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San José, Costa Rica, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, Vol. 14, No. 151

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Professional Directory
A.M. Costa Rica's professional directory is where business people who wish to reach the English-speaking community may invite responses. If you are interested in being represented here, please contact the editor.


Psychotherapy
 
Lucinda Gray, Ph.D.
California Licensed Psychologist
International Practice via the Web
Lucinda Gray
 
   •  Transformational  
         Psychotherapy
 
   •  Depression
 
   •  Anxiety
 
   •  Relationship Issues
 
   •  New World Meditation
 
    •  Training & Support
www.DrLucindaGray.com
Email: lucinda@drlucindagray.com
U.S. Phone: 310-827-4241
Costa Rica: (506) 2228-2041
8430-1/20/15

Accountants

U.S. Tax International
U.S. Tax rollover
Plus Costa Rican taxes, accounting, and legal services
Over 15 years in Costa Rica
(English Spoken)

C.R. 2288-2201
  U.S 786-206-9473
FAX: 2231-3300

E-mail: ustax@lawyer.com
8298-9/10/14

James Brohl, C.P.A. & M.B.A.
US Income Tax,  US GAAP Accounting
& Business Consulting

Uncle
Sam's
• US Tax return preparation  for
individuals and businesses
• eFile returns: secure with faster refunds
• Assist with back reporting and other filing issues
• Take advantage of the Foreign
Income Tax Exclusion (up to $
99,200 in 2014}
• Business Consulting to facilitate working in Costa Rica
• Accounting for US and International Financial Reporting
• Associate of David Housman

Telephone 8305-3149 or 2256-8620
E-mail jrtb_1999@yahoo.com
8719-4/3/15


Legal services

KEARNEY-LAWSON & Asoc.
Lic.Gregory Kearney Lawson.
Attorneys at Law and real estate brokers
Relocation services, Wedding Planning
Greg Kearney
 
*Investments  *Corporations
*Tax Shelters *Immigration
*Real Estate Sales in Costa Rica
*Name & Product registration
*Business procedures 
*Family and Labor Law
*Locate People   *Private Investigations
Phone: 7157-9092
7920-10/11/13

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Serving the English-speaking community for over a

decade with offices in San Jose, Alajuela and Jaco
     ☑REAL ESTATE CONTRACTS
     ☑ INCORPORATION AND
       CORPORATE LAW
    ☑ NOTARY PUBLIC SERVICES
    ☑CIVIL LITIGATION
    ☑ OFFICIAL TRANSLATIONS
    ☑ FAMILY LAW PRACTICE
    ☑ CRIMINAL LAW PRACTICE
    ☑ RENTISTA AND PESIONADO
         RESIDENCY
    ☑ OFFICIAL TRANSLATION
         INTERPRETATION
    ☑ VEHICLE IMPORTATION AND TITLE
          TRANSFERS
You deserve to communicate fluently with your lawyer.
Visit our Web site:  www.CRTitle.com
Email:  lawyer@crtitle.com
8255/14/14


Dentistry

Marco Cavallini & Associates
Dental Implants and Crowns

Dr. Marco A. Muñoz Cavallini has placed and restored
DR. Cavallini
Dr. Marco A. Muñoz Cavallini
over 17,000 dental implants since 1980. The Dr. Marco Muñoz Cavallini Dental Clinic, is recognized as one of the best practices in Dental Reconstruction, Dental Implant placement and Cosmetic Dentistry in Costa Rica and the World. For more information, visit us today at: marcomunozcavallini.com
8365-5/12/15


Remodelling and Construction

architect
PROPERTY INSPECTIONS, PROFESSIONAL REMODEL AND CONSTRUCTION.

Are you looking to buy property in Costa Rica. I am a professional builder with over 30 years experience in the remodel and construction business in the U.S. and C.R. I can inspect any building new or old meticulously and fix, remodel, do additions, whatever it needs or you want to add. I am very knowledgeable of all phases of construction and my rates are competitive.  Fully bilingual. Rainy season discounts. Contact:  Rodolfo Jimenez, Phone (506) 7129-3622  or (506) 8802-2176  Email : rodostrat@gmail.com  
To see my work click HERE!
8375-9/3/14

Architects

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Architecture-Real Estate-Development

At Architect Orange we are inspired by the visions of each of our clients, and have worked diligently to embody those visions in our work.

We have locations in Atenas (servicing Central Valley/Beach areas)
Arenal (servicing Guanacaste/Nicoya Peninsula)

Contact Information:
 (506) 2694-4712
Website http://www.architectorange.com
Inquires  info@architectorange.com
Arenal office located at Agua Inn Spa

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8043-7/31/14

Real estate agents and services

CR Beach
Jaco Beach Central Pacific Real Estate
HEY BEACH LOVERS!
CR Beach Investment Real Estate Broker-Owner
Jeff Fisher invites you to see why this 20-year resident of Costa Rica believes the Central Pacific areas of Jacó Beach-Playa Hermosa-Los Suenos Marina & Golf and Esterillos-Bejuco Beaches are the best place to live and invest.
Fisher
Reason #1:  SJO Int’l Airport and S.J. suburbs are little more than one hour away.
#2: Jaco has everything you need, from tourist attractions to government offices.
#3: Amazingly, it’s still a BUYERS’ MARKET and our “brutally honest” agents will help you find your perfect property-
   PROPERTIES OFFERED AT SUPER DISCOUNTS
See why Jeff and Colin Miller (12 years here), Frances Winborne (more than 23 years), and Junior Diaz (Jacó born & bred) chose the Central Pacific!
SIGN UP FOR OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER:
info@crbeach.com

Member of the N.A.R., the Costa Rican Real Estate Board CRGAR and the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce.
www.CRbeach.com    info@crbeach.com
Toll Free: 1-888-782-1119 OR  2643-4334, 2643-3672
Office: IL Galeone Center, Jacó Beach, Costa Rica
8381-10/2/14

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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

www.ecorealtorscr.com    info@ecorealtorscr.com
Telephone: +506 2643-4065   
cell: +506 8825-6556   US:  626 548-3909
skype: ecorealtorscr  Facebook: ecorealtorscr
Office Las Monas, Jacó
Green NAR designee, member of the CCBR, CRGAR
8336-10/10/14

Colinas
Jim Day, representing Colinas del Sol
del Pacifico, S.A.

Colinas del Sol is a fenced and gated project  in a quiet area. There are 88 clear titled lots, some in mountain areas with great views and the rest on gently sloping level areas ideal for hobby farms, gardening, fruit tree orchards, or just a quiet place to get away from the busy city and beach crowds.  All lots have gravel roads to them, water and electricity at each lot, and all lots are 5,000 sq. meters or larger, starting at only $35,000, and many can be combined for those wanting a larger area for their chosen passion be it a hobby horse farm or retirement haven.
You can see more on our Web site: www.colinasdelsolcr.com
 Libertad, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, 15 minutes to Playa del Coco or Playa Hermosa
and 20 minutes to Liberia airport.
Please contact Jim Day at JimDay50@aol.com   or    Phone:  001 517 484-3675.
8251-8/27/14

Residency experts

Residency in Costa Rica
A full service immigration agency
U.S. and San José offices
Getting and authenticating documents can be a chore —

we know how to do it. Experienced with many nationalities. Up-to-date on
Costa Rica's evolving immigration law.
Pensionado and rentista. Your first stop for smooth, professional service and a positive experience. Javier Zavaleta javier@residencyincostarica.com
www.residencyincostarica.com
Tel: (323) 255-6116
8316-9/13/14

Translations and legal Services
Ms. Monge
Rosa Monge Alvarez
Simultaneous translator
Interpreter in court.

Legal problems?
Tired of getting the
runaround?
Tired of excuses?
Tired of being kept in the
dark?
Afraid of signing documents in Spanish?

 Contact us today to find out how we can help you.
rosa_monge@racsa.co.cr
Cell: (506) 8919-4545
WE GET RESULTS!
8410-7/16/14

.U.S. House failed to OK cash for illegals

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services

Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives are trying to resurrect a border funding bill they had abandoned Thursday after they failed to secure enough votes.  The $659 million supplemental would respond to the crisis of tens of thousands of children from Central America who have crossed the border into the United States.  After a chaotic day, House members were told to delay their five-week August recess to try to pass the border bill again today.

Another article HERE!


The plan was for the Republican-led House to vote on a border spending bill early Thursday afternoon, and then for members to head for the exits for their long break.  The House bill is much smaller than the $3.7 billion President Barack Obama has sought.  It also calls for policy changes to make it easier to deport the migrant children.  A rival bill in the Senate is bigger and does not make policy changes, but is not expected to pass before the recess.  House Republican leaders had changed their bill, directing two-thirds of the funding to border security and law enforcement to try to win the support of the most conservative members of their party.

House Democrats made it clear that they would not support the bill, saying it does not contain enough money to provide food and shelter for the children. 

“This is not a border security crisis." said Rep. David Price, a Democrat.  "This is a humanitarian crisis.  We don’t need to deploy the National Guard or surge our border capacity; because we are not failing to catch individuals as they cross, in fact these young people are turning themselves in," said Price.

After the debate, House leaders abruptly pulled the bill, leaving members in confusion and disarray.  First, they were told they could leave for the recess.  Rep. Joe Barton, a Republican, told reporters he was on his way to catch a plane and speculated

“Well, we will have to deal with it when it happens, and the president can shift money around, and I guess if we had to we could be called back for a dire emergency supplemental vote, for a day or two.  In my opinion it is too bad we did not do it today," said Barton.

Moments later, House members got word that there might be votes later in the day.  This was the angry and surprised reaction on the floor.

House Republicans met in the basement to try to find a path to an elusive majority.  Rep. Spencer Bachus, a Republican, said the House needs to find a bill members can agree on.

“We are going to stay here, I can tell you that.  We are going to stay here until we have the votes," said Bachus.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the White House would be glad if the House approved much needed border funding four weeks after the president asked for it.

“And the fact that House Republicans have waited literally until the very last day of their session to even consider taking a vote on this is an indication that they’re not operating with the best interests of the American people in mind, that’s for sure," said Earnest.

Now it looks like the House will have an extra last day today to make another attempt to pass a bill. 



Paso Ancho work scheduled to begin

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Work is scheduled to start next week on the Paso Ancho traffic circle on the Circunvalación. Eventually a bridge will replace the circle which now slows traffic.

The first step, according to highway officials is the destruction of some structures adjacent to the circle.

This is the circle that also is known as the Rotonda de la Guacamaya because the Guacamaya auto repair facility is on the south side.

MECO S.A, will be doing the work. Officials said they expect no problem with traffic while the demolition is taking place. The entire project is valued at $4.7 million.



Fines await motorists with '4' plates

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The process by which the government is changing license plates has not been well published since it began, but Thursday was the last day for those with plates that end in 4 to renew them.

If motorists are caught on the highway with such a plate, the fine is 21,000 colons. about $40.

The new plates are supposed to prevent fraud. They also include a window sticker plus special markings on the new plates.

The turnover of old plates for new is being run by the Registro Nacional. But post offices and some banks will make the change, too. The process will take more than a year.

Those with license plates ending in 5 have until Oct. 31 to exchange them.



Ant researcher
Smithsonian Tropical Research Center photo            
Max Adams delighted in climbing trees and playing with bugs when
he was a toddler in Louisiana. Two decades later not a lot has changed.

Ants that live in trees called understudied

By the Smithsonian Tropical Research Center news staff

Max Adams spends his days climbing 30 meters into the forest canopy on Panama’s Barro Colorado Nature Monument for a doctoral-level peek into the world of tropical canopy ants.

Unlike their terrestrial counterparts, canopy ants are relatively understudied. “Ants play such an important role on the ground but there are still many questions about what they do in the canopy,” said Adams while standing in the crown of a Dipteryx panamensis, the forest floor hidden by underbrush and the Panama Canal visible in the distance.

Adams is part of a research team led by Stephen Yanoviak of the University of Louisville. They look at the role lianas, or woody vines, play in maintaining canopy ant species richness. Some 20 species can nest in a single tree. Vines provide connectivity between trees. They may also increase available nest space and food resources for ants.

Adams’ trees are on experimental plots used by many scientists. Smithsonian staff scientist Joe Wright and research associate Stefan Schnitzer have shown lianas are increasing in abundance in the New World tropics. More lianas can decrease carbon uptake by forests but may be a boon to canopy ants.

“Preliminary findings indicate trees with more lianas have higher ant species richness,” said Adams. “If lianas are increasing, we may see increased canopy ant species diversity and community complexity.”



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