Vol.18  No. 517 Published Thursday, May 17, 2018
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Presidential ministry will mediate
in the Garabito evictions case

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The deputy minister of the presidency, Nancy Marín, met Tuesday with representatives of more than a hundred residents from Herradura in Garabito.  The group went to San José seeking to halt an eviction process.

The inhabitants of that community, along with Deputy Melvin Núñez from the National Restoration Party, told to Marín the situation faced by around 2,500 people who face eviction.

People from the community claim that they have inhabited the land for more than 20 years and that there are irregularities in the alleged transfer of the land from the state to individual owners.

Neighbors demonstrated with banners and megaphones in front of the Presidential House facilities.

Subsequently, some demonstrators talked to Marín in the Political Affairs and Citizen Dialogue Office.

After the meeting, which lasted for almost two hours, Marín said she would execute three immediate actions. She said she will inform the Institute of Rural Development of the case for its study, request the intervention of the Property Registry to inspect the reported irregularities and raise the case to the Commission of Interinstitutional Attention of Evictions.

At the end of the meeting, Marín and legislator Nuñez informed the people who participated in the demonstration about the agreements reached.

"We understand the difficult situation you are in, and you should know that here you have the doors open to dialogue," Marín told them.

After explaining the agreements, she said "with transparency and honesty I tell them that as an executive power we cannot interfere in the eviction order given by a judge of the republic."

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The Herradura evictions are scheduled to start Monday.

The Presidential House committed itself to the residents of Las Parcelas in Herradura de Garabito, offering to investigate the alleged anomalies in the apparent transfer by the state to individuals of the land that the citizens say they have inhabited for 20 years.

Evictions are scheduled to start as of Monday.

The legislator said that his office will follow up on the agreements and investigations of each of the institutions.

The deputy requested the immediate intervention of the authorities of the Joint Institute of Social Assistance, National Board of Children, National Institute of Women, National Council of the Elderly, National Institute of Housing and Urban Planning, Ministry of Housing and Human Settlements, National Emergency Commission and General Directorate of Migration and Immigration.

Legislative investigation also warns
about possible fraud in organic pineapples exports

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

A legislative investigation said a fraud may exist where conventional pineapples have been exported as organic with the help of public officials and private certifying agencies. The investigative report recommended the report go to the Public Prosecutor's Office.

At the end of its term, the Commission for Control of Income and Public Expenditure of the previous Legislative Assembly investigated complaints about the alleged placement in the international market of conventional pineapples as if they were organic. The commission also  approved a report.

The report has been shown to have a collection of irregularities and has been denounced by members of the National Chamber of Organic Agriculture.

The report also alleges false testimonies and other possible crimes on the part of those appearing before the commission, which should be investigated by prosecutors, according to the legislators.

The transfer prosecutors of a case investigated in a legislative commission must be approved by the plenary.

The document requests that a possible breach of duties by former government members should be investigated.

The state's Phitosanitary Service manages the program of promotion of organic agriculture and delivers accreditations to these types of crops.

In a note addressed to the legislative commission, the former agriculture minister, Luis Felipe Arauz Cavallini, rejected the idea that he has not fulfilled his responsibility as minister regarding the labeling of pineapple. He insisted that there was an administrative investigation in charge of the Phitosanitary Service, a decentralized agency, in which the irregularity reported was not proven. The case went to administrative litigation where it must be resolved. He said he has not intervened in the process, respecting the law.

The research on organic pineapple came after producers in organic produce chamber in 2015 and 2016 asked for an investigation of the alleged export of more organic pineapple than had been produced in the country, following an alert given by U.S. organic agriculture authorities.

The Phitosanitary Service initially ordered an investigation that found irregularities in exports of several companies and suspended their certificates, a measure that was later reversed.

Then another investigation found that the companies were granted organic certifications in less than three years of transition period, a process that usually takes longer, with land being managed under organic standards for a specified period of time.

Among other conclusions, the legislative report highlighted that there are weaknesses in the control systems by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock and the Phitosanitary Service, and in the programs for certification of organic agriculture, so the audits performed by private companies must be reviewed.

The representatives of the companies involved filed a complaint against the ex-legislators who voted in favor of the report in the legislative committee: Francisco Camacho of the Broad Front Party, Otto Guevara of the Libertarian Movement, Julio Rojas of National Liberation and Víctor Morales an independent).

The legislators took the time to see the report of the investigator, José Miguel Jiménez, which they described as a very solid document, unlike the resolution in which agricultural authorities sanctioned the official and accused him of being subjective.

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The case and evidence will be sent to
the Public Prosecutor's Office.

Óscar Salas, executive director of the chamber, said that the legislative investigation makes clear that the existence of a fraud with organic pineapple and the involvement of officials is likely.

The legislative investigation says that both the ministry and the Phitosanitary Service show weaknesses in the exercise of the control of organic agriculture in the country, that the authorities do not handle basic information to implement work plans and control systems in this field and that there is no appropriate coordination with the main commercial partner, the United States, to be able to deal with situations of fraud.

Likewise, the commission report considered that the relations of subordination and control of the certifying agencies involved in the events is perceived as practically non-existent. This generates the feeling that they can act at their own free will in an environment that facilitates a potential conflict of interest, since the payment of the services of these certifies is the responsibility of the audited operator.

In a statement, the agricultural ministry regretted that this issue reached the political sphere, outside the established administrative and judicial channels, because it puts at risk the credibility of the country's organic production.

Organic foods usually set at a premium.

In the last weeks, foreign television networks have focused on the pineapple production of Costa Rica, linking it to Colombian drug trafficking operations and environmental and social problems caused by the use of toxic agrochemicals.

The amount of shipments of cocaine camouflaged in pineapple containers from Costa Rica that went to Europe have increased. The most recent event was a seizure of  7,500 kilos in Miami.

In a report, the “Direct Witness Show,” from the Caracol media company in Colombia,  revealed how the cocaine produced in the South American country is brought to Costa Rica to be camouflage in pineapple.

A documentary by German public television Deutsche Welle showed a series of environmental and public health damages left by pineapple crops in Costa Rica.

An investigation team visited the country and showed situations of tree cutting, excessive use of agrochemicals, water pollution, impact of livestock and labor exploitation on farms, among other problems.




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New project sensitizes Osa children about threats to biodiversity

By AM Costa Rica staff

The aim of an education project taking place in the Osa Peninsula is to make children aware of the threats biodiversity faces, usually from practices learned from one generation to another.

The project is in the charge of the Golfito Campus of the University of Costa Rica, which is committed to educating students from one-teacher schools about illegal hunting, cuttings trees and the extraction of gold in the canton

The 12 education centers participating in this project are located within the protected area of ​​the Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve and in the vicinity of the Corcovado National Park. These areas are under threat due to activities that have taken place for decades.

According to Diego Araya, project coordinator and professor of ecological tourism, it is vital to educate new generations to recognize the value of natural resources, mainly in a place like Osa, which holds 2.5 percent of the global biodiversity.

"In about 10 years we can talk about a bio-literate generation, who knows and is aware that it is part of an environment, and that every action taken will be positive or negative, with each action can help to preserve and protect that great treasure we have that is nature," said Araya.

As part of the dynamics to gradually change the children’s mindset and promote a more respectful relationship with nature, local festivals, bird counting activities and talks on the proper management of solid waste are carried out.

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The project of the ecological tourism major at the Golfito campus is linked to the environmental education strategy of the Conservation Areas System and the Ministry of Public Education.

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Exports in information and communication
technologies are quickly blossoming

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The diversification of the exportable technologies in Costa Rica has been a key element for the increase of income and services related to information and communication.

Although Costa Rica is not the cheapest source in the international market, it is one that can offer the most quality and benefits, officials said.

The area of information and communication technologies has generated great interest and has had important growth in recent years.

According to the Chamber of Technologies and Information, in 2004, 30 percent of technology companies exported services and 10 years later, in 2014, the most recent figures available, the figure increased to 47 percent.

Hubert Arias, president of technologies chamber, said that 10 years ago the sector was relatively invisible. However, it has showed an important hike, since the Central Bank's report for 2016, shows the exports of these companies reached $3.3 billion, equivalent to 5.8 percent of the gross domestic product, a figure similar to the national agricultural activity.

"It is interesting to see how exports have grown, taking into account that it is a sector with little support in terms of public policies, but we are expanding the offer to international markets." said Arias.

"About 60 percent of exports go to the United States, 13 percent to Europe and 12 percent to Central America," Arias added.

While it is true that the participating producers of exports are multinational companies, most of the companies that are exporting services in technology are small and medium enterprises. In fact, Arias said that it could be a 95 percent proportion for small and medium enterprises, many of them with less than 20 employees.

Erick Ulate, subdirector of exports of the Foreign Trade Promoter, agreed with this perception and sasid that a good portion of these companies are family or even one-person programs, where entrepreneurs, mostly young people, have managed to promote technological developments at very high level.

Logosoft is a business management, software company focused on creating solutions for small and medium businesses. Producciones Orosí, Atomic Films and Oveja Negra are three Costa Rican companies that are dedicated to the production of multimedia and audiovisual products.

These are just some examples of companies that are directing their efforts to the export of services, linked to the niche of technology and information.

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"Costa Rica is taking an interesting place especially in the development of applications, videogames and more elaborated and customized programs, depending on the sector and segment,” Ulate said, citing  ethical companies that are serving agriculture, banking, retail and other sectors in the country. Even animations are being produced for advertisements and technology-based miniseries that are transcending borders, Ulate added.

This subsector is part of the services sector of the country, which in 2017 experienced a growth of 3 percent, when exporting a total of $9 billion.

According to Ileana González, head of exports of services of the nation’s promotional agency, the entity has been promoting a series of actions to increase the exchange with buyers from all over the world.

González said that there is huge talent in the country and buyers are preferring Costa Rica, because the developers of the services go further, are flexible and adapt to the needs of each client and not only focus on giving a technological solution, but also give an added value.

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The niche is made up of people creative by nature. Many of them started with technology years ago. They were pioneers. They keep up to date and they have a good management. Others are young people who belong to innovative generations and who together achieve important synergies.

Another characteristic, according to officials, that benefits the sector is the geographical position of Costa Rica, since for buyers from North America, Central America or South America it is easier to shop in the area other than in other latitudes, such as India, and there is a cultural negotiation theme makes the difference, as well as the extensive use of the English language and rapid learning.











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Legislators prepare the procedures by which they could be fired
By A.M. Costa Rica staff

Legislators have approved a constitutional reform that allows the withdrawal of the credentials of lawmakers in case they do not respect their obligation of probity. They are now trying to set the rules to implement the agreement.

In doing so, they must create a new legislative bill or analyze the proposal that already exists in the legislative files, an initiative left by the former legislator Marcela Guerrero from the Citizen's Action Party, which established the retirement of credentials of those legislators promoting illicit benefits or receiving royalties from public or private institutions.

The procedures for evaluating dismissals would be dealt with through a new ethics and transparency commission, a permanent special body that would be responsible for evaluating offenses as minor, serious and very serious.

Someone who commits a minor offense could be charged with the fine of a base salary of a public employee, while serious faults could draw amounts five times bigger and even the loss of credentials.

The idea was inherited from the 2014-2018 Legislative Assembly and its discussion and approval lasted less than  a week.

"It is a positive message to civil society," said Erwen Masis, the head of the faction of the Social Christian Unity Party, who pointed out the symbolic value of the event as an act of transparency.

As a constitutional reform, File 19.117 required a long process before the final vote, a path that began in May 2014 when former lawmaker Ottón Solís presented the basic text at the beginning of his term.

Solís complained about the slowness with which his proposal was handled, as it received the first debate only in mid-January and the second debate in April.

The ex-legislator blamed the delays on huge tricks and hypocrisies of some of his fellow lawmakers.

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After the approval of the constitutional reform, the heads of the seven legislative fractions committed themselves to move forward as fast as possible in the creation of the mechanism that allows its implementation.

“Putting into practice the constitutional norm is really the debt of the parliament towards the Costa Ricans," said Carlos Ricardo Benavides, head of the National Liberation Party.

That position is backed up by the National Restoration Party and Citizen's Action Party, Carlos Avendaño and Víctor Morales respectively.

On the one hand, Avendaño said he is sure that all the powers of the republic must have clear rules about their limits and their constitutional commitments, while Morales showed his confidence in the collaboration so that the reform, can be applied and have real consequences in the short term.

In order to achieve the necessary agreements to implement the approved text, the factions agreed to form a parliamentary advisory commission. That body will build the effective standards and procedures to deal with possible dismissals.

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Authorities discount rumors of a Filipino child abductions ring

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Ministry of Public Security and the National Board of Children denied rumors spread in recent weeks on social networks about the existence of a criminal organization made up of Filipino nationals dedicated to kidnapping children.

"In all the complaints filed last week in communities such as Palmares and San Carlos de Alajuela, Nicoya, Pérez Zeledón and Cartago, the police immediately acted to apprehend and bring before the authorities people of Philippine nationality," said the minister of Public Security, Michael Soto.

He said that, nevertheless, in all those cases, the judicial authorities discarded the idea that they were people related to the abduction of children.

"In addition, police managed to verify with the national immigration authorities that these foreigners were legally in the country," he said.

One of the latest complaints was heard this Monday in Alajuela but a Philippine national was ruled out in the kidnapping of minors.

"We call for calm, as well as to refrain from repeating information that has not been confirmed by official sources, spread in an irresponsible manner," said the two entities in a press release.

"We want to use the opportunity to tell parents, mothers and people responsible for minors to continue taking preventive measures for girls and boys," the document adds.

Likewise, it warns about negligence, behavior in which an adult has the possibility and responsibility to anticipate situations of risk, and does not do so, exposing the minors to damages to their integrity that can lead to death.

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Despite the the fact that there is no proof of a child abduction ring, authorities tell parents to continue taking preventive measures.

In 2017, the state child welfare agency received 9,776 complaints of health negligence against parents who did not show up for medical appointments or did not provide medication, 118 for negligence in education for children who did not go to school or did not fulfill their responsibilities and 1,380 for negligence for leaving kids alone in a house or in charge of other people under 18.

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A.M. Costa Rica celebrates its 16th anniversary with a compilation of classic news reports geared to the needs of foreigners living here and those elsewhere with personal or business interests in this vacation paradise.
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New World Meditation: Focusing Mindfulness Healing Awakening
By Lucinda Gray Ph.D.
You will be Free to Live, Love, Work and Play in the Full Creative Expression of Your Authentic Self. New World Meditation is easy to learn, easy to practice, and profoundly transformational.
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Bohemian Road Trip
By Paul Furlong
"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
"No Meek Messiah"
The author Paulkovich says Jesus was a mythical-character. From the page 55 (Roman leaders decide they need a god, any viable god, to hold the flagging empire together) and page 61 (in 391AD, Roman Emperor Theodosius elevates Jesus, posthumously, to divinity.)
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"Beyond All Religion"
In that book, author Samuel Butler agrees with the thrust of Paulkovich’s new book, revealing that Christianity was chosen by a vote at the Council of Nicaea in 325 CE over several other contending religions. Sample Sam’s book Click Here
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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.517
Published Thursday, May 17, 2018
Sixth news page
Real Estate
About Us
Police say inmate from La Reforma
prison led gang of drug dealers

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

Police made arrests Wednesday of individuals suspected to be drug dealers. They said the boss is an inmate in La Reforma Prison. The group delivered narcotics to different areas of Desamparados, in San José, police said.

In total there were 13 arrests, among them the partner of an inmate known as Gordo Leo who is serving 10 years in maximum security in La Reforma for selling drugs, according to police.

Police also conducted similar operations in houses located in Desamparados, Curridabat, La Union, Tres Ríos and San Francisco de Dos Ríos, as well as in Cahuita, Limón.

The minister of Security, Michael Soto, insisted on the need to approve a bill that would block the cell telephone signals inside the prisons. Agents are also seeking links the group may have had at least five homicides nationwide.

A.M. Costa Rica wire services photo
Gordo Leo is accused of running the criminal activity from inside La Reforma Prison.

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Vol.18 No.517 Published Thursday, May 17, 2018 Seventh news page
Real Estate
About Us

Water rationing will take place in Heredia indefinitely

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

If you live in Heredia, take into account that the Public Services Company is applying water rationing due to the decrease in surface water sources, which causes a significant decrease in the flow that supplies several areas of San Rafael and San Isidro.

Due to this situation, the company has established rationing schedules in order to guarantee the adequate use of the sources that supply the affected areas, which now include Santa Elena and Breña Mora. You can see the schedule click here

Among the zones where rationing will happen are Santa Cecilia, Chilillal, Concepción, Santa Elena and Breña Mora.

Water intakes come from the rivers and are vulnerable to changes in weather conditions.

In other areas of Heredia there is no problem because they are supplied with springs and wells, which have a greater stability in the water flow, the company said.

The measure is already implemented and will be extended indefinitely with the following opening times for the tank: one in the morning and another in the evening hours.

A.M. Costa Rica wire services photo
A diminished amount of surface water will cause the rationing