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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
to do it. Experienced with many
nationalities. Up-to-date on
evolving immigration law.
Tel: (323) 255-6116
U.S. Tax International
Rican taxes, accounting, and legal
services. Over 15 years in Costa
(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, US GAAP Accounting
& Business Consulting
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
International Practice via the Web
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.
Dental Implants and Crowns
Dr. Marco A. Muñoz Cavallini has placed and restored
Dr. Marco A. Muñoz Cavallini
17,000 dental implants since 1980. The Dr. Marco Muñoz Cavallini
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
Remodelling and Construction
Real estate agents and services
Jaco Beach Central Pacific Real Estate
HEY BEACH LOVERS!
CR Beach Investment Real Estate Broker-Owner
Reason #1: SJO Int’l Airport
and S.J. suburbs are little more than one hour away.
Fisher invites you to see why this 20-year
resident of Costa Rica believes the Central Pacific areas of
Beach-Playa Hermosa-Los Suenos Marina & Golf and Esterillos-Bejuco
Beaches are the best place to live and invest.
Jaco has everything you need, from tourist attractions to government
it’s still a BUYERS’ MARKET and our “brutally honest” agents will help
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• Specialized in the Central and South Pacific.
• Great network of realtors, to find your dream
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cell: +506 8825-6556 US: 626 548-3909
skype: ecorealtorscr Facebook: ecorealtorscr
Office Las Monas, 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
* Electricity and water to each of 79 clear0titled lots.
* 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
path plan explained
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
A handful of lawmakers are backing a plan for a bike path from Parque
la Sabana to San Pedro.
The group, headed by Antonio Alvarez Desanti of the Partido
Liberación Nacional, outlined the plan at the legislature
They have support from a number of bike riders in the metro area.
Álvarez said that the plan also would promote the health of
residents, They would get exercise peddling the bikes.
The plan uses existing streets and sidewalks to create a safety
zone for bikes. Bike riders now mix with vehicles.
Loss of U.N. seat brings on blame game
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
Costa Rican officials are finger pointing because the country did not
win reelection to the U.N. Human Rights Council
The country finished fourth in a four-way race for three seats.
The winners in this region are Bolivia, Paraguay and El Salvador.
Although the human rights council has been subject to strong criticism,
Costa Rica is a major supporter of the United Nations.
The foreign ministry blames the Laura Chinchilla administration for not
campaigning hard enough for the seat.
Costa Rica could have served two consecutive three-year terms.
Sandra Piszk Feinzilber, a lawmaker, characterized the vote as a defeat
foreign policy of the country.
The council, itself, has been subject to plenty of criticism because
some of the members are countries not well regarded for their practices
of human rights.
Venezuela, Cuba and China are current members.
Local rights groups take on Russian's case
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
A Russian fraud suspect, having exhausted his remedies in the judicial
courts, is now trying to win his case in the court of public opinion.
This has worked before in Costa Rica where emotions frequently trump
The Russian is Evgeny Konstantinovich Otto. A press release Tuesday
said that Otto will be the subject of a press conference today to
outline his case. He has been on a hunger strike for a week, said the
press release. He has been in jail for three years.
The press release included a summary, said to be written by the suspect
himself, in which he said "I was warned by my lawyer that if I return
to Russia I will be arrested and jailed, that’s the reason why I asked
for political asylum to Costa Rica."
He notes he has been fighting extradition for seven years and has filed
a slander suit against Mario Zamora, who has been both immigration
director and security minister.
Otto has gone so far as to appeal his treatment here to the
Interamerican Commission on Human Rights, which declined to act on his
In his letter, Otto alleges that political asylum is for sale here.
" . . . Human rights’ defense is a big lie in here, and it really is
not the image what this country pretends to project to the
international community. I didn’t know either that in Costa Rica
'political asylum' means sometimes shelter but another times means a
big lucrative business where they negotiates extradition in interchange
of huge investments and donations, highly profitable and absolutely
He did not name names.
Otto was a businessman in Russia and he is accused of using his
executive position in a company to enrich himself.
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