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San José, Costa Rica            Published Thursday,  March 1, 2018             Vol. 18,  No.301

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Evangelical candidates apologized for comments
on LGBT community

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The presidential candidate of National Restoration Party, Fabricio Alvarado, and his candidate for the second vice-presidency, Francisco Prendas, made a public apology to the people offended by the party's comments.

The apology came first from Francisco Prendas, who was widely criticized this week for the statements delivered during a radio broadcast where he said that ministers in future government of the National Restoration Party would be elected by suitability and morality, specifically heterosexual morality.

During the interview, Prendas explained how, if the party wins the elections, it is very likely that the appointed officials would exclude homosexuals to avoid offending the vast majority of Costa Ricans.

"If we have two people with similar criteria and abilities, but one of those is homosexual, we could possibly go for the other person,” Prendas added during the radio interview. "We do not want to hurt the values ​​and interests of citizens."

He also said it would be very controversial if a government minister went out and was covered in the media as part of a gay pride march or participated in a similar activity. However, he said that gay people who already have a post would not be persecuted.

"The contribution of people, no matter who they are, can occur without putting that person in a situation where he or she will disturb a large majority." Prendas said. "We do not need the noise or division or aggression," said the right hand of Fabricio Alvarado.

Prendas said that the problem is not that a person has a sexually diverse orientation, that some manage it in such a way that it is of public knowledge.

After receiving harsh criticism for his statements on this issue and for evading some questions on tax matters, Prendas apologized on another radio show.

The vice presidential candidate said his intention was not to offend anyone, saying the way he expressed his point of view was imprecise.

"The LGBTI population has my public apology and the issue of LGBTI people has been used to divide us too much,"said Prendas.

The candidate for the presidency of the National Restoration Party, Fabricio Alvarado, also called for peace through a live broadcast on his official Facebook profile.

"In a government of the National Restoration Party, we are absolutely not going to discriminate against anyone. We have not promoted nor are we going to promote any type of hate speech for anyone, neither for sexual orientation nor for religion, nor for gender, nor for age nor for a disability condition," he said.

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This is the last paragraph of the written apology posted by the candidate on his Facebook site: "We want to unite this country, not to divide it."

Alvarado also published a handwritten note that states verbatim: "It is time to ask forgiveness and reconcile all those who have felt discriminated against by a campaign polarized by some. To the evangelical and Catholic community and to the LGTBI community: Sorry! "

Alvarado has said in the past that one of his main goals as a possible president is to modify an executive decree that was signed in 2015, which rules that discrimination against LGTBI persons in public entities is prohibited.

Alvarado said his opinion as a Christian political candidate is that the decree has elements of gender ideology.

In addition to this incident, Wednesday morning Alvarado also changed his position on the possibility of taking the country out of Inter-American Court Human Rights.

He claimed to have eliminated the option, an action he promised Jan. 9. He added he and his team will seek a solution through diplomatic channels.

According to the candidate, the criteria listed by judicial experts influenced in his change of mind.

Throughout the political campaign, Alvarado has been criticized and questioned for his standpoint against the LGBTI community and especially the advisory opinion of the Inter-American Court in favor of marriage between people of the same sex.

 Libertarian leader announces
its support for the evangelical party

By AM Costa Rica staff

The former presidential candidate of the Libertarian Movement Party, Otto Guevara Guth, announced his political commitment to the candidate of National Restoration Party, Fabricio Alvarado.

The libertarian made his decision known through his Facebook page, where he also asked his supporters to vote for the National Restoration Party in the second round of elections to be held on April 1.

Guevara had an extensive meeting with Alvarado, after which they concluded that it was best to work together along with other politicians such as Sergio Mena, Mario Redondo, Abelino Esquivel, Gonzalo Ramírez Zamora and others.

Among the main common objectives are: promoting concessions for the construction of the most important roads in the country, promoting the electric train and a metro line in the urban area, promoting the opening of the electricity market, reactivating the economy through support to projects of labor flexibility, telework, contribution to the social security based on the real-time worked, incentives in social charges and taxes for small and medium enterprises.

Guevara said he is also interested in eliminating all unnecessary regulations to simplify procedures, applying the law of protection of the administered against the excess of procedures. Also, they will seek to control public spending and reduce the fiscal deficit.

After his announcement, the former Liberacion presidential candidate became a trending topic on Twitter and was attacked and criticized on Facebook.

"For these reasons, and because I have also had the opportunity to have him as a partner in the Legislative Assembly for almost four years, which has allowed me to know his commitment to the country, I have decided to support him in this election that culminates on the 1st  of April," Guevara said.

The Libertarian Movement Party is going through a difficult moment in Costa Rican political history. The problem began in 2014, when the party requested a loan of ¢ 2,500 million from Banco Lafise in order to finance the fourth candidacy of Otto Guevara.

At that time, the party was only entitled to collect ¢1,830 million from the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), since it obtained 11 percent of the votes for president and 8 percent of the votes for legislators.

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The libertarian asked his supporters to vote for the National Restoration Party in the second round of elections to be held on April 1.
In the past election, the situation changed substantially due to the fact that the party did not manage to appoint a single legislator and received less than 4 percent of the votes for presidency, so the party was left without the possibility of receiving the state contribution for political debt.

As of now, the party has debts of approximately ¢500 million, which correspond to the electoral expenses of the last two campaigns and the cost of the civil condemnation imposed by the election tribunal because of a scam committed by libertarian militants.

The treasurer of the Libertarian Movement, Carlos Herrera, told the press several weeks ago that the domestic economic situation is critical and could mean the beginning of the end for the party.

As he explained, the party owes ¢120 million to Banco Lafise for the loan requested four years ago, about ¢150 million to Banco Promérica, ¢20 million to the Costa Rican Social Security Fund  and ¢209 million that the TSE charged for the scam.

"I do not see the scenario as very optimistic and do not see in a way we can continue. The party is technically on track towards its closure," Herrera told reporters recently.

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San José, Costa Rica         Published Thursday,  March 1, 2018         Vol. 18, No. 301
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 National Stadium will hold a Solar Energy Fair

By AM Costa Rica staff

The ExpoSolar Fair will take place from April 5 through 7 in the National Stadium. The trade fair will have booths and exhibitions to let visitors and interested parties learn about options for the use of solar energy.

The fair will organize business round tables in which interested people can schedule meetings with exhibiting companies and financial advisors who will provide them with the information they need to potentially transform their energy use.

According to data from the Ministry of Environment and Energy, as of April of 2016, a decree regulating the distributed power generation came into effect, and 692 new contracts have been established in favor of companies and families that have started to supply their own electricity needs from the sun.

"We know that many public institutions, private companies and industries currently consider the possibility of becoming producers-consumers of solar energy," explained Carolina Sánchez, secretary of the Board of Directors of the non-profit Asociación Costarricense de Energía Solar. "However, we know that this involves a complex internal education and research process. The idea is to make it easier for interested parties in a single day to carry out this process of comparative analysis and evaluation."

The fair will be used to show the results of a solar energy study carried out jointly by the Costa Rican Solar Energy Association and the SESLab, a research and extension laboratory of the School of Engineering in Electronics of the Technological Institute of Costa Rica.

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The profitability of using solar energy will be one of the subjects discussed during the fair.

The research sheds light on various issues such as the availability of solar energy in the country, the types of equipment currently used, the evaluation of the return on investment, the potential use of the solar energy sector, as well as statistical details on the distribution companies and their respective interconnection processes.

The study was innovative in the sense that the country still did not have complete and statistical numbers on how the demand for solar energy has behaved. The environmental ministry does have some records, but no more research was available, according to the organizers.

 New plant species discovered on Cocos Island

By AM Costa Rica staff

Tachia blancoi is the name given to a new species of plant by Alexander Rodríguez and Joaquín Sánchez of the National Museum of Costa Rica. Although the plant is endemic to Cocos Island, it was previously unnamed.

"It is a small shrub approximately one meter tall with white flowers, branches covered with a type of resin, very characteristic of the botanical family Gentianaceae, to which this new species belongs," Sánchez said.

There is a reference in the plant world to a genus known as Tachia, which originated in South America and which had not been described in another country until 1997 when Costa Rican scientists were able to identify a specimen of the species known as Tachia parviflora.

In 1994, officials from Coco's Island found another specimen that Sánchez easily identified as belonging to the Gentianaceae family, to which the Tachia genus belongs.

The problem was that the specimen was sterile (without flowers or fruits) so that its identification and description were impossible at that moment, according to the national museum.

Sánchez explained that recognizing a plant with the potential to be new to science takes a lot of experience in the researcher. In this case, it was Rodriguez, who said that when he saw it, knew that it was the one he was looking for.

"Once recognized, samples are taken as branches, flowers and fruits, as well as many photographs. These are called botanical specimens and are taken to the laboratory where they are dried and then taken to the herbarium," explained the biologist.

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A variety of the plant was discovered back in 1994.

The museum said that when a biologist discovers what he thinks is a new plant, the research process begins with the existing literature. Scientific literature is meticulously searched and the biologist compares all the plants parts with those of others described by scientists around the world to determine if it has been described before.

To validate the discovery, researchers write a scientific article in a recognized international journal.

The next step will be cataloging the plant as part of the collection of species of the National Herbarium where it will be available as a witness to its inclusion as a new species in the field of botanical sciences.

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Papagayo Peninsula is the only Central American destination mentioned in the report.
The New York Times declares
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By A.M Costa Rica staff

The Papagayo Peninsula in Guanacaste stands out among the 52 best places around the world to visit in 2018, according to an article published by The New York Times.

The area of ​​Guanacaste is ranked 20th and is described as an exotic paradise, according to the text. Costa Rica is the only country in Central America represented in the article.

The article reported of a recent investment of $100 million in properties and infrastructure of the 566 hectares on the north Pacific coast, including the renovated Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica, a new beach club in the neighboring Hotel Andaz and an enlarged marine village.

"There are also novelties for nature lovers: scenic routes that stretch for more than 12 kilometers, the Papagayo Peninsula Explorers Club, which personalizes adventures full of action for travelers, and the opening of a sanctuary for the macaw at the end of 2018," the report says.

The article called, "52 places to visit in this 2018: Some basic recommendations to escape and see the world" has New Orleans, Louisiana, in first place, "An American city, unique in its kind, which is turning  300 years old."









San José, Costa Rica           Published Thursday,  March 1, 2018         Vol. 18, No. 301
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Country falls behind schedule in its fight against hunger
By A.M. Costa Rica staff

An evaluation of the progress made by the different institutions in charge of completing the agenda for sustainable development, with 17 objectives to be met in the year 2030, shows important delays, according to an investigation carried out by the Comptroller General of the Republic.

The main conclusions include the lack of long-term policy strategies on issues of agricultural sustainability and a risk-monitoring plan.

The audit was coordinated by the Latin American and Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions.

Costa Rica set the agenda of 17 sustainable development goals with the idea of ​​improving the quality of life for its inhabitants and assuming the challenge of eradicating poverty and inequality and protecting the environment.

The ultimate goal is for each country to adopt the universal guidelines of the United Nations on human rights, labor standards, environmental protection and sustainable production, construction of clean cities, institutions and accessible services for all, without leaving anyone behind.

The goals included in the report were ending hunger, achieving food security, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture in the world.
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The study shows that implementations are mostly in a regulatory stage.

According to the Comptroller General, the implementation of the development goals in the country is at an initial stage of institutionalization and strategy, since progress has been made on internal regulatory issues.

The Comptroller General also recommended defining the powers and responsibilities of governmental agencies involved in prevention and management of risks and strengthening the coordination with the ministries involved in the process, especially that of the presidency.

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San José, Costa Rica        Published Thursday,  March 1, 2018        Vol. 18, No.301
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Solution to overcrowded jails
has become an urgent presidential issue

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The issue of the overcrowding in the holding cells of the Judicial Investigation Organization has escalated and has been brought to President Luis Guillermo Solís.

Monday the judiciary requested a meeting between its president, Carlos Chinchilla, and President Solís, as the magistrates said they believe that it is urgent to address the problem and find a solution.

The supreme court magistrates took the decision after hearing the director of the Judicial Investigating Organization, Wálter Espinoza, who explained that there are inmates who spend up to 14 days in temporary confinement without the appropriate conditions.

Espinoza said that some cells sleep up to 14 people, although the official capacity is only six.

The problem is classified as a time bomb by Espinoza because he said he believes that a tragedy could occur in the event of a riot or a natural disaster.

In the cells, detainees do not receive natural light or visits or necessary medical attention, added the head of the judicial police.

Last week, a prisoner died after being assaulted by another detainee in judicial organization cells in Limón.

The magistrates of the Constitutional Chamber abstained from voting on the issue because March 15 they have a hearing on the number of habeas corpus cases filed as a result of holding cell conditions.

A.M. Costa Rica wire services photo
The overcrowding has already left one person dead.

"We will receive evidence from the parties and issue a structural sentence on this matter," explained constitutional magistrate Nancy Hernández.

The Ministry of Justice issued a press release in which officials there say they are working on a solution.

"It cannot be ignored that the only penitentiary center in the country available to receive an indicted population has a technical closure order issued by the San Jose Penalty Enforcement Court," said a press statement sent by the judicial police.

"This center has capacity for 560 spaces and has 865 people, so in the next two months, 300 people must be relocated," the document adds.

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San José, Costa        Rica Published Thursday,  March 1, 2018      Vol. 18, No. 301
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National Theater will showcase Drácula by Bram Stocker

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

Under the direction of Luis Carlos Vásquez and with a well-known cast, "El Conde Drácula" arrives to the National Theater of Costa Rica (TNCR).

The play staged by the Teatro Espressivo in 2017, will be performed on Friday March 2 and 9, Saturday March 3 and 10, at 8 p.m., and on Sunday March 4 and 11, at 5 p.m., in the TNCR.

"Dracula, the legend of the living dead, revives in a poetic stage full of light and darkness, loaded with beauty and symbolism. This version of the work, released in 1928, is a theatrical adaptation of the famous novel 'Dracula', by Bram Stoker. Without moving away from his horror genre, director Luis Carlos Vásquez proposes a staging more in line with the beginnings of the 21st century, that is, more conceptual," the TNCR explained

Fred Herrera, director general, said the TNCR has changed the format of production and co-production contracts, by buying works produced by the independent sector, which has allowed to the theater to diversify the risks and establish relations with the independent creative theater and dance sector.

Tickets cost between ¢8,000 and ¢15,000.

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The play was produced by an independent company and sold to the National Theater.

The play tells the story of Count Dracula, who leaves his castle and moves to the city. Once installed, he falls in love with the young Lucy, already engaged. He begins to visit her at night and begins drinking her blood little by little to turn her into his wife. But the decline in the health of Miss Lucy alerts her family and they seek the help of Dr. Van Helsing, who gradually discovers the truth behind the mystery and has to fight the supernatural forces of the vampire with all his energy.

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San José, Costa Rica         Published Thursday,  March 1, 2018       Vol. 18, No.301
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College students design temporary houses for emergencies

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The housing sector is one of the areas most affected during emergency situations and the recovery process frequently takes years because governments worldwide are unable to respond quickly to the problem.

To address this problem, a group of students from the School of Architecture of the University of Costa Rica developed several temporary housing designs for families who lose their homes due to the impact of an emergency.

The designs are low cost, are made with easily available materials, can be adapted to meet risk conditions and can be built in only four weeks.

The goal of the school is to provide efficient solutions to hundreds of families who remain in temporary housing for months and even years before receiving a definitive housing solution.

After the 2017 passage of Tropical Storm Nate in Costa Rica, a total of 1,605 homes were affected in different parts of the territory, with a cost of $37.6 million in losses, according to the damage report of the National Commission for Risk Prevention and Emergency Care.

Emily Vargas, the professor of the course in which this project was developed, points out that the school promotes the development of proposals with a social perspective so that the country has future professionals committed to the country's needs.

Each student presented a design that was accompanied by a manual aimed at building the house step-by-step. The manual aims to allow small groups of people to assemble the modules quickly.

Each temporary housing unit can be built in just four week allowing a quick response to the needs of families who lost their homes. All the projects had to be developed for a lot of 10 by 15 meters and had to have a cost of between three and six million colones.

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The designs will be delivered to the National Emergencies Commission.

The minimum shelter modules are enough for sleeping, eating and grooming. Additionally, the design takes into consideration a second stage useful for approximately three years or more with a capacity of up to eight people.

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