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Legislature report blames
President Solís over Cement Scandal

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Legislators investigating the recent cement scandal have accused Luis Guillermo Solís of failing in his duty of probity, at least in the specific case of the Chinese cement incident. According to the report, the Presidential House pressured the Ministry of Economy to reform technical regulations and thus let Bolaños import Chinese cement.

On the subject, the president said, "it is very clear: I have never instructed any official to violate any legal system or intercede in favor of a company or any person in particular. Whoever says the opposite, lacks the truth."

"We are surprised that the Legislative Assembly has labeled the actions of the executive power as violations of the duty of probity while avoiding doing the same with other people involved in the report," said the President in a message spread through his social networks.

The Legislative Banking Commission in charge of studying the loans granted by the Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) presented the final report containing that conclusion on Monday night. It was ruled unanimously and delivered to the press around 7 pm.

The report is the result of a several months investigation which called 70 witnesses to clarify the facts about alleged irregularities in the granting of two loans by the BCR

One loan was $32.5 million given to the Rural Electrification Cooperative of San Carlos to buy a hydroelectric plant from the Holcim company and the other was $30 million granted to entrepreneur Juan Carlos Bolaños, to import Chinese cement branded as Sinocem.

In the case of Sinocem, the Commission was in charge of detailing Bolaños's links with officials working in all three branches of the Republic. As of now, Bolaños remains in preventive prison while the case is taken to court by prosecutors.

Involved in the case are the Legislative Assembly, the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce (MEIC), the Customs Directorate, the Executive Branch, including the president, the Judicial Branch, and the National Commission of Emergencies (CNE).

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President Solís denies that he failed to comply with the principle of probity.

According to the commission, Bolaños, who represented the Chinese, had been weaving a network of political contacts since 2010.

The commission questioned the actions of magistrate Celso Gamboa (magistrate), Jorge Chavarría (attorney general), Berenice Smith (substitute prosecutor), legislators Johnny Leiva and Luis Vásquez of the Christian Social Unit Party (PUSC), and the libertarian Otto Guevara. National Liberation Party legislator Rolando González and the now independent lawmaker, Víctor Morales Zapata were also mentioned in the report.

These legislators could have coordinated meetings with Bolaños, both in the Congress and at the Tobías Bolaños Airport in Pavas. According to the report, they aided Bolaños' plans.

The commission recommended that Daniel Gallardo, former president of the National Emergency Commission, abandon his intentions to reach the Plenary with the Costa Rican Renovation Party (PRC), because he is questioned for having used his position to help Bolaños.

The Commission also recommended that the Ombudsman's Office open an investigation into the actions of the officials involved, and asked the Judicial Branch to open files on them.
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Sex education becoming a political tool

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By the A.M. Costa Rica staff


Sex education in schools has become a hot topic in Costa Rica in recent months and one more ingredient in the mixture between religion and politics in the campaign before the February 4th elections.

The new sex education guides that the Ministry of Public Education (MEP) plans to implement as of next year have generated a strong reaction from religious groups which support presidential candidates.

The program called "Study of Affectivity and Integral Sexuality" will be taught in primary and secondary schools and, according to the authorities, aims to promote respect for diversity and educate young people on how to avoid teenage pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases and inappropriate relationships.

Some of the subjects include:  interpersonal relationships; culture, power and responsibility; pleasure as a source of well-being; gender; psycho-sexual identity; reproductive health and human rights.

Christian religious groups led by the Catholic Church have shown their opposition to these programs. They claim such education enhances, "gender ideology", a term that refers to the idea that the individual can choose an identity that does not match his/her biological sex.

On December 3, the Catholic Church organized a massive rally in San Jose to oppose "gender ideology" and abortion and to defend traditional families.

The march was attended by seven of the 13 presidential candidates. Costa Rica is one of the few countries whose Political Constitution maintains the Catholic religion as the official national religion and where 70% of the population claims to be Catholic, according.

Five presidential candidates belong to Christian parties: Rodolfo Piza, of the Social Christian Unity Party (PUSC), one of the favorites in the polls; Rodolfo Hernández, of the Republican Social Christian Party; Fabricio Alvarado, of the National Restoration Party; Stephanie Campos, from the Costa Rican Renovation Party (PRC) and Mario Redondo, from the Christian Democratic Alliance Party (ADC).

All of them oppose "gender ideology" as do candidates Otto Guevara, of the Libertarian Movement, Antonio Álvarez, of the National Liberation Party and Óscar López, from the Accessibility Without Exclusion Party (PASE).
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The Study of Affectivity and Integral Sexuality
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In favor of the sexual education guides are candidates  Carlos Alvarado, of the ruling Citizen Action Party and Edgardo Araya, of the leftist Broad Front Party (FA).

"The MEP's comprehensive programs on affectivity and sexuality are a complement to homeschooling, which provides young people with the tools to fight violence and discrimination while building healthy relationships," Alvarado said.

In the country, social movements have also gathered under the slogan "My children, my education". These movements have already requested the resignation of the Minister of Education, Sonia Marta Mora.

On December 11, the Catholic Church issued a statement about the political campaign in which it called on people to vote and asked candidates not to make "populist promises" or attend to "hidden agendas," including "gender ideology".

"The educational system must respect religious beliefs and principles for an education of affectivity and sexuality with scientific rigor, without the risks of trends such as gender ideology," the text points out.

The current government of  has had friction with the Catholic Church and Christian groups because current policies promote initiatives for civil unions of same-sex couples, the legalization of in vitro fertilization and sex education agendas.

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Students suffering cognitive disabilities
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On December 20, the University of Costa Rica will graduate  the first 32 students from their Institutional Program of Inclusion of  People with Cognitive Disabilities, known as Proin.

This is the first graduation of its kind in public higher education in the country. It has been a three-year process in which students with cognitive disabilities (problems in intellectual abilities) have attended classes to qualify for the certificates of Office Assistant, Preschool Assistant, and Library Assistant.

The Proin was created in 2009 as an initiative of the vice-rector of Social Action, the School of Teacher Training and the School of Medicine of the UCR. The first students entered training in 2015.

The program seeks to offer inclusion to those with moderate to severe cognitive disabilities who do not have other options. The program seeks to become a space for active participation in the university environment in order to promote a better quality of life, greater educational opportunities, and opportunities for future work, all through free courses.

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The program currently serves 140 students and seeks to improve their quality of lives through inclusion.

Proin currently benefits 140 students through its different courses which are taught at the university's facilities and with the help of volunteer teachers and professors. In addition, the Proin offers the course, "Knowing Disability," which trains the regular students of the UCR in the area of disability through lectures and exhibitions by experts in the field.

Qatar sends a $1 million donation to
natural disaster relief in Costa Rica

By AM Costa Rica staff

Yesterday, Costa Rica received the donation of $1 million by the State of Qatar. The donation targets the damage caused by Hurricane Otto and Tropical Storm Nate.

During the presentation ceremony, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship, Manuel González, said "it is a very special day for diplomatic relations between both countries, today a friendly state demonstrates its solidarity with the people of Costa Rica, Costa Ricans affected by natural disasters directly benefited by this donation ."

"The fact of receiving solidarity, selfless, non-reimbursable help from friendly countries is very significant, because it shows great generosity. A state does not have the obligation to help us, does it anyway because of the relationship we have. We understand that just as they have their problems and difficulties we also have them and we need that collaboration in good faith," he added.

He also stressed that this emergency goes beyond the material destruction and the lives that were lost, because disasters have a long-term impact on national development.


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Mohammed Bin Kurdi Taleb Al Marri, the Qatar ambassador appointed to Costa Rica and Minister Manuel Gonzaléz.
The Ambassador of Qatar in Costa Rica, Mohammed Bin Kurdi Taleb Al Marri, made a symbolic delivery of the donation, which will be transferred to a bank account of the National Emergency Commission.

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No archeological remains to be protected in Sardinal aqueduct, National Museum says


By A.M Costa Rica staff

According to the National Museum of Costa Rica, that there are no archaeological remains along the pipeline or in the wells field of the Sardinal-El Coco-Ocotal aqueduct in Carrillo, Guanacaste.

"During our inspection, it was not proven that the works of the Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA) have altered or destroyed patrimonial archaeological remains, in fact, no cultural remains are observed in the land where the water wells are located or in most of the section the pipeline already placed," says the document of the Department of Anthropology and History of the Museum.

The AyA inspected the path of the pipeline in July with an archaeologist and a biologist to determine if there was a need for special measures.

The archaeologist determined at that time that the public road through which the pipe passes had been impacted for years, so there were no archaeological remains.

However, the AyA performs supervision of all earth movements as part of its environmental measures.

"The patrimonial remains that were on the road were impacted many years ago with the construction of the road itself, causing the destruction or alteration of at least two shells that could have between 15-20 m diameter and between 1 and 1.5 m thick," the report says.


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The activist against the construction of the aqueduct will not be able to claim patrimonial damage as a reason to halt the project.

During the field inspection, the Museum officials also listened to the concerns of neighbors in the area.

The AyA continues the construction of this aqueduct since, according to its studies, will guarantee the human right to drinking water to the population of the Sardinal district.

In addition to the archaeological endorsement, the works have technical, environmental and legal permits, as confirmed by a ruling of the Constitutional Chamber of January 2017.

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Treasurer of Citizen's Action Party convicted of fraud
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By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Minor Sterling, former treasurer of the Citizen's Action Party will face six years in prison for major fraud, to the detriment of the public treasury. Antonio Bolaños, another former member of the political party, was sentenced to three years in prison.

Sterling and Bolaños were convicted in a trial that took place between July and December 2016 at the Criminal Court of San José, after being accused by the Prosecutor's Office of unduly charging the Supreme Electoral Tribunal for special services during the electoral campaign. At the time they were declared free of charges but the decision was appealed.

The judgement of the appeals court sentenced Sterling and Bolaños and forced the party to pay  ¢516 million to the state as compensation. 

The Citizen's Action Party is the ruling party and Luis Guillermo Solís was their first successful presidential candidate.
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Minor Sterling, former treasurer of the Citizen's Action Party, talks during one of the hearings.
The president of PAC, Marcia Solano, said the decision will be complied with and the payments will be made. Solano said the party has already been working on getting funds.

The PAC leader described the situation as regrettable and also clarified that Sterling no longer plays any role in the structure of the group.

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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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La Carpio library gets a face lift

By
A.M. Costa Rica staff

A private initiative was responsible for the remodeling of the public library of La Carpio, which serves one of the most vulnerable populations of San José.

The alliance between the Integral System of Artistic Training for Social Inclusion (Sifais) and the company Sylvania funded the renovation of that center.

According to María José Rodríguez, design and advertising leader of Sylvania, the company works on corporate social responsibility projects at Christmas, and this year they partnered with Sifais.

The project included removing all non-working items, changing furniture, remodeling infrastructure and generating new spaces for the Sifais Light Library and the local symphony orchestra. It is hoped that this will encourage the musical and artistic growth of the area's youth.

She pointed out that more than 200 books related to Costa Rican literature were also donated and a technological space was created that includes three computers and other devices.

In addition, a lighting system suitable for reading and studying was installed.


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As of today, the once impoverished La Carpio has one of the best music schools in the country.


The works were inaugurated on Sunday and young people from La Carpio participated with their families.

Sifais is a private non-profit initiative that promotes personal improvement and social integration through the teaching and learning of an artistic skill, a sport, or a technique in marginal and rural communities of the country.

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Messy management of scholarships,
says the Comptroller's office
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By AM Costa Rica staff

The Comptroller General of the Republic, Marta Acosta, criticized the management of the National Scholarship Fund (Fonabe) in the allocation of scholarships to beneficiaries.

In a hearing before the Commission of Control of Income and Public Expenditure at the Legislative Assembly, Acosta spoke about the results of the audits of Fonabe and the granting of scholarships.

"Problems continue in the filtering of the beneficiaries of the scholarships, since the vulnerability of the beneficiaries is unknown, in addition the level of poverty of approximately 16 thousand students is unknown, this amounts to around ¢300 million in scholarships," she said.

Last September, the Office of the Comptroller General pointed out serious weaknesses in terms of controls to avoid leaks, scholarship management processes, follow-up processes and more.

Now Acosta pointed out the problem and how difficult it is to obtain an appointment and be qualified for a scholarship, because those who request it must move from anywhere in the country to San José, where the Fonabe headquarters are located.

She said that in 2016 only 49% of the applicants could obtain an appointment.

Legislator Luis Vásquez, of the Christian Social Unity Party (PUSC), joined the critics and stated that the Fonabe is ineffective in the allocation of scholarships.


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Fonabe has also faced harsh criticism due to delayed deposits in the accounts of beneficiaries.

 
"Throughout the years, Fonabe has been a clear example of a terrible administration of a state entity. This is indicated by the repeated reports of the Internal Audit, the General Comptroller of the Republic and the Ombudsman's Office," he said.

The selection process lasts from 2 to 12 months and it takes between 4 to 300 days to finish bank procedures and get the scholarship deposited.

"The National Scholarship Fund has been subject to the filing of 19 constitutional appeals due to its appointment system and 198 requests for interventions before the Ombudsman's Office due to their inefficiency," he added.

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Published December 20, 2017


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Air terminals will get fresh funding as of 2018

By AM Costa Rica staff

The General Directorate of Civil Aviation announced that it will invest more than ¢27 billion in 2018 to improve the infrastructure of more than ten air terminals nationwide.

On the schedule for next year are the aerodromes located in Golfito, Quepos, Drake and Puerto Jiménez.

The chief of Civil Aviation, Enio Cubillo, said the idea is that these terminals, and others used for agricultural purposes, comply with internationally established standards.

In addition, he emphasized that many of the projects started years ago and will be continued.

In the case of Quepos, Cubillo explained that a total renovation was initiated at the aerodrome known as 'La Managua'. Passenger terminals, ramps for vehicle parking, and other improvements will be implemented.

Additionally, a total of $ 1.5 million will be invested to build a totally new passenger terminal at the Limón International Airport.


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Tobías Bolaños airport in Pavas will get some infrastructure improvements next year.


Civil Aviation also seeks to improve the conditions of the Tortuguero air terminal, as well as at the Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia and the Tobías Bolaños Airport in Pavas.
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