ARCHIVE Published Monday, August 13, 2018 - First news page


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New app gives advice on tourist security


By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Costa Rican Tourism Board will launch an application for domestic and foreign travelers in order to advise them on security. The goal is for the app to be ready for the start of the high season this coming December.

Information on the app and new security measures were released Friday by the minister of Tourism, María Amalia Revelo, and the minister of Public Security, Eduardo Solano, as part of a series of actions on tourism safety. In light of recent violence, the administration has accelerated it’s review of security measures and is seeking the involvement of institutions, private companies and citizens in general to prevent continued violence.

The National Commission for Tourism Security will outline plan for investing $1 million annually in security for four years, and the tourism board will make a new alliance with the Ministry of Public Security to invest that money on more tourist police and more security plans.

The national commission will be made up of the Ministry of Public Security, the Judicial Investigation Organization, the attorney general, the tourism board, representatives of the U. S. Embassy, the National Chamber of Tourism and the Guanacaste Chamber of Tourism.

The Tourism Board will implement a working plan that can be part of the application in December, at the beginning of the high season.

The application will be free download for any device that has the Android operating system and for phones with iOS.

The app will provide tourists with an orientation into security matters and suggestions for personal security but will also suggest locations that could be included in their itineraries, the tourism minister said. 

Revelo added that subsequent stages of the app will have information on dangerous currents for each of the national beaches warn bathers of security risks.

The app will also include U.S. Embassy information, links to other useful apps such as one on earthquakes and websites with services such as the Meteorological Institute.

"Updates and improvements will be implemented throughout this administration," added Revelo.


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Revelo added that subsequent stages of the app will have information on dangerous currents for each of the national beaches warn bathers of security risks.


The board has committed to training 2,000 tourism entrepreneurs in the next six months. The training will help them incorporate prevention strategies in their hotels, transportation services, restaurants, tours and similar and in their communities. "The goal is to double this figure by the end of 2019," said Revelo.

The work will be carried out in close coordination with the Ministry of Public Security using that agency’s extensive training and prevention experience.

The minister of Security said that, “it will be reinforced with personnel in the Tourist Police security corps and that, at the same time, mega-operations will be carried out in some of the most visited tourist sites.”

Where required, the tourism board will support infrastructure and equipment in an inter-institutional action with public security.

This is a new campaign with a distinct perspective, to reminder to the public that security is built together. It will emphasize a respect for and dignity of women and call upon citizens to take care of each other and the tourists who visit, officials said.

The new tourism commission will be made of experts in the security field, both national and foreign, so that they can share success stories and inspire the Costa Rican tourism sector, officials added.



Industrialists affected by crisis in Nicaragua

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

Exports of Costa Rican industrial products have been the most affected by the political and economic crisis in Nicaragua that began in April.

The economic activities that are most affected by this situation are those related to paper, electrical equipment, chemical and pharmaceutical products and plastics.

According to a study by the Central Bank, regarding the possible repercussions on the Costa Rican production, the interruption of the commercial flow by land to Nicaragua and the rest of the countries of the region implied an increase in the days of transit and increase in the cost of transport and conservation of products, mainly perishables.

Industry must consider new ways, by air or sea, to make shipments, but so far, no solution has been reached.

This was confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Trade which is in charge of following the Nicaragua crisis as it relates to international trade.

"There are two levels of impact: the first logistic and the second, a fall in exports of 50 percent compared to a year before," said Minister Dyalá Jiménez.

The minister added that there has also been talk of the crisis affecting the carbonated drinks sector, due to the products exported to the region.

A monthly evaluation of the evolution of exports to Central America during 2018, prepared by the Central Bank, determined that Costa Rican exports to the region showed dynamism in the first four months of the year, with an average variation of 12.5 percent, but in May the variation was 2.8 percent, which implies a deceleration of almost 10 percent points.

With the exception of Honduras, all the Central American countries presented a moderation in the May resulting from the crisis in Nicaragua where sales decreased by 9.3 percent.

"If this condition persists, it is expected that there will be negative growth in sales to this market with the economic and social implications that this situation may have," the Central Bank study indicates.

With regard to purchases of goods, the Central American market represents about 5.8 percent of total imports and approximately 82 percent of these imports enter by land.

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Since June, the chamber warned that the obstruction of the free transit of merchandise has been significantly affecting exports to Nicaragua, El Salvador,
Honduras and Guatemala.


The products mainly demanded are paper, plastic, soaps, iron products, pharmaceuticals and cattle. The latter have the particular condition that about 70 percent of cattle imports come from Nicaragua.

According to Pedro Morales, economic advisor of the Chamber of Industries, “Many of the companies that export have been affected by the political crisis in Nicaragua. If that continues, it could lead not only to a lower growth of the production of companies, but of the general activity of the country by the affectation of the commercial flows with Central America.”

Since June, the chamber warned that the obstruction of the free transit of merchandise has been significantly affecting exports to Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.

Enrique Egloff, president of the chamber, said: "Nicaragua and the Central American countries are economic and commercial partners of enormous importance for the productive sector of Costa Rica in general, and of the industrial sector in particular."

According to official data from the Export Commerce Promoter, 44 percent of the value exported by the manufacturing industry has to go through Nicaragua to reach the countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.




Suspect in housing scams arrested

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Deputy Prosecutor's Office of Frauds confirmed that it ordered the arrest of a man with the surname Villagra who was investigated on suspicion of the crime of fraud against at least 150 people who bought a house offered by the project known as Casas Vita.

According to the complaints, the affected people have made partial or total payment for their houses and have not received the houses yet.

The accused was arrested at the Juan Santamaría International Airport where he was about to leave the country.

At the beginning of the investigations, the prosecutorial officers had alerted to the immigration police, asking them to report if the suspect Villagra had intentions of leaving the country.

On Friday, the alert was activated and the suspect was arrested at the airport so that he could be investigated on new complaints that were issued as of May 22.

That date was when the investigators conducted five raids in order to collect more evidence.

The Prosecutor's Office confirmed that before May 22, there were 47 complaints. One month later, the figure increased to 125. Currently, 150 scam complaints are being processed.

Villagra was transferred to the First Judicial Circuit of San José where the prosecutor’s police and other investigators are making new investigation, based on the new complaints.

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The accused was arrested at the Juan Santamaría International Airport where he was about to leave the country.



Later, he was sent to the Criminal Court of San José, where pre-trial or preventative detention was requested.


At the close of the edition, the Criminal Court of San Jose had not disclosed how many months were approved for preventive detention of the suspect.



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Top court rules against gay marriage ban

By A.M. Costa Rica wire services

Costa Rica’s top court has ruled that a ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, a decision seen as a win for gay rights activists and welcomed by the country’s new president.

The Supreme Court gave lawmakers up to 18 months to legalize gay marriage, which has long been opposed by the Roman Catholic Church and evangelical groups in the country.

President Carlos Alvarado, who came to power earlier this year on a pro-gay rights platform, has publicly advocated same-sex marriage and vowed to implement the ruling.

“Our commitment to full equality remains intact,” he tweeted Thursday. “We will continue to boost actions that guarantee no person will face discrimination for their sexual orientation or gender identity.”

The decision follows a judgment issued in January by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the top rights body of the Americas and based in Costa Rica.

It said its signatory member countries, including Costa Rica, must grant equal rights to same-sex couples, including the right to marry.

“We know it’s going to be an 18-month struggle but the battle is already won,” Marco Castillo, a lawyer and head of the LBGT rights group Diversity Movement, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

“It’s going to end with an equal marriage in Costa Rica.”

The change is likely to face stiff opposition from conservative and evangelical lawmakers in Costa Rica, but Supreme Court Magistrate Fernando Castillo told reporters after the ruling that the ban on gay marriage would automatically cease to exist if parliament failed to change the law by the deadline.


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The analysis was reported on Reuters



Many countries in mainly Catholic Latin America and the Caribbean ban same-sex marriage, but that is slowly changing.

Argentina, Colombia and Uruguay have all dropped their opposition in recent years.

“To those who are against this, we say live and let live,” said Castillo. “Many oppose for religious reasons, but the Bible says love your neighbor.”






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Confirming driver’s licenses

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Ministry of Transport reports that 5,287 driver’s licenses have been validated from January to June by foreigners living in the country.

A prior appointment to make this process is not necessary. The validation can be request at any of the 13 ministry offices in the country, the agency notes.

The service is offered only Tuesdays or Wednesdays, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The person interested must present all the requirements, and the approved driver licensed will be obtains immediately, the ministry said.

The ministry statistics for the first semester shows that users visit mainly the headquarters located in La Uruca. That location accounted for is 39 percent of the licenses.

In second place is Heredia, Alajuela and Liberia with 10 percent each, followed by Puntarenas and Cartago with 6 percent.

The remaining licenses were done in Pérez Zeledón, San Ramón, Limón, Guapiles, Río Claro and Nicoya, with 3 percent each.

According to the ministry report, may people from outside of San José, still coming to the headquarters to validate their foreign license.

For that reason the ministry is making a call to the people who needs this service and living out of San Jose, to manage this procedure at the , ministry office closest to the residence to avoid unnecessary travel to San Jose.

The validation of a foreign license and the issuance of a Costa Rican one can be requested by foreigners who have at least three months of living in Costa Rica.


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The people who needs this service and living out of San Jose,
to manage this procedure at the , ministry office
closest to the residence.



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To complete this process are the original driver license must be a valid document and in good conditions.

The applicant must present the basic medical test, a document showing a legal stay in Costa Rica, which can be the residence card or refugee card or work permit. all documents must be valid and in good conditions. The last requirement is to pay the cost of the service per ¢5,000.

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No lazing around
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Remember back where you once lived? You took a walk and found a patch of moss 8 inches thick and spongy under your shoes? So you did the most natural thing. You took three steps, lay down on your back and nearly fell asleep watching the blue sky through dancing green leaves. Not here though.

It’s not that we don’t have blue sky and green leaves. It’s not that we don’t have thick pads of moss under the trees. No, it’s just that your first step sent the spiders scurrying and your second step roused a sleep scorpion. And that third step? Fire ants.

So, no lazing around in Costa Rica, no sir. And what have I been doing recently? I’ve been lazing around. It’s not my fault though. After the hip injury my doctor said something like “Whatever you have been doing – stop it!” Sadly, “whatever” included the veggie garden, weeding, bending, lifting, walking up and down the 47 steps to the bottom of the yard, stretching . . . you get the idea.

Well, today I got a good look at what I now laughingly call “the veggie garden,” and I couldn’t find it. I know where it is, because there is a fence around it, but it looked exactly like every other patch of weeds (yes, we have patches of weeds). I could not believe how fast the weeds had grown when I wasn’t watching, but, since I really do have veggie seeds to plant, something had to be done.

Weeds are insidious things – since they don’t have to produce anything for anyone else, they can just grow like . . . well, like weeds. Down here in C’Rica, people come along and use a weed whacker on them, but the true gardener knows that is not the answer. To get rid of a weed, you have to pull or dig it out by the roots, shake off the dirt (cussing at it helps), and take it away. And, it’s best to do all that before it goes to seed. By the time you realize it is flowering and about to set seeds, six other flowers have already sent seeds into the wind. It is enough to drive a gardener crazy.

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So now something has to be done about the veggie garden. Maybe tomorrow or when the rain stops. Wait, how about I get my gardener to do it? That’s it! Then I can go back to lazing around.


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Published Monday, August 13, 2018 -  Fifth news page


Spanish police arrive to investigate murder


By A.M. Costa Rica staff

Two Spanish police officers specialized in homicides arrived in the country Sunday to collaborate in the investigation of the murder of Arantxa Gutiérrez López, the Spanish tourist murdered last Saturday in  Tortuguero National Park.

The investigators are normally assigned to the Central Unit of Specialized and Violent Crime, according to the Spain newspaper El Mundo.

Relatives, friends and acquaintances of the victim attended her funeral Saturday in her hometown of Alicante in southeast Spain.

The funeral was held in the strictest privacy. Afterwards her body, which had been repatriated, was cremated. 

Gutiérrez, 31, died Aug. 4 in Tortuguero, a remote area of the Caribbean Costa Rica known for its natural wealth.

She apparently was suffocated after a sexual attack. Albin Díaz, an undocumented Nicaraguan, 33, is a suspect in the murder.

The court that analyzed the request for preventive detention filed by the Costa Rican Prosecutor's Office did not find enough evidence for preventative detention and has left the man in the custody of immigration, where he will be detained for a month waiting for the judicial proceeding against him to move forward.


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Arantxa Gutiérrez, 31, died Aug. 4 in Tortuguero,
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known for its natural wealth.


If it does not, he will be deported.

The Prosecutor's Office appealed the decision and the judicial authorities expect DNA results to have more evidence.




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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.)
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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
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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.
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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 August 13, 2018 -  Sixth news page

My thoughts on 'I was thinking' letter


Dear A.M. Costa Rica readers:

I was thinking: If there was no collusion between a political party and the Russians in the 2016 campaign, why not just let the investigation go on to come to that conclusion instead of trying to sabotage the investigation?

I was thinking: During several years after the housing crash in 2007, it was not possible to get loans from U.S. financial institutions for construction. That being the case, from whom did a large U.S. real estate company get loans to continue building hotels and golf courses overseas?

I was thinking: Selling condos in large buildings to foreigners would be a good way to facilitate money laundering.

I was thinking: If a politician refused to release tax returns, the public would not know that said politician had not paid taxes since 2005.

I was thinking: If someone claimed to be a genius, he/she would probably be proud to release their IQ score and their college transcripts. He/she would also most likely be able to spell correctly, be able to compose a sentence that was grammatically correct, and have more than 10 adjectives in their vocabulary.

I was thinking: If a politician was a true patriot, he/she would not likely have had five deferments during the Vietnam War especially with one deferment being for a bone spur for which he could not remember on which foot the bone spur occurred.

I was thinking: If a person was against protecting the environment and wanted to remove all regulations for the protection and enhancement of the environment, he/she should change the name of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the Environmental Destruction Agency (EDA).

I was thinking: If the U.S and South Korean military exercises were cancelled because they were too expensive, why would a military parade on Veteran’s day be ordered when it will cost the U.S. taxpayer about the same amount as the canceled military exercise which would have been beneficial to the U.S. military’s operational experience.

I was thinking: If someone claimed to know more than the generals about fighting ISIS, it is not conceivable that he/she would not know about the Kurds involvement in the fighting against ISIS.

I was thinking: If someone was opposed to immigrants entering the U.S.A., he/she would not likely marry immigrants.


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A.M. Costa Rica wire services photo 
  


I was thinking: Do those who are opposed to allowing immigration into the U.S. know that that the U.S. astronaut who holds the record for the number of times in space, has a Ph.D. in plasma physics from MIT, and has put the U.S. in the lead in the field of plasma propulsion is an immigrant from Costa Rica?

I was thinking: If a politician proposed to “clean the swamp” in Washington, D.C., he/she would not appointment “swamp people” to their Cabinet and/or staff.

I was thinking: A person with an extreme narcissistic mental condition will not apologize, will always attack everyone who is critical of their actions, and will always be concerned about how something relates to them rather than the country or others.

I was thinking: It is obvious that an ignoramus cannot recognize another ignoramus, so it is not a surprise that an ignoramus would vote for an ignoramus.

Armond T. Joyce,
Llorente de Tibas


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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Jaco Oceanfront Furnished Condo
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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.

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Colinas Del Sol
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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.
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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
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Vista Verde Del Mar
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* 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.

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Code: 9350-050419



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Business For Sale
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Versatile 2 Floors Building
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Completely remodeled building. 14 areas for residence and/or offices, call center, upscale storage. Transportation within 50 meters, commuter train, buses and taxis. In La Sabana, San Jose. School, park, gymnasium, tennis club and National soccer stadium walking distance. 24-hour security, many restaurants, clubs and social facilities nearby. Approximately 323 meter construction. Asking $295,000.
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Three Cabins in La Fortuna
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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 MondayAugust 13,  2018 -  Seventh news page


U.S. citizen arrested on false papers allegation


By A.M. Costa Rica staff The border police at Guaycará, Golfito, near the border with Panama, arrested a U.S. citizen named Lewis Friday on the allegation that he was carrying a fake DIMEX.

The DIMEX is a migratory identity document for foreigners legally established in the country.

The document that Lewis presented had a DIMEX number that belonged to a minor, who in 2006 traveled to Costa Rica with his father, a scientist and who had done an internship in the country, according to officials.

The minor’s DIMEX was canceled in 2008 when the holder of that document left the country. When border police noticed the problem with the document, they said detained the man.

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Border police courtesy photo         

Lewis was arrested on suspicion of using false identity
use and sent to the Golfito District Attorney's Office.