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Today the country will inaugurate Carlos Alvarado, the 38-year-old writer and musician who will serve as the nation’s president from 2018-2022.

The ceremony will start at 9 a.m.
 
In 2021, under his administration the country will celebrate its 200 years of independence.

Today's event will see the presence of more than 100 international delegations that will witness the inauguration of the youngest president in a country with the longest democracy in Latin America.

The inauguration will take place in the Democracy and Abolition of the Army Square, right in the center of San José.

As the bicentennial president, Alvarado wants to leave a mark by creating a multi-party cabinet which will be 56 percent women, something unprecedented in the country.

He has said that bicentennial celebrations require parties and citizens to unite in order to solve the most pressing problems of the country, such as the fiscal deficit, poverty, inequality, infrastructure, unemployment, and insecurity, among others.

Alvarado will ride to his inauguration ceremony in a hydrogen-powered bus. The bus is certified as carbon neutral, a sign of the environmental sustainability policies he plans to implement.

The director of protocol of the state, Gina Guillén, said that Alvarado and all his cabinet will ride in the hydrogen bus developed by the Ad Astra Rocket Co., founded by the former astronaut Franklin Chang.

During the ceremony President Alvarado will receive a certificate that makes the event carbon neutral, that is, it will compensate the carbon emissions produced there.

The authorities will measure the emissions that are generated in the flights of the delegations, in hotel stays, in the transfer of the guests, in the handover event, in lighting and in waste management.

The compensation will consist in the purchase of carbon credits for reforestation in a farm in the Térraba indigenous territory in the south of Costa Rica, which has the goal of becoming the first carbon neutral nation in the world by 2021.

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Carlos Alvarado is the president who has reiterated his love for his wife and the legendary rock band Pink Floyd.

The ceremony will be attended by 3,000 citizens to whom the organization has distributed tickets.

The president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, arrived in Costa Rica Sunday to attend the inauguration. President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama has confirmed his attendance as has Jimmy Morales from Guatemala, Salvador Sánchez Cerén from El Salvador, Evo Morales from Bolivia and Danilo Medina from the Dominican Republic.

Some countries will be represented by vice-presidents, foreign ministers, deputy foreign ministers, ministers, senators or deputies, including Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Japan and South Korea.

Spain will be represented by the president of the congress, Ana Pastor, and Cuba by the vice president of the state council, Inés María Chapman.

An inter-institutional team made up of the Public Force, the Directorate of Intelligence and Security, the Municipal Police of San José, the Traffic Police, the Red Cross, firemen, the National Emergency Commission and the Ministry of Health have executed a series of operations to guarantee security on site.

As of 2020, Costa Ricans will need
special permit to travel to Europe

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Costa Ricans who want to travel to a country in Europe will have to apply for a permit online starting in 2020.

The regulation comes from the European Commission, the Parliament and the Council of the European Union, who have created the European Travel Information and Authorization System, an entry permit that will be processed through the internet.

The requirement seeks to reduce illegal migration, improve the internal security of the countries and reduce delays at borders by identifying people who may pose risk in Europe. Some applicants could be denied permits.

The European Union officials explained that they will be able to carry out early checks with the new program and, if necessary, deny travel authorization to visa-free third-country nationals traveling to the Schengen area (an area comprising 26 European countries).

Those interested in travel will have to fill out a form with information about their personal life, education, employment, and security information as well as mentioning the countries they will visit in the European Union and if they have relatives in some of these. This procedure will cost seven euros.


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Traveling to Europe will include an special permit requested beforehand.

The approval or denial of the permit will take an estimated 96 hours after completing the application. Those who have to provide additional information must wait another 96 hours on average to get the final resolution.

The countries that will have to comply with the requirement are: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Rapid passenger train receives environmental permit

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The rapid passenger train received the potential environmental viability permit of the National Environmental Technical Secretariat.

The Costa Rican Railway Institute endorsed the petition in resolution number 746-2018 April 23.

Now, the entity will have to draw up an environmental impact study within a period of one year.

The whole project also has pre-feasibility, socio-economic, technical, topographic and financial studies.

The initiative aims to unite San José, Alajuela, Heredia and Cartago with 80 kilometers of railroad.

The new president, Carlos Alvarado, promised at the beginning of April that the first stage of the project will be a reality before the end of his term in 2022. The promise was made after he held a meeting with the current authorities of the institute.

Elizabeth Briceño, the institute’s executive president, estimated the construction of the project could take about two years with an investment in infrastructure cost of $1.35 billion and an equipment investment of $256 million.


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The newly inaugurated president has promised the train will be ready before the end of his government.

The first stage is estimated at $600 million. Alvarado also asked that cargo transport between the Central Valley and the Atlantic be reactivated.


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The initiative of re-activating shark finning is reasonably buried with the arrival of the new minister

Exploitation of sharks is absolutely unsustainable,
said future minister of Environment

By AM Costa Rica staff

The exploitation of shark species in Costa Rican seas will not be a reality in the next government, according to Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, the new minister of Environment and Energy.

Last week Rodríguez told local media that there is no chance at all to reactivate exportation of shark parts.

"We do not think at all that the export of shark fins should be allowed because we do not know its origins," said Rodríguez. "Probably a lot of it came from legal sources but another lot came by illegal means."

The Costa Rican Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture said in February that it is analyzing the possibility of lifting the ban on the exploitation of hammerhead sharks and their relatives, which is the reason why they are conducting studies to determine if it is viable from a technical and scientific view point of view.

However, Rodríguez said that protection must be above commercial interests, especially if the species are threatened.

"The high intensity of shark extraction in the Costa Rican seas is totally unsustainable, particularly in the species of hammerhead shark, silky shark and other pelagic shark species, since the evidence tells us that they are threatened populations," he added.

The vision of the appointed minister is that of greater protection where conservation areas must take a leading role, knowing the areas where sharks inhabit, and that there must be a repopulating of other fish of commercial interest

 

The environmental lawyer indicated that the new administration will respect the decisions of the Constitutional Chamber on the issue of trawling.

The new government will have a different position from that of its predecessors, who tried unsuccessfully to promote this technique questioned by scientists and environmentalists due to its impact.


"From the Ministry of the Environment we consider that trawling is an irrational, unsustainable and old-fashioned method of marine resource extraction, and we have to look to the future for more sustainable practices," he explained.

Rodríguez said that the research and scientific investigation being done should be strengthened to sustain the decisions it makes.

In addition, he considered that the integration of the fishery institute’s board of directors should be analyzed because under the current system the members make decisions that will ultimately affect them, falling into self-regulation.

This is not the first time Rodríguez has had this appointment. He was also minister of Environment during the government of Abel Pacheco from 2002-2006.

Health authorities confirm eight cases of
malaria in the first four months of the year

By AM Costa Rica staff

The Ministry of Health reported eight cases of malaria during the first four months of 2018.

The cases were registered in the northern zone, mainly in the canton of San Carlos.

Daniel Salas, director of health surveillance, explained that the number of cases of malaria reported in Nicaragua puts Costa Rica on alert.

Salas urged the population to use repellent constantly, wear long clothes and eliminate hatcheries, standing water, to prevent the transmission of this disease.

Malaria is transmitted in our country mainly by the mosquito Anopheles albimanus, which has behavioral patterns and breeding sites different from the mosquito that transmits dengue, zika and chikungunya.


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The building of the new terminal took seven months, and the first passenger is expected to arrive next Monday.

Juan Santamaría International Airport
inaugurates terminal for domestic flights

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

Juan Santamaría International Airport opened a new terminal Monday for local flights. The project, valued at more than $12 million, is part of the expansion and investment plans that AERIS Holding Costa Rica implemented as the concession holder for the airport.

The new SJO Domestic Terminal will be able to handle more than 200,000 passengers.

"We are pleased to inaugurate a work that will speed up service and air operations in a modern, and comfortable and safe space," said Rafael Mencía, executive director of AERIS Holding Costa Rica.

The total investment of the project includes the one large building, a domestic ramp (parking for aircraft) and an access road.

In addition, it will have a central lobby area, which will serve as a meeting and welcome room, space for commercial subcontractors, control and processing areas, waiting room and two boarding gates.

"These works have a direct impact on the dynamic tourism industry, which generates employment, well-being and linkages in the territories. Tourism places Costa Rica on the world map and offering better conditions to domestic and foreign tourists is undoubtedly an important success," said President Luis Guillermo Solís.

The infrastructure seeks to improve the flow of traffic and passengers and provide an independent space for local air transport and improve the relationship with users as well as operators.

"This is the result of the strategic alliance between the state and the private sector that has recognized the country's need not only to adapt the airport infrastructure but to anticipate the growth needs caused by the increase in passenger traffic experienced between 2012 and 2016,” said the minister of Public Works and Transports, Germán Valverde.



So far, Tamarindo, Puerto Jimenez, Golfito, Coto 47, Los Chiles and Drake have the largest investments made in local airports, according to Casa Presidencial.

By successfully implementing a series of strategies in sustainability, the SJO Domestic Terminal has the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Certification, which recognizes the success and positive impact of the project with the environment in its design phase and building.

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The photovoltaic generation system using solar panels will generate about 38 percent of the required energy demand (equivalent to the average power consumption of 44 houses in Costa Rica) and will be connected to the ICE distribution network through a two-way meter.

Authorities estimate annual savings of 41 percent in the use of electricity which will be partially powered by solar panels. The Juan Santamarría Domestic Terminal is located west of the international terminal.

The project took seven months to complete and the first passenger reception is expected on Monday.


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The use of public buses decrease as
more Ticos prefer to own a vehicle
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By A.M. Costa Rica news services

Between 2015 and 2018, the use of public buses fell from 59 percent to 47 percent, while the use of vehicles grew from 28 percent to 41 percent, according to the Survey on  the National Perception of Public Services released by the Comptroller General’s office.

However, public transport continues to be the most widely used transportation in the country.

In general, the use of public transport (bus, taxi, etc.) suffered a decrease in its use in that same period: 64 percent to 52 percent.

Despite the fact that citizens appreciate the proximity of public transport to the house (82 percent), the low cost (78 percent) and even the safety of traveling (73 percent), they think that the service offers no real quality: units are old (49 percent), drivers stay too long during the stops (43 percent), it is not comfortable (42 percent) and it is not suitable for all seniors and people with disabilities (44 percent).

In addition, about one in four people (28 percent) considered that the transport service has worsened versus 34 percent who considers it has improved.

The study also shows that 49 percent of the people interviewed say that their daily commute lasts more than one hour and 21.8 percent say it lasts up to two hours. Almost 40 percent consider  this time as excessive.

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Drivers staying too long at bus stops is a common complaint according to the survey.


A survey collected the information for the report between Feb. 12 and 23. The interviews were conducted by telephone with samples of residential phones, postpaid cell phones, and prepaid cell phones.

The survey has a confidence level of 95 percent and a margin of error of 3 percentage points.
 


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Vol.18 No.508 Published Tuesday,  May 8, 2018 Fifth news page
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Water rates would increase up to 29 percent in 2018

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers is asking the Public Services Regulatory Authority for a 29 percent increase in the water rates for this year.

That would be followed by an increase of 25 percent in 2019 and 6 percent in 2020.

The institute insists that the hikes are needed to ensure the sustainability and financial balance of the aqueduct services.

Should the proposal be approved, a family that consumes 15 cubic meters of water will end up paying up to ¢532 more in 2020.

The percentage of the increases will be requested in all categories: residential, business, preferential, and government.

AyA will not request increases to the fixed price service, which in the case of special households amounts to ¢9,066. Those households are considered to be at social risk so their fare is less.

In 2017, the regulatory agency approved an adjustment of 33 percent in the fixed charge from ¢1,500 to ¢2,000 and of 7.24 percent in the rates per consumption.

In 2014, the agency approved a reduction of 26 percent in water services and 13 percent in sewage services.

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Before approving the hike in water rates, the law provides citizens the option of opposing the initiative in a meeting similar to that of a town hall.

At the time, the Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers said that decision caused a financial collapse in the water service.

The Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers has 652,000 subscribers of whom 82 percent are residential customers.


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Costa Rica: Remarkable Tales from Our Super Vacation Spot
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The Dark Side of Pura Vida: Murder, Betrayal, Abduction and Revenge in the Vacation Paradise
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Vol.18 No.508
Published Tuesday,  May 8, 2018
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On average, Ticos wait up to a year for a medical consultation

By A.M. Costa Rica staff
In Costa Rica, 47 out of every 100 workers affiliated to the Social Security Fund say they wait more than a year for consultations in hospitals.

The data come from the National Survey of Public Services Perception of the Comptroller General of the Republic.

"The time for the granting of appointments plays a very important role in terms of the opportunity to receive the service." the report says.

It has been observed that the more specialized the consultation is the longer patients wait (66.6 percent more time) when compared to clinics or Ebais, which are basic, local health centers.

The delay in receiving public services could explain why citizens choose to access private services to meet their needs.

Three out of four people interviewed said they had incurred expenses to access private health care services and 79.1 percent said they had incurred in expenses to access medicines.

Although the results show that, in general, public officials are kind when dealing with users, the worst ratings are received by the administrative staff of health services, especially from public hospitals. There, only 58.6 percent of users consider that officials are committed to good patient care.


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Improving times at the Social Security Fund hospitals is a top priority, according to the survey from the comptroller’s office.

Health is one of the nine public services that the Comptroller General identifies as a priority for improving its efficiency.


The comptroller collected the information for the survey between Feb. 12 and 23. The interviews were conducted by telephone.
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Beautiful Balinese Style House
Price $299,000

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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:
Email: mariogendron93@yahoo.ca
CR cellphone: 506 - 8360 - 6620

Visit Our Contact Page http://www.palmaspacifica.com/

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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
Code:9340-050318


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Vista Verde Del Mar
(Green View of the Sea)

* 4.4 hectares / 10.91 acres.
* All roads on property are complete on solid, original ground...
no "fill" areas.
* Four private 2+ acre parcels available within a ten acre property.
* 12 minutes to the Quepos airport or Quepos Hospital.
* 17 minutes to the new Marina Pez Vela in Quepos.
* Unsurpassed 360 degree vistas of ocean and mountains.
* All legal work to convey clean / clear / legal title is complete.
* NO PRE-SALE glitches, ready to build on !
* Price to sell $299,000 Brokers Protected.

Contact:
Mike Michael email: mikemichael@bellsouth.net
U.S.A. phone: 770-310-1351
More information Click Here
Code: 9350-050419


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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- * 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
http://palmaspacifica.com/home-for-sale/by-owner-casa-pacifica-3br-2ba/

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/

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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
www.RichCoastRealty.com
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

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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- Se habla español
- On parle français
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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



Vol.18 No.508 Published Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Seventh news page
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Magistrate calls for re-opening
the former San Lucas Island prison

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The president of the Supreme Court of Justice, Carlos Chinchilla, said he is willing to talk with the new legislators and government about the convenience of reopening the San Lucas Island Jail, which belongs to Puntarenas.

The proposal comes as a result of the critical prison overcrowding that the country has suffered so far.

However, the idea generated conflicting opinions in different sectors, including the legislature.

According to Chinchilla, Costa Rica need more penitentiary centers, so he would be willing to push the idea once again.

In 2016, the Ministry of Justice described the idea of reopening the San Lucas prison as foolish, saying that it would have a high costs and would involve serious violations of the human rights of inmates.

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The former San Lucas Island prison facilities.




Judicial investigators looking for
missing German senior citizen

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

Judicial agents in Cóbano are asking the cooperation of the public as they try to determine the location of a German senior citizen named Gerlinde Hahne Berhalter, 75. She was last seen on Thursday around 2:45 p.m. in Las Delicias de Cóbano.

At that time she was dressed in the clothes that can be seen in the photograph. Any information could be important and the public is urged to 800-800-0645 or WhatsApp 8-8000645 which belong to the Confidential Information Center.


Story published Monday May 7, 2018.


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Gerlinde Hahne Berhalter.
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