Vol.18  No. 612 Published Tuesday, June 12, 2018  / First news page
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Business chamber says up to 6,000
trucks are trapped in Nicaragua

By A.M. Costa Rica  news analysis

The Costa Rican Union of Chambers and the Associations of Private Enterprises say up to 6,000 trucks are trapped in Nicaragua as a result of the political crisis.

Monday the chamber raised its concerns about the impact of this situation on Costa Rica economy.

Among the products that are known to be in transit through Nicaragua are raw materials, grains, perishable products, refrigerated products and chemicals.

"The evolution of the problem has been exponential. We have knowledge of some 100 people who are even in potential danger," said Gonzalo Delgado, president of the chamber.

The recommendation of the businessmen is not to send anymore products as long as the situation is not resolved in order to avoid putting at risk the national producers and their workers.

Costa Rican drivers have already warned of threats to their trucks and merchants who have businesses in Nicaragua have reported looting in their businesses, said the associations.

The land route with Nicaragua is of great importance for the trade in the region. Many of the products from and to Costa Rica pass through this route. Even many Nicaraguan exporters use Puerto Limón, in the Costa Rican Caribbean, to ship their merchandise abroad.

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Business sector has made a call to exporters to avoid as much as possible sending their products to Nicaragua.

"We have to be very prudent and wait for a diplomatic solution," Delgado added.

Nicaragua is the fifth most important destination for exports from Costa Rica. In 2017, $566.4 million were exported to through country, representing an increase of 3.8 percent when compared to 2016, according to figures from the Costa Rican Trade promotion agency.


Health authorities issue a malaria alert

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Ministry of Health reactivated the health alert in the country to fight malaria due to 21 imported cases that pose a risk of establishing chains of transmission within the national territory.

The cases were reported in Santa Rosa, Los Chiles and Pital de San Carlos.

Giselle Amador, minister of Health, said that the country is prepared to deal with the disease that is transmitted by a mosquito but that it is necessary to avoid chains of transmission.

Daniel Salas, director of health surveillance said the health centers of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund must have the required blood test available for the detection of the disease.

In September 2017, the ministry declared a health alert due to 12 local cases of malaria.

Coincidentally, the country is hosting the Second World Malaria Forum convened by the World Health Organization, which includes 21 countries working on a strategy to eradicate malaria by 2020.

As of now, another risk factor is taking place in the northern area of the country where illegal gold miners enter the country, mostly from Nicaragua, thus increasing the risk of spreading the disease in Costa Rica, according to the ministry.

Salas said that the country for two consecutive years has not had cases transmitted within the national territory, but cases still happen.  In 2017 the country registered 12 cases.

Nicaragua has had epidemics in the last year, reaching up to 10,000 cases, according to Salas.

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In September 2017, the ministry declared a health alert due to 12 local cases of malaria.

Costa Rica held the Second Global Malaria Forum, organized by the World Health Organization, this week. The event brings together health representatives from 21 countries identified as having the greatest potential for eliminating malaria in 2020.

Salas said that health officials are partnering with the Foreign Ministry, immigration authorities and others in order to detect cases in a timely way.

Malaria is transmitted through the bite of the Anopheles mosquito, which transmits a Plasmodium parasite. When people are infected, they have intermittent fever, chills, sweating and headaches and muscle pain.


Businessmen propose an amnesty
for companies with past due taxes

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The business sector of the country, represented in the Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of Private Enterprise, requested a tax amnesty prior to any fiscal adjustment.

"An amnesty should be considered as an invitation to the informal sector, socially, in labor, environmentally and fiscally," said the group on a statement released Monday.

Gustavo Delgado, president of the group, said this measure would only apply to companies that were in the informal sector, but would not include companies that had evaded or avoided taxes.

The businessmen point out that in the current scenario, with unemployment rates above 10 percent and 44 percent of off-the-books jobs, it is difficult to expect a growth in production, a goal to which the country should be aspiring.

The employer's chamber recommended no increase in taxes, except for the implementation of the value added tax.

"The best inspectors to review the application of this tax are the same citizens, who by requesting the invoice, will be able to control that the money is actually collected," said Delgado.

Businessmen also asked the government to avoid general fiscal tax formulas and be aware of the differences in some productive sectors such as health, education, agriculture and exports.

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The business sector sent the proposal
to the government Monday.


Another point of agreement is the need for the country to have a single pension scheme for the entire state apparatus attached to the Costa Rican Social Security Fund.

In addition, the chamber insisted on regulating the salary bonuses and establishing a new law on public employment.


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Published Tuesday, June 12, 2018  / Second news page
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New Costa Rican ambassador to the U.S.
awaiting Washington's approval

By AM Costa Rica staff

Costa Rica has a mystery ambassador to the United States.

Foreign Minister Epsy Campbell said a new Costa Rican ambassador to the United States has already been appointed, but declined to name the individual. She said the country is waiting for the approval of Washington.

As of now, Román Macaya Hayes is the ambassador. As of Aug. 1 Macaya will head the Costa Rican Social Security Fund.

Campbell said letters of approval from the U.S. will be sent to formalize the appointment.

The foreign minister added that this diplomatic mission, along with others, such as Paris in France, London in the United Kingdom and Nairobi in Kenya, will serve in the next four years to give clearer objectives to their ambassadors.

For example, the headquarters in Paris and London will be used to strengthen relations with French and English-speaking African countries, while the Nairobi should aim to close the gap between Costa Rica and the African Union as the first and only national embassy in that continent.

In regards to Africa, Campbell said there is the possibility of exchanging innovation and learning, one of the diplomatic policies that the government will promote, along with one of gender inclusion and environment.


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Campbell declined to release the name of the new appointee in the Costa Rican embassy in Washington.






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On World's Oceans Day, government created
the Santa Elena Bay Marine Management Area


By A.M. Costa Rica staff

During the commemoration of World Ocean´s Day, that took place Friday, President Carlos Alvarado, and the minister of Environment and Energy, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, signed a decree creating the Santa Elena Bay Marine Management Area.

The event took place at the National Museum.

Th decree means that the 732.1 hectares that make up Santa Elena Bay in northwest Costa Rica are transformed into a marine management area, which will benefit around 3,000, according to the Casa Presidencial.

Rodríguez celebrated the effort and joint work with leaders of the communities of Cuajiniquil, El Jobo and Puerto Soley in La Cruz de Guanacaste.

In addition, he congratulated the result of an excellent initiative of an active citizenship committed to the care of natural resources.

According to the deputy minister of Water and Sea, Haydeé Rodríguez, with the signing of this decree, "this marine management area is being reserved for purposes such as the conservation of marine life, favoring recreation, tourism and the sustainable use of its resources, especially in regards to fishing.


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Published Tuesday, June 12, 2018  / Fourth news page
Mental health should be a priority in public health policies, according to the Board of Psychologists
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By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Board of Psychologists has requested that the issue of suicide and mental disorder become a top priority in health policies, which should be carried out in a responsible and comprehensive way.

"We are committed to building a culture of peace, so the prevention of suicidal behavior must be a priority through educational campaigns as well as timely health care for people who are at risk. Additionally, a follow-up plan should be created for suicide survivors, that is, those people who are deeply affected by the suicide of a loved one, since they are one of the main risk groups for future suicidal behavior," said Waynner Guillén Jiménez, president of the board.

In a press statement, the board says that on average, one person commits suicide each day in Costa Rica, citing judicial figures.

"It is impossible to identify a single cause of suicide, since this is a multi-causal phenomenon. In other words, it obeys the interaction of multiple factors, among which are the psychological, social, economic, and cultural ones," said the board in a press release.

"The data that emerge from scientific research on the subject show that suicidal behavior does not imply the desire to die but a deep suffering associated with despair and impotence. It occurs when the stress in the subject's life exceed their ability to cope with them. It is worth mentioning the importance that certain mental conditions such as depression, addictive behavior, bipolarity and anxiety disorders, are risk factors for suicidal behavior, the document added.

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Mental health professionals say suicide should be addressed more aggressively.
 

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Published Tuesday, June 12, 2018  / Fifth news page
Two men were arrested as suspects of robbery,
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Judicial Investigation Organization agents arrested two men, 19 and 30, linked to robbery, kidnapping and homicide of a 45-year-old male.

According to a preliminary report, the events took place Feb. 19, 2017, when the victim was traveling in his vehicle in the Belén sector in Heredia.

The man was apparently intercepted by individuals who kidnapped him and took him away to Santa Ana. The man was tied up and locked inside one of the rooms while the crooks stole his money.

The victim tried to escape and sustained three bullet wounds. The crooks took $10,000 in cash. The man died from his wounds.

One suspect was arrested when police raided the house in the Alajuelita sector, while the 30-year-old male was arrested on public roads in Heredia. Later police raided a house in Desamparados. Investigators seized a 22-caliber pistol and ammunition of different calibers, according to judicial agents.

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Published Tuesday, June 12, 2018  / Sixth news page
Almost 25 percent of police patrols are out of service

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

Monday the Ministry of Public Security revealed that the institution currently has 2,650 patrol vehicles out of which 647 are out of service.

According to the ministry's data, 258 of them have mechanical damage and 330 were involved in traffic accidents and are not yet authorized to hit the road, said Randall Vega, transportation director of the ministry.

In addition, 65 vehicles do not have requirements such as vehicle inspection, which is the mechanical test mandatory for all motor vehicles.

Last week the security minister, Michael Soto, warned that he does not have the resources to invest in infrastructure or to buy new patrols. According to him, the ministry needs more to satisfy the needs of its police forces.


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Many of the patrols are out of service because they are involved in car accidents.


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San Jose Central 2-1/2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment on the 3rd floor, fully furnished American-style apartments with elevator in a secure building in Barrio Amon. Large balcony. Adult Bldg. Free Cable Tica cable with flat screen television in the living room and one in each of the two bedrooms, high speed internet,WiFi,fully equipped large kitchen with microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, lots of utensils. Water included. Free laundry rooms on all floors. Convenient to Parque Morazon, 100 mts. North of downtown Holiday Inn, other hotels,restaurants, casinos, city government, National Registry. For a single individual it is $650 per month plus electric only. 1/2 mo. security deposit.

For personal inspection and more information contact:
Call Hilda at 7273-5699 (Spanish)
or Frank (English) at 506-7087-0916

Code:9375-060718

Cozy House in Heredia
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Beautiful house, surrounded by a wonderful nature, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath furnished house inside gated farm. Close to town. $650.00 Includes Electric, Internet, WiFi, Cable TV, water. Santa Barbara de Heredia. American owner lives onsite, quiet, secure.
For more information email: organicfarmhouserental@gmail.com

Code: 9378-062818
New Beautiful One Bedroom Home

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Palmares, Alajuela: This new beautiful large one bedroom home, fully furnished with views of the surrounding mountains from the living room and patio , is on a compound with 4 other homes with swimming pool and rancho with TV and barbecue.

The property is very secure and has fabulous gardens and a variety of fruit trees. The house rents for $650.00 a month which covers all the utilities cable TV and high speed internet.
One year lease required.

For more information email: rentals1@mac.com

Web page palmarescostarica.us

Code 9374-061118


Tropical
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Tropical Homes of Costa Rica is offering the best selection of vacation homes, condos and long-term rental homes in Playa Flamingo, Playa Potrero and Playa Brasilito on the Pacific Gold Coast of Guanacaste. A wide selection of private residencies is providing an excellent choice for your stay in this beautiful part
of Costa Rica.We are offering homes for every budget and every need.
Please visit our Web page at www.tropicalhomesofcostarica.com or contact us at rentals@tropicalhomesofcostarica.com
or call at (506) 2654-5442
Code:9325-082618


Real Estate For Sale
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Jaco Oceanfront Furnished Condo
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Jaco Oceanfront Condo in excellent condition, completely furnished, with air conditioning, hot water, private parking, equipped gym, large pool and garden area, and 24 hour security.

Contains: large bedroom, bath with shower, living/dining area combined with kitchen, equipped with new refrigerator, TV, furniture and cooking equipment. Granite table and counter tops. Continuous cross-current ocean breezes.

Located at the south end of Jaco on quiet extensive beach away from noise, traffic and city tourism.

Monthly maintenance of $221 includes water, security, cable/internet and pool and garden maintenance. Asking price: $145,000.

Contact numbers: (506) 8820-9768 or (506) 2240-2240.

Code: xxxx- 090118
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/

Code:9358-070318


Colinas Del Sol
Fenced Gated
Parcels

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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 USA call +517-484-3675
For more information: www.colinasdelsolcr.com

Code: 9342-090318




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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/

Code:9358-070318



Costa Rica's first Realtor specialized in Eco Properties, Eco Consulting, Green Living and Hotel Real Estate & Hotel Consulting. Own farm with sustainable development project under planning.





 • Specialized in the Central and South Pacific, Hotels in the whole country.
• Great network of Realtors, to find your dream property.
• Homes, condominium & luxury homes.
• Eco lodges and hotels.

• Green properties and waterfalls.
• Farms and project developments.
• Property management in the Jaco/Garabito area.

• Hotel Real Estate and Hotel Consulting.



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peter@hotels4salecostarica.com

Visit our sites:

www.ecorealtorscr.com
www.hotels4salecostarica.com
Telephone: +506 8825-6556
US phone: 1-626-461-7851
Skype: ecorealtorscr

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Green NAR designee, member of the CCBR, CRGAR
Code:9368-112118


Business For Sale
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Versatile 2 Floors Building
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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

Three Cabins in La Fortuna
San Carlos


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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


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Published Tuesday, June 12, 2018  / Seventh news page
New market in the Chorotega region moves forward


By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The construction of the new wholesale market in the Chorotega Region is moving forward, according to the National Institute on Rural Development.

The works aim to benefit the 400,000 inhabitants of Guanacaste, including those in the María Auristela village, specifically in Sardinal de Carrillo, where the facility is located.

The project will offer marketing options to 17,500 producers belonging to 11 cantons of Guanacaste and Upala, as well as the communities of the province of Puntarenas located in the Nicoya Peninsula.

The institution donated the land on which the works are being built. Additionally it provides support to people coming from different settlements and housing projects so that they may offer their products in the new market.

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The new market would benefit 17,500 agricultural producers.