Vol.18  No. 615 Published Friday, June 15, 2018  /  First news page
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U.S. organizations need more information
before delivering $1 million to the country

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

National Geographic, Pew Foundation and Conservation International have requested further details on how funds up to $1 million would be used before issuing any checks to Costa Rica, according to A.M. Costa Rica sources covering President Carlos Alvarado’s travel to Washington D.C.

The government has requested the money so that it can undertake sustainable fishing projects in the coastal provinces, especially in Puntarenas where fishing is banned several times each year.

Thursday the Ministry of Environment said these organizations want to know more detail about the projects before making their donations. They want to know about the goals, the expected impact and the budget details for the project.

According to Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, in three weeks representatives of these groups will come to the country for that information.

"We had a first contact, political meetings necessary to get to know each other. In three weeks they will come to know these projects fully," said the minister.

The minister said they expect to have the funding before the end of 2018.

In addition to the environmental issue, Alvarado was in Washington Wednesday and Thursday to discuss security issues with authorities of the United States government.

The minister of Security, Michael Soto, who was part of the delegation of this trip, met with officials of the Drug Enforcement Administration which shares jurisdiction with the FBI. The DEA, part of the justice department, is dedicated to the fight against international drug smuggling and the consumption of drugs in the United States. Meetings with the International Office of Antinarcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) are also planned for the future.


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The donation would seek to help fishermen in coastal areas where their activity is banned several times a year.

Alvarado's tour also let him meet with international financial organizations to explain the actions the country is taking to face its fiscal deficit and to ask for help on different projects.

One of the meetings was with Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the Inter-American Development Bank. The president also met with representatives of 20 companies to invite them to invest in their operations in Costa Rica, an idea also addressed by the Council of the Americas.

Alvarado also visited with members of the Organization of American States where he advocated for a resolution to political conflicts in Venezuela and Nicaragua.


Destinos TV travel agency failed to take
300 Ticos to the soccer World Cup in Russia

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

Hundreds of Ticos who had purchased World Cup trips from Destinos TV and were preparing to travel to Russia were left stuck at the Juan Santamaría airport Wednesday.

The charter flight supposed to transport 300 Costa Ricans was canceled by the agency.

The company said that the provider they hired did not comply with the contract.

"The responsibility is 100 percent mine for making the decision to operate with another company different from the ones used at other times," said José Cortés, Destinos TV CEO in a press release.

The company said that a few days after signing the contract for a plane to leave Thursday and return the June 28, the provider changed the rules, offering alternatives of smaller planes and higher costs.

"Nine days ago I started receiving information that the provider had problems with the planes offered," he said.

Destinos TV will try to send the fans on commercial flights, although it is almost impossible to find tickets to Russia.


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Sunday Costa Rica will play Serbia, a game about 300 clients of an agency may miss.

"In case we cannot take them to the first game (against Serbia on Sunday), if it is 100 percent feasible we will take them to the second match against Brazil, in St. Petersburg," said Cortés.

The Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce is already receiving complaints about this case.

Other agencies that did not comply with agreements are also under investigation, said the ministry.


Nicoya's mayor charged with 21 crimes

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

Marco Antonio Jiménez, mayor of the Nicoya canton in Guanacaste, was formally charged with allegedly committing 21 crimes, according to the local Prosecutor's Office of Probity, Transparency and Anti-Corruption.

The indictment also includes three city public officials and a private lawyer.

The plaintiffs and the attorney general have three days to decide whether to file a collective lawsuit or individual ones, according to the prosecutor's office.

Jiménez was charged with six crimes of alleged malfeasance regarding the appointment of a friend, three supposed sexual abuse offenses against a municipal worker, and two crimes of abuse of authority for illegally closing a construction project in the canton.

The Prosecutor's Office also charged another man who at that time was a public official in the Ministry of Environment, for one crime of extortion and one of embezzlement.

An officer of the Department of Real Estate of the municipality was charged with aggravated ideological falsehood.

The accusation includes a woman who was an evaluating expert for the municipality for aggravated ideological falsehood, and a private attorney for four crimes of irregular payment of administrative contracts.

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One year ago, the municipality offices were raided to gather evidence.

On June 13, 2017, the local prosecutor's office raided the municipality and gathered relevant evidence to arrest Jiménez who was suspended from his post for a year and has not been allowed to enter the municipal building or approach or disturb witnesses in the case.

Those measures were extended for two more months at the request of the Public Ministry.


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Published Friday, June 15, 2018  /  Second news page
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Spirit Airlines announces direct
flight between Orlando and Costa Rica

By AM Costa Rica staff

As of Oct. 5, Spirit Airlines will offer a direct flight between San José and the city of Orlando, Florida, according to the minister of Tourism, María Revelo.

The flight will take place four times a week until Nov. 7 and daily as of Nov. 8.

The flight opens opportunities for Costa Ricans who want to travel to the United States, but may also to attract tourists to the country, according to Epsy Campbell, the Foreign Minister.

"We absolutely celebrate this new option, and we will be making all our efforts so that other airlines begin to see San José of Costa Rica as an alternative of arrival, due to the great tourist offerings we have," she added.

Revelo said that the North American market provides most of the nation’s tourists with almost 1.3 million visitors annually and has the potential to provide more.

The new route strengthens the tourism market and opens up new travel opportunities at competitive rates.

Rafael Mencía, whose agency operates the Juan Santamaría airport congratulated what he said was the good work of the tourism board.


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The new flight will launch as of Oct. 5.

Mencía said that each new flight is a vote of confidence in the operations of the main air terminal in Costa Rica and opens a range of possibilities for national and international passengers to visit new destinations while attracting them to Costa Rica and its wide diversity of destinations.




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Published Friday, June 15, 2018  /  Third news page
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The leading digital innovation laboratory
in Qatar seeks to attract national talent


By A.M. Costa Rica staff

Since January, the Qatar Business Incubation Center is in the hands of Costa Rican Robert Garita. He seeks to take advantage of the opportunity to generate alliances that allow the development of innovation in Costa Rica.

The architect, who specialized in digital manufacturing, told local media that the Middle Eastern country has a lot of interest in Tico talent, and that it is a good starting point to find international synergies.

"I am totally sure that the Ticos' talent is great, so what we are trying to see is the way we can do exchanges of technology," said Garita.

In the few months that he has led this Fab Lab, the architect said he has had meetings with the National Council of Rectors  and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications to generate these alliances.

One of the ideas is to generate exchanges of people between countries to exchange and adopt good practices and experiences.

"Qatar has had an eye on Costa Rica for some time. It has made a couple of interesting visits, and it seems that what is happening in Latin America is very interesting to them, which strengthens the possibility of being able to do something with national impact," said Garita.


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Example of a Fab Lab.


The expert said that one of the challenges facing the country is the appropriate management of investments so that they can be used mainly by entrepreneurs.



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Published Friday, June 15, 2018  /  Fourth news page
Eight public security officers arrested
due to alleged abuse of authority
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By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Prosecutor's Office of the First Judicial Circuit of San José has arrested eight officers of the Ministry of Public Security who are suspected of the crimes of illegal trespassing, abuse of authority and breach of duties.

The Prosecutor's Office transferred the suspects to the Criminal Court of the First Circuit, requesting their immediate suspension.

Among the detainees are the chief and a superior officer of the Police Intervention Unit of the Ministry of Public Security.

In addition, the commander of the Specialized Security and Protection Unit, was arrested.

The investigation is related to two events.

The first occurred on the night of May 11, 2017, in Torremolinos de Desamparados, when it is alleged the officers entered two houses illegally. In one home they are alleged to have immobilized the occupants and raided the rooms.

The second event took place Oct. 8, 2017, at the Ciudadela 25 de Julio, in Hatillo, when, the accused allegedly entered several houses and searched them.
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The prosecution requested immediate suspension
of the suspects.


It is also alleged that, when they knocked and no one answered the door, they used tools to force the doors open.

During that forced entry, four people were detained and it is alleged that they were attacked by the officers.


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Published Friday, June 15, 2018  /  Fifth news page
Uber reduces waiting time for trip cancellation by three minutes

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

Users of the Uber application should rush if they need to cancel a trip and do not want to be charged.

The company informed its clients that as of Wednesday the grace period for cancellation of service went down from five to two minutes.

The company eliminated the fixed penalty for a cancellation and, instead, will establish a variable charge depending on the time and distance that the driver traveled to reach the client.

Previously, if a customer canceled the trip after five minutes he or she was charged ¢1,000.

In the communication to the users, Uber did not offer explanations for these changes.

This new rule will be tested until Dec. 13.


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A Uber user can complain to customer support if they believe a late charge is not due and ask for a refund.

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Published Friday, June 15, 2018  /  Sixth news page
Bored? Here are some tips to get you out off the couch

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

Tango, the Argentinian classical romantic dance that made the whole continent fall in love with it in the last century will be played for free by the Calle Tango band on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at the Museo Cultural e Historico José Figuéres Ferrer. The Museum is located right in front of San Ramón Catholic church in Alajuela. Those interested may call for further information at 2447-2178 or click here.

If you feel more in the mood of walking outdoors, the Municipality of San José will carry out a free historical tour to tell the mystery stories about San José. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is limited capacity. The municipality is located at Ave. 10 street 30, San José downtown. To know the departure site, the local government has provided the 2547-6148 phone number and the email turismo@msj.go.cr.

Now, if you are much more of a morning person, approach to Café Kracovia in Montes de Oca, San José to enjoy an evening rave music party followed by a practice of meditation. The event will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 am. The activity fee is $20 and more information call 2253-9093 or email community@weareecho.org

For those wanting to relax on Sunday by watching a movie, the Centro de Cine will showcase the Kaili Blues a Chinese film from 2015. The synopsis of the movie develops in the mystical and subtropical province of Guizhou, where there is a small clinic where two doctors who live a quiet life. One of them, Chen Sheng, must travel to pick up his nephew, who has been abandoned by his father. During the trip, Chen Sheng stops at a place called Dang Mai, where time seems to have stopped and where the life of its inhabitants is a mystery. The film is free for all ages. The theater is located at ave. 9 street 11, San José downtown. More info by calling 2542-5200 or click here.

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Tango ballroom dance is a fast and sensual
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Despite the government is open to dialogue,
unions call for a national strike June 25

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The minister of the Presidency, Rodolfo Piza, has said that government will always be open to dialogue, but that dialogue should not be subject to conditions such as taking the drafts under study in the Legislative Assembly out of the discussion.

In June 11, AM Costa Rica reported Vice President Marvin Rodríguez said the opportunity for dialogue will remain open around what's already being proposed.

"We are not going to change the stance in cutting public spending and solve the fiscal problem because we are in a difficult situation," said Rodríguez.

In the beginning of this month, Finance Minister Rocío Aguilar outlined a long series of changes to lawmakers, that she said would save money.

However, unions call for a national strike June 25.

In order to show their rejection of fiscal reform, unions have called for a general strike June 25 as a way to force government to withdraw the current tax reform bill from the legislature and start a new draft.



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Unions say demonstrations will happen across the country.







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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.

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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.

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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.
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Vista Verde Del Mar
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* 4.4 hectares / 10.91 acres.
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* 12 minutes to the Quepos airport or Quepos Hospital.
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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.
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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.

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Published Friday, June 15, 2018  /  Seventh news page
Diets, alternative medicines and sustainable health systems

Dear A.M. Costa Rica readers:

I agree with Walter Urban's letter suggesting that Costa Rica make holistic health treatments and information available to the public. As a person who has relied on natural approaches to health and wellness for over 45 years, I would like to add two important things for consideration.

First, before we attempt to create a holistic treatment system, we need to create a prevention system. That starts with diet. People who primarily rely on white bread, white rice, processed foods and some beans will continue to be health challenged and a drag on any health system and the greater economy. White bread and white rice have little nutritional value.

Processed foods offer little nutrition as well and are packed with anti-nutrients in the form of sugar, processed vegetable oils, preservatives, artificial colors, etc., that further rob us of our health.

Beans are high in nutrition but relatively expensive and difficult to digest in the form generally consumed. People need to be educated as to the traditional affordable alternatives like eggs, bone broths and locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Any health system no matter how good will not be affordable in the long run without a good diet.

Second, for people who are already ill or have a health problem, I have personally found that Dr. Google offers access to a fantastic amount of information from conventional and alternative/natural sources to treat just about everything. Yes, not all of this information or all of these treatments may be of equal benefit or value, but there is sufficient confirmation of those that have worked for other people through the numerous testimonials available online.

Many of these suggested treatments are very inexpensive and easily done at home. Most will include ideas of what causes the problem and how to make adjustments in lifestyle or diet to start to address the cause. In the very least, this will give many suffering people the ability to do something pro-active while they wait months or years for public health assistance and create a more informed public regarding healthcare and disease, if not remedy the problem.

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Public funds would be very well spent to provide accurate Spanish translations to the vast amount of information available online in English. A good place to start would be with Ty Bolinger's, “The Truth About Cancer,” a 9-part series and Dr. Mercola's website.

These alone would create a groundswell of interest and demand for more.

Generally speaking, the health of the Costa Rican people is extremely poor and is not based on economic standing but on lack of understanding, blind belief in western medicine and greed by the Costa Rican medical establishment.

The health system in Costa Rica is broken and is not coming close to meeting the needs of the people. I have not talked to a Costa Rican since I have been here who feels differently. Most think it is a joke.

With love and respect,

Albert Lusk,
San Isidro, Heredia



Editor's note:
The views or opinions expressed by the author, are the sole and exclusive responsibility of the sender and do not necessarily represent the opinion of A.M. Costa Rica, therefore, the newspaper does not accept liability for reader's opinion letter content.


Regulations that defy understanding

Dear A.M. Costa Rica readers:

Here in Puriscal where I live, there are water shortages, as in many areas of the country. When I built my house, I had to submit papers to obtain a land use certificate and a water and sewage availability paper.

I was told that this was needed to show that enough water would be available to all residents. A very good thing to do. When I asked at AyA why there was no water, I was told that there were too many houses in the area. I asked how that could be because everyone had to fill out the forms and get the permits before construction and pay the fees.

So it was reviewed by AyA and approved by them, and why did they allow too many houses to be built? I received the common government smile, shrug of shoulders and spread arms with hands palms up.

The move towards gender equality is another very good effort and should bee ensured for everyone. Does that mean that to be truly equal, men and women will have the same retirement age? Both men and women will be able to leave work early before a holiday to prepare for that holiday?

Laws regarding abuse will be enforced equally for men and women? Will Father's Day has the same national holiday status as Mother's Day? Having total equality can have a lot of unexpected consequences.


Parliament recently passed a measure to ensure that the question of sex is not asked on employment forms or other official papers. A good move towards equality of people not just based on sex.


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However, how do companies and agencies meet government regulations to ensure that certain percentages of positions are filled by women? They cannot ask the sex, but they have to report it. All countries have regulations that defy understanding, but this makes it impossible to comply with both. The bureaucrats must have worked overtime on this one.
Loren Cain,
Puriscal


Editor's note:
The views or opinions expressed by the author, are the sole and exclusive responsibility of the sender and do not necessarily represent the opinion of A.M. Costa Rica, therefore, the newspaper does not accept liability for reader's opinion letter content.

The legal system of a third-world country

Dear A.M. Costa Rica readers:

What is going on with the legal system here? Judges claim to have in excess of 20,000 cases each. When given a chance to resolve simple cases (which would take less than one week in the States), the case can take years here.

I've heard rumors that there is no money for additional judges because of the big retirement pensions and the country is technically bankrupt.

Why are they appointing 224 more prosecution units when they can't handle their caseloads now?

Emilia Navas swears in 224 officers in the prosecution units across the country and what's with taking two months to electronically transfer a case from one jurisdiction to another?

I'm fed up with the legal system and therefore Costa Rica and getting out just as soon as possible. Incredible topography and some other very nice features, but Costa Rica is still third world or worse in respect to their legal system.

David Eger,
Jacó, Puntarenas

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