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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.

Residency experts

Residency in Costa Rica
A full service immigration agency
U.S. and San José offices
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 Accountants

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 services. Over 15 years in Costa Rica

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 U.S 786-206-9473         CR 506-2288-2001
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James Brohl, C.P.A. & M.B.A.
US Income Tax,  US GAAP Accounting
& Business Consulting

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• eFile returns: secure with faster refunds
• Assist with back reporting and other filing issues
• Take advantage of the Foreign
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• Accounting for US and International Financial Reporting
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8719-4/3/15


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California Licensed Psychologist
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Costa Rica: (506) 2228-2041
8430-1/20/15

Legal services

Real Estate Closing Services
Lic Matta

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.

Phone number: (506) 8853-0000
Email: jpmata2000@gmail.com
8477-12/5/14


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8365-5/12/15


Remodelling and Construction


Real estate agents and services

CR Beach
Jaco Beach Central Pacific Real Estate
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Fisher
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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
JACO Office: IL Galeone Center by BAC, #14, Costa Rica
8506-4/3/15

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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
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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
8517-4/13/15

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

Colinas

* 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 tree orchards.
* 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 Rica.
* 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
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Email:  JimDay50@aol.com 
or Phone:  001 517 484-3675.
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8467-2/26/14


Survey shows slight increase in poverty

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The annual survey of Costa Rican homes established that the number of residents living in poverty is up abut 1.7 percent.

The survey by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos determined that  residents of 318,810 homes were living in poverty. That's up 32,727  homes since the year before, the agency said.

What was called extreme poverty involved  94,810 home, also an increase from 2013, the agency said.

In terms of people, the survey said that  1,170,634 were living in poverty, about  24.6 percent of the total population.

Some  23.9 percent of those considered living in poverty did not have jobs, according to the report. Of those who are employed but still poor some  72.3 percent are engaged in what was called informal employment.

The survey also showed a slight drop in per capital income and noted that inflation of about 5 percent reduced the buying power of the population.


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Observatorio Vulcanologico y Sismologico/ Cyril Muller             
This is the Volcán Turrialba crater about noon Thursday.

All eyes are on the Turrialba volcano

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The next move is up to the volcano.  Emergency officials are trying to determine if as 25-minute eruption by the Volcano Turrialba late Wednesday night was a hint of what is to come.

So far the biggest result has been the dusting of a good part of the metro are with a thin layer of ash and concern about the welfare of school children near the mountain.

Emergency officials closed Parque Nacional Irazú because of the noxious gases given off by its nearby sister volcano. Five cantons around the mountain, Turrialba, Jiménez, Alvarado, Oreamuno and Cartago Centro, are under an alert. The  Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias suggested that classes not be held today in these five cantons due to the effects of the gas and any residual ash.

Some residents as far away as Alajuela reported hearing explosions that they thought came from the volcano. But the noise probably was thunder.

The ash fell in a triangular pattern southwest of the volcano. The Observatorio Vulcanologico y Sismologico said that ash fell in San Gerardo de Irazú, San Ramón de Tres Ríos, Coronado, Moravia, Curridabat, Desamparados, Aserrí, Escazú, Santa Ana, Belén, Guácima de Alajuela, Río Segundo de Alajuela, San Pedro Montes de Oca, Guadalupe, San José and parts of Heredia.

The Dirección General de Aviación Civil issued a warning to commercial passenger jets involving an area with a radius of 20 miles of the volcano and to a height of 19,000 feet. The volcano continues to spout a column of gas.

Many who lived near the volcano already have moved elsewhere. A few who remained were evacuated early Thursday. The ash was more dense closer to the volcano  and some pastures could not be used.

The eruption was between  11:10 and 11:35 p.m. Wednesday, but scientists had been studying the mountain for several days due to rumblings and low-level seismic shocks.

Most of the reports on the volcano have come from the Observatorio at Universidad Nacional. The volcano experts were at the scene and one participated in a flyover earlier today. The eruption appears to have made internal changes in the volcano crater.

Now the experts are trying to find out if the eruption is a result of gas that has built up or a mass of magma within the mountain. The later could mean a major eruption.

The eruption, the dusting of ash and clips of past eruptions made great television Thursday. The major stations devoted at lest half their air time to the event.


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