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Legislative Human Rights Committee  seeks to grant nationality to a whole indigenous community

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Human Rights Committee  of the Legislative Assembly is trying to speed up a bill that seeks to recognize the Costa Rican nationality of the Ngöbe-Buglé indigenous people.

This population, originally from Panama, has lived in the national territory for more than 100 years, mainly in Coto Brus, Paso Canoas and Sixaola. However, group members do not an identity card or access to basic rights, according to the legislators.

The Ngöbe-Buglé are considered foreign people in irregular migratory status.

Tuesday lawmakers in the Committee received  a group of indigenous representatives who are asking for their human rights to be protected in Costa Rica.

Some of the services the population lack are education, health, access to information and any public policy promoted by the Costa Rican state, said the indigenous representatives.

"Due to the lack of a certificate, we do not have access to health, education, or work, rights that we should enjoy as Costa Rican citizens," one representative said.

The legislative proposal has also being discussed in the Social Affairs Committee of the Legislative Assembly but was later transferred to the Human Rights Committee.

It is the responsibility of the state to move forward in the recognition of these peoples rights, said Enrique Sanchez, president of the committee that currently analyzes the case.

"As we said in the Human Rights Committee, we are not doing the community a favor by approving or promoting this project, but we are fulfilling our responsibility to guarantee equal rights for all," said Sánchez.

He said that this proposal is similar to the Ley de Cedulación, a law enforced between  1991 and 1994. At the time, the law gave all indigenous people access to an official identity card.


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The Ngöbe-Buglé communities are located
in Costa Rica and parts of Panamá.


"Since 1994 to date there have been no processes that guarantee the recognition of nationality to the indigenous Ngöbe-Buglé population, due to the particular fact that they are a cross-border community," said Sánchez.

In the district of Sixaola, Talamanca, there is an indigenous Ngöbe-Buglé population of 2,254, according to the 2011 Central American Population Census.

Most of them have migrated to the country to work on banana plantations and coffee farms. According to data from the Ministry of Health, these people are already the second largest native town in the canton of Talamanca.

These people almost entirely entered the country from Panama with temporary work permits. Over the decades they mingled with Costa Rican, but the current legislation does not contemplate a specific migratory category that takes into account the particular conditions and historical rights of this population, said the representatives.

Seven African countries put their eyes on
Costa Rica on environmental issues

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

A delegation of 13 high-level officials from the Global Environment Facility of Africa, an organization that seeks the exchange of knowledge and policies as well as investment and management of natural resources, met Monday with President Carlos Alvarado and the environment minister, Carlos Rodríguez.

The visit is taking place through Saturday, and it is a consequence of the international environmental leadership of Costa Rica, according to a press statement from Casa Presidencial.

African senior officials come from Chad, Kenya, Botswana, Namibia, Gambia, Lesotho and Nigeria.

In the meeting with Alvarado the visitors addressed part of the issues such as sustainable development, decarbonization and the environmental policies promoted by Costa Rica.

Rodríguez said that one of the issues of interest of the African delegation is how Costa Rica has been able to generate, from the conservation of natural resources, an economic benefit and rural development.

The exchange is part of a program of the government with African countries. "We are going to have exchanges with political decision-makers, ministers, vice ministers and directors of ministries of environment during the next two or three years. This is the first visit related to the program," he said.

As part of the exchange of knowledge of the African delegation the following issues will be discussed:

- Investments of the Global Environment Facility by experts at the headquarters of Conservation International in Washington D.C. and the facility secretariat.

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President Carlos Alvarado, greets the high level
officials from Africa.


- Institutional structures and financial mechanisms that Costa Rica has developed to implement national conservation policies, as well as the role of the government in guiding this process.

- Research needs, evaluation techniques and economic incentive programs for the payment of environmental services and the natural capital economy.

- Information on political and institutional processes to implement innovative solutions to landscape management through Global Environment Facility investments.

Cable Tica's internet blackout
affected several areas of the country


By A.M. Costa Rica staff

An undetermined amount of Cable Tica internet and telephone users were left without the service Tuesday afternoon,the company confirmed on its Facebook site.

Due to the incident, customer service email, chat and telephone support stopped providing answers to clients who tried to reach them in several ways.

A.M. Costa Rica tried to get details of the problems, but only an automatic recording answered just to drop the call seconds later several times.

The paid television services continued working as usual, as A.M. Costa Rica could confirm.

Those heavily affected by the blackout may request a discount in the service bill or directly file a complaint before the Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones.

"We want to inform our customers that we are experiencing some inconveniences in the telephone and internet services in some parts of the country. We are working to restore those services as soon as possible. We apologize for all the inconveniences and we appreciate your understanding," says the message on the Facebook page.


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Cable Tica headquarters in Sabana Sur, San José.
Cable Tica is one of the pioneering companies in paid television services in the country. However, it has faced financial hardship, and 80 percent of it was acquired by the American company Liberty Latin America in February.

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Published Thursday, June 7, 2018 /  Second news page
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Suspects of trafficking 72 kilos of cocaine
will spend six months in preventive custody

By AM Costa Rica staff

Two persons suspected of transporting 72 kilos of cocaine will remain in custody for six months while they are investigated by the prosecutor in Grecia.

The measure requested by the Public Ministry was accepted by the local criminal court Tuesday.

The two men were arrested Monday afternoon on the Interamerican Highway in the Alajuela to Naranjo direction.

Both subjects were captured by officers of the drug control police, who received an alert saying the suspects were going to move the drug in a car.

At the time anti-drug officers intercepted the vehicle, agents said they found the drug under the seats in homemade compartments.

During the inspection of the vehicle police said they seized $4,380 and ₵200,000.

In other crime related news, a man and a woman, linked to a double homicide, will also face six months of preventive custody after the criminal court of Alajuela accepted the request of the Prosecutor Against Organized Crime in a hearing Tuesday afternoon.

The man and the woman are suspects in the murder of two men whose bodies were found inside a bus in La Sabana.


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The man and the woman arrested are linked to
two bodies found last year in La Sabana.


The finding was made Dec. 13, and the victims were identified as Frank Alfaro Murillo and Eduard Bedoya Llanos.

In this same case, 12 more people are already in preventive custody. Two of them are being investigated for the crime money laundering.


President backs plan to give degrees despite failed tests

By AM Costa Rica staff

The president Carlos Alvarado supports the proposal of the minister of Education, Edgar Mora, so that students graduate even though they failed the baccalaureate exams.

Monumental News announced the reform proposed by the minister, which would let  students graduate, enter a university and get a baccalaureate degree in spite of not passing these tests.

President Alvarado said he supports that position.

The minister recalled that this proposal must be approved by the Higher Council of Education and confirmed that it will be presented this year.

Mora argued that the system is mediocre when looking to evaluate students with the same content they saw during their high school and that is why the educational system that must change.

After commenting on this matter Tuesday, the president confirmed that he will travel to the United States next week.

He did not give details.

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President Alvarado said he supports that students graduate even though they failed the baccalaureate exams.








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Published Thursday, June 7, 2018 /  Third news page
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Former president Solís will teach at a U.S. university

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The former president of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solis, said Monday that he will become a visiting professor at Florida International University while his wife, the Spanish Mercedes Peñas, will be a research associate at the same site.

Solís wrote on his Facebook profile that it is a great honor that he has been appointed visiting professor at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Affairs for one year starting in September.

"We have accepted this new academic challenge as an opportunity for family growth in one of the most recognized public universities in the United States," said Solís, who finished his four-year presidency in Costa Rica May 8.

His wife will research issues of territorial development and risk prevention at the local level, he said.

"From there we will continue to be linked with Costa Rica, showing and promoting advantages and potential of our beloved country and its people," the former president said.

While Peñas wrote that she will continue to support Costa Rica in improving the management of the territories.


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Costa Rican former President Luis Guillermo solis and FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg.


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Published Thursday, June 7, 2018 /  Fourth news page
South Korea inspectors check meat processing in Costa Rica
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By A.M. Costa Rica staff

A delegation from South Korea is inspecting several slaughterhouses and pork processing plants in Costa Rica to evaluate the importing  potential of these products to the Asian nation.

The National Animal Health Service reported that representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs of South Korea began an audit of the official inspection system Tuesday.

"This visit is a great step forward since it is part of the process for our country to comply with the risk analysis necessary for the opening of the pork market, which represents opportunities expansion opportunities," said Federico Chaverri, director of the animal health service.

The objective of the mission is to assess the production, regulation and certification system that the country has to comply with to meet the requirements established by the Korean government.

The specialists will evaluate measures such as the organization and structure of the Animal Health System, the condition of productive pig farms, disease control, bio-security, management of farm registration, control of pig transfers and the use of veterinary drugs, among others.

Officials will also inspect the current state of border entry management and the Veterinary Services Laboratory.


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The visit of the inspectors will last a week.

Costa Rica currently exports pork products to markets such as El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala, Japan, Vietnam, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, according to Chaverri.


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Published Thursday, June 7, 2018 /  Fifth news page
Presidential candidates can block users in social
networks, says Supreme Electoral Tribunal

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

Candidates running for presidency or any other popular election post can block users in their social networks, according to the Supreme Electoral Tribunal.

The ruling was issued Tuesday following the hearing of an an appeal against the former candidate of the National Integration Party, Juan Diego Castro, who blocked a Twitter user during the last campaign.

The appeal was filed by journalist David Delgado, who alleged that this was a violation to the right of information and freedom of opinion.

Castro blocked the man in December, just after questioning his government plan and expressing reasons why he thought that he should not occupy the presidency.

However, the electoral magistrates said that the "state cannot force those who apply to a popular election office to manage their profiles in a certain way (accept, block, unblock or eliminate followers, publications, comments, among others), because this supposes an unreasonable restriction to the autonomy of the will far beyond the competences of authorities," according to the resolution.

The fact that a user is blocked does not exclude him from judging or taking into account the information, to define his vote, the criteria and actions of the candidates, the ruling said.

"To do so would be to condition the candidates liberties and autonomy of the will without any reasonable grounds," said the Tribunal.


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The appeal was filed against former presidential candidate Juan Diego Castro.

Magistrates Luis Antonio Sobrado, Eugenia Zamora, Max Esquivel and Luis Diego Brenes declared the appeal to have no legal grounds while Magistrate Zetty Bou did not vote and said the candidates should not block users because "an informed vote is a intelligent vote".


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Published Thursday, June 7, 2018 /  Sixth news page
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Women soloists featured in a performance in Heredia, today

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Concert Band of Heredia will pay tribute to Costa Rican women as artists and creators through a concert in which the musicians of this ensemble will perform as soloists and play works by Costa Rican composers from the early 20th century, such as María Luisa Morales, Leticia Fonseca, Virginia Mata and Dolores Castegnaro.

In addition, they will perform works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and John Williams.

In the show "Women in Music," these artists will offer their musical skills today at 6 p.m., at the Omar Dengo Cultural Center, the former Republic of Argentina School.

The soloists of the Concert Band of Heredia are Maureen Ramírez on the tenor saxophone, Natalia Shum on the baritone saxophone, Karla Chacón and Catalina Ramírez on the clarinet and Carolina Rojas on the oboe.

"It is very important to make women visible in art, since normally the field of music is quite complicated. With this activity we intend to give value to our work as interpreters, directors and composers to show that we have our space in the artistic field," said Ramírez.

Andrés Porras Alfaro will be the musical director. Porras is a director of ensembles and a tuba teacher at the National Institute of Music, where he currently directs the Intermediate Symphonic Band. Additionally, this musician plays the tuba in the Heredia Concert Band and the Heredia Symphony Orchestra.

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The soloists of the Concert Band of Heredia are Maureen Ramírez, Natalia Shum, Karla Chacón, Catalina Ramírez
and Carolina Rojas.


The musical program of the concert includes the works "El Café" (Song of Tres Ríos) by Leticia Fonseca Garro (1887-1974); "Elenita" (Hall) by María Luisa Morales Fernández (1886-1950); "Flores" (tango) and "Sol de España (pasodoble) by Dolores Castegnaro (1900-1979); "Tardes del Estero" by Virginia Mata Alfaro (n.1915), and other pieces.

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Published Thursday, June 7, 2018 /  Seventh news page
 
Health authorities make available 4,000 vaccines
against measles for Ticos traveling to Russia

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Costa Rican Social Security Fund has deployed about 4,000 vaccines against measles for Ticos traveling to Russia to see the World Soccer Cup.

The shots are available at all ebais across the country. Ebais is the acronym for small health centers that provide general care, according to the fund.

The measure has been taken after outbreaks of measles that have happened in the last 12 months, said the institution.

Measles, mumps and rubella vaccines will be provided to those 20 years and older, said Leandra Abarca, coordinator of the Expanded Immunization Program. She added that so far, 200 people received the vaccine.

In order to get the vaccine, the traveler must present the identity card and the travel voucher. Doses will be available until July 10.

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The vaccines seek to prevent Ticos who travel to become
sick and cause an outbreak in the country.