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Dental Implants and Crowns
Dr. Marco A. Muñoz Cavallini has placed and
Dr. Marco A. MuÏoz 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
Del Valle Visual Eyes Optometry
In San Isidro
de El General
Dr. Allan Mora Vargas
|Our experience in
primary eye care, now makes your experience unmatched.
She bought progressive lenses
with transitions and anti-reflective
coating, this was her great experience:
Mora gives the best eye exam I've ever had, in any country. Then he and
his staff helped me pick out new frames -- all of this in English --
and right in downtown PZ. He's a treasure!"
— Mrs. Carol Vaughn
Pedro Pérez, south side of the park, San Isidro de El General,
Pérez Zeledón, San José,
Dr. Lucinda Gray
Garrett Insurance Group
licensed by the
-Experience since 1980.
-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
-Prize-winning Web site.
-English policy extracts.
-Helps you settle your claims.
Comercial El Pueblo, Local #125, San José, Costa
Rica. Phone: ( 506 ) 2233-9520
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
More information HERE!
Residency in Costa Rica
A full service
U.S. and San
Getting and authenticating documents can be a
Pensionado and rentista.
Your first stop for smooth, professional service and a positive
experience. Javier Zavaleta email@example.com
to do it. Experienced with many
nationalities. Up-to-date on
Rica's evolving immigration law.
Tel: (323) 255-6116
Marlene B. Summers
U.S. Income Tax
File your past three years tax returns
Streamlined Procedure which mitigates penalties.
your FBAR for current or past-due years.
File current or amended tax returns.
U.S. Tax International
Plus Costa Rican taxes, accounting, and
services. Over 15 years in Costa Rica
(English spoken). Tamarindo
office hours now available. If you or anyone you know would like
an appointment in Tamarindo, please call our San José office at
2288-2201 to make an appointment.
FAX: 506 2231-3300
C.P.A. & M.B.A.
Income Tax, U.S. GAAP Accounting
& Business Consulting
Specializing in all matters of concern to U.S. taxpayers residing
• IRS filing requirements of foreign
income tax exclusion (up to $100,800 for 2015).
• Past-due tax returns: Taxpayers
filing before an IRS notice do not face criminal sanctions.
• Reporting foreign financial
assets: FBAR and foreign corporations.
• Up-to-date FACTA news.
• All US Tax return preparation:
business, estate and trust.
• eFile returns: secure with faster
• Business consulting to facilitate
working in Costa Rica.
Fine art restoration and conservation
Art Restorer, A.I.C. Certified
and U.S. standards. USPAP.
For more information please contact
Weronika Nossowicz at 8388-5328 or email HERE!
| • Paintings
Porcelain and ceramic
on paper restoration
* Analysis for condition
• Art related insurance and
• Art collection consultation
in fine art restoration and conservation for the tropics. We clean
mildew, mold, etc; repair, restore and offer art expert and curatorial
|Lic. Eduardo Valdivieso
your legal adviser for criminal, civil,
commercial, and family law.
Phone: ( 506 ) 8839-5010
Address: 150 meters southwest from
the Goicoechea court, San José.
Real Estate Closing Services
Lic. Pablo Mata Ferreto, MBA
Legal – Financial Adviser
Real Estate and Business Transactions
Avoid Real Estate scams, get independent advice and have due diligence
performed before signing or making a deposit.
Land surveying services
30+ years of experience in:
Calculations of terrain
CR phone number: +506-2290-4573
CR Cell phone number: +506-8383-0083
Real estate agents and services
21 JACÓ BEACH REALTY
Name You Trust, Professionalism You Deserve
Tom Ghormley and the dream team!
in CR since 1979
We Can Do It!
Let us help you live
Beaches, Houses, Condos,
Hotels, Restaurants, Projects,
Commercial, Investments and more
Century 21 Jacó Beach Realty
Playa Jacó, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
U. S. A. phone numbers: (213) 283-5168
or Toll Free: (877) 746-3868
Costa Rica phone number: (506) 2643-3356
Jaco Beach Central Pacific Real Estate
#2: The Jacó area has all
the important services you need & is growing!
|WE URGE YOU TO CHECK OUT
THESE PRICES & DEALS
the CENTRAL PACIFIC-
AREA SUPER DEALS &
"LOWEST PRICES EVER and this Inventory is being sold now " says
CR Beach Investment Real Estate Broker & certified Realtor Jeff
SJO Int'l Airport & S.J. suburbs are an hour + away.
STILL A BUYERS' MARKET:
Yes, after 21 years, we know
Costa Rica and we still believe the Central Pacific is the best area to
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• Specialized in the Central and South Pacific.
in eco properties, eco consulting and green living.
• Great network of realtors, to find your dream
• 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
Telephone: +506 2637-6285
cell: +506 8825-6556
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In front of Subway at Plaza Herradura, Jacó
NAR designee, member of the CCBR, CRGAR
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.
* Mountain areas with great views.
* Gently sloping level areas ideal for hobby farms, gardening, fruit
* 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 $39,000 USD ,
and many can be combined for those wanting a larger area for their
chosen passion, be it a hobby horse farm or retirement haven.
* Located in Libertad, Guanacaste, Northwest Pacific area of Costa
* 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 Papagayo Golf & Country Club
or Phone: 001 517 484-3675.
Click Here: www.colinasdelsolcr.com
Ministerio de Obras Públicas y
process is long and confusing now under which vehicles like this
can be sold as junk.
speed up handling junk cars
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
The Policía de Tránsito and the transport ministry are
spending about $1.5 million a year to keep some 31,000 confiscated
And that does not count the fines for harboring places where mosquitoes
So the Partido Acción Ciudadana introduced a bill Wednesday that
would speed up the process and allow the government to claim title to
vehicles three months after judicial approval is given. The ministry
said that the system now is confusing and complex.
The vehicles end up on traffic police lots for a variety of reasons,
including accidents or because the driver was issued traffic tickets.
The fines now range into the hundreds of dollars, and many drivers
simply walk away from the vehicle. The fines usually go with the
vehicle instead of the driver, and owners cannot register their
vehicles each December if there are fines outstanding.
The bill also will clarify which part of the ministry is in charge of
handling the confiscated vehicles.
Vehicles that are suitable will be used by the ministry or the traffic
police, under terms of the bill. Those that are not will be handled as
Men targeted for making street comments
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
The Defensoría de los Habitantes is embarking on a campaign to
eradicate the tradition of men whistling at women or making
The Defensoría de los Habitantes issued a statement
Wednesday in which it characterized such actions as violence toward
women. Also included were other actions, such as making obscene
gestures, making sexual comments, taking photographs of woman as well
as unwelcome touching or exhibitionism.
The agency said that an educational campaign would be directed at these
The campaign will be joined by the Insituto Nacional de Mujeres, said
the Defensoria. The women's institute already is engaged in a campaign
against machismo, the
Latin American glorification of the male.
The Defensoria also used the word piropos as something to be
eradicated. These are terms of endearment directed by a male to a women
in an effort to gain her attention. Some are humorous and others are
The Defensoria cites international agreements that support the
eradication of these comments.
de Seguridad Pública
A student displays the product of
the garden project.
flowers in Quepos
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
A tourist police officer, Johan Barrantes, has spent a year at
the Escuela de La Inmaculada in Quepos teaching hydroponics and
also working in some opinions against violence and bullying.
The school garden has been producing vegetables for the lunchroom, said
a school official.
The Policía Turística and other Fuerza
Pública officers are involved in the Mi Escuelita Segura
round the country, and Barrantes has some specilized knowledge in
hydroponics, growing plants without soil, said the Ministerio de
Honduran trio called money launderers
Special to A.M. Costa Rica
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control
has designated three Honduran businessmen and seven businesses as money
launderers for the narcotics trade.
The three individuals are Jaime Rolando Rosenthal Oliva, his son
Yani Benjamin Rosenthal Hidalgo and his nephew Yankel Antonio Rosenthal
The Treasury department says the three provide money laundering and
other services that support the international narcotics trafficking
activities of multiple Central American drug traffickers and their
As a result of the action, all assets of these individuals and entities
that are under the jurisdiction of the United States or in the control
of U.S. persons are frozen, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited
from engaging in transactions with them, said the Office of Foreign
The Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for
the Southern District of New York also took action to target the
Rosenthal family. An indictment charging the trio along with a
fourth individual, with money laundering was unsealed, and Yankel
Antonio Rosenthal Coello was arrested in the United States.
“This action targets the three Rosenthal family members and their
properties for their money laundering and drug trafficking activities,”
said Adam J. Szubin, acting under secretary for terrorism and financial
intelligence. “This step underscores that the U.S. government is fully
committed to protecting the U.S. financial system from criminals like
the Rosenthals. We are fully committed to working with the
Honduran authorities to take the necessary steps to protect the
Honduran financial system from abuse by drug traffickers and other
illicit actors, in order to further safeguard Honduran financial
The action targets seven key Rosenthal businesses including their
principal Panamanian holding company, Inversiones Continental (Panama),
S.A. de C.V., known as Grupo Continental. Grupo Continental is
the parent company of a conglomerate of businesses in Honduras involved
in banking, financial services, real estate, agriculture, construction,
tourism, and media.
Cited along with Grupo Continental is its agricultural arm, Empacadora
Continental S.A de C.V. (now known as Alimentos Continental), and two
of its key financial components, Inversiones Continental, S.A. (a.k.a.
Grupo Financiero Continental) and the Honduran bank, Banco Continental
S.A., headquartered in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
Banco Continental S.A. has served as an integral part of the Rosenthal
money laundering operations and facilitated the laundering of narcotics
proceeds for multiple Central American drug trafficking organizations,
said the U.S. announcement.
for the Spanish-language press
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