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U.S. reports alleged laundering by
Venezuelan company based in Costa Rica

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Costa Rican Deputy Prosecutor's Office received a report from the United States on alleged money laundering at the Venezuelan company Alunasa, apparently orchestrated by the Chavista leader Diosdado Cabello.

The Public Prosecutor explained that June 7 the Costa Rican Institute on Drugs transferred the report to the Deputy Prosecutor's Office for Money Laundering and that further details of the case are confidential by law.

"No investigation has been opened on the company in question, and no freezing of assets has been ordered either. In addition, it is unknown if another judicial or administrative authority did so and on what grounds," said the Public Ministry.

The document was published May 18 by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and it says that in 2016  Cabello laundered money through the company Aluminios Nacionales S.A., based in the Costa Rican province of Puntarenas.

This company is located in the rural town of Esparza, and  according to its website, produces 12,000 tons of aluminum annually and exports 97 percent of it to North America, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe and South America.

The company was founded in 1976. In 2000 it was purchased by the Corporación Venezolana de Guayana, and in 2015 it became part of Venezolana de Aluminio, the national aluminum corporation of Venezuela.

In 2012, the then-president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, declared Alunasa as a company of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas, according to the company's website.

During 2018 the company had its operations paralyzed for several months, claiming raw material deficit. The aluminum for processing comes from Venezuela.

Cabello is considered the second most powerful man in Venezuela after President Nicolás Maduro. He is a former speaker of the Venezuelan national assembly.

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The Venezuelan-owned Alunasa, in Esparza
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U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control in May sanctioned Cabello and three other persons, mainly family members and a close friend, saying that the Venezuelan was involved in narcotics trafficking, money laundering, embezzlement of state funds and other corrupt activities.

The U.S. government also froze some 14 properties held by corporations linked to Cabello in Florida and New York. The total worth of the properties was estimated at $800 million.

The U.S. government also said that using the state-owned aluminum corporation, Venalum, Cabello used boats to move minerals, including iron ore, and launder money through Panama to the Costa Rica branch of Alunasa.  Cabello directed the Venezuelan military to place several Alunasa employees in Costa Rica to oversee the operation, it said.  Additionally, Cabello laundered money through Venalum to Russia, the Treasury Department said in a press release.


Water in northern area of the country polluted with agrochemicals, University of Costa Rica says

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Research Center on Environmental Pollution at the University of Costa Rica said Thursday there are traces  of pesticides in some water sources in the Pital, Aguas Zarcas and Venecia districts of San Carlos and the Río Cuarto canton, as a result of pineapple production in the area.

The results of the analysis were provided at a press conference by researchers Fernando García, Laura Brenes and Grevin Pérez.

The study is based on 22 surface water samples, 22 from rivers and streams and 10 wells and springs as of since 2015.

After performing the analysis of samples for two years, the presence of several agrochemicals was observed specially bromacil and ametryn, used in the pineapple production, said the experts.

During the conference the researchers cited the urgency to discuss the results with competent government entities.

"The concentrations of the pollutants found are low according to the levels established by international entities, for example, the U.S. based Environmental Protection Agency, but it should be taken into account that the existing national regulations to interpret the results are not based on risk analysis and are inconsistent, so actions must be taken in response to this situation," said Elizabeth Carazo, director of department in charge of the study.

In September 2018, the then-minister of Agriculture, Luis Felipe Arauz, warned about the results of these analyzes and the presence of agrochemicals in the water to the minister of Health at the time, Karen Mayorga.


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The agrochemincal pollution in water was linked by the researcher to pineapple production. 

Investigators said they complied with informing the competent authorities, but it was clear that the University of Costa Rica, on its own, has not taken any action to alert the population about the risk of consuming water.

According to the local media, there has not been any action planned to prevent the population from drinking water from the sources mentioned in the study

In the case of the bromacil, researcher Pérez said no new traces of this chemical were found in the sources analyzed after its ban in 2017.


Fiscal crisis, the most important subject
in the summit of former presidents

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The issue of fiscal reform and how to achieve fiscal balance was the main item of discussion in the summit between former Costa Rican presidents who met with President Carlos Alvarado in the Presidential House Friday.

The gathering included six former presidents and the virtual presence of former head of government Miguel Ángel Rodríguez who joined the discussion via skype.

The former presidents also shared ideas and experiences on other topics such as security, innovation and investment attraction.

The meeting lasted for more than two hours and, at the end of the discussion, each of the former presidents delivered brief statements about the contributions they offered to Alvarado.

The presidents expressed their commitments to help resolve the fiscal issue so that bill 20.580, calling for new taxes, is approved in order to strengthen public finances.

As a result of this meeting, the former presidents signed a declaration in which they commit themselves to develop joint solutions for the future and present well-being of Costa Ricans. they said.

In general, all the former presidents expressed optimism before the new government so that, in contrast to their administrations, they manage to move forward the country's finances with the efforts of the different sectors.

The first one to deliver a statements was former president Óscar Arias, who served from 1986 to 1990 and from 2006 to 2010, who made references to strong oppositions he faced during his two terms, which prevented him from moving forward on the subject of finance and expressed his will that this government does not go through the same situation.

"An eye for an eye blinds us all. We can not help collaborating with what we all tried to do in the past and could not achieve," said Arias.

He added that, in regards to increasing income and reducing expenses, Alvarado listens to the suggestions and experiences of each one, and above all, will help him to win the votes of the party to which they belong.

Former president Abel Pacheco, who served from 2002 to 2006, told Alvarado about his experience and advised him that he should go beyond seeking consensus because during his government he was able to reach an agreement with all sectors and yet, one of the legislators opposed the plan and made him lose everything.

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The former presidents deliver a speech after the meeting.

Laura Chinchilla who served as president during 2010 to 2014, pointed out that she expressed admiration for the government for having decided to take immediate action on spending.

"We feel that something more can be done in terms of public spending cuts and in the proposed tax reform," she said.

The former president Luis Guillermo Solís, who left office in May, said country should move forward with the approval of the tax project before September.

Alvarado decided to schedule an appointment with those who have preceded him in power to talk about a topic of national interest and learn from their experiences.

Also at the meeting were Rafael Ángel Calderón, who served from 1990 to 1994 and José María Figueres, who served from 1994 to 1998.

One by one the six former presidents entered  Presidential House after 3 p.m. Friday, while Alvarado and the minister of the Presidency, Rodolfo Piza, welcomed them with hugs.

During the first days of the government, Piza, met with the former presidents individually in order to show the government's interest in including their knowledge in important issues of the country.


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Seaways for Costa Rican exports will be strengthen

By AM Costa Rica staff

The Vice President Epsy Campbell convened an inter-institutional meeting with the private sector in an effort to mitigate the direct impact on land imports and exports from Costa Rica to Central America as a result of the political crisis in Nicaragua.

The meeting took place in the Presidential House with the participation of Campbell, the minister of Public Works and Transportation, Rodolfo Méndez Mata; the appointed minister of Foreign Trade, Dyalá Jiménez; the minister of Coordination and Liaison with the private sector, André Garnier and several business representatives.

According to data from the Foreign Trade Promoter, 92 percent of exports from Costa Rica to Nicaragua and the Northern Triangle of Central America, goes by land. Each month, around 5,000 containers leave the country to reach those destinations.

The demonstrations in Nicaragua have caused hundreds of containers, many of them with Costa Rican merchandise, to be paralyzed on Nicaraguan soil due to the blocking of the roads due to the widespread violence.

Campbell advocated inter-institutional actions in the country and multilateral actions with the top leaders of the countries of the region to unlock Central American trade, according to the Presidential House.

On the other hand, the government agreed to promote the transfer of goods by sea, through Central American ferry transport.

Méndez, the minister of Public Works and Transport, said today he will meet the leaders of the country's dock institutions and representatives of the shipping industry.

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Thousands of containers remain trapped in Nicaragua
due to the political crisis.


"We are fine-tuning details to strengthen maritime transport, through the port of Caldera, as a way to ensure Costa Rican exports and imports to the rest of Central America," said Méndez.

Vice president Campbell said she will keep communication open with the business sector in order to find prompt solutions and reduce the impacts of the Nicaraguan crisis on the Costa Rican economy.


Costa Rica disappointed started in 2018 FIFA World Cup

By AM Costa Rica staff

The captain of Serbia's national soccer team scored on a free kick to defeat Costa Rica Sunday in Samara, Russia, 1-0.

The World Cup game was the first for both teams. Kaylor Navas, the Costa Rican goalie managed to effect a number of saves throughout the game.

The Serbian,  Aleksandar Kolarov, managed to score on a 25-foot free kick in the second half with a shot that entered the net above the head of Naylor.

The Serbians had dominated the game but had failed to score except for the free kick. Both teams are in Group E that also includes Brazil and Switzerland.

Sunday was one of unexpected results. Mexico defeated defending champ German, 1-0, Argentina tied with Iceland, and the Swiss tied Brazil. Costa Rica faces Switzerland Wednesday.


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The win puts Serbia in a strong early position in Group E.





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By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Board of Directors of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund has approved the purchase of the vaccine against the human papilloma virus to prevent cervical cancer.

The agreement was made Thursday during an extraordinary session held by the new board of the fund after spending almost two months without meeting because the Government Council only ratified the appointment of Pablo Guzmán Stein as member of the board Tuesday.

The vaccine against the papilloma virus will be applied to girls older than 10 and women.

According to the executive president of the fund, Fernando Llorca, the objective is to protect the health of women.

"Our country has decided to protect the health of the entire population and, especially, the lives of women with this decision. The fund on its own, invests in the prevention of diseases," said Llorca.

The fund will invest about $980,000 to vaccinate 35,015 girls in 2019

According to data from the Cancer Care Strengthening Project, between 1990 and 2016, cervical cancer decreased 48 percent in incidence and 56 percent in mortality.

In 2016 alone, 12 out of every 100,000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer, out of which five died.


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The fight against human papilloma virus will include immunization to both girls and older women.

"Although the death from cervical cancer has decreased in the country in the last 26 years, the use of the vaccine is considered a historical milestone in the institutional effort to prevent cancer in women," said Llorca.

The vaccine will also be applied to girls before they begin their sexual life, as it has been shown to be effective if the immunization occurs before the first contact with the virus, said the fund in a press statement.


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Published Monday, June 18, 2018  / Fourth news page
Industrial sector growth has been slowing
for nine months, according to economic figures
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By A.M. Costa Rica staff

As of April, the Monthly Index of Manufacturing Activity, shows nine consecutive months of deceleration, according to figures collected by the  Chamber of Industries of Costa Rica.

This deceleration occurs especially in the manufacturing activity located outside the free zones, although in April there was a year-on-year variation rate of 2.98 percent.

According to the chamber, this deceleration behavior is explained by several factors: a lower growth in domestic demand, greater uncertainty generated by the electoral period, the fiscal situation of the country and the expectations generated on the contents of the possible tax legislative bills that are under discussion.

Francisco Gamboa, executive director of the chamber said "the greatest uncertainty affects the suspension or delay of investment project thus. They affect the jobs creation."

In addition, there are recent factors that will not prevent the deceleration trend any time soon, according to Gamboa.

He said the interruption of trade flows with Central America as a result of the political situation in Nicaragua and the revival by legislative committees of bills that, according to him, are dangerous to the investment and legal security in the country.

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The uncertainty of the tax reform measures makes the deceleration trend keep going, according to the chamber.



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Published Monday, June 18, 2018  / Fifth news page
Truck drivers will be doing a slow traffic protest today

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

Truck drivers from all over the country say they will take over the main roads entering San José as of 6 a.m.

The protest will begin from four different points, which could cause upheaval for the drivers in the rush hours.

The information was confirmed by Fernando Rivera, one of the organizers of the protests.

On Route 27, the one that connects San José with Caldera, the transporters will start at the Coyolar-Orotina toll exit and, upon reaching the entrance to Coyol de Alajuela, they will be divided into two groups, one that will continue on Route 27 and the other will go towards the General Cañas highway, organizers said.

In Limón, the truckers will concentrate on the surroundings of the docks to block the exit to Route 32m and there will also be a group that will begin its journey in Guápiles.

Eventually there will also be truckers who start their protest in the Cambronero highway, said Rivera.

Drivers demand the government pay attention to a list of grievances.

The demands are varied. They include, for example, a fuel-reduction request and a claim of what they consider a very expensive road tolls between San José and Puerto Caldera.

"We need a regulator to help us establish tariffs for cargo transportation, as also we want the customs office to help us with unfair competition from cargo companies from other Central American countries because they provide their services at ridiculous prices and that hurts us," Rivera added.


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Truck drivers seek help from the government for what
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The trade union representatives said that the measures were decided upon after trying to approach the new government and not achieving that purpose.

All the demonstrations will have as final destination the Presidential House in Zapote.

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"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.
The book is now available for sale Click Here

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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

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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
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"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.)
From the author of "No Meek Messiah" Click Here
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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
Youtube with awesome revelations 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.
Read a sample and purchase the book Click Here

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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.
Purchase Click Here

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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.
Order this book Click Here

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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

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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
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Published Monday, June 18, 2018  / Sixth news page
Almost 2,000 drivers fined for not wearing a seat belt

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

A total of 1,617 drivers were fined in the first five months of the year for not using the safety seat belt and 615 more for allowing the passenger not to use it either.

Germán Marín, director of the Traffic Police said that everyone should wear the seat belt.

In addition, 247 drivers have been sanctioned in 2018 for exceeding the maximum passenger capacity while 578 drivers were also punished for carrying children under 12 years without the special chair.

In the case of motorcyclists, 51 received a fine for carrying children under 5 years of age on the motorcycle.

The data shows that 1,864 motorcyclists were fined for not wearing the helmet or carrying it properly. The same case happened to 1,069 motorcyclists who allowed their companion not to wear the helmet or wear it badly.

"Transportation to bars, restaurants or family homes does not justify the violation of the Traffic Law. The vehicles have a maximum capacity and must be respected. Motorcyclists should also wear their helmets at all times, "said Marín


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The Soccer World Cup could cause many to disrespect
the transit laws, according to Marin.





House - Apartments For Rent
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....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.
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Code: 9378-062818

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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
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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: 9380- 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

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

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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.





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Business For Sale
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Versatile 2 Floors Building
in La Sabana


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Completely remodeled building. 14 areas for residence and/or offices, call center, upscale storage. Transportation within 50 meters, commuter train, buses and taxis. In La Sabana, San Jose. School, park, gymnasium, tennis club and National soccer stadium walking distance. 24-hour security, many restaurants, clubs and social facilities nearby. Approximately 323 meter construction. Asking $295,000.
Contact Jim Holley
E-Mail: jimmy6902001@yahoo.com
Local CR phone: (506) 8912-5651
Code:9333-072318

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 Monday, June 18, 2018  / Seventh news page
Costa Rica business news
All my sneakers ​


Sneakers. Look in your closet and you will probably find several pairs in various stages of wear. Some are worn in the toe – okay most are worn in the toe – some in sole (I had a pair where the sole just peeled off), and some are worn a bit (or a lot) all over. Obviously you cannot wear those sneakers to the store, not unless it is very very local and everyone knows you are a gardening fool. It’s time to buy new sneakers (which can be a trial if you have big feet) and this time you promise yourself that you will not garden in the new shoes.

You have had your new shoes for almost two months and everything has been going well. Then, on the way home from breakfast, you see something new by the side of the road and far from anyone’s property. Maybe it’s an orchid on a fallen tree limb or a small plant you have never seen in flower. No matter, you have to have a look. You pull over and climb out…. and step right into a patch of mud. With both feet. Well, it doesn’t matter now because your shoes can’t get any worse, so you slog up the couple of meters to the plant, harvest it, and slog back to the car. You remove those shoes before you get into the car, look at them in disgust and set them down on a plastic bag (you always have a plastic bag in the car, mostly for new plants). Sadly, the lovely new sneakers smell even worse than they look. Evidently there was cow manure in the mud so you drive home with the windows open.

Sock-footed, you walk to the house, holding the sneakers from their laces and far from your body. You know what you have to do. Wash and scrub and let them dry in the sun, then maybe no one will notice that your new sneakers aren’t quite as “new” anymore – but at least you didn’t “garden” in them. Not on purpose anyway.


Well, that’s the story of my closet. There are 4 (and a half - where the other “half” went, I don’t know) pairs of sneakers in there all in various stages of decay. I pulled them out this morning and realized that 2 (and a half) pairs needed to go so they did.

Now, let’s talk about those nasty old blue jeans.


Plants for the Week


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That’s right, plants. Look at all these trees. ‘Tis that time of year when ICE gives away – free – baby trees for reforestation. Now, you don’t have to get 60 trees like I did, you can get just a few. And what are they? We have neem (natural insect repellent), laurel, roble sabana (they get 35 meters tall), jacaranda (beautiful fragrant flowers), ron ron (beautiful wood – in 30 years), cocobolo (aka rosewood), and Guanacaste – and there are more species available. Some ICE projects even include flowering shrubs. So, whether you have a little land or a lot, check out the trees at ICE.



Editor's note: Victoria Torley, gardener columnist, can be reached at victoriatorley1@gmail.com