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San José, Costa Rica            Published: Thursday, January 25, 2018             Vol. 18,  No.125

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Stop using religion as propaganda,
orders Electoral Tribunal

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Episcopal Conference and the Costa Rican Evangelical Alliance Federation must refrain from issuing messages of any kind that incite the population to vote for a certain candidate or political party.

This is the precautionary order issued by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) to all religious organizations, which, together, have accumulated more than 100 complaints concerning the invocation of religion for political reasons.

The resolution, known as Amparo Electoral, also ordered the groups to "instruct their priests and pastors on the prohibition of the use of the pulpit, prayer sites or liturgical ceremonies for inducing the vote of their parishioners."

The parties were notified on Wednesday. The final ruling in this case is pending.

The lawyer of the TSE, Andrei Cambronero, said there is no guarantee that the complaints will be resolved before February 4, due to the longtime of the procedure.

Once the complaint is filed, there is a whole process that includes the admissibility and analysis of the complaint by the Electoral Registry. 

Then there is a review of the evidence provided and testimony of the parties.

After the ruling, there is the possibility of appealing the resolution, and the matter depends on the magistrates of the TSE.

As of Wednesday, the TSE already received a total of 263 complaints about possible irregularities in the electoral process.

The number increased in recent days. In addition, the majority, or 163 complaints, is due to the invocation of religion to influence the vote.

This means that 62% of the complaints are about this issue. Esteban Durán, from the Electoral Development Area of ​​the TSE, pointed out that this is the most recent total. "For religious reasons, we have a total of 163 complaints at this time," he said.


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  The use of religion as a propaganda tool has polarized a significant percentage of the potential voters.

The official said that the institution investigates in depth and, if necessary, requests more information from the complainant. After this, a process begins.

Between last Saturday and Sunday, the TSE received 95 complaints about religious invocation during the electoral campaign, most of them against the National Restoration Party of Fabricio Alvarado.

The treasurer of the Citizen Action Party, Laura Pacheco, denounced Alvarado for using the Evangelistic Center in Zapote to make an electoral speech last Sunday. The candidate indicated that he was invited and that there were other parties as well.

Article 28 of the Political Constitution stipulates that, "it shall not be possible, however, to make in any form political propaganda by clergy or laity invoking religious reasons or using, as a means, religious beliefs."

In other words, Article 28 prohibits clergy and laity from using religious doctrines to further a political platform.

The TSE has available the CR Informed Voter mobile application through which people can file complaints. "Citizens asked us to have technological facilities available so they can communicate more expeditiously," Durán said.



Water law declared unfeasible by Constitutional Chamber

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice declared "unviable" the question posed by several legislators about the Water Law bill, processed in legislative file 17.742.

In the sentence 2018-1079 issued at noon on Wednesday, the Constitutional Court considered that the draft law is "constitutionally unfeasible" since the Legislative Assembly expressly breached the Constitution and the laws of the Republic during its processing.

Judge Nancy Hernández reserved her vote indicating that there are no essential procedural flaws for violation of the principle of connectedness, but that article 126, clause 7 of the bill is contrary to the right to a healthy and ecologically balanced environment, protected in article 50 of the Political Constitution, in its non-regression modality in environmental matters.

Magistrate Fernando Cruz Castro expressed additional arguments and Judge Fernando Castillo Víquez gave separate reasons. Judge Anamari Garro Vargas filed a clarification.


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The water law did not guarantee a healthy and balanced environment, according to the Magistrates.


The resolution, despite being a sentence before a query raised by the deputies, is binding, because there were procedural errors in the processing of the draft law, as established by Article 101 of the Law of Jurisdiction Constitutional.
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Coastguard rescues man trapped on a cliff by high tide

By AM Costa Rica staff

On Wednesday, officers from the National Coast Guard Service rescued a Costa Rican man who was caught off guard by the tide. The man was trapped on a six-meter-high cliff in Ocotal del Coco, in Guanacaste.

Cristopher Zúñiga Blanco, 22 years old, was surprised by the incoming tide and had to take refuge on a cliff wall. He signaled for help and passers bye notified the police who, in turn, called the Coast Guard.

Boat GC 38-15 was dispatched immediately with four officers aboard. They found Zúñiga nervously clinging to the rocks.

Two officers jumped into the water, swam to the cliff and climbed the wall to help Zúñiga. After  giving him a life jacket, they took him to the water and helped him to the boat where they provided emergency care for his leg and knee injuries.

Zúñiga was transferred to the Coast Guard station in Flamingo and then to the hospital for a medical check-up.

Some minutes later, the Coast Guard assisted a Canadian citizen who was in an apparent state of intoxication. The foreigner stayed on board in a boat while enjoying a private tour near Flamingo. The Coast Guard took him to the police station and then transferred him to the medical center.

A similar situation took place on Saturday, when two officials of the Tourist Police rescued a tourist who was in danger of losing his life.

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The Coast Guard service encourages tourists to be very careful when exploring unknown places.

Police in the area of  Posa del Salto in La Fortuna de San Carlos, noticed an empty vehicle. When they approached it, they heard cries for help and ruched forward. They found a tourist trapped in one of the mini-lakes. He later reported that he had been calling for help for hours. He was tired and frightened but, according to a press statement, his face showed hope when he saw the officers. He was transferred by the police for medical attention.


English teachers gather on their most important conference

By AM Costa Rica staff

From January 24 to 26, 2018, the 33rd edition of the National Conference of Teachers of English (NCTE) is being held in the country thanks to the support Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano, the Embassy of the United States in Costa Rica and the Ministry of Public Education.

"Developing global competence in the English class" is the motto of this conference, which aims to provide attendees with practical strategies that support the work of teachers, promote critical thinking, intercultural skills, creativity, innovation and cooperation among their students. The attendees will be in the hands of recognized and experienced national and international speakers.

"An effective learning of the English language is one of the global competencies that new citizens must develop to be able to insert themselves into the world efficiently and work collaboratively with the global community using information and communication technologies," said Sonia Marta Mora, Minister of Public Education .

"The new English programs aspire in an integral way to achieve this country's objective. For the first time the international standards of the Common European Framework of Reference are used to define the level of linguistic proficiency that our students will reach the end of each cycle. The National English Conference offers our teachers valuable tools to be successful in the process of implementing the new curriculum," she added.

The conference consists of 3 days of pedagogical workshops, aimed at teachers of English teaching at all academic levels and students who wish to pursue a career as a teacher of English. The conference is nationally recognized as an important forum for learning, experience and network in the sector.


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"NCTE 2018 is a unique opportunity to learn and share with a community of committed colleagues to be the educators of tomorrow's leaders. What we want is for our teachers to be motivated to be the educator that the students of this country need and deserve," says Maria Eugenia Flores, Academic Director of the Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano.

In addition to the training sessions with national and international specialists, attendees will have the opportunity to visit booths of publishing houses and companies that will have material available that supports their practical work in the classroom in order to improve the process of teaching-learning the English language.




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A founder of the country's Second Republic passes away

By A.M Costa Rica staff

The ex-chancellor and ex-deputy Gonzalo Facio Segreda passed away on Wednesday in San José.  He was 99 years old.

Facio was one of the founders of the National Liberation Party (PLN), was part of the 1948 Revolution and later one of the members of the provisional board of government headed by José Figueres Ferrer.

The news broke on the Facebook wall of the current chancellor Manuel Antonio González, who was his "pupil" in the law firm he founded in 1941 and which is known as Facio & Cañas.

Considered a luxury chancellor, Gonzalo Facio occupied this position in the governments of Figueres and Oduber, consecutively, between 1970 and 1978. He was also representative of Costa Rica in Washington on several occasions.

Despite his strong liberationist roots, Facio also participated in Christian Socialist governments as chancellor or ambassador, among them those of Rafael Ángel Calderón (1990-1994) and Miguel Ángel Rodríguez (1998-2002), as well as the PLN governments of Francisco J. Orlich (1962). -1966), Daniel Oduber (1974-1978) and José Figueres Ferrer (1970-1974).

Facio was the son of a machinist of the Railroad to the Pacific, Mr. Gonzalo Facio Ulloa and Mrs. María Teresa Segreda. He married three times and his last wife was Julia Nubia Salmerón. He had five daughters: Sandra, Alda, Ana Catalina, Gianinna and Carla.

He graduated as a lawyer at the University of Costa Rica and obtained a master's degree in Comparative Jurisprudence from the School of Law of the University of New York in 1948.


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A renowned international lawyer, he founded, together with Rodrigo Facio Brenes, in 1941, the law firm Facio & Facio, which was later renamed Facio, Fournier & Cañas, and later changed its name to Facio & Cañas.

In his long career, Facio edited four books: Lessons in Administrative Law (1960), Our Voice in the World (1978), The East-West Confrontation in the Central American Crisis (1985) and Litigation in Washington (1994). In this last work, he recalled several litigation in which he represented Costa Rica before transnational companies that were affected at some point by decisions taken by authorities of our country.

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School kids improve their eating habits
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By A.M. Costa Rica staff

On Wednesday, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) highlighted the improvements in the eating habits of school children in Costa Rica, through a program which has benefited 10,800 students.

The project ‘Strengthening of the National School Feeding Program’, promoted by international cooperation between the government of Costa Rica, the government of Brazil and the FAO, has contributed to the improvement of food and nutritional security in the Central American country.

"The main opportunity for Costa Rica with this Brazilian cooperation has been the creation of a nutritional food education strategy with the children. The program encourages food purchases from neighboring family farmers as an opportunity to boost local economies,” said the project coordinator, Karla Pérez.

The initiative promotes the reduction of poverty, through inter-institutional and inter-sectoral coordination, promotes social participation, and food and nutrition education through educational school gardens.

As part of the process, the authorities have trained 638 teachers and 2,700 parents on the importance of promoting healthy lifestyles in schools and homes, according to data released by the FAO.

"School gardens are spaces that go beyond agriculture itself, since we intend to unify the theoretical knowledge with the practical part, encouraging the student to work in a space where they are relaxed, in freedom, sharing, learning and being happy," affirmed the teacher of the elementary school, Cecilio Piedra Gutiérrer, Tania Ureña.
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The program seeks to show kids the importance of choosing good food and also promoting local agriculture. 


According to the FAO, the objective is that this program can be replicated throughout the country, since it is one of the elements with the greatest political impact, thanks to the results achieved and the potential for expansion.

Since 2013, the project has been carried out in conjunction with the Ministry of Public Education, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, the Ministry of Health, the National Production Council, the Joint Institute of Social Assistance and the Rural Development Institute.

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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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A.M.
Costa
Rica's
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San José, Costa Rica        Published: Thursday, January 25, 2018           Vol. 18,  No.125
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Coming elections will define economics,
says vice-presidential candidate

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The candidate for the first vice presidency for the Citizen Action Party, Epsy Campbell, warned about the problems the economy may suffer should another candidate be elected on February 4.

Campbell talked about the risks that Costa Rica will face in terms of economic stability, mainly if Fabricio Alvarado of National Restoration (PRN) or Juan Diego Castro of the National Integration Party (PIN) succeed.

"The absence of proposals from these two presidential candidates - who are now leading the CIEP survey- and their opposition to a fiscal reform have alerted international markets, causing a fall in the price of bonds of almost 5%,” said Campbell.

The fall of bonds is due to the lack of a concrete proposal in fiscal matters, along with the facts that the crisis and the indebtedness are increasing.

Campbell said that, "if we do not act on public finances, the country risks entering into a crisis.”

The candidate for the vice presidency and current pro-government legislator pointed out that Carlos Alvarado has been clear in his economic management and has defined tax reform as one of his priorities.

On this issue, the presidential candidate of the PAC noted that: "I will convene a national dialogue with the business sector, the labor force and the political parties represented in the Legislative Assembly to promote a progressive tax reform, as well as the transformation of the sales tax in value-added tax."


Campbell made a responsible call to vote and made it clear that the country's future is at stake. She said that the polls did reflect reality in the last elections. They are still confident that they are the best option.

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Fiscal deficit is the number one priority for the new government, according to legislator Epsy Campbell.


José Francisco Pacheco, former deputy finance minister, agreed that "the first and main problem that the next government will have to assume is the fiscal deficit, so it is natural for the markets to react negatively when they know who is leading. The survey lacks realistic proposals in fiscal matters."

He added that the two candidates that appear leading the CIEP survey have said that a tax reform that contemplates new taxes is not necessary, a proposal that the PAC has raised in this campaign.

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San José, Costa Rica    Published: Thursday,January 25, 2018      Vol. 18, No. 125
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National Symphony Orchestra will deliver
more than 40 free performances


By AM Costa Rica staff

The National Symphony Orchestra (OSN) has more than 80 presentations throughout the year. More than half will be free and open to the public from the different communities and educational centers of the country and will will include presentations from artists of the caliber of Andrea Bocelli, Paquito D'Rivera and the soloists of the Palace of Versailles.

The national ensemble will hold its first concert next Friday, February 9 at the Metropolitan Cathedral of San José.

This will be the beginning of the tour called "Lunada Sinfónica", which will visit the communities of San José, Alajuela, Heredia, and Cartago, with free presentations and music by national and foreign composers under the direction of Costa Rican Alejandro Gutiérrez.

On February 22, the OSN will share the stage with the Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli in Parque Viva, in the only presentation the Italian singer will have in Costa Rica this year. The repertoire will include national works performed by the orchestra.

On March a concert tour is planned for the province of Puntarenas. The start of the Official Season 2018, will include 12 double concerts at the National Theater of Costa Rica (TNCR) with different foreign directors and soloists.

Between April and May, the OSN will present the "Symphonic Summer", with a special concert for woodwinds.

There will also be a two weeks tour of different schools in the country. In June, the ensemble will join the National Symphonic Chorus (CSN) to perform Verdi’s “Requiem,”in a community that will be announced in the future. All these events will be free.

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The Orchestra will play with Italian
tenor Andrea Bocelli.



In July, the OSN will participate in the opera "Don Giovanni" produced by the Compañía Lírica Nacional (CLN). In August and September, there will be performances from a new edition of the contest, "Young composers", two concerts of Costa Rican music and a special presentation for string instruments.

According to the Orchestra, free performances are planned in the last part of the year in different sectors of the Greater Metropolitan Area with a special program for brass, the Brahms Requiem and traditional Christmas concerts with the National Symphonic Choir.


Real estate for sale (paid category)
For Sale Versatile 2 Floors Building in La Sabana
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Completely remodeled building. 14 areas for residence and/or offices, call center, upscale storage. Transportation within 50 meters, commuter train, buses and taxis. In La Sabana, San Jose. School, park, gymnasium, tennis club and National soccer stadium walking distance. 24-hour security, many restaurants, clubs and social facilities nearby. Approximately 323 meter construction. Asking $295,000.
Contact Jim Holley
E-Mail: jimmy6902001@yahoo.com
Local CR phone: (506) 8912-5651

Code:9333-7/23/18

SPORT FISHING BOAT, TOURS AND REAL ESTATE BUSINESS FOR SALE

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Sport Fishing boat and charters, Tours and a Real Estate Business for sale. Retiring from 15+ yr old businesses in the Flamingo / Potrero area in Guanacaste. I will make it a great opportunity to the right party. Las Brisas Fishing Charters and Capt. Tom's Tours are on Tripadvisor. Also check www.casitaoasis.com. $75k Call Capt. Tom USA phone: 1 800 360-9084 / CR phone: (506) 2654-7070 Email: capttom@casitaoasis.com
Code: 04/15/18

44 LOTS FOR SALE IN GATED COMMUNITY

PLAYA AVELLANA, TAMARINDO, GUANACASTE
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Condominio Monte Donato II, is an unpretentious gated community, offering 44 lots at very accessible prices starting at only $19.995 and a monthly HOA fee of $28.

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.

Common areas: Swimming pool, Rancho, shower, restroom, soccer field, play ground

Water: The project has its own well and a 13,200 Gallon storage tank.

Security: Guard lives on the premises. Perimeter enclosure.

Construction: No zoning plan. You can build when you want, what you want!

Lot Sizes around 250m2 / 2700 sq. ft.

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Fishing Lodge for sale in Panama

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Fishing Lodge For Sale In Panama. To many assets to
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For more information and asking price our email address: aquaad@hawaii.rr.com
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Code:9284-3/22/18

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Real estate for sale (paid category)


EXOTIC DEVELOPMENT LAND
FOR SALE

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Londres, near Quepos, is an authentic Tico town just 10 miles east of Quepos, but worlds apart. The government FINALLY paving 616 road, and after 13 years has begun construction of the new High School. 5.77 acres (23,368 M2) of flat and fertile development land and in the heart of this up and coming "suburb" of Quepos. Quepos offers
world class Sports Fishing and is the gateway to world famous Manuel Antonio National Park. Londres is located on Rio Naranjo, just after the London Bridge, and it is the gateway to most of the adventure tours sold in Quepos. Christmas to Easter Rio Naranjo becomes a lazy river, and the locals favorite beach. The onsite creeks offers a tranquil place to relax and commune with Nature. All utilities to the property, mature Construction Grade Bamboo, fruit trees and 500 feet of creek frontage as the southern boundary. The existing 7 room facility is currently operated as a B&B, and could be used as a learning center, senior care, employee housing or B&B. The expat owner has been living in Costa Rica for 28 years and can offer development suggestions. the Mono Titis and several types of parrots have been frequent visitors.
Excellent bird watching too.

Visit our web: DevelopmentlandQuepos.com
Phone: 506-8351-8878
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Code: 04/16/18


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

Contact Harv in English and Spanish:
Email cap@lightsurfer.com

Contact Marco in Costa Rica (Spanish) :
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Phone- +506-84608000 or +506-8667-2823.

Web page: www.costarica-house.com

Or CLICK HERE FOR MORE COMPLETE INFORMATION
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Colinas del Sol
COLINAS DEL SOL Fenced Gated Lots for Sale

* Colinas del Sol is a fenced and gated project in a quiet area.
* There are 88 clear titled lots.
* Mountain areas with great views.
* 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

Contact:
In Costa Rica, Jeffrey Sandi Murray: jsandimurray@colinasdelsolcr.com
In the USA and Canada contact Jim Day: jimday50@aol.com or call 517-484-3675

For more information Click Here: www.colinasdelsolcr.com
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A.M. Costa Rica's

Seventh News Page
San José, Costa Rica      Published: Thursday, January 25, 2018     Vol. 18, No.125
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Calderón Guardia maternity services re-open on Friday

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Ministry of Health has approved the re-opening of the maternity and neonatology service of the Calderón Guardia Hospital.

The reopening will take place on Friday after almost a month and a half of closure.

On December 13, the medical center decided to suspend deliveries due to the presence of a bacterium known as Serratia liquefaciens.

María Eugenia Villalta, the Caja's medical manager, said she was satisfied that the remedial plan requested by the governing body of health was fulfilled in record time.

Villalta said that the technical committee that was created in December to study the presence of the bacteria will continue to monitor intra-hospital infections.


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The re-opening of the service will take place on Friday.

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After the closing of the maternity ward, the CAIS of Desamparados assumed the provision of services for low complexity births, while the hospitals San Juan de Dios, Mexico and the Women's Hospital assumed high-risk deliveries.