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San José, Costa Rica         Published Thursday,  April 12, 2018             Vol. 18,  No.412
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By A.M.Costa Rica staff

Celso Gamboa has been removed as magistrate of the Supreme Court due to his apparent involvement in the Cementazo case, an influence peddling investigation that took place last year.

The decision was made by the full legislature after a delay of several weeks.

His removal was determined with 39 votes in favor and two abstentions by legislators Otto Guevara and Aracelly Segura.

Those two legislators say there were against the vote being public because, by regulation, the vote for the dismissal of the magistrate should be private.

The legislators, however, had approved a proposal to make it public, with 30 votes in favor and 15 against.

"I have a clean conscience that I will not be an accomplice for the state having to pay a millions in severance payments to the magistrate. I was against the vote being done like that," Guevara said.

In addition, 16 legislators were absent from the session with the permission of the Legislative Assembly, and some others just did not attend the session.

The discussion started Monday. However, after five hours of discussion, the legislators could not reach an agreement.

The Supreme Court of Justice sent the Gamboa file to the Legislative Assembly in February  and asked the legislators to analyze the documents for possible dismissal.

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Gamboa was linked to a very controversial influence peddling scandal in 2017.

The Supreme Court requested the dismissal of Gamboa after learning of his relationship with the the importer of Chinese cement, Juan Carlos Bolaños, who was also involved in the scandal.

The Congress created a special commission made up of lawmakers Marvin Atencio, Gerardo Vargas, and Julio Rojas. They reviewed the documentation and concluded that the magistrate should be fired.

The report went to the full legislature April 2. and the discussion started this week with the defense of Gamboa.

25 percent of large companies declared
zero profits before the Finance Ministry

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

One in four large companies declared zero profits between 2010 and 2016 before the Ministry of Finance and did not have to pay taxes.

A report from the Comptroller General of the Republic showed that 21 percent of the declarations showed losses, while another 6 percent said they had zero profits.

This group of taxpayers known as large territorial enterprises had gross revenues during the study period of ¢8.1 billion and total assets of ¢15.6 billion.

The study found that seven companies reported consecutive losses for three years, 25 for four years and 14 for five years in a row.

Additionally, it was determined that the tax on profits has shown a downward trend, going from ¢9.217 million in 2010 to ¢2.274 million in 2016.

The manager of the ​​Financial Department of the Comptroller General, Julissa Saenz, said that another finding of the audit is that there are taxpayers who meet the requirements to be categorized as large enterprises but have not been labeled as such, a situation that has a negative impact on the public treasury. Firms in this category are assessed a higher tax rate.

"The administration must ensure to keep both the selection criteria and the updated classification list," said the official.

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For fiscal purposes, big businesses
make over ¢20 billion.

The comptroller ordered the General Tax Office to prepare a tax control plan for the large enterprises that repeatedly declare zero taxes on net profits or losses.

The large territorial companies are the second segment of taxpayers with high economic capacity, with assets or gross income exceeding ¢20 billion.

On 2016, more than 500 companies labeled as large territorial companies had total assets for ¢5.2 billion and a gross income of ¢4 billion.

Cooperative's promotion agency shows
$79 million in losses due to mismanagement

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

A forensic audit revealed that ¢44.9 billion was lost by the Institute of Cooperative Development  through mismanagement. The audit covered a study period between 2009 and 2016.

According to the report for that period, prepared by the firm KPMG, the institute lost ¢22 billion due to mismanagement, ¢19 billion was lost due to irregular loans and ¢2.197 million more was lost in investments. There was also money spent for trips, transfers and irregular donations.

The audit found that there were at least six ways to divert resources according to the deputy minister of Labor, Luis Emilio Cuenca. Among them are: credits, investments, transfers, trips, donations and irregular hiring.

Findings show the irregular granting of at least 14 credit operations for a total amount of ¢19.319 million. The irregularities are linked to cooperatives with losses or without business activity, without legal status, with deviations in investment plans, overvalued guarantees, conflicts of interest and the prevalence of political criteria.

In one of the cases, the audit reported that an institute executive approved a loan for ¢1 billion for a cooperative in which two of his family members were employed. 

There was also another case where a manager approved a loan for ¢2 billion for a consortium which, in turn, delivered resources to the family members of the manager.

In another case there was a loan to a tourist consortium where there was a conflict of interest, but it was never amortized. According to the approved structure, the beneficiary of the loan could have taken 3,500 years to reimburse the money.

Regarding travel, a total of 201 problems were detected amounting to $571,825 in the period between 2008 and 2016. The results of those travels were never seen, according to the executive director, Gustavo Fernández.

The results of the audit will be transferred to the Office of the Prosecutor.


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In one of the credit lines granted, the borrower has 3,500 years to repay the loan.


The government decided to intervene at the institute on Feb. 28, 2017, when several media outlets reported the risks it was taking and the fiscal problems.

The Comptroller's Office had issued a report in December 2016 detailing problems such as the lack of instruments to determine risk, the concentration of the loan portfolio and problems of delinquency that reached 7.18 percent.

At that time, it was reported that 62 percent of the ¢15 billion of the institute’s loan portfolio was concentrated in only 20 cooperatives.

On March 28, 2017, the Office of the Prosecutor arrested Freddy González Rojas, who presided over the institute until November 2009.

Gonzalez and five other representatives of the cooperative sector were suspected of creating a criminal network that managed to infiltrate in key positions to handle at will the fund that the entity has to provide loans to cooperatives.


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President-elect calls for approval of
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The president-elect, Carlos Alvarado, called on the current legislators to approve at least in the first vote the fiscal reform bill, which was approved by a legislative committee Monday.

This initiative promotes the creation of a value added tax, leaving the rate at 13 percent.  The measure also would increasing the number of taxpayers, while for those who earn a salary between ¢ 2.1 colones and ¢4.2 million colones would face an increase in the tax rate from 15 to 20 percent.

Alvarado insisted that the initiative is necessary for the country and to postpone approval is damaging for the country.

The secretary general of the National Association of Public and Private Employees, Albino Vargas, said that the initial stand of the president-elect is not satisfactory because he said he considers that the fiscal adjustment affects the more needy populations.

Today, the union representatives of ANEP-PATRIA JUSTA will meet with Alvarado to discuss different issues, among which is the way to face the fiscal deficit.


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University of Costa Rica hosts Angela Davis’
speech on women empowerment

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

On her first visit to the country Angela Davis, one of the most famous fighters against racism in the world, said that finally women are emerging.

"I am so glad that here in Costa Rica they have elected the first black woman in all of Latin America," said Davis before a crowded Teatro Melico Salazar. She was speaking of Epsy Campbell, the vice president-elect who was was present.

Davis, who 50 years ago emerged from an unknown professor of philosophy into an icon of the counter-cultural and political movement of the United States, was invited to deliver the inaugural lecture of the University of Costa Rica for the 2018 school year: “Feminism and social transformation in the Trump era.”

She began her speech congratulating those present for the result of the national elections in which the ruling party triumphed and Carlos Alvarado was elected as president of the Republic.

"Let's not forget that, it is a fact, that women have always been the backbone of the movements for social justice," she emphasized.

Regarding the historical role of Martin Luther King, who was murdered 50 years ago, she recalled he worked with black and poor women in the bus boycott organized in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955 to protest against the racial segregation. This was the spark of the civil rights movement in the United States.

"It is until now, 50 years later, that we are recognizing how important it is to value the leadership of women," she said.

Davis, who was a leader of the nationalist, socialist and revolutionary Black Panthers movement and was expelled at the end of the 1960s from her position as professor of philosophy at the University of California for being part of the Communist Party, said new waves of feminism and its more vibrant forms are showing up.

"We have learned from feminist studies that the world is not homogeneous, that not all women are white, and not all blacks are men," she said. "A woman cannot represent all women, especially if she is white and with money," she said.

In regards the political situation in the United States, the activist confessed she is working to make the presidency of Donald Trump very brief, especially to avoid what she called the advance of his retrograde ideas in relation to feminism, racism, misogyny, xenophobia, homophobia, nationalism and militarism, among others.

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Davis was part of the Black Panthers movement
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Although she may be accused of being an optimist, she predicted that Trump will represent only a footnote in history, an unsuccessful detour from the road forged by global struggles toward freedom and democracy.

Davis reiterated that the election of Trump, which she described as devastating, is a residue of slavery. She meant he is a businessman who, although he did not receive the favor of the popular vote, managed to ascend to power thanks to the votes of the Electoral College, an institution designed in 1787 with the enactment of the U.S. Constitution to give a greater voice to white voters in slave owners states, while the electoral value of each slave was calculated as three fifths of a person.

"The White House is today whiter and more masculine than it has been in many decades," she said. She also criticized Trump's slogan, Make America Great Again, and its implication, the desire of the businessman and his followers that the United States is once again a white and masculine nation. Therefore, she said, it is no coincidence that women, once again, have led mass marches and that the movement has regained strength throughout the world.


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Central American leaders call for a stronger
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By A.M. Costa Rica staff

Wednesday the countries that make part of the System of Central American Integration started to draw up a regional agenda on social protection and productive inclusion. The meeting is taking place in Punta Cana on the east tip of the Dominican Republic.

The conference is part of the meeting "Social innovation: formulas for better social protection and productive inclusion in Central America and the Dominican Republic."

The vice president and chancellor of Panama, Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, will speak at the conference as will the subregional coordinator for Mesoamerica of the U. N. Food and Agriculture Organization, Tito Díaz.

Additional speakers include: the Secretary of Social Inclusion of El Salvador, Vanda Pignato; the advisory minister for politics and international affairs of Nicaragua, Sidhartha Marín; the minister of Human Development and Social Inclusion of Costa Rica, Emilio Arias; and the minister of Human Development and Social Transformation of Belize, Judith Alpuche.

Diaz said that despite the efforts of governments, social protection programs have proved insufficient to end poverty, and there has been a stagnation period.

In this context, he said, it is necessary to rethink the strategies to lift this population out of poverty and fulfill the commitment to eradicate poverty by 2030.

"Countries must innovate, look for new schemes that articulate policies and programs of health, education, housing, and transfers of cash resources with productive inclusion programs at the territorial level," he said.
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The Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and 27 observing countries are part of SICA.


Diaz added that economic and productive inclusion implies: focused attention on the most vulnerable groups, such as women, youth, and indigenous peoples, to encourage their linkage to the labor market, the generation of new opportunities for entrepreneurship, access to productive resources and markets for family farmers.


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Vol. 18, No. 412     
Published Thursday, April 12, 2018        Fifth news page
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Info-communications chamber say
tax authorities ignore its warnings


By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Chamber of Information and Technology said that the General Directorate of Taxation ignored a series of technical observations and a request for a meeting sent by the group prior to the publication of a resolution that would undermine the development of telecommunications in Costa Rica.

Last November, when the resolution was in consultation, the chamber sent a letter to the general director of Taxation, Carlos Vargas, with 20 specific observations as well as a request for a meeting to discuss the industry's concerns.

However, on Jan. 31, the taxation department indicated that it would not grant hearings because the subject was in the study stage. At the end of February the document was published without meetings having been held, the chamber said.

"We believe that neither the Ministry of Finance nor Presidential House is clear about the situation and the impact that this decision will bring to the telecommunications industry in Costa Rica, the blow it represents for the development of technologies such as 5G and the development and deployment of telecommunications networks in general at the infrastructure level," said Oscar Emilio Barahona, president of the chamber.

The resolution would even be an obstacle to the Project of Connected Public Spaces, promoted by the National Telecommunications Fund. to reduce the digital gap in Costa Rica.

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The resolution would negatively impact a project to reduce the digital gap, the chamber says.


"The resolution has no legal or technical basis and lacks parameters used to establish the amounts, which would imply an increase in the costs of services for consumers," added Barahona.

The chamber is evaluating the actions that could be taken against that resolution.


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Published Thursday, April 12, 2018          Sixth news page
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International Arts Festival offers free concert for opera lovers

By A.M. Costa Rica staff
The National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica and the group "Los Tenores" will offer a special concert for lovers of opera music in which the musicians will also perform more popular works by composers such as Carlos Gardel.

This free concert, which is part of the orchestra’s Symphonic Summer program, will be presented within the framework of the International Festival of the Arts 2018 Friday at 7 p.m., in the Plaza Máximo Fernández, known as Roosevelt Square in San Pedro.

More than 75 orchestra musicians will be united with the "Los Tenores," to interpret music of lyrical singing, popular music and operatic arias, under the direction of the Costa Rican Alejandro Gutiérrez.

"It is always a pleasure to be with the National Symphony Orchestra, especially in this Symphonic Summer program, which is very close to the community. This is an outdoor concert where people can enjoy the orchestra playing with national groups, in this case with 'Los Tenores' as special guests. We are going to present music that everyone will love, opera, popular music and the own works for orchestra. It is a show that cannot be missed," said Gutiérrez.

The invited group “Los Tenores”, was born in San José three years ago, with the union of four artists: Ricardo Bernal, Arnoldo Castillo, Joaquín Yglesias and Rodolfo González.


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The Costa Rican ensemble ‘Los Tenores.’


"We already have a repertoire tour that people like. We have combined a repertoire of classical crossover, opera arias, works like 'O Sole Mio,’ ‘Granada,’ Mexican music and Costa Rican music, something that will be to everyone's taste. This is a show for the whole family, which can be enjoyed by children and grown-ups," said Arnoldo Castillo, a member of "Los Tenores."

The last rehearsal for the concert, is this morning from 8:30 a.m. at 11:30 a.m., at the National Music Center in Los Colegios, Moravia.

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Real Estate For Sale
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Beautiful Balinese Style House

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Beautiful villa of 120m2 with pool overlooking the sea and the valley of 5400m2. Magnificent house with charm in wood and refined marquetry, furnished, very beautiful Balinese style. With its two very spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, plus a mezzanine also very spacious that can accommodate another room and / or an office; A living-dining room with its American kitchen and its large wooden terrace of 70 m2, overlooking the pool and the green and tropical valley of 180 degrees, which ends with a view of the sea. To these is added a beautiful garden of 5400 m2 of tropical trees and decorated with Indonesian imported stone elements. Ideally located in terms of calm and serenity of the place. Finally, being in this heavenly environment, the property is less than 15 minutes from beaches and shops.

More information here
http://www.bienesyraices-costarica.com/ES/en-venta-en-costarica-detalles.awp?P1=122

Contact Us:
Local Office Phone (506) 2777-3339
Phone Rentals: 1-800-381 3770
Real Estate: 1-800-346 9724
Email: richard@manuelantonioestates.com
Visit Our Contact Page http://www.palmaspacifica.com/
Code:9258-041018

Colinas Del Sol

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Fenced Gated Parcels for Sale
* Colinas del Sol is a fenced and gated project in a quiet area. * There are 88 clear titled parcels. * 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. * Parcels 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: www.colinasdelsolcr.com
Code: 9342-090318

NALU Eco Development

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14 titled lots from $21,999, lot/house combos from $68,720 Walk to the beach (800 meters), Gated with onsite caretaker. Communal Organic Gardens. No time limit to build. 2 hours from San Jose, halfway between Jaco and Manuel Antonio at Playa Palma. All services and new hospital just 5 minutes away. Absentee owner friendly. Great vacation rental potential, we can manage for you! Owner Financing Available !

More information click here
http://www.richcoastrealty.com/1433playa-palma
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Contact:
Brendan@RichCoastRealty.com
USA Toll Free 1 866 833 4005
CR Cell 011-506-8718-9891
www.RichCoastRealty.com
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Brand new Casa Palmera REDUCED from $389 000 to $349 000
This exquisite home is located within the EXCLUSIVE gated community. Casa Palmeras has 3 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms, large BBQ area and a spectacular pool over 12m long. The gated community offers the perfect location for home buyers who are seeking true relaxation and peace, also offers 2 tennis courts, miles of hiking trails through primary and secondary rain forest, serenity and privacy! Casa Palmeras is a 5-minute drive from the town of Quepos and the new Marina and just short drive to Manuel Antonio Park and beach. More information here http://palmaspacifica.com/home-for-sale/by-owner-casa-pacifica-3br-2ba/

7 Apartments for Sale Price Reduced to $289,000 USD
7 Apt Building For Sale By Owner- PRICE: $299,000 * 2000 m2 of property with room for additional apartment construction in the future. * GREAT INCOME POTENTIAL $25K- 540K yearly income potential with live in caretaker! *7 furnished studio apartments with sunny and bright open sliding window doors. Minutes from Quepos and the new Marina and a short drive from Manuel Antonio National Park and beach. More information here http://palmaspacifica.com/home-for-sale/7-apt-building-for-sale-by-owner-299000

Casa Palmera II Price $299,000
Located within the EXCLUSIVE community , it has 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, situated on a 50,000 sq ft lot with large BBQ area, private pool and a huge backyard, ideal for pet owners. It is a 5- minute drive from the town of Quepos and the Marina and a short drive to Manuel Antonio Park and beach.The community offers 2 tennis courts , miles of hiking trails through primary and secondary rain-forest, serenity and privacy!
More information here
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Contact Us:
Local Office Phone (506) 2777-3339
Phone Rentals: 1-800-381 3770
Real Estate: 1-800-346 9724
Email: richard@manuelantonioestates.com
Visit Our Contact Page http://www.palmaspacifica.com/
Code:9358-030718

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:9332-042918

Casa Bella Vista

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Looking for a special property with amazing views? This is it! 2 Houses (main and guest), in ground pool, 3 acres (almost 100% usable) with Panoramic Ocean Views. 7 minutes off the coastal highway. 10 minutes from the beach (Playa Bejuco & Esterillos) 2 hours from San Jose. Furnished and turnkey. Must see to appreciate the view. Brokers Welcome $399,000 More information click here http://www.richcoastrealty.com/958-ocean-view

Contact:
Brendan@RichCoastRealty.com
USA Toll Free 1 866 833 4005
CR Cell 011-506-8718-9891
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Code:9340-050318



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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:9333-072318

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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Three Cabins For Sale

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In La Fortuna San Carlos. Price $145,000 USD
Three cabins for sale fully furnished with AC, hot water, micro waves, refrigerators, flat screen TV. three years old.Lot is 22 meters by 49 meters. fenced and gated with private drive.Fish and shrimp pond on property with several tropical plants as well as several fruit trees.Room for more new construction house or cabins. This property is in the country but close to Fortuna central.Cabins advertised on AirBnB. Good income property.
Call Harry +(506)-8682-9219 Email: lagringo2003@yahoo.com

Code:9344-081518

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

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

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Desamparados canton improves its surveillance system

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

Twenty-two cameras monitor the points with the highest crime rates in Desamparados. The joint initiative between the Municipality of Desamparados and the Public Services Co. of Heredia seeks to help the authorities in their fight against crime.

The devices are placed in strategic points of the canton such as the local cemetery, departures from shopping centers, parks, intersections, and educational centers, among others.

The cameras have a resolution of four megapixel resolution that allows greater image sharpness so they capture the events that happen around them in more detail. In addition, the devices are dome style, which allows a 360-degree surveillance

All the recordings will be integrated in a monitoring center that will have officers of the Municipal Police and Public Force, so that surveillance will be provided 24 hours a day.

The Municipality of Desamparados does not rule out that the number of cameras will be increased in the future. The possibility of installing horns and panic buttons to give direct notice to the police is being considered.


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The cameras have a four megapixel resolution
and 360 degrees vision scope.

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