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Hundreds of people remain in shelters in Guanacaste
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The community of Bebedero is among those hit hardest by rain and flooding.

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff


A total of 544 people continue to live in the three shelters that the Comision Municipal de Emergencia authorized in Bebedero de Cañas, in Guanacaste.



Pablo Guevara, coordinator of the commission, said that, although there were an estimated 2,000 people, many of them were already housed with relatives and friends and only 544 remain in shelters.



"They will stay in the shelters until the yellow alert is called off. We expect the arrival or more adults and children because we were still taking people out of their homes as of last night," he said.




This measure was taken Tuesday and Wednesday by the commission as prevention, taking the into consideration  the yellow alert and the forecast of rains for that area.



"We hope to keep them until Thursday afternoon but if the weather changes for good, they could leave earlier. The lands in that area are saturated but right now we do not have floods," he explained.



The evacuated sectors were Bebedero, Santa Isabel Arriba y Abajo, Corobicí, San Cristobal Sur and Barrio Hotel that are the communities bordering three rivers.


U.S. Consulate to offer services
in Tamarindo next week


By the A.M. Costa Rica staff


The Consular Section at U.S. Embassy San Jose announced a Consular Outreach event in Tamarindo at the beginning of November.



Embassy staff will be available to accept adult passport renewals, perform notary services, and take inquiries on federal benefits and voting.



ACS Chief Ben Peracchio and representatives of the Consulate staff will be at the town hall starting at 4:00 p.m.



On Thursday, November 2, consulate officials will be providing assistance in passport renewal, inquiries on federal benefits and assistance from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.



From 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 pm, a “town hall” type of gathering will be held at the Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort, in the Rancho meeting room.



For any questions, the embassy has provided the acssanjose@state.gov email address. No reservation is required for the town hall.



The cost of adult passport renewals will be 66,000 colones. To be eligible, the person should present a 10-year passport that is valid or has expired less than 5 years ago.



The DS-82 form should also be submitted along with a 2 x2 passport photo with a light-colored background. Process applications for lost or stolen passports or renewals for applicants under age 16 will not be offered.



To use the Embassy San Jose's courier return service, people should go to the following link https://www.correos.go.cr/webservicios/US_services/ and fill the online form.



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US Residents living near the Tamarindo area will benefit from the consular services next week.             


The information submitted must match the identity of the applicant and correspond to a recent passport service.



Prospective users are reminded to include their current phone number and email address, as they will be contacted by Costa Rica Post directly when the passport is ready.



If the payment is accepted, an invoice will be sent to the email address provided. Alternatively, user may save their invoice in PDF format for printing.



Upon receipt of the invoice, forward it to passportreturnsanjose@state.gov to ensure it is  flaged for courier return.



Notary Services: 30,000 colones per seal. The presence of the person requesting the notary and legal proof of identity are required.



Federal Benefits and voter assistance: Officials will also accept applications for replacement Social Security cards and will have informational materials on Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents, and Survivors, as well as voter registration applications.



Dollars cannot be accepted and all payments must be in cash. Exact change is greatly appreciated.




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Parties ask for more money for political campaigns
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By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Frente Amplio (FA), the Partido Accion Ciudadana (PAC), the Partido Unidad Social Cristiana (PUSC) and the Movimiento Libertario (ML) are asking the Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones (TSE)  for more participation in financing their presidential campaigns, given the difficulties they have faced to obtain loans from both public and private banks.



They had a meeting with the presiding judge of the electoral authority, Luis Antonio Sobrado, on Monday. 
Previously a similar meeting was held with the authorities of the Banco Nacional de Costa Rica.



During that appointment, the banks and the political organizations discussed the possibility that the bank could refinance the political debt, as long as the TSE made changes to the current mechanisms which guarantee the payment of debts.



One of the changes proposed by the bank is that TSE approves the bills presented by the political parties, so the bank can later change them for real money. 



Representing the Frente Amplio were the president and current legislator Patricia Mora, the Secretary General Antonio Ortega and the campaign manager. Andrea Alvarado.



Víctor Morales, campaign manager of the PAC was also present, along with an undetermined number of members of the National Executive Committee. 



The PUSC confirmed its presence at the meeting, but did not detail who participated.



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  National Banks have said they will not grant
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The presidential candidate, Otto Guevara, told Spanish media their chief of finances, Carlos Herrera, attended the meeting.


The Frente Amplio presidential candidate, Edgardo Araya, asked the TSE to create a negotiation comittee with representatives of all political groups and banks, a move that would increase the trust between the parties to guarantee access to electoral loans. 



The Political Management Advisor of the TSEl, Gustavo Román, explained that the electoral authority's powers are limited by the Constitution, however he admitted that current regulations require changes to guarantee a more equitable access to financing.  So far, only the Partido Liberacion Nacional has said to have its electoral campaign funds guaranteed. 



Both Banco Nacional and the Banco de Costa Rica have announced that they will not fund the 2018 presidential campaigns.

Fuerza Publica fights gold fever in San Carlos


By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Police actions in Crucitas led to the arrest of 68 foreigners with irregular immigration status and the arrest of more for 15 for illegal extraction of ore.



The situation took place yesterday morning at Crucitas de Cutris, in San Carlos when about 200 police officers arrived to the area to fight illegal gold mining and prevent more damage to the environment caused by hundreds of “gold diggers” lurking on private property. 



So far, authorities of the Ministerio de Seguridad Publica,  in coordination with other institutions such as Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganaderia, Traffic Police, Inmigration authorities and Red Cross have also detained three underage boys and two men with outstanding  arrest warrants. 


The targeted area covers about 143 hectares. 


During the past days, Fuerza Publica, the Border Police and the Immigration Police, has carried out road checks, constant monitoring, patrolling, sediment seizures and notifications to the property owner.



The main reasons for this number of arrests is because suspects are violating the Law on Weapons and Explosives, Psychotropic Law, and also because they are engaged illegal extraction of mining material.



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Gold diggers have been increasing their operations in the last couple of months, said the Ministry of Public Security.



Officers have seized more than 50 tools used for the extraction of material such as shovels, picks, shafts, buckets and machetes. In addition to that, authorities seized 3 kilograms of mercury, 62.5 milliliters of undetermined liquids and 136 kilograms of other sediments.



Last weekend there were also some arrests in the area.



The first one was for illegal possession of a weapon and for illegal extraction of mining material. The man was caught with a caliber 22 firearm and 52.2 grams of gold.



The second person was arrested for illegal possession of a weapon, as police seized a 22-caliber carabine from him.



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It's almost Marchamo time again

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff


As the end of the year approaches, so does the time to pay the Marchamo, the vehicle tax.



Marchamo should be paid between November the 1 to December 31. It can be paid at different bank branches spread across the country. If a vehicle owner has been involved in traffic accidents, it may cost more than it did last year. 



The price varies according to the type and brand of vehicle, as well as the year of manufacture.



The Instituto Costarricense de Seguros has already has already asked the Superintendencia de Seguros de Costa Rica to approve the prices for 2018. The deadline for the approval is Oct.31

.

Roger Arias, spokesperson of the Instituto, explained that the price of the Marchamo depends, among the factors already mentioned, on the number of accidents recorded in a single year and their severity. 



Due to an increase in such accidents, the costof the 2018 tax could rise.

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People driving without current Marchamo
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As of January 1, 2018, those who do not carry the sticker of the Marchamo are subject to penalties.



So far, there have been 54,639 accidents with 304 deaths recorded this year. In 2016, these figures were 91,392 and 456 respectively. A year earlier the accidents were 86,738 and 398 deaths.


No car restriction for people with disabilities

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Citizens who transfer people with disabilities can apply for a permit to enter and move through San José on the day they have a plate restriction.



As explained by Rony Rodríguez, from Traffic Engineering, this type of permit extends for one year, after which it must be renewed. It applies for the vehicle in which the person with a disability is transported.


To request this permit, the interested party should send an email to rrodriguez@mopt.go.cr.

The request can also be delivered personally at the central offices of Transit Engineering located 100m north and 50m east of the Parque de la Paz.


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People with reduced mobility or their aids may request permission to use their vehicle every day in San Jose.




It is important to clarify that the process is done only in the central offices and once received the request the permit is delivered in a maximum of five business days. An average 150 permits like this are issued monthly.


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Private companies help out in the design
of a contract for a fast train


By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles (Incofer) has invited  private companies to help draft what would be the future contract for the implementation of a Tren Rapido de Pasajeros (TRP), said  the company's executive president Elizabeth Briceño.



According to explanations provided to Spanish media, the idea is to build a well-structured document that will encourage potential concessionaires to participate in the bid for the project. 
"We always have the problem that the government establishes requirements from the desk and we do not take into account the private company point of view, which has the best constructive practices, that has the best expertise. One has to listen to the private company" explained Briceno.



The INCOFER has received offers from at least 27 companies to become the concessionaire of the project. It is with that first group that Incofer will explain the business model to seek suggestions from companies.


Briceño also said that they are companies capable of designing, building and operating a new transportation system.



"More than 200 e-mails from companies seeking to work in the TRP have received Incofer in just over a month", she said. 



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A light speed train is supposed to be operating before 2020,
authorities have said.



Letters of interest come from countries such as China, South Korea, Japan, the United States, Switzerland, Spain, and Brazil, among others.

The period to receive offers ends in December while in January the formal evaluations are supposed to start.



The fast passenger train consists of a single unit with the capacity to move a thousand people.



It is expected to connect with other public transportation services and reduce the number of vehicles on the road.


Fines may be challenged by sending an email
within10 business days of the fine


By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

That's the time drivers or vehicle owners to have to challenge a fine they deem unfair. Challenges may now be made by e-mail or fax so that people do not have commute.



"The idea is to provide the user with the right to appeal a fine that they consider unfounded. However, we insist that the challenges must be serious, not to appeal just to try and see if it is successful. When the argument lacks weight, the user loses time and the institution resources are wasted. Individuals can appeal the fine in the headquarters of Concejo de Seguridad Vial closest to the place where they received the fine,” a representative stated.



There are 12 offices for appealing the fines in the country. The email address is impugnaciones@csv.go.cr

A fundamental requirement for the use of this service is that the person has a digital signature. The digital signature does not require authentication of a lawyer.



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It's not necessary to approach the Transit Courts
 to challenge a fine.


 
Rivas added that additional documents such as copy of identity card should be listed and provided as attachments or scanned in a single document. Images cannot exceed the weight of 10 megabytes, if they are sent by email.



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ax Accountant
Let’s discuss your tax situation.

Marlene
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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.

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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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• eFile returns: secure with faster refunds.
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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
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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 
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        Household Furnishings

FineFurniture

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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. 
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Dr. Gray
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                     Legal Services
Adrian Fernandez
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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.

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        Insurance professionals
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A.M.
Costa
Rica
Fifth
news page


Published October 26, 2017, Vol. 17, No. 207
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Elections court investigates early political campaigning

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones is investigating a complaint of the use of political propaganda in the Limón Carnival, held last Saturday, October 21 in the Limon province.



"On February 4, 2018, the Partido Autentico Limonense requests your vote to bring to the Legislative Assembly its candidates for Legislators," said the banner that was apparently carried by one of the participants in the event.



According to Andrei Cambronero, lawyer of the TSE, the complaint was received through an email that arrived the same Saturday in the afternoon.



The complaint was filed by a citizen of last name Velázquez, added the official.



He added that a possible irregular electoral act has not been determined as the complaint is still being analyzed.



According to the Costa Rican law, political propaganda may start once the TSE makes the official call for elections.



"We cannot refer to the document, until we know if it will be admitted. At the moment it has not been properly analized,"said Cambronero.


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Illegal propaganda in Limon is under investigation by the TSE.


The Limonense party, which includes the mayor of Limón, Nestor Mattis, has five candidates for legislators for the province of Limón in the next elections.



They are: Rubén Acón, Patricia Pinnock, Edgar Campbell, Carmen Calvo and Patrick Grant.



Festival in Heredia will commemorate traditional masks

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Almost every Costa Rican child has been chased by the famous Devil, the Witch, the Death or the Copetona. 



Indeed, the Costa Rican masquerade is one of the most beloved traditions rooted among the Ticos.



That's why the festival Ciudad Mascarera Heredia 2017 will take Heredia on Friday 27 and Saturday 28.



The Festival will offer cultural and artistic activities linked to the Cimarrona and Traditional Heredian masquerade, which will be held at the Casa de la Cultura Alfredo González Flores, the post office building known as Antigua Gobernación and Parque Central. 



The historian Sonia Gomez, from the Center for Heritage Research and Conservation (CICPC), explained masquerades are associated with festivals and are an activity that provides festive atmosphere and fun, building childhood memories that last a lifetime.



Gomez also said that children the ones most impacted by what we have commonly called “the clowns.”


"Their parade through the main streets of the town is associated with the music of the cimarrona, the dances and traditional meals.” added Gomez.  "I think this is one of the most beloved traditions of Costa Ricans.”




The beginnings of this tradition date from the Augustinian feasts, which were celebrated from the colonial time in honor to the Virgin of the Angels.



"The Costa Rican masquerade, like many of our cultural expressions, has a basis of pluriculturality and syncretism. On the one hand, it refers to the ancestral use of the mask used by our indigenous people in their rituals,” said Gonzales. 



It also makes a reference to the fights between Moors and Christians, represented in a traditional activity brought by the Spaniards and performed in public acts since the colonial days. It can be said that it is a festive practice introduced in Costa Rica by the Spanish in the colonial era fused with ritual practices of Amerindian origin, "said Gómez.


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Festival will take Heredia on Friday 27 and Saturday 28.




In Costa Rica, there are still artisans who use the traditional technique for the decoration of these striking and distinctive masks, which have been the subject of recognition at the national level through the signing of Executive Decree 25724-C, which in 1996 declared every 31 October as the "Day of the Traditional Costa Rican Masquerade".



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Sixth News Page


Published October 26, 2017, Vol. 17, No. 207
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The Haunted House on a Finca in Costa Rica

By L. Michael Rusin


A.M. Costa Rica Spooky Short Story contest

Pedro was getting ready to Trick or Treat at some of the adjoining farmhouses and his uncle was explaining the hauntings of times past observed from the old Cortez main residence. His Uncle was emphatic when he said, “Do not stop or pause near that old house, or the spirits will catch you, especially tonight, the night of the dead.” Pedro assured his Uncle he wouldn’t dally near that old house and he was already regretting having to go past it this evening. His Uncle’s warning was scaring him. It scared them all.



“When I was a kid several children were carried off by ghosts and were never seen again.”



He had heard about Halloween and the Trick or Treating from a friend who lived in the United States for a while. While describing the costumes to his friends he made the thought of Trick or Treating an adventure. It was new to Pedro and his friends and they were all looking forward to the event. Out here in the country, the Costa Ricans weren’t accustomed to this event and most of the children were looking forward to all the candy, cakes and other goodies they were going to collect. Pedro and his buddies were all ten and in the fifth grade and old enough in their own minds of being able to handle most anything.



Here it was finally. Halloween afternoon and everyone was busy getting ready.  He had decided on dressing up as a zombie. His pal Juan was going to be a ghost with a sheet over his body with eye holes cut into the sheet and Diego was going to be a vampire with fangs that were plastic but very scary looking.



The theatrical face paints were applied by Juanita, Pedro’s older sister. She was fifteen. “You must look dead. There, the black around the eyes is good. The spirits won’t be able to tell you from the real dead,” and that made her giggle. It was time, they all had their bags for the treats they were going to collect and the three of them headed to the first house. It was already dark. An old woman came to the door and she had candy in a bowl and gave them each a generous portion and smiled at them as she closed the door. The next house wasn’t far and they hurried toward it. They all dreaded the next part of their trip because it took them in front of the old haunted house. But, they had to pass by it to get to the other house so together they decided to run past it.



When they could see the old house none of them could believe their eyes. It had lights on inside and a light was on outside near the front door. Music could be heard coming from the house. They all stopped and couldn’t believe their eyes and ears. Diego said, “Come on let’s go up and knock on the door. Somebody is there.” Pedro was reluctant and so was Juan but Diego wasn’t afraid and he walked on past them toward the front door.  When he got there, he stopped and knocked.



There was a moment of silence, the music stopped and then very slowly, the door opened with a squeak. When it was fully opened, there was no one there. On a table next to the door was a bowl and it was full of candy. Everyone except Diego helped themselves. Diego was standing there looking straight ahead and at the top of the stairs was a figure hovering in place.  It didn’t seem to have any legs or feet it just was there. It was draped in a black filigree material and appeared to not really have a form, it just dangled there. Suddenly, the figure came toward them very quickly, there was a scream and the three boys took off running as fast as they could.

When they got to the road they turned right and headed for Pedro’s house farther on down the road.  There was the safety there.  No one wanted to go past the old house again. All thoughts of Trick or Treating simply vanished replaced by the safety of the warm and welcome house of Pedro.

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The boys told Mama what happened.  She listened to them and crossed herself several times. The front door opened a little while later and Pedro’s uncle came in. He said, “Well boys, anything exciting happens while you were out?”



All three boys began talking excitedly and at the same time. Their eyes were wide open and they were explaining to the Uncle what they saw. They explained that when they approached the old house there were lights on inside and a few on the outside. The Uncle asked them, “What did this thing look like boys?”


Pedro was first and said, “It was huge, about ten feet tall and had a great big butcher knife in its hand. The hand was boney without any flesh on it. And, it smelled terrible”.

Diego jumped in.  “It was black, much bigger than what Pedro said, and it had eyes that looked like balls of fire.”

Not to be outdone Juan interjected his thoughts by saying, “It flew around the house like a bat and it was making this screeching noise.”

The Uncle said, “Does anyone know what happened to it? Did it stay in the house, or did it fly away?”

Diego said, “It chased all of us down the path toward the road and almost got us but we outran it, lucky for us. I think it was calling our names but we’re fast runners and we made it to the road and decided to come home and not take any more chances out there in the dark.”



“Good thinking boys. From what you’re telling, me it’s the same ghost that has taken so many people in the past. It’s been said, it eats people, and spits their bones out as a warning to others. It especially likes kids because they’re young and tender. It’s terrible to find those bones and no kids ever again. You boys are lucky, it probably came close to catching you. Can anyone describe it to me again? Let’s start with you, Pedro.”


“Uncle, it was so big I understand why it couldn’t catch us because it couldn’t fit through the doorway.”

“Yes, that was why it didn’t catch us, I’m sure of it”, said, Diego.

” No doubt about it,” said Juan. ”It was enormous.”


“It was also faster than lightning,” said Pedro and the other two boys agreed with him.

“It’s too bad you boys didn’t get very much candy. I guess it’s better to be safe than eaten for supper.”

The three boys looked at one another and blanched. They came so close, it wasn’t funny.

“Perhaps you should go back out and try again.” Just then Uncle whipped out a black piece of material and said to them, “I caught the ghost it can’t hurt you” and he started to laugh. 

Everyone began to laugh and Uncle was laughing the hardest.

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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,
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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
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9284-3/22/18   

Versatile 2 Floors Building for Sale
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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. 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


Costa Rica's first Realtor specialized
in eco properties, eco consulting and green living.
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   • Specialized in the Central and South Pacific.
   • Great network of Realtors, to find your dream
          property
   • Homes, condominium & luxury homes
   • Eco lodges and hotels
   • Green properties and waterfalls
   • Farms and developments
   • Sustainable and green living communities.
   • Property management in the Jacó area

Romantic Country Bungalow Click Here
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www.ecorealtorscr.com    info@ecorealtorscr.com
Telephone: +506 2637-6285
cell: +506 8825-6556  
Skype: ecorealtorscr
Facebook: ecorealtorscr
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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Published October 26, 2017, Vol. 17, No. 207
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About 32 percent of personal credit and debit cards
are issued for third parties

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The total number of active cards as of July 31, 2017 is 2,528,051, out of which 1,721,029 are issued to cardholders and 807,022 are requested by the holders, but delivered to a relative or another third party, according to the latest quarterly study of credit and debit cards, conducted by the Ministerio de Economia, Industria y Comercio. 



The study includes data as of July 31, and it shows that total debt in credit cards reported by the issuing entities was 1.137.355 million colones (1.14 trillion colones), which represents a 3.79 percent of the Gross Domestic Product.



"If a person requests an additional card for a relative or an employee, this means that that person must be very careful in the control of the purchases, in order to avoid financing with high interest rates. It is recommended that all purchases be paid within the term stipulated in the contract," said Carlos Mora, current Minister at MEIC.



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As of July, the delinquency rate from 1 to 90 days is at 7.21 percent, while 4.87 percent belongs to 90 days delinquency or longer.




A.M. Costa Rica Spooky Short Story contest

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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. 27, 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.
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