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Strong opposition halts plan to increase electric costs
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
 
A series of oppositions against the plan to increase the charge for residential electricity has forced the Public Services Regulatory Authority (Aresep) to modify its proposal, and even call a new public hearing.
 
In 15 days, it is expected that Aresep will have a new technical proposal, which should also be submitted to public consultation, probably during the second half of November.
 
On September 11, Aresep held a first hearing where it proposed to change the price structure and also charge for electricity in the mode of five consumption blocks. 
 
If this change is approved, there will be households where they would pay less for the same energy they consume today. The Aresep proposes this model as a way of rewarding the most thrifty households for their lower consumption and boost the savings in others.
 
The plan would change the collection practices of the eight energy distribution companies, which serve 1,484,000 households.
 
That first public hearing generated 23 oppositions, including objections from the Ombudsman's Office, the Costarican Institute of Electricity, the National Power and Light Company and all the country's electrification cooperatives, among others.
 
The Arsep had until last week to analyze, accept or reject the criticism. Yesterday morning, the a spokesman said in a statement that they had accepted some of the recommendations made, but the segmentation in five blocks of consumption would go on.
 
Due to the changes received, the Aresep Energy Intendency indicated that the improved technical proposal will go back to a public hearing, "so that all citizens can know and discuss, in a transparent way, the improvements incorporated", indicates the notice.

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Oppositions to the plan came from the Chamber of Energy and Telecommunications Distributors, whose partners provide the service to 23 percent of households.
 
According to the Chamber, the change, as proposed by Aresep would cause "the bill of electricity from many families in areas such as Los Santos, Guanacaste, Heredia, Cartago or Zarcero to increase by up to 40 percent." 
 
According to Chamber, the starting point for analyzing these objectives should be the behavior of residential consumption in recent years. According to Aresep it has been declining since 2008, with a total decrease of 11.4 percent
 
"If average residential consumption has been steadily declining over the last eight years, that means that the current price methodology has created the conditions for that, then one has to question why one wants to implement a change in an abrupt way and that would penalize users with increases in their receipt of up to 40%," said Erick Rojas, vice president of the Chamber.

Former BCR authorities seek constitutional help
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Four of the five members of the newly dismissed Board of Directors of the Bank of Costa Rica (BCR), filed a constitutional appeal before the Constitutional Courts requesting their immediate reinstatement.
 
The request was presented by Mónica Segnini, Evita Arguedas, Alberto Raven and Francisco Molina. They left the Bank two weeks ago because of their alleged irregular actions related to a case involving the import of cement.
 
According to a report by the General Superintendency of Financial Entities (SUGEF), the BCR was undergoing a governance crisis, which was mainly rooted in financial risks and poor administrative decisions. As a result of that report, President Luis Guillermo Solís requested the resignation of the entire Board of Directors, which was only obeyed by Gustavo Arias and Ronald Solís.
 
After several legal consultations, the directors who signed the appeal allege that their removal was unconstitutional, since the administrative process was violated. They also argue that the position adopted by Casa Presidencial affected their professional image.

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Now, it will be the courts that must determine whether the government violated or not, the autonomy of the functions carried out by the members of the Board of Directors of the BCR.
 
It should be remembered that BCR has had no sessions, although a group of new executives have already been sworn in.





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Solís to undergo prostate surgery today
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
 
President Luis Guillermo Solís announced a that he will soon undergo prostate surgery.
 
It was first scheduled on October 11, however, due to emergency posed by Storm Nate, he postponed it.
 
Today, through a Facebook page, he made a live broadcast to announce that the surgery will be performed Wednesday, October 18.
 
"I had postponed it to dedicate myself to the national emergency caused by the passing of the storm Nate, but the time has come. I am very calm because the country will be in very good hands," said the president.
 
In the morning, the President will be admitted to La Católica Hospital for surgery and could be on sick leave for up to two weeks. Solís announced that he had a problem with his prostate several weeks ago.

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Solís said his condition was not serious and
easily corrected by surgery.

The vice president and minister of finance, Helio Fallas will assume the presidential functions during the of Solís absence.


Costa Rican Student helps prove ancient explosion in space
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

A Costa Rican student was part of a team that detected the clash of 2 neutron stars in the NGC 4993 galaxy over 130 million years ago. This discovery marks a new era in world astronomy.
 
Costa Rican scientist César Rojas is has been studying for a doctorate degree at the University of California in Santa Cruz since June, under the tutelage of Ryan Foley. The latter formed a research team where he included the Mr. Rojas who participated in the great discovery.
 
"We worked for hours and hours without stopping, in the end it paid off.” Rojas said to Spanish medida. “It was a great group job. It was a night full of adrenaline, because each of us had to play a role in the best way possible and become the firsts to discover kilonova which is the optical counterpart of the collision of neutron stars."
 
This fusion of stars would have caused the propagation of chemical elements such as gold and platinum. 
 
Rojas explained that 130 million years ago - when dinosaurs still walked the Earth - in a very distant galaxy, 2 neutron stars collided and caused a major explosion, and emissions of both gravitational and electromagnetic waves.
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Scientist tracked down the existence of a millenarian
collision between two neutron stars

However, no one knew the exact location of the event, so many teams of astronomers in the world tried to find the area, which had been predicted for several years.
 
"Our work group, at UC Santa Cruz, was the first to find the kilonova, and give its exact location. This allowed virtually all major observatories in the world, from Hubble and Chandra space telescopes to point to the object and study it in depth," said Rojas, who lives in Alajuela.
 
It was August 17, 2017, when scientists detected the gravitational waves of this event, and the Fermi space telescope detected a flash of light in gamma rays.

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Financial entities reported 326 suspicious transactions
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Financial institutions reported suspicious transactions in 326 transactions last year, according to the Instituto Costarricense sobre Drogas.
 
The director of the agency, Guillermo Araya, explained the Financial Intelligence Unit is in charge of channeling these investigations and determining the actions to follow.
 
Out of the 326 reports, about 20 percent ended up in the Public Prosecutor's Office which started a legal process against the people involved.
 
"We are part of a chain where the information is collected and transferred to the Public Prosecutor's Office so that it can be analyzed there," explained Araya.
 
According to data provided by the Instituto, 79 percent of the reports come from the banking system.
 
The director of the Instituto said these investigative processes are necessary to reduce the incidence of these cases, and it will better the control standards to which the country is moving.
 
On Sunday, Peruvian daily El Comercio revealed Peruvian businessman Josef Maiman admitted to having moved $20 million of a bribe given by the Brazilian construction company to former president Alejandro Toledo, through bank accounts in Costa Rica.
 
"The Costa Rican companies Ecostate and Milan received $ 17,527,000, and Sirlon Dash received about $ 4,000,000, so that by 2012 the three offshore companies were already worth the $20 million that construction company paid.,” said the publication.

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Some cases might involve big companies and foreign politicians.
In this regard, the Superintendencia General de Entidades Financieras confirmed that it is investigating a Costa Rican private bank for its participation in this case.

The head of Superintendencia, Javier Cascante, said there has been an administrative procedure open for a year and a half.
 
"The entire preliminary hearing process has already been done, now what you is lacking typing of the final process, which we would expect to have ready in the coming weeks," said the Superintendent.
 
Once the final report is available, it will determine whether the process asks for a sanction or for it to be sent to the Ministerio Público to open an investigation. Cascante said that, in the last two years, some five administrative procedures unrelated to this case have been started.
 
The Superintendent indicated that it is the responsibility of the financial entities to carry out the whole process of getting to know their clients and determining the sources of the funds.
 
"When entities do not comply with this, it is the responsibility of the Superintendencia to establish corrective plans, or open disciplinary administrative procedures, "said Cascante.


Audiovisual industry to hold congress about film making
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

There are a number of subjects to be covered in the upcoming Costa Rica audiovisual Congress, to be held at the Centro Nacional de la Cultura on Friday Oct. 27 and Saturday Oct. 28.
 
The gathering will address issues such as the creation of a film law in the country, the nature of the video games market and how animators can make a living in the country.
 
The activity mainly attracts professionals and students from the different audiovisual sub-sectors: film, television, video games and digital animation. 
 
This is the second edition of the Congress. There will be six discussion meetings, eight presentations and three open conversations. Other topics to be discussed will be the development of an audiovisual enterprise and the creation of television content, as the country’s changing its public broadcasting technology to digital one.
 
The event is run by the Centro de Cine. The organizers emphasized that it is an excellent opportunity for participants in the audiovisual sector to develop networking.
 
The admission to the second Costa Rican Audiovisual Congress is free, but with limited space. People must enter its official site and fill out the form. Attendees can also choose the discussion tables and other activities.
 
According to the Encuesta Nacional de Cultura 2016, out of the population 5 years and older, 80 percent watch television every day of the week.   
 
Data from the Promotora del Comercio Exterior showed the global market for animation, video games and mobile applications is expanding rapidly. In the case of animation and video games grew, they 5 percent and 7 percent respectively in 2016.
 

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The local film industry shows a steep increase after 2009. Keylor Navas, hombre de fe is the latest Costa Rican production coming to a theatre near you.

Also, 35.8 percent of the population age five  and older go to the movies. In the urban area the figure rises up to 42.6 percent while in the rural area it has stagnated at 17 percent. On average, people who go to the movies do it five times a year, according to the survey.


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Taxi driver's leader will seek legislature
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Gilberth Ureña, president of the Foro Nacional de Taxistas, will seek to reach the Legislative Assembly in 2018.
 
The candidate leads the ballot of the Partido de los Transportistas, a provincial party representing San José.
 
The assembly of the party chose him unanimously as candidate, and aims to obtain the support of the voters to have a representative in Congress who will fight for public transportation versus other choices, mainly the Uber platform.
 
Ureña has been a fierce defender of taxi drivers and has always been against Uber, leading the talks the group has had with President Luis Guillermo Solís in Casa Presidencial.
 
"As transportation providers, we travel our country daily  and know the problems of road infrastructure, education, health; the problems we face in public transportation, both the providers and the users themselves," said Ureña about why he wants to join Congress.
 
He said traditional politics and politicians have only used taxi drivers and then forget about their needs.
 
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Over the last few months, this group has been working with transportation companies and other sectors to publicize their objective and what they want to do in case they reach the parliament.
 
The Transportation Party registered the candidacies for legislators last October 4, the day it officially launched the election campaign.

Costa Rica calls for an audit of the late Venezuelan election
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Costa Rica and the other 11 Latin American countries that make up the so-called Lima Group, urgently demanded on Tuesday that there be an independent audit of the entire Venezuelan electoral process.
 
In a joint statement, the governments of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay and Peru stated they, "consider it urgent that an independent audit of the entire electoral process be carried out, with the help of specialized and recognized international observers.”
 
The statement says the move would clarify the controversy generated on the results of recent elections and allow the true voice of the Venezuelan people to be heard.”
 
The Venezuelan government won 17 of the 23 governorships in dispute. The government of Nicolás Maduro considered the result as a great victory, as the polls gave the opposition a clear lead in these elections.
 
The Lima Group was created last August in the Peruvian capital. At that time, its members condemned the rupture of democratic order in Venezuela and ignored the Constituent Assembly promoted by President Nicolás Maduro, whose election in July was said to be a fraud, according to the opposition.  It is not recognized by various governments in America and Europe.
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* GUIDED TOURS. General holiday planning giving you the best value for your investment Costa Rica vacation Packages. Click HERE!

Contact us: 
Dial toll FREE from USA or Canada:  1.800.901.0114
CR local phone:  +506-2274-3231
Cells:  +506-8380-5919  and +506-8302-5877
Email:  info@travelinparadisecr.com
Web:  www.travelinparadisecr.com
8995-4/17/17

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U.S. Income Tax Services (paid category)

Tax time
U.S. Income Tax Services
Marlene B. Summers
T
ax Accountant
Let’s discuss your tax situation.

Marlene
                                  Summers
The IRS has become more aggressive and if you have not filed, you must do so. 

However, there are solutions to problems and your situation may be better than you think.

If your filing is not up to date, Streamlined Filing can be used with no penalties.

Including disclosure of foreign corporations to avoid serious problems.

If tax payment is holding you back, the IRS has options to solve payment problems.

You can file current or past due FBARs without payment to meet IRS  requirements.

If you have yet to file, do it now as there is still time.

Over 20 years in Costa Rica
and Silicon Valley.
Competitive rates.

Phone (506) 2289-6590 ; Cell (506) 8750-2316
Email: marlene.summers@gmail.com
9186-6/30/17

James Brohl
James Brohl, C.P.A. & M.B.A.
US Income Tax,  U.S. GAAP Accounting
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Specializing in all matters of concern to U.S. taxpayers residing abroad including:
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• IRS filing requirements of foreign income tax exclusion (up to $102,100 for 2017).
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• Reporting foreign financial assets: FBAR and foreign corporations.
• Up-to-date FATCA news.
• All US Tax return preparation:
individual, business, estate and trust.
• eFile returns: secure with faster refunds.
• Business consulting to facilitate working in Costa Rica.
Telephone 8305-3149 or 2256-8620
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Real estate rentals (paid category)

Tropical Homes
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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 of Costa Rica.We are offering homes for every budget and every need. Please visit our Web page at www.tropicalhomesofcostarica.com or contact us at rentals@tropicalhomesofcostarica.com or call at (506) 2654-5442
9055-2/23/17


Spectacular rentals are available for low weekly prices on SellMyTimeshareNow.com at resorts such as Bahia Turquesa Residences and Villas Sol Playa Hermosa in Guanacaste. We have 
Timeshare
1- to 3-bedroom ocean and garden view timeshares available and most offer air conditioning, cable TV, fully equipped kitchens, and relaxing hammocks on private balconies. Enjoy the unique combination of seclusion and convenience as all resorts listed on our site are close to popular Costa Rican attractions and downtown 
centers, but are surrounded in lush, tropical forest. Villas are also available for sale in our inventory, so you can enjoy yearly vacations to this mesmerizing rainforest paradise. Please visit our rental inventory HERE!  or call us toll free at 877-815-4227, International: 603-516-0200.  Email: info@sellmytimesharenow.com
9049-7/31/17


Real estate-related services (paid category)

CRsolar

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Serving All of Costa Rica

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        Household Furnishings

FineFurniture

FFine Furniture of Sarchi - Sarchi, Costa Rica
All our handcrafted products are made in Sarchi with pride and quality by artisans who are dedicated to designing, crafting, and delivering our furniture to you. Please visit our website and send us a picture and specifications of what YOU like, or just send us pictures from anywhere you wish. We will quote you right back with a more than competitive price and an on-time delivery date. Delivery and set up available throughout Costa Rica. We have different Costa Rican woods from which you may choose. 
www.FineFurnitureOfSarchi.com
Contact information:
Adolfo's Cell 506-8831-4306
 Tom in the USA 803-261-6000
Email: Info@FineFurnitureOfSarchi.com


Shipping services (paid category)

Shipping
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Canadian English or Spanish Spoken
Excellent Service, Competitive Prices
Call  (772) 361-1050
Email:   shippingcostarica@gmail.com
Our Web:  http://shippingcostarica.com
Free Ebook: How To Import to Costa Rica HERE!
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Psychotherapy


Dr. Gray
Dr. Lucinda Gray
California Licensed
Psychologist
International Practice

• Anxiety
 • Depression
 • Relationship Problems
 • Trauma EMDR click here
 • NWM Training
 
CR (506) 2228-2041
US (310) 827-4241
doclucinda@gmail.com
www.LucindaGray.com
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Experiential Healing 
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9057-2/25/17


Psychiatric Services
SERVICE CONNECTED DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS (FMP)
Dr. Luis Carlos Sancho
DR LUIS CARLOS SANCHO TORRES
PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Prescription Management

Send us your:
-VA LETTER WITH LIST OF DISABILITIES
-VETERAN IDENTIFICATION

Call me:  (506) 2246-3458
Email: veteranscr@gmail.com
4th floor at Hospital La Catolica, Guadalupe, San José
9234-12/1/17


                     Legal Services
Adrian Fernandez
Attorney & Notary
A Fernandez
Notary services and registrations. Collections and foreclosures. Real estate and litigation. Corporate Law. Immigration. Estate planning wills and testaments, probate.

I provide the highest professional standards. Official documentation and Notary deeds are always translated in English for better comprehension, client satisfaction and safety.

 Call me for advice
    Phone:  2280-9692 / 2253-3705
    Email: ajfernandez@racsa.co.cr
    Law Office is conveniently located near  Mall San Pedro, 350 meters south  from the Hyundai dealer, Los Yoses, San José.
9181-7/3/17

        Insurance professionals
The Garrett Insurance Group
Garrett
-Brokerage fully licensed by the
      government.
-Experience since 1980.
-Bilingual English/Spanish.
-Represent all the best insurance
       companies in Costa Rica,
       BMI, Blue Cross, Blue
       Shield, ASSA, INS, etc.
-Correspondents of WILLIS.
-Connections in all of Central
       America.
-Superb communications.
-Prize-winning Web site.
-English policy extracts.
-Helps you settle your claims.
Centro Comercial El Pueblo, Local #125, San José. Phone:  ( 506 ) 2233-9520  or ( 506) 2233-2455
E-mail : info@garrettbrokers.com
More information HERE!
9165-5/22/17



 
A.M.
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Rica
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Published, Wednesday October 18, 2017, Vol. 17, No. 207
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Lifestyle
Food
About us


Fake sick leave stubs hit the black market
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social is investigating the sale of sick leave stubs through Facebook. The stubs are used by employees to obtain sick leave from the companies they work for.
 
An unknown woman offered all the stubs in  various pages in the social network. Once the case was reported, all the posts and profiles disappeared. The complete stub, which containedmedical stamps of doctors, was offered at $200.
 
At the moment it is known that the security number of this stub does correspond to anyone registered in the Caja. It was issued in the Health Area of ​​Escazú, and authorities are trying to verify if it was reported as stolen.
 
According to Liza Vásquez, coordinator of the Commission on Licensing and Disability of the Caja, it must be taken into account that these documents are false and a scam.
 
"While the issue of false disabilities leave and sick leaves is true, we take care of it every day.” said Vázquez. “People who buy it must be sure that it will be materially impossible for those stubs buying to show up in the registration system control.”
 
Vásquez commented that people believe when they buy this fake document, they are already registered in the computer system. However, some of these documents are manufactured outside the Caja and miss the seals required for validity.
 
She said all sick and disability leaves are generated during the medical consultation, so they are recorded in the health file of the person.
 
"One of the officials fills out white ballots and stamps; another completes the green ballot which is kept for 10 years in the health center; and another, endorse that information in the system," Vásquez explained.
 
All this process is necessary so that the Caja can proceed with the payment of such disabilities and sick leaves.
 
These fake documents do not generate any payment by the Caja, but the people buy them to justify absences with their employers.

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An official block used by doctors to authorize sick leaves

However, employers have the option of verifying the documents in the registration system, which works 24/7
 
"The employer who has the stub given by the worker can enter the number it has attached and automatically check whether or not it exists in the system,” Vasquez added.
 
“If it does not appear to you, it is a sign that something is happening and you can ask the health center where the document was apparently issued, "Vásquez explained.
 
The CAJA warns that buying or selling these documents is a criminal offense which can be denounced before the Ministerio Público.




Instituto Tecnológico Bans single use plastic products on its premises
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Costa Rican Technological Institute (TEC) declared itself free of single use plastic, as confirmed by the Federation of Students of the Institute.
 
This comes after the Institutional Council approved the final proposal that declared the university free of plastic, a measure that was promoted by students.
 
"As a university we take a firm stand for a significant reduction of solid waste, towards carbon neutrality and in the spirit of greater sustainability, we are proud because we are the first University of Costa Rica and perhaps in the region, to achieve this, ” said Henry Alfaro,  from the Student’s Federation.
 
Alfaro explained that the regulations will apply in all venues. He also explained that, due to the agreement, the university can no longer be sold or use single use plastic on campus.
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Technological Institute of Costa Rica photo            
Worldwide, the plastic debris tops the sources
of pollution in rivers and and seas


The university authorities designed a plan of action with the help of the environmental management unit, that details guidelines and regulations, and includes a list of prohibited articles.


Want to read more? Check out these books listed below!
Brodell
                Book
Costa Rica: Remarkable Tales from Our Super Vacation Spot

By the staff and contributors at A.M. Costa Rica
 (editor)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. Each seeks to tell something new or original about the vacation and retirement mecca.  
Read a sample and purchase the book HERE!
Trapped in
                Damas Cave
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.com to preview or purchase, or DustyPilot.com/cave.html More information Contact Dusty Pilot Email: dusty@dustypilot.com  US phone: 001 440 796-4105




Trouble
                with Cash

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 $1 million, 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.  Review or buy the book on Amazon ON SALE FOR $0.99
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New World Meditation
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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 HERE!


Money, Flowers and More

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. In Time For The Holiday -- Give Unique Gifts Of Dollars or Colones."
It will be available at the discounted price of $0.99 until Dec. 25.. It is available at all major online book stores. Preview or purchase at Amazon.com, or visit https://www.dustypilot.com/holiday-money.html  For more information Contact Dusty Pilot: Email dusty@dustypilot.com. Phone 001 440 796-4105
Life is a Tropical Garden

    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….  Email: victoriatorley1@gmail.com
Order this book here:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/1522005986/ref=rdr_ext_tmb


Brodell book 2
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. But soon he is hijacked by a gang of avengers led by an icy Costa Rican-American woman who carries twin pistols strapped to her chest. Jack soon helps uncover a web of corruption and greed . Read a sample and purchase the book HERE!
HowardBook

Guide to Costa Rican Spanish
(English and Spanish Edition)

This one-of-a-kind best-selling Costa Rica Spanish phrasebook will help anyone including older retirees master the basics of using Costa Rican Spanish in real-life situations. Retirees, expats and tourists will get the most of of Costa Rica, be able to communicate effectively with Costa Ricans and understand the local culture. A practical pronunciation will help you sound a like a native Spanish speaker.  The book is now available for sale on Amazon click here




A.M. Costa Rica's
  
Sixth News Page
Published, Wednesday October 18, 2017, Vol. 17, No. 207
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Opinion
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Real Estate
Lifestyle
Food
About us
 
Real estate for sale (paid category)
Etlinger Farm
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Beautiful farm in excellent location
At only an hour's drive from San José, minutes from Guápiles, and boardering Braulio Carrillo National Park, Etlingera Farms is one heck of an amazing farm. We purchased this 77-acre farm 10 years ago after many trips, and an exhaustive search. It has a little bit of everything we were looking for and a whole lot of beauty. Our average elevation of 600 meters helps to keep Bella Vista cool year round. This farm is nearly level with a semi-modern 2-bedroom house. A fairly rustic 2-bedroom caretaker's home. And, a comfortable, 1-bedroom cabin where we stay. We have 2 large barns, a chicken coop, and a 3-stall pig pen. There are two tilapia ponds and 2 hectarias, (approximately 5 acres) of different species of bananas. The property boarders Rio Blanco in the rear and has 300 meters of public road frontage. Water, electricity, and telephone are all serviced by public utility. Etlingera Farms was reforested with several thousand wood trees of different tropical varieties. We truly believe this farm is spectacular. Our neighbors are selling for as much as $20 per meter. We are negotiable, motivated and open to offers. Our location can be found by searching Etlingera Farms on Google Maps. Our webpage is www.etlingerafarms.com and photo album can be found at www.ticorico.com
CODE 9267-9/28/17


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Owner Financing in San Ramon
New Construction, and Ocean View 
Brand new home with 4-plus bedrooms and 3 baths all overlooking an incredible 180-degree view of the Pacific Ocean and mountains. Located only 45 minutes from the San Jose airport and about the same to the Pacific Ocean.  The lower level could be
used as a separate apartment or mother-in-law setup. Home includes HUGE master  suite, CLOSETS,
 custom cabinets, granite counter tops, high wood ceilings, and all in an area that is 70-80 degrees year round. 
Priced at $199,000. Completion date is January.  See the Virtual Tour CLICK HERE or see our site here  www.whynotcostarica.com. If you would like to take a look at this amazing house, please give me a call at  Costa Rica # 506-8755-6743 or if from the States call # 509-570-1928 or email tim@whynotcostarica.com 
9143-2/3/17


Business for sale or lease (paid category)

Fishing Lodge for sale in Panama

DanielPeavy

Fishing Lodge For Sale In Panama. To many assets to
 list all.  Restaurant, bar, pool, 12 cabins, two 1 bedroom duplex, 3 hectares on the beach, 4 boats, boat storage,
boat ramp, 22 foot panga and more.  Remote and
Beautiful location on the fishing grounds. Built in
clientele list and a turn key operation. For more information and asking price our email address:
aquaad@hawaii.rr.com   Visit the site www.hookedonpanama.com

9284-3/22/18   



Live the dream!
Several profitable businesses, including a regional radio station, are for sale in Costa Rica. Certain purchases can provide the new owner with residency as well as a great lifestyle. So live your dream while making a profit. Contact: manager@crbusiness.biz.

Real estate brokers and agents (paid category)
CENTURY 21 JACÓ BEACH
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Tom Ghormley and the dream team!
Owner/Broker
in CR since 1979

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U. S. A. phone numbers:  (213) 283-5168 
or Toll Free: (877) 746-3868
Costa Rica phone number: (506) 2643-3356
Email: info@c21jaco.com
Web: www.c21jaco.com
9215-3/22/18


Remax Tamarindo
www.remax-oceansurf-cr.com The experts in buying property in Costa Rica, with more than 20 years experience and the largest networked team of agents in the country.  We can help you learn if investing in Costa Rica is right for you with our low-key, educational approach to sales. Our professional agents can tell you more about Costa Rica properties, including condos, homes, lots and & commercial real estate. Twelve (12) agents to serve you, from Playa Marbella to Playa Dante in the Guanacaste, through our Tamarindo and Flamingo offices. For more information, please contact our local phones: 506-2653-0073 Tamarindo / 506-2201-9056 Flamingo ~ Toll Free: 1-866-976-8898 or email:  info@remax-oceansurf-cr.com  or click here www.remax-oceansurf-cr.com
9145-1/2918


ReMax Playas del
                          Coco
We are an award-winning Team of Professional Agents working with Costa Rica’s #1 Selling Real Estate Agency RE/MAX Prestige Ocean Properties. Get to KNOW, LIKE & TRUST us and let us help you find YOUR Pura Vida! We have over 30 years of experience to educate our buyers and sellers in all aspects of Real Estate.  For Information on condos, homes, lots, farms, ranches, commercial or development property
CONTACT US TODAY with NO OBLIGATION whatsoever.

Link to Playas del Coco listings page HERE

Link to Playa Panama listings page HERE

Link to Playa Hermosa listings page HERE
Link to Peninsula Papagayo listings page HERE

Link to Playa Matapalo listings page HERE
Toll Free 1-877-293-1456
Email: michael@costarica-realestate.com

9174-2/7/18
Real estate-related services (paid category)

Costa Rica Solar

COSTA RICA SOLAR
Serving Atenas and Surroundings Areas

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SMALL and LARGER jobs welcome !!!. We can build from any plan you bring us all work done by USA codes master electric and plumbing.  Better quality and lower prices than USA. We also install solar electric/ Hotwater. We do it all Right  + Reasonable. We can work with your budget. We can build your dream retirement home / financing available. Hire us to locate your building lot or farm.

Call us:
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CR phone: 506-8307-0164
Email: hotelescazu@aol.com
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CODE: 9249-10/28/17  
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Real estate services
Real estate for sale
Businesses for sale

Poverty still hit women harder, United Nations says

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Women in rural areas receive up to 50 percent
less in social security benefits

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

In Costa Rica, poverty and inequality are mostly born by women, according to the United Nations Population Fund.

That is only part of the findings collected in the State of the World Population Report, released on Tuesday.

The data shows that in the male population, unemployment is 7.2 percent, while in women it is 10.6 percent, despite the fact that women are more formally educated than men.

“More degrees does not become employment opportunities or better wages,” the study says.

The assistant representative of the United Nations Population Fund, Paula Antezana, explained that households headed by women have higher poverty levels, which limits possibilities for better quality of life.

The social researcher points out that this report is not intended to be only on paper but to be incorporated into government policies, so that gender equity becomes, not just a speech, but a reality.

Regarding inequality between men and women, it is also noted that the female population has a lower percentage of insurance as direct taxpayers, which affects them when entering the national pension system of the Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social. In rural areas the percentage of insurance
is halved compared to that of urban women.


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Real estate for sale (paid category)

Fishing Lodge for sale in Panama

DanielPeavy

Fishing Lodge for Sale in Panama. Too many assets to
 list all.  Restaurant, bar, pool, 12 cabins, two 1-bedroom duplex, three hectares on the beach, four boats, boat storage, boat ramp, 22 foot panga and more.  Remote and
Beautiful location on the fishing grounds. Built in
clientele list and a turn key operation. For more information and asking price our email address:
aquaad@hawaii.rr.com   Visit the site www.hookedonpanama.com

9284-3/22/18   

Versatile 2 Floors Building for Sale
Holley ad
Completely remodeled building. 14 areas for residence and/or offices, call center, upscale storage. Transportation within 50 meters, commuter train, buses and taxis. 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. $295,000. Contact  Jim Holley, E-Mail: jimmy6902001@yahoo.com Local CR phone: (506) 8912-5651

9266-12/5/17


Charming country home in the mountains above San Ramon
Bril Cajar

Lot size is 500 square meters, total construction about 212 square meters, with living area of about 156 square meters. Three bedrooms (or two and an office), two and one half baths, shop/storage of about 30 square meters. Carport with space for two cars about 30 square meters. Completely fenced property. The area is peaceful and very secure.  For complete information click here

Contact Harv  in English and Spanish: Email cap@lightsurfer.com   Contact Marco in Costa Rica (Spanish) : Email- marvama05@gmail.com -Phone- +506-84608000 or +506-86672823.   Web page:  www.costarica-house.com Or CLICK HERE FOR MORE COMPLETE INFORMATION
9274-11/30/17


Colinas del Sol
COLINAS DEL SOL Fenced Gated Lots for Sale

* Colinas del Sol is a fenced and gated project  in a quiet area.
* There are 88 clear titled lots.
* 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.
* Lots 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 call 517-484-3675

For more information Click Here: www.colinasdelsolcr.com
9261-3/2/18




Costa Rica Penthouse

Costa Rica Penthouse For Sale

 Enjoy the most spectacular views in the valley in this 5 -story Penthouse.  One of a kind property on top of the Corobici / Crowne Plaza Hotel in Sabana overlooking the Central Park and new Soccer Stadium in San José.  Excellent location provides you easy access to everywhere.  Other benefits include 24-hour security, 2 restaurants inside the hotel plus other businesses.  Large Living Room, Elevator goes directly inside Penthouse.  Private hot tub deck and Dance floor with Spectacular views!!!  All exterior walls are glass or have windows. Commercial license is in place.  Seller will consider owner financing.  Asking $695K U.S.  Also available for monthly rent for $3,500 per month on an annual basis.  This is a private condo residence and is Not associated with the Crowne Plaza Hotel.  

Go to www.ThePenthouseCostaRica.com  
U.S. contact: Carl Stratton, cell phone: 813 310-7402  Email crstratton@ymail.com
Costa Rica contact:  Dan Wise, phone numbers:  2232-4063 / 2232-8610  Email: danwisellawyer@yahoo.com
 CODE 9229-12/6/17


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In front of Subway at Plaza Herradura, Jacó Green NAR designee, member of the CCBR, CRGAR
9124-4/19/17



Puriscal home
GORGEOUS MOUNTAIN & OCEAN VIEW HOME
REDUCED $40K - $355,000
HEALTH CONDITIONS REQUIRES QUICK SALE
This is a gorgeous, new, 3-bedroom luxury home on 2.2 flat acres in a secure, gated community, high in the hills of Puriscal, with stunning, 180-degree views of the ocean, city and mountains of the Central Valley in Costa Rica. Centrally located in the heart of Costa Rica, you are never more than an hour from the Pacific beaches while being much less than that to the culture, shopping, services and night life of the San José, Escazú, Santa Ana and the whole Central Valley. The Altos de Antigua gated community sits at an altitude of 2,800 feet with mild temperatures year round. Features wide paved roads and cement culverts throughout, a large community pool & spa with changing rooms & showers. The community association fees are $42 a month ($500 annually).
This property is currently being offered for $355,000.00 U.S.
Purchase adjoining 2.2 acre investment lot with the home sale for $35,000.00 U.S. or separately for $55,000.00 U.S.
 
    Summary of House Features:

       * Completed 2012 to North American standards
       * 3 large bedrooms, 2 full baths
       * Custom designed kitchen w/granite countertops
       * Frigidaire Professional appliance package
       * State-of-the-art solar hot water
       * Eco-friendly Toshiba LED lighting
       * LG Multi-Split air conditioning system
       * House & perimeter security alarm system
       * 2-car closed garage w/large paved driveway
 
Video Tour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUEAmahIU9A
Community Web Site: http://www.altigua.com
Photos: HERE!
Costa Rica # 506-8985-6705 or from the States call # 561-740-0651 or email gary_one@msn.com
CODE 9264-3/2/18
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A.M. Costa Rica
Seventh Newspage
Business
Published, Wednesday October 18, 2017, Vol. 17, No. 207
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2018 salaries to be negotiated this week
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Ministry of Labor and Social Security Photo                                           
Employers, government and labor union gather
 to discuss possible salary increases.

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Yesterday, the process of getting together employers, government officials and union members before the National Council of Wages began.
 
At the council, they will determine the increase in the minimum wage of the private sector for the year 2018.
 
Some doubts have arisen regarding the changes made in the methodology to be used this year,and the Consejo called for a session to explain the new characteristics of the methodology to fix the minimum wages for workers in the country.


Halloween

A.M. Costa Rica Spooky Short Story contest

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff


Readers are invited to celebrate the Halloween season by entering the A.M. Costa Rica Spooky Short Story contest.

Original fiction with a Costa Rica dimension will complete for the $100 top prize. The deadline is appropriately midnight Oct. 20, a Friday.

Authors may include an original drawing or photograph, but this submission will not be judged by the contest panel. Only the text will be considered.

Judges include the A.M. Costa Rica staff and established writers.

Here are the rules:

1. The submission must be original and not contain any extensive copyrighted material from elsewhere. The usual rules regarding fair use will apply. That means the author may include in the text short references and quotes for other sources.
But the bulk of the story must be original. Any graphics submitted must be original.

2. The short story must contain a substantial relationship to Costa Rica.That could include actions of expats or Costa Ricans elsewhere. Or the author could describe an encounter with one of the many supernatural creatures that make up the mythology of the country. La Llorona, for example.

3. Authors are encouraged to create a suspenseful and/or scary story, and such an approach will earn bonus points in the judging.

4. Editors will make an effort to publish every short story submitted in the editions leading up to Halloween.

5. Authors are reminded that A.M. Costa Rica is read in 90 countries each weekday morning and some readers may not fully understand the meaning of Halloween, so some explanation might be needed in the story.

6. A poetic narrative will be accepted in the tradition of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.”

7. Authors will retain the copyright to their submission but by doing so they grant A.M. Costa Rica and its corporation, Consultantes Río Colorado S.A., the full right to publish their work in the daily newspaper, in any subsequent collection of news stories that may be compiled and anywhere else.

8. Short stories should be no longer than 1,200 words, and longer works will earn negative points in the judging.

9. The newspaper staff will seek to compile the works into a book of short stories to be published in time for Halloween 2018. Typically such books generate little income, but if there is interest from a third-party publisher, the newspaper corporation will share the majority of the resale income with the authors.

10. Authors should include a short biography that list their place of residence.
They also may make a short pitch of other published works.


11. Authors are encouraged to use their given names, but pen names will be accepted particularly from readers who have established a readership under that name.

12. Authors must state in their email submission that they agree with these rules.

13. There is no charge for submission. Short stories should be pasted into an email (not sent as an attachment) to books@amcostarica.com


The staff of A.M. Costa Rica has created this contest, in part, to showcase the many excellent writers among the newspaper readership.


A.M. Costa Rica news archives
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Readers who conduct searches of A.M. Costa Rica content have access to back editions archived as a single page (including the news story, photos and old ads). A.M. Costa Rica Archives, provides all 15 years of archived pages on A.M. Costa Rica.

Latin America business news and analysis

Brazil, Mexico GDP Outlook Improve

Outlook for Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela worsens.

Ecuador Boosts Oil Transparency

The new government’s transparency drive set to help energy sector.

Cleary Gottlieb, Hogan Lovells Advise on LatAm Offers

Cleary Gottlieb, Hogan Lovells advise on Brazil, Mexico offers.

Latin America Sees IPO Boom

The value of Latin American IPOs jumps fourfold so far this year.

M&As Fall in Latin America, Jump in Brazil

Brazil M&As jump 29.3 percent during first nine months.

Latin America: Illegal Tobacco Hurts Trade

Impacts of the rising illegal tobacco trade in Latin America.



Here are the links
to key official Facebook pages

Banco de Costa Rica (BCR)
https://www.facebook.com/BancoBCR
Cuerpo de Bomberos de Costa Rica (Fire Department)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/
Benemerito-Cuerpo-de-
Bomberos-de-Costa-Rica/10

0524590030186
Banco Nacional de Costa Rica (BNCR)
https://www.facebook.com/
bnmascerca
Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (Social Security Administration)
https://www.facebook.com/
ccssdecostarica
Cruz Roja Costarricense
(Red Cross)
https://www.facebook.com/
cruzrojacostarricense
Direccion General de Migracion y ExtranjerÌa Costa Rica (Immigration)

https://www.facebook.com/
migracioncostarica
Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje (INA)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/
INSTITUTO-NACIONAL-
DE-APRENDIZAJE-INA/374620729455

Instituto Nacional de la Juventud (MIDES-INJU)
https://www.facebook.com/midesinju
Instituto Nacional de Seguros
(National Insurance Administration)
https://www.facebook.com/
InstitutoNacionaldeSeguros
Instituto Meteorologico Nacional Costa Rica (Weather Institute)
https://www.facebook.com/
institutometeorologiconacional.prensa
Ministerio de Obras P™blicas y Transportes (Transportation Ministry)
https://www.facebook.com/pages
/Ministerio-de-Obras-Publicas-
y-Transportes/141524109195178

Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social (Labor Ministry)
https://www.facebook.com/TrabajoCR
Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/
Organismo-
de-Investigacion-Judicial/1

62025663834408
Policia de Transito de Costa Rica (Traffic police)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/
POLICIA-DE-
TRANSITO-DE-COSTA-RICA/21

2892178758906
Municipalidad de San José
(San José Municipality)
https://www.facebook.com/
MunicipalidadSJ
Patronato Nacional de la Infancia (PANI)
https://www.facebook.com/
PatronatoNacionaldelaInfancia
DefensorÌa de los Habitantes (ombudsman)
https://www.facebook.com/
defensoriacr

A.M. Costa Rica
users guide

This is a brief users guide to A.M. Costa Rica.

Old pages

Each day someone complains via e-mail that the newspages are from yesterday or the day before. A.M. Costa Rica staffers check every page and every link when the newspaper is made available at 2 a.m. each week day.

So the problem is with the browser in each reader's computer. Particularly when the connection with the server is slow, a computer will look to the latest page in its internal memory and serve up that page.

Readers should refresh the page and, if necessary, dump the cache of their computer, if this problem persists. Readers in Costa Rica have this problem frequently because the local Internet provider has continual problems.


Newspages

A typical edition will consist of a front page and six other newspages. Each of these pages can be reached by links near the top and bottom of the pages.


Classifieds

Classified pages are updated daily. Employment listings are free, as are listings for accommodations wanted, articles for sale and articles wanted. The tourism page and the real estate sales and real estate rentals are updated daily.


Advertising information

A summary of advertising rates and sizes are available for display and classifieds by contacting a sales executive at 2223-1327.


Statistics

A.M. Costa Rica makes its monthly statistics available to advertisers and readers. Advertising executives will be happy to provide a summary via email with no questions asked.


Contacting us

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Visiting us

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Useful links
Foreign Embassies
in Costa Rica
Ave Central at Calle 120
Pavas, San José. 920-1200
San Jose, Costa Rica
Call 506 2519-2000
after hours call
506 8863-4895

U.S. embassy logo
Click for Web
British logo
Click for Web
Apartado 815-1007
Edificio Centro Colon
(Piso/floor 11)
San José 506 2258 2025

Oficentro La Sabana
Building 5, Third floor
Box: 351-1007, San José 506 2242-4400
Canadian flag
Click for Web
Dutch flag
Click for Web
Oficentro la Sabana,
P.O.Box 10285-1000
San José 506 2296-1490

Torre Sabana, 8ƒ floor,
Sabana Norte.
Box 4017-1000, San José 506 2290-9091
After hours 506 8381-7968

German flag
Click for Web
Other foreign embassies in Costa Rica
Click HERE!

Costa Rican embassies in the world
Click HERE!


Entertainment
Theater
Teatro Nacional logo
Click for Web
Teatro Nacional
Drama, dance, theater
orchestras, concerts


Movies
Cinemark
Multiplaza Escazú
Multiplaza del Este

HERE!

Cinepolis
Terramall and Desamparados
HERE!
CCM Cinemas
San Pedro, Alajuela, Heredia, Plaza Mayor, Cine Magaly, Cariari, San Ramon, San Carlos
HERE!
Jaco Beach Cinema
2643-2100
HERE!
Airline info
flight stats
Juan SantamarÌa in Alajuela
Daniel Oduber airport in Liberia
Other airports of the world

Weather and disasters
Current weather

78762
Instituto Meteorological Nacional
Instituto Meteorological
HERE!


U.S. National
Hurricane
Information Service

HERE!


NOAA
                              weather

Turrialba volcano
Live camera
on Turrialba volcano


Arenal volcano is HERE!
but it is out of service

U.S.G.A.
World Earthquakes
HERE!

Seismeographics
online

Live reports of quakes
HERE!
recorder display
Vehicles
INS
Instituto Nacional
de Seguros
HERE!

Vehicle inspection
appointments
HERE!

Riteve link
PoliceÌa de Tr·nsito
PolicÌa de Tránsito
Highway info
HERE!

Autopista del Sol
Web Page
Twitter

Autopista del Sol

Immigration
Immigration
Direccion General
de Migracion
main page is HERE!

Appointment to renew
cedulas for residents

900-00-34639 Or click HERE!
Banco de Costa Rica

Community groups
Association of Residents of Costa Rica
HERE!
Community
                      alliance
Apdo 384-4250
San Ramon de Alajuela, Costa Rica
www.actionalliancecr.com





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