Vol.18  No.720 Published Friday, July 20, 2018 - First news page


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First Costa Rican company listed on the Nasdaq


By A.M. Costa Rica staff
Under the trade name ESTA, the ordinary shares of the Costa Rican company Establishment Labs Holdings were listed for sale on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange Thursday.

Establishment Labs is a global medical technology corporation focused on the development of breast implants and medical technologies for breast reconstruction. It was founded in 2004 and currently exports to 60 countries on five continents.

In his message of congratulations, President Carlos Alvarado said: "This is a major goal, not only for Establishment Labs, but for Costa Rica, because it reflects the maturity and high competitiveness of the national export sector and the industry in the country."

The minister of Foreign Trade, Dyalá Jiménez, also agreed with his assessment of the importance of the participation of a Costa Rican company in Nasdaq.

"As part of the main export sector of our country, Establishment Labs has become a true example of innovation and competitiveness.  Today it shows that in Costa Rica we work with excellence, in favorable conditions of competitiveness and in a very favorable climate for investment. For the government of Costa Rica this means a great commitment to continue working on strengthening the conditions in education, services and infrastructure so that more companies like Establishment Labs can develop in the country. My most sincere congratulations for this achievement that fills us with pride and especially for reminding us of the great human talent that Costa Rica has. This is not only a historic milestone for the Establishment Labs company, but for Costa Rica, where once again we reaffirm the desire of this country to dream big," said Jiménez.

"Integrating into Nasdaq represents a significant milestone for Establishment Labs and our shareholders, as our business grows globally and advances with a clinical trial in the United States," said the company founder Juan José Chacón.

He added: "Today the strength of our people and the technologies that allow us to provide better safety and aesthetic results for our patients is reaffirmed. We started in a garage in Pavas less than 10 years ago and, of course, it is an honor to be the first company based in Costa Rica that is listed on one of the main stock exchanges in the United States. "
 




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The price of the Costa Rican company ran between $24 and $27 a share during its first day in the stock market.


Nasdaq ‘s President Nelson Griggs said "Establishment Labs represents the kind of progressive growth company that symbolizes the spirit of Nasdaq working continuously to improve patient safety and aesthetic outcomes while simultaneously projecting to enter the U.S. market." He also predicted a successful future.

According to the Costa Rican Coalition for Company Development, Establishment Labs is part of the medical device sector in Costa Rica. Last year, the company was listed as the top exporter of goods in the country, with a total value of exports of $2.8 billion, $278 million more than in 2016.

According to data from the Costa Rican trade promotion office, Establishment Labs generates more than 300 direct jobs and exports to 60 countries in Europe, Asia and America. The institution highlighted this achievement is an example to follow, since the firm started as a small or medium enterprise, but its vision and strategy has allowed it to grow, consolidate and shine in international markets, observers said.



Study confirms presence of
foreign vessels fishing off  Isla del Coco

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

An analysis of satellite systems has confirmed the existence of illegal fishing vessels off the Isla del Coco

The main problem is the presence of a foreign fleet of tuna vessels that entered the protected areas of the Cocos Marine Conservation Area.

The presence of the vessels was confirmed in a study called: "Characterization and analysis of industrial fishing pressure in the ACMC and the adjacent Exclusive Economic Zone," published by the Amigos de la Isla del Coco Foundation.

The study details more than 130 incursions into the prohibited areas through the analysis of the Global Fishing Watch and SkyLight satellite monitoring systems.

Despite the magnitude of the illegal fishing, it could be much greater since the systems only report the boats that can be tracked by satellite.

"The current pressure puts Isla del Coco National Park and Marine Submarine Area in a critical situation: they become attractive in the face of scarcity, and there is no capacity for recovery at this rate," the study says.

In addition, foreign ships do not generate profits for the country's economy, compete unfairly with national fishing vessels and destroy the ecosystem, the study concludes.

"National fishermen can be the best allies in the conservation of our marine resource. Smart actions supported by technology and a better design of public policy will lead us to enhance their contribution," said Carlos Manuel Uribe, President of the foundation board.

The trajectory of the vessels and their operation profiles were analyzed to determine that the incursions were for fishing not recreation.

The pattern deciphered in the study indicates that these boats first sail on a steady course and speed until they reach a point where they lower their speed and remain that way for several hours.










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Costa Rica has identified 6,700 marine species of
which 16 percent are found only in Isla del Coco. 

It is at that point where illegal fishing could be taking place.

The study indicates that the ships were from eight nations: Venezuela, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, the United States, Peru, Spain and Kiribati.

The study indicated that the Venezuelan fleet spent an average of 702 days in the area, Panamanian vessels 336 days and the Nicaraguan fleet 202 days.

The study was made over five years, from January 2012 to June 2017. The document was prepared in order to defend Coco Island, which is a Natural World Heritage Site, and where fishing could cause irreparable damage to biodiversity.



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Walmart announces purchase of three supermarket chains
 


By AM Costa Rica staff

Thursday the transnational company, Walmart, announced the purchase of three supermarket chains: Perimercados, Súper Compro and Saretto.

The company selling this chain of supermarkets is Grupo Empresarial de Supermercados.

This billion-dollar transaction is awaiting the approval of the Commission for the Promotion of Competition and the Ministry of Economy.

"The cooperation between Walmart and Gessa is excellent to better serve the Costa Rican consumer. In this way, Walmart promotes its growth plans in the region," said Cristian Barrientos, vice president of Walmart in Central America.

Once the authorization is received from the authorities, Walmart said it would begin an integration process of the new 52 stores. The new stores have more than 1,300 employees who will also be incorporated into the Walmart team in Costa Rica.

Barrientos emphasized that both chains are original signatories of the Declaration of Good Commercial Practices of Costa Rica and actively encourage the retail industry in this market.

In the country, Walmart also owns the chains of supermarket Mas x Menos, Maxipalí and Palí.





 
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Walmart was founded by Sam Walton in 1962. This year the international corporation is reporting $500.3 billion in revenue and total assets of $77.9 billion.





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Nicaragua’s crisis is increasing migration to Costa Rica
 

By A.M. Costa Rica staff
The increase in the Nicaragua crisis is already generating a migratory pressure in Costa Rica, said Vice President Epsy Campbell.

This increase in immigrants has been obvious at the Costa Rican borders and consulate offices. According to the vice president, the consulate is processing between 600 and 700 applications for new visas daily. In addition, an average of 150 Nicaraguans cross the border for the first time every day.

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Campbell mentioned the positive support received for the government proposal which was made to the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States.




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Three months of protests has left more than 350 dead
and more than 1800 injured.
  
  This proposal condemns the violations of human rights in Nicaragua, demands the identification of those responsible for the violence and demands a halt to the Nicaraguan police attacks against the people.

Costa Rica's proposal had 21 votes in favor and only 3 against. those from Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Saint Vincent in the Grenadines Islands.





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Published Friday , July 20 , 2018 -  Fourth news page
Government has reduced luxury pensions
 
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By A.M. Costa Rica wire services

The government announced that it saved ₡6.2  billion colones from January 2017 to June 2018 due to a reduction in payments for so called luxury pensions to 401 persons.

According to the government, the maximum payment for luxury pensions is now ₡2.7 million per month, approximately $4,800 per month.

The only officials who still receive a larger amount on pensions are employees from the National Magisterium and the Judiciary Ministry.

However, people receiving those pensions must now pay a tax on payments that exceed a base amount. As an example, a person with a pension of  5 million colones per month must now pay a tax equivalent to 800,000 colones, about 34 percent of the amount over the base.

Not all the National Magisterium retirees have to pay the luxury pensions tax as there is still a group of 304 people who are exempted by a pension agreement.

President Carlos Alvarado reiterated the commitment to do everything possible to reduce the fiscal deficit.

He added, "in a fiscal situation like the one we are facing, it is not acceptable to defend pensions with such high amounts. We must all contribute to the solution."

There is still much to be done to eliminate abuse in luxury pensions, officials said.

An additional measure is to remove the special exemption enjoyed by 340 pensioners of the National Magisterium who cannot be charged the tax on luxury pensions.

According to calculations of the National Pensions Directorate, if that exemption could be removed, the government could save ¢ 1.8 billion a year.

"We are making an important effort to accelerate the process of reviewing and sending the files to which the exoneration elimination should be applied, so that we can generate more savings," said the minister of Labor and Social Security, Steven Núñez Rímola.







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According to calculations of the National Pensions Directorate, the government could save ¢ 1.8 billion a year.




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- The law that increased the retirement age in some organizations. In this case, some government employees can request pensions even if they are younger than the standard age of 65.

- The law that decreases the amount of pensions for employees of the Judiciary Ministry.




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Published Friday, July 20, 2018 -  Fifth news page
Chepe Joven 2018 Festival this Sunday


By A.M. Costa Rica staff

Sunday the Chepe Joven Festival begins. It is a free event for everyone and produced by the Municipality of San José in Paseo Colon. The festival will start at 9 a.m.

The most anticipated artist is the Puerto Rican resident of Miami, Robbie Rivera. The international house music idol is the leader of Juicy Music show.

There are almost 700 episodes of his weekly program The Juicy Show, where he specializes in progressive, tech and tribal house music.

The other artists who will be entertaining are: Monik Zdan, EIIRI, Eleazar Delve, FRIGID, Guonka, DR Leo, Robbie Rivera (USA), Patrick Pizzorni (USA), B and 2B Willy Monfret (USA).

This year, the concert will be dedicated to the memory of Diego Olivares Biglit, a young DJ who began his career inspired by Festival Chepe Joven and who died last year at 18 due to a disease called propionic acidemia.

His parents and friends have created the Diego Olivares Hernandez Association to help people who suffer from this disease and their families, so the event will serve as a platform to focus more attention on the disease.

More than 20,000 people are expected for the festival. As in previous editions, a security operation will be in place coordinated by municipality and other response institutions to provide attendees the opportunity to enjoy a show in a safe and controlled environment.

The security plan includes extensive preventive measures, control posts, and searches and alcoholic beverages will be banned.






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More than 20,000 people are expected for the festival.

In total, 60 private security officers and approximately 120 municipal police officers are being hired to maintain in control of the activity from start to finish.

There are two entrances to the festival. One entrance door is between 32nd and 34th streets, on the so-called Paseo Colón. The second entrance door is on 36th Street, in the North sector of Paseo Colon Street.

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Published Friday , July 20, 2018 -  Sixth news page
I Moved to Costa Rica to Escape Trump


By A.M. Costa Rica wires services

The 13 percent of Americans would move abroad for a romantic relationship, more would do it for politics, including 38 percent of Democrats who’d leave because of the political climate. Was reported on OZY/SurveyMonkey nationwide poll.

Like most people, we thought Trump was pulling another publicity stunt. When it became clear that he was going to be the Republican nominee, I warned my husband, Jim, that if Trump won the election I was moving to Costa Rica. We had friends who’d vacationed here and loved it, but we’d never been.

On election night I sat in stunned disbelief, and then the tears came. Just before going to bed to cry myself to sleep, I told Jim once again that I refused to live in a country where Trump was president. I reiterated that I planned on leaving the States. He looked at the tears rolling down my face and promised that he would go with me.

I’m a lifelong Democrat, though I did vote for John McCain. I admired his service and appreciated that he picked a woman to be his running mate. I also voted for Mitt Romney, for which I have no excuse. Hillary Clinton was always my favorite candidate though, and I thought Barack Obama had stolen her nomination.

Jim considers himself a moderate independent. We met when we were both 40, and he liked Ronald Reagan while I avidly supported Jimmy Carter. Jim was attending the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, when we met in October 1980, and we were married six months later, despite our political differences.

We ended up in Rockport, Texas, surrounded by Trump people when Hillary lost. Jim and I both had been slowly doing research on everything required to move to Costa Rica in case Hillary lost, but the paperwork was complex. I researched other possibilities and came up with Portugal. It sounded wonderful, but after spending two weeks there we knew the climate was too cold for us.

So Jim started putting together the necessary documents, some of which were ordered by mail or online, but others we’d have to get in Alabama, where we used to live: renewed passports, our marriage license, my birth certificate. None was cheap.

We put together all the paperwork we could, bought an RV and, in late July 2017, we packed up and headed for Canada via Alabama. We’d always wanted to see Eastern Canada and decided we’d better do it before Costa Rica. On Aug. 25 we learned our Texas home had been hit hard by Hurricane Harvey, so we cut our touring short and made the most of our trip back, not knowing what to expect once we reached Texas.

It would be early December before we could finally escape Texas because of so many homes being damaged or destroyed. Jim just this week returned from Austin with news that Rockport, where we’d lived, had still not recovered. Our house was, thankfully, rented, but we will never live there again.

After more travel to see friends and family, we flew out of Atlanta on March 27, having acquired all of the documents we’d need. The FBI report was the last to arrive.

Upon arriving in San José, Costa Rica’s bustling capital, we checked into our hotel and the next day rented a car. San José is an enormous city. The streets are potholed and complicated by life-threatening car, truck and motorcycle drivers, all in a hellacious hurry. The cyclists dart through any opening, up and down the hilly streets. It was thrilling, scary and also very confusing. The avenidas go one way; the calles go another. It’s very easy to become entangled in traffic jams with no apparent cause other than too many drivers are headed in the same direction at the same damn time.












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Ms Mary Wallace article published at About OZY.com      


Costa Rica is big on security, with more security companies than police stations. Most homes are fully barred, and many yards are too. The crime rate, we soon learned, is high. Those who can afford to live in gated communities do, but we hated the first condo we lived in, a concrete jungle of modern, boxy homes, all without screened-in porches or decks, but surrounded by lovely mountains. After only two months there we knew we had to get a place much more to our taste.

Costa Rican real estate agents handle all types of rentals, as well as home sales. Our real estate agent has become our closest friend here, and today the owners of a bed-and-breakfast where we spent a week came to visit us. We have met some other people but were advised not to limit ourselves to befriending expats, since some are here only to make money, any way they can.

I have made Facebook friends with some, but we have yet to meet anyone else who came here to escape Trump like we did. I keep expecting to see some of the movie stars who said they would, but so far none have appeared, not even Cher. Maybe they prefer the Pacific Coast, and we live inland in the lush Central Valley. I am aware of a group of Trump haters, but Jim refuses to join.

Our attorney is charging us $3,000 to file for our pensionada. We cannot open a bank account here until we receive proof that we have applied. To buy our 2012 Audi, Jim used ATMs to stockpile enough cash, winning some at a local casino playing blackjack and a weird kind of poker. It’s red and very sporty for a pair of old people, and we love it. Groceries cost a lot here, so we joined PriceSmart and buy in bulk, though we still shop the farmers markets for local produce, which is very reasonable.

We’ll remain here as long as the U.S. is in chaos, though part of me wants to return now to join in protesting. But that desire is fleeting because I’m in love with our 60-year-old casa and the gardens that surround it, and I hate the thought of leaving here. The people are patient with expats who don’t know Spanish, like us, but at 77, we’re learning as we go. We are, despite a few setbacks, living the good life. Now.
 


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.








 



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Published Friday , July 20, 2018 -  Seventh news page
History of Anne Frank returns to the National Theater

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The story of Anne Frank, who wrote a diary about the horrors of hiding with her family during World War II, will be presented at the National Theater in co-production with the Israelite Zionist Center of Costa Rica.

The play is based on the internal struggles of the eight characters who have to live in a narrow room hidden behind a bookcase to escape from Nazi persecution.

They live in constant fear of discovery by Nazi soldiers who have the job of finding hidden Jews and sending them to concentration camps to be killed.

Their only goal is to remain hidden until the war is over.

Anne Frank is the narrator of their everyday life. The play shows her ability to describe the barbarism of the outside world, but also the richness and strength of her inner world full of the contradictions of adolescence.

Her intellectual sharpness allows her to see in herself two Annes, who constantly confront each other during her maturation process, while outside, the war advances relentlessly until it reaches them with all its cruelty.

The family was ultimately discovered and Anne Frank died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

Anne is play by two actresses Mar Jiménez and Adriana Álvarez.



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The play will be presented starting tonight
and running through Aug. 5.   


The functions are presented starting tonight to Aug. 5, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost between $5 to $25. Students and seniors with a Golden Card will get 20 percent discount. For more information on buying tickets,those interested can call 2010-1129 or 2010-1110