Nana Koch, expert in expressive arts, psychology community and dance movement therapy, the Chilean teacher Andrea Puchi, expert in expressive arts and the Costa Rican Ninoska Gómez, expert in dance and somatic education and Ángella Bulgarelli, pioneer of this discipline in the country.

Real estate for sale (paid category)

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Located near Playa Avellanas and Hacienda Pinilla, at 3 miles from the beach. The project is located in a very quiet rural area. You will only hear sounds of birds and monkeys.  Playa Avellanas is one of the most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica and a Surfer’s paradise.

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Business for sale or lease (paid category)

Fishing Lodge for sale in Panama

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Live the dream!
Several profitable businesses, including a regional radio station, are for sale in Costa Rica. Certain purchases can provide the new owner with residency as well as a great lifestyle. So live your dream while making a profit. Contact: manager@crbusiness.biz.

Real estate brokers and agents (paid category)
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Real estate for sale (paid category)

284-3/22/18   


Charming country home in the mountains above San Ramon
Bril Cajar

Lot size is 500 square meters, total construction about 212 square meters, with living area of about 156 square meters. Three bedrooms (or two and an office), two and one half baths, shop/storage of about 30 square meters. Carport with space for two cars about 30 square meters. Completely fenced property. The area is peaceful and very secure.  For complete information click here

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Colinas del Sol
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* Colinas del Sol is a fenced and gated project  in a quiet area.
* There are 88 clear titled lots.
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* Gently sloping level areas ideal for hobby farms, gardening, fruit trees.
* Quiet place to get away from the busy city and beach crowds.
* All lots have gravel roads to them, water and electricity at each.
* Lots are 5,000 sq. meters or larger, starting at only $50,000 USD
* Located in Libertad, Guanacaste, northwest Pacific area of Costa Rica.
* 20 minutes to the Liberia International Airport
* 15 minutes to the Pacific Beaches
* 10 minutes to Medical Facilities
* 25 minutes to the Liberia Hospital
* 5 minutes to Vista Ridge Golf Club

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San José, Costa Rica    Published: Wednesday,  January 10, 2018     Vol. 18, No. 110
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84 officers will regulate traffic around
the Palmares horse parade


By A.M. Costa Rica staff

On January 11, a total of 84 traffic police officers will be responsible for regulating traffic around the Tope de Palmares.

The same number of officers will be present on Friday, January 19 when the carnival takes place, as well as on Sundays 14 and 21, days in which massive concerts are scheduled in the Alajuela canton.

Ms. Sonia Monge, General Director of the Traffic Police, recalled that the permanent control post, at kilometer 39 of the Bernardo Soto highway, will remain on the site for the duration of the holidays, between January 11 and 21.

Monge stressed that although the idea is to control and manage vehicular and pedestrian flows around these celebrations, the checkpoint will allow control over any vehicle that moves along this route. She urges transporters and vacationers to comply with the traffic law, avoiding the abuse of cargo or passengers, among other considerations.


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The Palmares Tope (Horse Parade) is known for high consumption of alcohol among its visitors.


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