Vol.18  No. 424 Published Tuesday,  April 24, 2018
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Costa Rica and United States sign
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By A.M. Costa Rica staff

Representatives of the governments of Costa Rica and the United States signed a new agreement for the exchange of tax information with the objective of meeting the current standard of  transparency established by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

The agreement was signed by the President Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, and the U.S. ambassador, Sharon Day, and must be submitted to the Legislative Assembly for ratification.

Under this agreement, both countries will offer assistance through the exchange of information in order to determine, settle and collect taxes, as well as to collect and execute tax claims, or to investigate or prosecute tax matters. All this information will be treated confidentially between both parties, according to the agreement.

The renegotiation of this agreement, initially signed in 1989 and in force since 1991, began in September 2014 and ended in the first quarter of this year.

"The signing of the new tax information exchange agreement with the United States represents another step in the search for greater fiscal transparency, one of the most important objectives assumed by our country for several years,” said Leonardo Salas, vice minister of Finance. “This new agreement shows the commitment of the country to carry out an effective exchange of information in accordance with the standards of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information of the OECD, which has a positive impact on the process of access to that organization. I want to thank all the collaborators who participated in the negotiation and signature process, whose effort is reflected in the satisfactory conclusion of the agreement."

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President Luis Guillermo Solís, and the U.S. ambassador, Sharon Day, signed a new agreement for the exchange of tax information.

In 2013 in compliance with the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance ActLaw, Costa Rica and the United States signed an agreement in which they undertook to share financial information, to report on the financial transactions that U.S. citizens perform in Costa Rica.

Currently, Costa Rica has valid tax information exchange agreements with Argentina, Canada, Finland, France, Holland, Mexico, Iceland, Finland, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Norway, Denmark, Australia, South Africa, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Sweden. The agreements were also signed with Guernsey, Italy and the Republic of Korea.

The country also signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matter in 2013, under which it can exchange tax information with 117 countries that have this convention in force.

Solís to Ortega: Nicaraguan immigrants
are not mistreated in the country

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

President Solís Rivera, said Monday that Nicaraguans in Costa Rica are not persecuted, intimidated or have their violated rights. He was responding to Nicaraguan officials who claimed otherwise.

The president's statement comes three days after the government of Daniel Ortega Saavedra sent a letter through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Nicaraguan embassy in Costa Rica claiming that the treatment of Nicaraguan migrants here is discriminatory, degrading and often racist.

"So far I think we have done everything that has been within our reach to ensure that our relationships remain normal, including care, and when I say care I mean careful and fraternal attention to the Nicaraguan population living in Costa Rica,” said the Costa Rican president. “They are not persecuted, they are not intimidated, their rights are not violated, but rather they and their children are guaranteed access to education and public health, as has been the policy throughout many years."

The Nicaraguan foreign ministry document also urged the government of Costa Rica to stay out of the social conflict that exploded Wednesday when Ortega signed a decree to reform the social security system.

The measure, which proposes an increase in the contributions of workers and employers and a reduction of 6 percent to retirees' pensions, initially caused protests in Managua and León, which were repressed by the National Police and groups of the Sandinista Youth.

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Nicaraguans living in Costa Rica rallied against the political crisis on Sunday.

Those clashes escalated in number and violence practically throughout the country, resulting in the death of at least 28 people, injury to about a hundred injured and at least 40 people missing according to local media.

Five days after the conflict began, the Nicaraguan president backed off the measure and called for a dialogue with the private business sector, which called for a peaceful march Monday. Thousands of citizens who are calling for the end of the repression participated.

U.S. pulls out family members
of diplomats deployed in Nicaragua

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The United States is shutting down routine operations at its embassy in Nicaragua and pulling out some if its employees amid a string of deadly protests.

The State Department says it's raising the threat level for Nicaragua and encouraging Americans to reconsider plans to travel there.

Family members of U.S. diplomats who work at the embassy are being ordered out of the country until security improves. The State Department says it's also allowing U.S. government officials posted to Nicaragua to leave on a case-by-case basis.

The U.S. Embassy in Managua will stop providing services to the public except for emergencies or by phone, it said.

Civil rights groups say dozens have died in protests and looting triggered by changes to the social security system. Sunday President Daniel Ortega withdrew the changes.

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Vol.18  No.424 Published Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Second news page

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President Solis will go back into surgery

By AM Costa Rica staff

President Solís will return to the operating room this time to undergo a hip replacement. Surgery will be carried out after his term ends on May 8.

The president acknowledged receiving medication for several months and according to his statements his hip is about "to collapse." At the moment there is no precise date of this operation and very possibly it will be at the Calderón Guardia Hospital.

President Solis says that sometimes he has felt a deep pain that is exacerbated in activities such as tours or intense walks and even when sitting for a long time.

Solis, who turns 60 on April 25, underwent a prostate operation for a benign growth on October 18, 2017. On that occasion, he had to rest for a month.

The procedure he underwent is called transvesical adenomectomy, which involves removing part of the prostate through the bladder.

During his period of recovery, the presidency was exercised by the first vice president, Helio Fallas, although the president appeared several times on social networks to address important issues.

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 President Solis will turn 60 years old tomorrow.

The doctor in charge of the operation, Mario Gonzalez, reported that the president's surgery was as expected and that he did not suffer from any complications.

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Vol.18  No.424 Published Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Third news page
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National Psychiatric Hospital closes
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By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The psychiatric hospital officially closed its asylum program Monday. The asylum program was to provide support to people who had been abandoned.

The closure is a response to the relocation of 109 patients to alternative programs, including a national program for the disabled and the National Council of the Elderly.

The relocation of these people is possible thanks to the inter-institutional coordination led by the Social Presidential Council, where the vice ministry of Human Development and Social Inclusion, the National Psychiatric Hospital, the national council for the disabled, the council on the aged and the Costa Rican Social Security Fund worked jointly to provide inclusion to people with mental illnesses and those who were abandoned by their relatives in this medical center.

The closing of the Asilar section of the psychiatric hospital was carried out within the framework of execution of the National Policy of Comprehensive Care for People in Situation of Abandonment and People in Street Situation 2016-2026 where, in addition, it has been supported by the Ministry and Vice Ministry of Labor and the General Directorate of the Fund for Development and Family Allowances to finance the policy.

The people who have graduated from the long-stay asylums will have inter-institutional and interdisciplinary follow-up by the various councils and the National Psychiatric Hospital, through visits to the alternatives in which they were relocated, as well as intensive evaluations during the first three months of their stays.

These actions are intended to provide accompaniment to their medical and community insertion processes.

Vice President Ana Helena Chacón Echeverría praised each of the institutions that participated in the process for their efforts in reaching the goal of relocating 100 percent of the abandoned patients in the National Psychiatric Hospital.

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Long-term resident patients will be relocated to family members, friends or specialized institutions.

"This is a historical debt that we are paying off. It is a process that we managed to articulate and conclude through political wills, where each of the parties paved the way to give this population the possibility of having a better quality of life. Therefore, I highlight this work that finally put face to hundreds of people who have been treated as if they did not have it. The commitment acquired through this policy is the guarantee to continue generating social inclusion."

In order to achieve the relocation of the abandoned people in specialized shelters, more than ₡1.96 billion was invested. The Mixed Institute of Social Assistance allocated ₡540 million to subsidize families with people at risk of abandonment. This process took place from July 2016 to March 2018.











Vol.18  No.424 Published Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Fourth news page
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Pacific region will have its new University of Costa Rica branch
By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The first building of the future campus of the pacific headquarters of the University of Costa Rica, which will house the program of computer science and multimedia technologies, was inaugurated this week in Nances de Esparza.

With a cost of $980,000, the work was financed with resources from the loan granted by the World Bank for public higher education.

In a ceremony held with the presence of university authorities, the Municipality of Esparza, neighbors of the community, teachers and students, the rector of the university, Henning Jensen, stressed that these facilities are inaugurated to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the regionalization of higher education in Costa Rica.

"Without education, we will hardly have better citizens, better jobs, or a less unequal society. We bet because the computer science, the engineering, the arts and the sciences, are sufficient answers to compete against the international markets that today move between robust economies of high technology," said the rector.

The 15-hectare farm in Nances de Esparza was acquired by the university in 2013 in order to expand the academic offerings in the central Pacific region and strengthen the services offered to the communities of this area.

The university’s Pacific headquarters staff will transfer a large part of its activities to Nances de Esparza and maintain its academic space in the El Cocal neighborhood of Puntarenas.

The director of the Pacific headquarters, Mario Solera Salas, said that the university, "in the future will offer facilities for teaching, cultural, sports and recreational activities, to further develop research and social action, and that without a doubt it should serve to increase the impact of the Pacific Headquarters in the region."

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Vol.18 No.424 Published Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Fifth news page
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Limoncito rural students await the opening of a new school

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

After years of waiting, the students of the Limoncito School finally see the real possibility of having a new educational center.

The old school was closed in 2017 as uninhabitable and unhealthy.

After constant complaints from students and staff, an inspection was made by the Ministry of Health. It was determined that the construction materials used in the school had lost their support capacity.

The situation forced the Ministry of Public Education to move the students to another place.

The approximately 700 students of the Barrio Limoncito School in Limón were temporarily relocated to the local Catholic church and on private property where the food and administration area is located.

"Our hope is that in a couple of years we will solve the problem of having a safe school for students," said Jeannette Navarro, director of the institution.

An agreement recently signed between the ministry and the Technological Institute of Costa Rica will allow the government to have the architectural designs and technical studies made for the new school.

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The Technological Institute, one of the nation’s public universities, has committed to providing the estimated economic resources of almost ¢35 million for the design of the educational center, which will be located on the same land as the old facilities.

The ministry will assume the costs of renting the current space until the new educational center is completed.

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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

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
The Dark Side of Pura Vida: Murder, Betrayal, Abduction and Revenge in the Vacation Paradise
By James J. Brodell
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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The New Golden Door to Retirement and Living in Costa Rica: The official guide to relocation
By Christopher Howard
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
By Victoria Torley
A quirky look at gardening in the tropics. What happens when a "Northern" gardener moves to Costa Rica? You have no idea.
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Make gifts from dollars or colones
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

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

Vol.18 No.424
Published Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Sixth news page
Real Estate
About Us

Tico credit card debt expected to
increase 5 percent during soccer’s World Cup

By A.M. Costa Rica staff
The Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce projects that Costa Rican credit card debt will increase at least 5 percent during the next World Cup in Russia.

At the moment, Tico debt by credit cards amounts to
$2.2 billion. However, the economics ministry foresees that during the World Cup event many people will take advantage of credit to acquire television sets or event related items.

The director of economic studies at the ministry, Roberto Vargas, said that during the Brazilian World Cup, debt increased by close to 10 percent.

However, for this world cup that percentage is not projected because most matches will be held in the early hours of the morning for Costa Ricans, so going to a bar or restaurant will not be as frequent.

Vargas said the idea is not to demonize those who buy televisions or other items to enjoy the World Cup but he does make a call for people to be responsible taking into account the ability to pay.

There are about 2,745,000 credit cards in the wallets of Costa Ricans. According to the ministry, that represents an average of two cards per adult.

A.M. Costa Rica wire services photo
Soccer is so popular in Costa Rica that, in the past, banks have even offered loans for Ticos to travel to the world cup.

Real Estate For Sale
(paid category)


Beautiful Balinese Style House


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

Contact Us:
Local Office Phone (506) 2777-3339
Phone Rentals: 1-800-381 3770
Real Estate: 1-800-346 9724
Email: richard@manuelantonioestates.com
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Colinas Del Sol


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

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


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
USA Toll Free 1 866 833 4005
CR Cell 011-506-8718-9891


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

Contact Us:
Local Office Phone (506) 2777-3339
Phone Rentals: 1-800-381 3770
Real Estate: 1-800-346 9724
Email: richard@manuelantonioestates.com
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Jaco Beach - Fire Sale - Super Views


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Call Glenn at (506) 6214-0056

Casa Bella Vista


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

USA Toll Free 1 866 833 4005
CR Cell 011-506-8718-9891

Business For Sale
(paid category)

For Sale Versatile 2 Floors Building
in La Sabana


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

44 Lots For Sale In Gated Community Playa Avellana, Tamarindo, Guanacaste


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

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

Three Cabins For Sale


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


Sport Fishing Boat, Tours and Real Estate Business For Sale


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

Vol.18 No.424 Published Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Seventh news page
Real Estate
About Us
Cuba and Costa Rica sign agreements on immigration matters

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The governments of Costa Rica and Cuba signed a immigration agreement that establishes a framework of cooperation to stimulate and guarantee a regular flow between both countries and enhance cooperation against irregular migration, human trafficking and drug trafficking.

The document was signed Monday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in San José. The event was led by Foreign Minister Manuel González and the ambassador of Cuba in Costa Rica, Danilo Sánchez.

The document cites some common objectives, such as promoting the exchange of experiences and good organizational and technological practices, improving the processes of migratory documentation and expediting the procedures of deportation in accordance with the domestic legislation of each country.

González described the agreement as a positive product of the permanent dialogue that the country has with its Latin American and Caribbean partners. He recalled that at the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016, Costa Rica faced an unprecedented crisis in migrants.

"We had to go once again to the diplomacy of understanding, dialogue, cooperation and solidarity to face the migration phenomenon from an integral perspective, with a human face. For Costa Rica, migration is a shared responsibility that must be addressed jointly for the good of our populations, in an approach of respect for human rights," he said.

"Undoubtedly with this agreement we created a very important stage and will generate the necessary conditions for the exchange to be in a safe, organized and legal manner; which will result in mutual benefit to strengthen relations of friendship and cooperation among our people,” said Sanchez.

As a witness of honor of the signing, Gisela Yockchen, director of Immigration, said that, "the work process facilitated by this agreement allowed us to know much more about the reality and that our procedures can have legal support at the level of our country in accordance with Cuban regulations."

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship photo
Talks to reach the agreement started last year.

For the execution of the operational procedures that are established by mutual agreement, the agreement designates the Cuban Directorate of Identification, Immigration and Immigration and the Professional Migration Police in Costa Rica.

In addition, both countries agree to exchange, in the shortest possible time, information on changes in the regime of entry, legal stay and departure from their respective country.

The ceremony was attended by Costa Rican officials from the Foreign Policy Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship and the General Directorate of Immigration and Foreign Affairs. In addition to Sánchez , the consul of Cuba in Costa Rica, Jorge García, participated.

Last November diplomatic and migration officials of Costa Rica and Cuba held the first round of conversations on immigration matters, which initiated the process that allowed the signing of the agreement.

A.M. Costa Rica notice to expats (free category)

Democrats Abroad Costa Rica

Meeting on April 28th, 2018. In the spirit of Earth Day, Democrats Abroad has a very special treat for you… We will screen the BAFTA - nominated documentary :

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power by Al Gore.
A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes-in moments private and public, funny and poignant-as he pursues the empowering notion that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. Renowned filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk (Audrie & Daisy, 2016 Sundance Film Festival) have taken the baton from 2006 Academy Award-winner Davis Guggenheim. What started then as a profound slide show lecture has become a gorgeously cinematic excursion. Our extraordinary former vice president invites us along on an inspirational journey across the globe that delivers the tools to heal our planet. The question is: Will WE choose to take the baton?

The film will be followed by moderated discussion… So don’t miss it!

(Contribution goes towards coffee, iced tea, meeting space & the Get Out the Vote campaign)
50-50 DRAWING: Bring extra money for the 50-50 drawing to win a chance at receiving 50% of what is raised from it.
TICKETS: ₡1,000 each
(money raised goes towards our Get Out The Vote efforts)
FREE TRANSFER FROM SAN JOSE: Those desiring a free ride to Escazú can meet at Teatro Nacional by 8:30 am promptly or earlier if all who reserved are present. We will provide a free ride back to San José at 12:15 pm. RIDE RSVP: Call Nelleke: 8614-2622 or contact Maxine: 8828-3052 mtorresdacr@protonmail.ch You MUST reserve for a ride.
RSVP INFORMATION: For the time, directions, map, rideshare and full details. Click the link http://whoozin.com/KJQ-GDG-T663
You NEED to make a reservation for admission. This will be a sellout for sure. If you can't click on the link, email democratsabroadcostarica@gmail.com to make reservations.
CONTACT: If you have any questions or comments, please call Kathy Rothschild at 2244-2247 or email DemocratsAbroadCostaRica@gmail.com

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