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Human rights defenders will have a shelter in the country

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

On Monday, authorities announced that Costa Rica will host the ‘Shelter City Program,’ a temporary relocation center for defenders of human rights who are at risk in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.

This initiative seeks to diminish the risk to which defenders are exposed in their daily work, and the criminalization to which they are subjected by the national power groups, whose interests are threatened by their activism.

The signing of the agreement between the Republic of Costa Rica and Fundación Acceso establishes the "Shelter City Costa Rica Program,” which involves the Vice Presidency of the Republic of Costa Rica, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship, the General Directorate of Migration (DGME), and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The Vice President of the Republic, Ana Helena Chacón Echeverría, said this agreement reaffirms the country's commitment to the protection of human rights.

"Costa Rica, as a benchmark for public policies in favor of human rights, considers this program valuable, because, in addition to supporting migratory actions, it brings back security and protection to people who see their lives at risk for defending and fighting for human rights."

The Shelter City Program, funded in its early stages by the Nexos Hivos Program and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, will be coordinated and implemented by Acceso Foundation, a human rights organization with 25 years of work in Central America.

Shelter City was born in the Netherlands and has spread to other regions of the world, such as Africa and the Republic of Georgia, where various forms of protection and relocation are coordinated according to the contexts and specific situation of the asylum seekers.

"As Ambassador of the Netherlands for Central America, I travel a lot through the region. There, I always meet with human rights defenders. I know the value of their work and the risks they take. Violence, arbitrariness, and assassinations are many. We have to support them. That's why we support Shelter City Costa Rica. Without human rights defenders, there are no human rights," said, Peter Derrek Hof, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Costa Rica.

The agreement signed today between the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica, represented by the DGME, and Access Foundation, will provide the program with a legal structure for its operation, as well as a special migratory status for the participating defenders, called a "Temporary Protection Mechanism,” which is unique in the region and may only be requested by Fundación Acceso before the DGME.

"With this program, Costa Rica shows once again its commitment and solidarity with vulnerable people and, in this particular case, with activists, promoters, and human rights defenders in the Central American region. We encourage them to provide them with temporary protection status since they have become targets of oppressive groups that seek to restrict or weaken them. We are proud to take this step," said Manuel González Sanz, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship.

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  The program will focus on offering protection to leaders coming from Central America.

The defenders will remain in the country for a period of three months, although there are specific situations in which the term could be shorter or be extended for a maximum of six months.

"For the Directorate General of Migration, it has been an honor to create an adequate procedure according to our legal nature and our immigration law, work carried out with the aim of making this project a reality. In this way we help human rights defenders in Central America, reinforcing our status as a country committed to the cause," said Gisella María Yockchenthe General Director of the DGME

During their stay, the defenders will be accompanied by an interdisciplinary team and will be able to exchange experiences and knowledge with other people and organizations in the country, collaborate at the community and institutional levels, and at the same time, receive comprehensive support to strengthen their resilience capacity, so that they can face difficult situations, such as criminalization, threats to their physical and emotional integrity, stigmatization, and other attacks.

"This program is a result of the global context and particularly the Central American one. According to the recent Report of Front Line Defenders 2017, there were 312 murders of defenders in the world, 85% in Latin America. Currently, civil rights are being restricted, extraordinary powers have been transferred to the military corps in other countries, and there is an improper use of criminal law by state and non-state actors with the aim of criminalizing the work of human rights defenders,” according to Tanya E. Lockwood, Executive Director of the Access Foundation.

“The government pointed out that the protection needs are many and urgent, so that temporary or emergency relocation is vital and that is why the program offers the possibility for defenders to resume their struggle with renewed energy and return to their countries with new tools for its integral protection," commented Luciana Peri, Shelter City Costa Rica Program Coordinator for the Access Foundation.

The country will spend $2.7 million
to organize second electoral round
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By A.M. Costa Rica staff   

For the third time in a row, the country must choose its president in the second round of elections, which according to the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), would cost $2.7 million and have a higher degree of abstention.

The first round had a cost of $10.8 million.

The President of the TSE, Luis Antonio Sobrado, said that it is probable that not all of the budget will be used.

In this second round, there will be a runoff between the candidate of the Citizen Action Party (PAC), Carlos Alvarado, who advocates for the defense of human rights and has a more progressive agenda, and the candidate of the National Restoration Party (PRN), Fabricio Alvarado, who has a completely different political vision and is centered on religion and conservatism.

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School years kicks off with 11 new education programs

By AM Costa Rica staff

Thousands of students from all over the country and from different educational levels start the 2018 school year with new study programs.

The Ministry of Public Education (MEP) reviewed study plans as part of the curriculum transformation. Program changes were made in a move to help students build a knowledge base and develop skills related to new ways of thinking, living and be interacting with others so that they can better integrate into a changing world.

According to Rosa Carranza, director of Curriculum Development of the MEP, the reform was essential since it guarantees that the education system will adapt to current national and global needs.

"We had programs that date back many years and no longer worked for modern demands," she said.

The reforms in the programs seek to improve educational quality for Costa Rican students and come after the issue has been repeatedly discussed.

The educational system has not shown significant changes in recent years. In 2015, for example, the results of the PISA tests reflected that Costa Rica is far below the average score of the member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in the three evaluated competences (science, reading, and mathematics).

All programs are implemented gradually so that changes are adopted in an appropriate manner by students and teachers.

"They are not implemented once at all levels, they gradually increase. New skills and competencies require effort and additional training on the part of the teacher to break the old paradigm," she added.

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The new education programs seek to break old paradigms that are no longer useful.

The new programs are Spanish, in the third cycle and in diversified education, sciences in the third cycle; biology, physics, chemistry, psychology and philosophy, studied in last two years of high school, orientation in the third cycle and in diversified education, Ngäbere language for indigenous schools and Italian.

According to the Academic Vice-Minister, Alicia Vargas, the main objective of the transformation is to reorient the educational processes.

"The vision of Educating for a New Citizenship puts each student at the center of educational work and encourages innovative pedagogical approaches that foster the development of the maximum potential of each student," said Vargas.

To implement these new plans, the MEP trained more than 14,000 teachers so that they can apply for the programs correctly.


Government offers special training for people with disabilities

By AM Costa Rica staff

A total of 14 young people with some type of cognitive disability or low schooling graduated on Wednesday from the Empléate Inclusivo training program.

The program offers people with disabilities ages 17 to 35 who do not study or work, training in digital technologies and development of soft skills.

Young people learned skills needed to work with a word processor, prepare spreadsheets and databases, make effective exposures, and serve clients.

According to Leda Muñoz, executive director of the Omar Dengo Foundation, which works in partnership with the Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MTSS), this population traditionally has a very high unemployment rate, so it is necessary to implement different strategies to make statistics show more favorable numbers.

"That's why our educational proposal is aimed at students can perform optimally in any job opportunity where digital technologies have an important role within the company," said Muñoz.

The program also contacts different companies and refers the profiles of the students so that they can be called for an interview at the moment the company requires their services.

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Graduates of the program are directly referred to private companies to increase their chance of becoming part of the labor force.

The training lasted eight months. Students also developed soft skills through enjoyable activities. Those skills include building self-confidence, personal safety, independence, fulfillment of tasks and schedules, teamwork, assertive communication, and responsibility, all of which will be assets for their personal and professional lives.





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Two young Ticas will deliver opening speech
at the United Nations

By A.M Costa Rica staff

Two Costa Rican students will have the opportunity to represent the world's female youth through their presentation of a speech at the high-level forum that will be held on February 8 and 9 at the United Nations as part of the International Women's Day and the ‘Girl in Science Day,’ which is celebrated on February 11.

The students selected are María José Solís and Gilda Jarquín, who, along with Darlyn Vargas, Mariela Muñoz, Dana Mesén and Stephannie Aguilar, will attend the event. Solís and Jarquín will deliver the speech which will take place in the solemn opening session.

Solís affirms that she expects to be able to remember the text and control her nervousness when talking. To do so, she practices every day with a review of the material. Jarquín chooses to prepare by reading news, articles, and books related to the subject.

"The passion I feel for science and technology is what allows me to speak for all girls and women who have not had the opportunity to be heard or seen before society," Jarquín said.

The young women are students of the "I am Change-Science and Technology" program of the Monge Foundation and were selected for their good performance and participation in the area of robotics.

On Friday, February 9, the six girls will be able to present their points of view in the main panel discussion. They are expected to talk about how science can be used to achieve the sustainable development promoted by the UN in front of 80 girls who will also be able to participate.


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The two representatives will focus on the role of women in science and technology.

They will also be able to discuss and interact with UN officials, guest diplomats, corporate executives and women in the field of science.

The activity was coordinated by the non-governmental organization Royal Academy of Science International Trust (RASIT), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Government of Malta. The main topic to be discussed will be equality and parity in science for peace and development.

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Geriatric Hospital will begin courses
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By A.M. Costa Rica staff

How do we get older in Costa Rica? This will be the first subject that the Golden School will address in the Geriatric Hospital next Monday.

The idea of this new edition of the school is that patients, relatives, and caregivers have an option that allows them to know more about the main difficulties that must be addressed as people age.

The activity, which is open to the public and free of charge, will take place at 9 a.m. in the hospital auditorium, which is located on the third floor of the Comprehensive Outpatient Geriatric Services building.

The ‘School of Gold’ is an educational opportunity that opened at the National Hospital of Geriatrics and Gerontology 17 years ago.

It focuses on providing the population with a better understanding of the aging process and so people will be able to better face the most common diseases and disorders that are present in that stage of life.

Fernando Morales, director of the hospital, pointed out that the staff has put a great deal of effort into this program and he hopes that this updated information on the main problems affecting the elderly population will benefit the public.

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The School of Gold has been an educational initiative for the last 17 years.


The school will continue until November with the following topics:

March 5: Fall Prevention
April 2: How to prevent infections during seasonal changes
May 7: How can I improve taking my medications?
June 4: Urinary Incontinence
July 2: Emergencies in Older Adults
August 6: Difficulty digesting
September 3: How to improve memory?
October 1: Practical exercises for the patient with chronic lung disease
November 5: What can I do to improve my vitality?

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        Household Furnishings

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Fine Furniture of Sarchi
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. 
www.FineFurnitureOfSarchi.com
Contact information:
Adolfo's Cell: +506-8831-4306
E-mail: Info@FineFurnitureOfSarchi.com
or FineFurnitureOfSarchi@gmail.com




Shipping services (paid category)

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  10 Years of Happy Clients
Canadian English or Spanish Spoken
Excellent Service, Competitive Prices
Call  (772) 361-1050
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Psychotherapy


Dr. Gray
Dr. Lucinda Gray
California Licensed
Psychologist
International Practice

• Anxiety
 • Depression
 • Relationship Problems
 • Trauma EMDR click here
 • NWM Training
 
CR (506) 2228-2041
US (310) 827-4241
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                     Legal Services
Adrian Fernandez
Attorney & Notary
A Fernandez
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.

 Call me for advice
    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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San José, Costa Rica    Published: Wednesday,  February 7, 2018           Vol. 18,  No.207
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What are the most common forms of businesses in Costa Rica?


By Kevin Chavarría, CPA

Corporations are the most common business forms due to their structural flexibility and the speed and low cost of registration.

Once registered, one person (as an entity or an individual) can control all the stock of a local corporation.

Foreign nationals can be shareholders and serve as board members or officers without limitation.  A shareholder's liability is limited to capital contributions.

When the company has no legal representative with a local domicile, a registered agent (a Costa Rican licensed attorney) must be appointed for purposes of receiving notices on behalf of the company only. There is no requirement for a Costa Rican to participate in any capacity.

Limited liability companies (LLC)

LLC are permitted and are very common entities. They must be formed by at least two partners in a procedure similar to that of the corporation. The basic rules and procedures for the creation and operation of LLC are similar to those for corporations, except that there is no board of directors (a manager or management committee must be appointed instead), and shares are substituted by capital quotas or membership interests with more strict and personal assignment rules.

Liability companies (Sociedad en Comandita and Sociedad Colectiva)

Although these companies exist in the Code of Commerce, they are not presently in use.

General partnerships for Liability companies

Partnerships are narrowly regulated and hardly ever used.

Branches and subsidiaries

Investors can conduct business in Costa Rica through branches or subsidiaries of the parent company.

A branch is entitled to operate once registered. Before that, the agent is jointly liable with the head of the company for anyone hired on the company's behalf.

A subsidiary is a Costa Rican company that is owned or controlled by a foreign entity.


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Tourism recovers from the effects of tropical storm Nate that hit the country in 2017.


These entities do not need Costa Rican participation as manager or director, however, if the company has no legal representative residing in the country, a registered agent must be appointed.

The registration procedure is the same as that of a corporation.

Joint ventures

Joint ventures are permitted but they are not regulated. They are created and regulated through general contract provisions and usually take the form of a special purpose vehicle.

Trusts and other fiduciary entities

Trusts are fully recognized under Costa Rican law. Through a trust, the settlor transfers to the trustee certain assets or rights, for the use of designated beneficiaries. The trustee acts under a fiduciary duty and is responsible for managing the assets and income of the trust based on the specific instructions set out in the trust agreement and the default regulations established in the Code of Commerce.

The trustee has the duty to take care of the trust assets and may use the said assets only as authorized in the trust agreement. A trustee cannot benefit from the management of the trust assets (except fees), nor can the settlor be a beneficiary of the trust.

CPA Kevin Chavarria can be reached at kevin@chavarriacpa.com

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Costa Rica: Remarkable Tales from Our Super Vacation Spot
By the staff and contributors at A.M. Costa Rica &  James J. Brodell
A.M. Costa Rica celebrates its 16th anniversary with a compilation of classic news reports geared to the needs of foreigners living here and those elsewhere with personal or business interests in this vacation paradise.
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New World Meditation: Focusing Mindfulness Healing Awakening
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Bohemian Road Trip
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"Makin' it Real--a Road Trip," is basically three themes running concurrently: A motorcycle racer who betrays himself by quitting... who looks at his watch one day... and realizes he's thirty now... and if he was going to be a star, he would be by now. So he quits racing and takes a year long trip to see who else might be in his reflection.
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Writing a will ? Expecting an inheritance?
Most estate planning books focus on legal formalities. Pa$$ing On: What’s Fair in Family Inheritance? delves deeper, helping you avoid emotional minefields and create a will that’s fair to your survivors. Former Costa Rica resident Ruth Dixon-Mueller, Ph.D. brings a unique perspective to bear on inheritance practices in the United States. Published Sept. 2017; $14.00 plus shipping at Amazon. Click Here

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Trapped In The Damas Cave, Costa Rica
A true story by author Dusty Pilot, who lived in Costa Rica for 11 years. Dusty tells his horrifying story of being trapped in the Damas Cave, near Quepos, for 26 hours. The book is available from Amazon in both digital and print format. Digital format will be on sale for $2.99. Visit Amazon to preview or purchase Click Here

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The Dark Side of Pura Vida: Murder, Betrayal, Abduction and Revenge in the Vacation Paradise                                     
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Retired baseball player Jack Patterson becomes suspicious after his younger sister dies in a Pacific Ocean rip tide while on vacation in Costa Rica. Jack has to go there to find answers to troubling questions.
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This guidebook was published to HELP people of all ages and budgets move to Costa Rica SUCCESSFULLY and make their dreams come true.
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Life is a Tropical Garden
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Running out of gift ideas? Author Dusty Pilot has just released easy to follow, step-by-step instructions for turning bills (dollars or colones) of any denomination into unique gifts such as flowers: roses, daffodils, daisies and poinsettias; shirts and blouses, and birds with flapping wings. Preview or purchase at Amazon. Click Here

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The Trouble with Cash
By John H Paterson
Greg and Liz must sell their property in Costa Rica to finance their retirement. They receive an offer for their full asking price of $1million, but it comes with one condition... the payment is to be in cash. They go for it. Things go wrong. The money is stolen.The local police are no help so Greg devises his own plan to get their money back.  Buy the book on Amazon. Click Here







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San José, Costa Rica    Published: Wednesday,  February 7, 2018     Vol. 18, No. 207
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Three cops caught trying to steal shipment of drugs

By A.M. Costa Rica staff


Costa Rican authorities arrested four people, including three policemen, who tried to steal a shipment of drugs, the Ministry of Security reported today.

The Costa Rican Ministry of Public Security (MSP) said in a statement that this operation is "a clear sign of zero tolerance for corruption."

The detainees are a 32-year-old man, who was keeping 73 kilos of cocaine in a room and other areas of the hotel in San José and three policemen who tried to steal the drugs.

The drugs were spread hidden in hallways and in the hotel reception area when the suspects tried to steal them. The action in the hotel was recorded the hotel security cameras, said the MSP in a statement.

The arrested policemen are 25, 26 and 41 years old.

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Three policemen tried to steal 73 k. of drugs


In total, 73 kilos of cocaine were seized, of which 23 were inside the hotel room and the rest in the corridors and reception.

The police also confiscated a vehicle, a 9-millimeter pistol and about $300 in cash.



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

JACO BEACH - FIRE SALE
SUPER VIEWS


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100' above sea level & one mile to beach. Safe & secure neighborhood. 3 bedroom and one bath, totally remodeled 3 years ago. Adding another bath right now. All new kitchen, windows, tile floors, AC, electrical, plumbing, yard for dogs and most importantly - very low electric, water, taxes and insurance bills. Possible financing. Owner has deposit on another property and needs to sell. $139,900
Call Glenn at (506) 6214-0056
Code:9332-4/26/18

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.

For detailed information www.montedonato2.com/index

Cell: +506-8479-2384 - US Toll-Free: 1-888-263-2631

-English spoken
- Se habla español
- On parle français
- We spreken Nederlands

CODE 9267-2/28/18


Fishing Lodge for sale in Panama

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Fishing Lodge For Sale In Panama. To many assets to
list all. Restaurant, bar, pool, 12 cabins, two 1 bedroom duplex, 3 hectares on the beach, 4 boats, boat storage,
boat ramp, 22 foot panga and more. Remote and
Beautiful location on the fishing grounds. Built in
clientele list and a turn key operation.
For more information and asking price our email address: aquaad@hawaii.rr.com
Visit the site www.hookedonpanama.com
Code:9284-3/22/18

Real estate brokers and agents (paid category)
CENTURY 21 JACÓ BEACH
Century 21

A Name You Trust,
Professionalism You Deserve

Tom Ghormley and the dream team!
Owner/Broker
in CR since 1979

Buying? Selling? Renting?
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Beachfront, Views, Mountains,
Beaches, Houses, Condos,
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Playa Jacó, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
U. S. A. phone numbers: (213) 283-5168
or Toll Free: (877) 746-3868
Costa Rica phone number: (506) 2643-3356
Email: info@c21jaco.com
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ReMax Playas del
                          Coco
We are an award-winning Team of Professional Agents working with Costa Rica’s #1 Selling Real Estate Agency RE/MAX Prestige Ocean Properties. Get to KNOW, LIKE & TRUST us and let us help you find YOUR Pura Vida! We have over 30 years of experience to educate our buyers and sellers in all aspects of Real Estate. For Information on condos, homes, lots, farms, ranches, commercial or development property
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Link to Playa Panama listings page HERE

Link to Playa Hermosa listings page HERE
Link to Peninsula Papagayo listings page HERE

Link to Playa Matapalo listings page HERE
Toll Free 1-877-293-1456
Email: michael@costarica-realestate.com

9174-2/7/18

Business For Sale/Business Opportunities (paid category)

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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: 9328-04/15/18


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
Email:
askelena@gmail.com
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) :
Email- marvama05@gmail.com
Phone- +506-84608000 or +506-8667-2823.

Web page: www.costarica-house.com

Or CLICK HERE FOR MORE COMPLETE INFORMATION
9266-12/5/17


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
9261-3/2/18



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Man sentenced to six years in prison after threatening tourists

By A.M. Costa Rica Staff

On Monday, the Bribri Prosecutor's Office succeeded in getting Wálter Venegas Vargas sentenced to six years and one month in prison after he was found guilty of the crime of aggravated robbery and threats against a public official.

The sentence was handed down by the Criminal Court of Limón.

The crime investigated occurred on June 7, 2017, in Manzanillo, Limón. Prosecutors demonstrated that Venegas threatened two English tourists with a machete and stole their belongings.

Officers of the Tourist Police realized what happened and chased Venegas; however, they only managed to recover the assets of the victims.

The suspect was subsequently arrested at his home. After the investigation, Venegas was accused.

The Prosecutor's Office got a second conviction against Venegas who had threatened the same officers of the Tourist Police a month before the robbery.

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The suspect will serve six months while sentence becomes final.


Venegas will serve six months in preventive detention while the sentence is finalized.
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