Vol.18  No.730 Published Monday , July 30, 2018 - First news page


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427,000 Costa Rican children live in poverty

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, in Costa Rica, presented a report that said nearly a half million children live in poverty.

For the minister of Planning, María del Pilar Garrido Gonzalo: "UNICEF has been a key ally throughout the years in addressing the needs of children and adolescents as the joint efforts we have made have contributed to improving the quality of life for many girls, boys and adolescents, especially those in situations of vulnerability. The Costa Rican commitment is to provide them and provide them with opportunities and ensure that their growth and development is in the proper conditions, understanding that working for children and adolescents is to work for the present and the future of Costa Rica. "

Gordon Jonathan Lewis, representative of UNICEF Costa Rica, thanked the national allies for the joint work for the defense of children and adolescents.

"Moving towards a fairer and more inclusive Costa Rica, where no child or adolescent is left behind, requires strengthening good practices and confronting with determination the challenges that exist. Thanks to the trust that the different counterparts have placed in UNICEF, this year it was possible to take very important steps towards social inclusion and the fulfillment of the rights of children and adolescents," said Lewis.

According to the latest census updated in 2015 1.3 million people, including children, lived in poverty.  The total included 55,000 migrants, 33,000 indigenous, 16,000 with some type of disability and 11,000 Afro-Costa Ricans.

The next national census to update those figures will be made in 2020.

The nation faces some persistent challenges in freeing children from poverty.

UNICEF points out that Costa Rica has to work harder to achieve the universalization of pre-school and early school education, since currently only six out of 10 children under the age of 7 go to kindergarten.

Efforts should be directed towards improving school conditions for the adolescent population, since only give out of 10 students manage to graduate.


In addition, poverty continues to affect a total of 427,000 children and adolescents, representing 33 percent of people living in poverty.


             UNICEF Costa Rica courtesy photo          

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there are 33,000 indigenous children.



They run a greater risk of experiencing problems of absence of care, absence of early stimulation and integral development, lack of accompaniment of parents and caregivers, school failure, physical, psychological and sexual violence and negligence in the home, school and community, as well as a greater possibility of involvement in illicit activities.


In 2017, the National Board of Children received 53,359 complaints for some type of violence against minors.

According to the agency, there are 6,000 minors without parental care or at risk of losing them, located in various forms of protection offered by the institutions.

UNICEF is investing in Costa Rica to help children. In 2017, that investment totaled nearly $2 million of which 37 percent was allocated to provide technical assistance to the different components of the cooperation program.

Some 23 percent more was consigned to the area of protection of the rights of children and adolescents, 16 percent was invested in early childhood education and development, 14 percent in actions of monitoring and generation of information and 10 percent was spent on gender, communication and emergency issues.

UNICEF promotes the rights and welfare of all children and adolescents and has representation in 190 countries.



Poas Volcano National Park to reopen

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

Thanks to the Debt per Nature trade between Costa Rica and United States, Poas Volcano National Park will reopen in August.

Five shelters are under construction as part of the new security management model that will be implemented the park.

The new shelters were established to protect the visitors in case of a potential eruption.

In addition to the shelters, there are also other modules including the ranger's booth and restroom improvements.

The emergency plan sets the new visitor protocol, restricting group size to 50 people and limiting the time allowed for visits to the crater.

There will be changes also in the park website so that tourists will be able to buy tickets to the park online.

The changes came in response to the new requirements of the Technical Advisers Committee which requires that the park comply with all safety regulations before its doors are open to the public. 

The park has been closed to the public since April 2017.

The vice minister of environment, Pamela Castillo, mentioned the changes are necessary to comply with the new security regulations.

"These are joint efforts between the government of the United States, the Ministry of the Environment, the Costa Rican Tourism Institute, the Emergency Commission, the Costa Rica Por Siempre Association among other organizations, to protect those who will visit the park when it reopens. In addition, working together with representatives of the community, we will boost the economy of the area," Castillo said.

Additionally, four real-time gas measurement sensors were purchased. That equipment will detect high levels of sulfuric and other gases potentially harmful to humans.

The new technology will arrive in the country in the first days of August and will be part of the new specialized protection equipment for visitors in the case of a volcanic eruption.

                                     A.M. Costa Rica wire services illustrative photo
 
Five shelters are under construction as part of the new security management model that will be implemented
the park.

If an emergency occurs, a protocol will be activated to move visitors to the shelters, which are equipped with 70 helmets, 140 air filters and 70 masks to provide oxygen.

"The resources for the purchase of the equipment are part of ¢77 million from the program Debt per Nature trade. That it is a cooperation fund of the United States," explained Zdenka Piskulich, executive director of the Costa Rica Por Siempre Association.

There is no official date for the reopening of the Poas Volcano National Park, but it is expected that tourists can return to enjoy visits to the volcano at the end of August.

The Poás Volcano is an active 2,708-meter (8,885 ft) stratovolcano located within Poas Volcano National Park.

It has erupted 40 times since 1828 and its last big eruption was in April, 2017. During that eruption, visitors and local residents were evacuated.





Chinese community protests crime wave in Limón

By A.M. Costa Rica staff


The Chinese community in Limón marched through the main streets of the central canton of the province in protest of a wave of crime.

The march took place Saturday.

The march was led by the Chinese Limón Association and comes after the deaths of several of its members.

Eduardo Cruickshank, deputy for the province of Limon, criticized the ease with which firearms are accessed in the country.  In his opinion, this is  one of the things that must be fought by the government.

"It seems to me that the progress of the eastern citizens and friends is very fair. Most of them are known to me and hard-working people with many businesses in the center of Limón and who, of course, have the right to enjoy the security that the state owes them. The government must stop this situation because within a month at least five of them have been killed, as well as other citizens," said the legislator.

The most recent incident against the Chinese community occurred Tuesday when an woman died after being wounded by a firearm in an apparent robbery at a supermarket at the entrance of Pueblo Nuevo de Limón.


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"We want peace. We have the right to work. We are also Costa Ricans ...” was the slogan of the protesters.


A triple homicide happened on July 1 during an assault in some cabins. The victims were all members of the same family with the surname Feng.



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Published Monday, July 30, 2018 - Second news page
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Pilgrims must stay on authorized routes   


By AM Costa Rica staff

The director of transit established the official routs and rules for pilgrims who walk to Cartago.

If they deviate from approved the approved route, they could be fined.

The principal tour is No. 251, known as the Florencio del Castillo highway, the main road between Curridabat and Cartago, and now a route established only for the use of the pilgrims.

The tour begins in Curridabat, continues through the town of El Fierro and through the mountains of Ochomogo, finally reaching the town of Taras.

The director of Traffic, German Marín, clarified that this is the official route that was coordinated and where there is more police presence.

Marin went on to say that pilgrims should heed the instruction of officers and remember “that they could be fined as pedestrians, if they do not follow the guidelines.” Pilgrims are urged to wear bright or reflective clothing, walk in single file where there are no sidewalks and always walk facing traffic.

Article # 135 of the new Traffic Law, Article 106, establishes fines for pedestrians who do not follow the rules established by traffic officials. The law continues, "if the pedestrian ignores the disposition in the law, he could be fined for ¢45,000."

Most of the pilgrims are expected before Thursday morning when there is an official ceremony. 


 
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Most of the pilgrims are expected before Thursday morning when there is an official ceremony.


On those dates there will be a constant presence of officers to maintain security and control on the national routes that are traditionally most used by pilgrims.

These are: between Alajuela and San José, between San José and Cartago, between Pérez Zeledón and Cartago, between Puntarenas and San Jose, and finally between Limón and San José.



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By A.M. Costa Rica staff

Costa Rica's government failed to execute a commitment to protect 4,000 square miles around Cocos Island National Park, a critical shark habitat.


A commitment to create a marine protected area around Cocos Island fell through, though the country’s new government may take another look.

Two years ago, former Costa Rican president Luis Guillermo Solís made international news by committing to a 4,000-square-mile expansion of the marine protected area around the extraordinarily biodiverse waters of Cocos Island National Park, a U.N. World Heritage site located 330 miles (532 kilometers) off Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. The shark-rich region is plagued by illegal fishing and shark finning operations. But on leaving office last May, Solís failed to enact the protection conservationists say is needed.

“Political leaders should be accountable for their commitments,” said Enric Sala, a National Geographic explorer-in-residence who has worked with Costa Rican officials for a number of years on ocean conservation. The proposed marine protected area would have benefited Costa Rican fishers in the long term, but local fishing interests threatened to shut down ports, and Solís backed down, said Sala.

However, there is hope the country’s new government will chart a different course. In a recent meeting at National Geographic Society’s offices in Washington, newly elected Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado and Minister of Environment Carlos Manuel Rodriguez indicated that they want to add five new marine protected areas, said Sala.

Costa Rica has a longstanding reputation as a conservation and environmental leader on land, but barely 1 percent of its marine exclusive economic zone is fully protected, despite an international commitment to expand this to 10 percent by 2020.

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This makes Cocos a top destination for diving but also for fishing fleets. The region’s remoteness makes it hard to prevent illegal fishing there. And even legal fishing can spill into the restricted zone or harm non-target wildlife in the area. Longline fishing uses a main line that can stretch 30 miles or more, with as many as 12,000 baited hooks hanging down from branch lines of various lengths.


 
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The no-fishing zone around Cocos is small, at 12 nautical miles in diameter, and longlines often drift well inside its boundaries—catching not only sharks and tuna but also snagging turtles, seabirds, and dozens of other non-target species.

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Foreign ships fishing for tuna illegally inside the Cocos protected area have been documented using data from Global Fishing Watch, a satellite-monitoring platform, said Carlos Manuel Uribe, president of Foundation Friends of Cocos Island, a local non-profit dedicated to the protection of the park.

These data, combined with other sources, reveal excessive fishing pressure in Costa Rica’s exclusive economic zone, mainly by foreign fleets, much of which is illegal, according to a new report prepared for the foundation.

The report authors also could not find a single record of a boarding or detention of an industrial fishing vessel, domestic or foreign, between January 2012 and July 2017.

Improving enforcement and reducing illegal fishing could benefit the local fleet, which could switch from shark finning to catching tuna using more sustainable methods than longlines, says Uribe. The expansion of the Cocos marine protected area banning fishing would increase the quantities of fish outside the area in what’s known as a spillover effect.

This year, the U.S. government donated three former Coast Guard 110-foot patrol boats to help Costa Rica curtail illegal fishing, as well as drug trafficking.

“Two years ago, Indonesia started arresting and sinking ships for illegal fishing and now foreign fishing fleets avoid its waters,” said Sala. “Enforcement works.”



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Published Monday, July 30, 2018 -  Fourth news page

100 people still in shelters
   
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By A.M. Costa Rica wire services

About 100 people remain in three shelters established by the National Commission of Emergencies in the communities of Talamanca and Valle La Estrella due to the floods caused by the rains in the Caribbean.

The National Emergency Commission is brining help to the victims, using helicopters because roads are still closed due to landslides and floods. The commission is delivering food and medical attention to the victims.

Saturday, due to the improvement in weather conditions, it was possible to help 600 victims, mainly in the indigenous territories. Food was distributed among the affected localities of Xikiari, Ñari, Nimari, Calveri, Xinabla, Alto Cuen, Boca Cuen, Cariey, Arrocera, Boyey, Alto Bley, Alto Piedra Mesa, Alto Wakabata, Arco Iris Xacava, Batubata, Cartago, Cerro Eagle, Cerro Hule, Sitio Rangalle, Pico Blanco, Guayabal and Tortuga.

Helicopters flights also allow the delivery of food and supplies to the farmers. In addition, the commission is waiting for the government economic support of ¢70 million, to be used to solve the needs of feeding the affected animals in five cantons.

Alexander Solis, director of the commission said, "the works of repair of routes, repair of dykes and bridges continue. The slight improvement in the weather conditions allowed us to eliminate the alerts in the rest of affected cantons and to maintain only one alert in the canton of Sarapiquí.”

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However, the National Meteorological Institute reports an increase in rainfall for this week and a potential new tropical wave could affect the area of the Pacific and the Central Valley. This new tropical wave could last 48 hours in as it crosses the western and central part of the country.


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Published Monday , July 30, 2018 -  Fifth news page

Stowaway traveled from Costa Rica to London 

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

A woman was stung by a scorpion which had sneaked into her suitcase and travelled to the United Kingdom from Costa Rica.

Paramedics who treated the woman on Tuesday described it the most unusual call-out of the year.

The woman unwittingly brought the arachnid 5,000 miles home from her holiday in Costa Rica.

South Central Ambulance Service and a co-responder from the fire service assisted the woman at her home in Waterlooville, Hampshire, after she was stung.

She received treatment at hospital and is now back at home.

It is not known what happened to the little black and brown scorpion after it was captured under a glass.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said, ‘The advice we have accessed from Toxbase (National Poisons Information Service) is for anyone with a scorpion sting to be assessed and monitored at hospital.’

He added, ‘I think that’s the most unusual callout of the year in the bag for 2018.’

Waterlooville Fire Station spokesman Marley Cameron said, “Our co-responder has just assisted with an incident which was a bit different than we normally attend. A female was bitten by a scorpion which had decided to hide in her suitcase on return from her holiday.”



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Costa Rica: Remarkable Tales from Our Super Vacation Spot
By the staff and contributors at A.M. Costa Rica & James J. Brodell
A.M. Costa Rica celebrates its 16th anniversary with a compilation of classic news reports geared to the needs of foreigners living here and those elsewhere with personal or business interests in this vacation paradise.
Read a sample and purchase the book Click Here

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New World Meditation: Focusing Mindfulness Healing Awakening
By Lucinda Gray Ph.D.
You will be Free to Live, Love, Work and Play in the Full Creative Expression of Your Authentic Self. New World Meditation is easy to learn, easy to practice, and profoundly transformational.
More information Click Here

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Bohemian Road Trip
By Paul Furlong
"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.
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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.
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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 , July 30, 2018 -  Sixth news page
Who are the "orchid people"​




It seems to me that there are several types of “orchid people.”

First, there is the ‘orchid fancier’ and there are two varieties. The first type of fancier likes orchids for their shape and color and the bigger the better. Fanciers usually have a lot of Cattleya and Phalaenopsis orchids that they bought at the local supermarket or nursery which are reasonably easy to keep alive on a windowsill or in a picture window.

They bloom regularly and make a lovely display when someone visits the house. These orchids are easy to find as well, so if one dies it is easily replaced. The second type likes to collect orchids from the wild and re-home them on trees or baskets in the yard or in the ground. They like orchids, but never bother much with orchid names.

Then there is the ‘orchid enthusiast’ who in addition to the Cattleya and Phalaenopsis – or even instead of –looks for the unusual orchid in farmer’s markets (if she lives in the tropics), from the wild (laws permitting) or from the catalogues and web pages of orchid growers. The enthusiast wants to know the genus and species of the orchid, how it grows and how to care for it. If they get an unnamed orchid, they wait for it to bloom and then hunt up a name.

Enthusiasts head for orchid web sites and Facebook pages and have their own books on orchids and how to grow them. They know the value – in beauty – of mini-orchids and have a magnifying glass or two around somewhere. Sometimes they have a deck crowded with hanging orchids, sometimes the orchids are hung outside, and sometimes they have a greenhouse. When you see an orchid in the enthusiast’s garden, it usually has a name tag.

The ‘aficionado’ is next, and very serious about orchids. Aficionados may specialize in a particular genus of orchids (check here for great pictures), collect orchids from associated genera, collect generic samples, or seek out the truly exotic. Sometimes aficionados travel to other countries to collect orchids and have an import license and some specialize in local orchids.


                                            
Other aficionados cross-pollinate and grow orchids, a very demanding project. If you find an aficionado, you will find a greenhouse or two (or more), usually quite large, and the proper tools for orchid care and propagation.

Next we have ‘orchid growers,’ often aficionados who’s ‘hobby’ has become a business. Many times, growing is a family business and generational. Imagine cross-pollinating an orchid and waiting 4-7 years for it to bloom and you can understand the generational nature of the business. Growers have acres of orchid yards often under shade cloth and usually deal in the most popular orchid types. Specialty growers, on the other hand, usually concentrate on the rarest and most unusual orchids which can be worth tens of thousands of dollars.

And me? Metric Man says I am an “orchid maniac” but that doesn’t fit anywhere.
 
Plant for the Week

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It has to be an orchid – a Stanhopea that just bloomed and is waiting for a complete name. This one is new to me although I do have a Stanhopea wardii somewhere and will have to wait until it blooms to tag it. This orchid came from a farmer’s market and was unnamed. It is a short bloomer, only one or two days, but fills the greenhouse with fragrance.

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


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House - Apartments For Rent
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Fully Furnished One Bedroom
Apartment in Guadalupe

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One bedroom apartment located in neighborhood Colonia del Rio Guadalupe. Approximate a 1.5 NE miles from central San Jose. Buses pass every few minutes, walking distance to shopping center Walmart, eating places and bank. Washing facility, all utilities include including cable TV and Wi-Fi apartment fully furnished including bedding, eating and cooking items and 32”TV. Apartment is built above a river rapids on one side. Faces a grass yard with patio on front. Photos on request. Apartment available August 1st. $400 a month and deposit, returnable after 3 months if apartment is left in order. One car enclosed parking space $50.

More information call: 2256-9426
or email: bobbyruffin22@gmail.com

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Furnished House Inside Gated Property
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Beautiful house, surrounded by a wonderful nature. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath on private property close to town. $650.00 Includes Electric, Internet, WiFi, Cable TV, water. In Santa Barbara de Heredia. American owner lives on site, quiet, secure.
For more photos and information write to organicfarmhouserental@gmail.com

Code: 9386-072918

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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

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



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 , July 30, 2018 -  Seventh news page

Increase in gasoline sales 


By A.M. Costa Rica staff


The total fuel consumption in the country during the first semester of 2018, increased by 4.2 percent, compared to the demand presented in the same period of the previous year, going from 1,667,335,000 liters in 2017 to 1,737,622,000 liters this year.

The behavior of the sales during the first semester of the year shows an increase of 2 percent in the diesel, 4.5 percent in the gasoline super and 0.4 percent in the gasoline plus 91.

Consumption of liquefied petroleum gas, known as LPG, also increased by 4.8 percent.

The total sales of plus 91 and super gasoline for the first semester of 2018 represented 37.1 percent That is 644,595,000 liters).

The consumption of gasoline super has been growing due to the preferences of the consumers and the import of new vehicles that, according to the manufacturer, should use of this type of gasoline.

An interesting fact is that gasoline Plus 91, with 91 octane, and Super Gasoline with 95 octane have almost the same quality. The only difference is the degree of octane.

According to the reports, super gasoline is required for heavier vehicles (4x4 and heavier), and plus 91 is required by small vehicles.


              
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In Costa Rica, 75 percent of car owners are buying plus 91 and 25 percent of car owners are buying Super. 
 


The user manual of each vehicle indicates the required octane level. But if the manual does not require a high octane, then the vehicle should not need the highest level. The vehicle can use also Plus 91 gasoline, saving money on gasoline expenses.