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A.M. Costa Rica's
Second news page

San José, Costa Rica, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, Vol. 15, No. 41

Real Estate
About us

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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.


Dr. Gray

Dr. Lucinda Gray

California Licensed
International Practice
New World Meditation
US (310) 827-4241
CR (506) 8704-8395

Insurance professionals

The Garrett Insurance Group
-Brokerage fully licensed by the
-Experience since 1980.
-Bilingual English/Spanish.
-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
-Superb communications.
-Prize-winning Web site.
-English policy extracts.
-Helps you settle your claims.
Centro Comercial El Pueblo, Local #125, San José, Costa Rica.    Phone:  ( 506 ) 2233-9520
E-mail :

Mr. Donato
Lidio J. Donato
Lidio J. Donato Calderón
Insurance Agent
Code # 110-888
Experience since 1980

Insurance for: Vehicles, fire, medical expenses, workplace hazards,  machinery, properties and natural disasters. Visit and we handle all the  paperwork for your insurance.
Let me give you advice. Please contact me at :
Phone ( 506 ) : 2226-9919
   Cell ( 506 ) :  8384-7597
e-mail :
Address : Bo. Córdoba, San José,
next to Supermarket Pali.

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
Tel: (323) 255-6116


U.S. Tax International
Plus Costa Rican taxes, accounting, and legal
 services. Over 15 years in Costa Rica

U.S. Tax rollover
(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.
Contact Us:
 U.S 786-206-9473         CR 506-2288-2001
FAX: 506 2231-3300
Web page:

James Brohl, C.P.A. & M.B.A.
US 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

Telephone 8305-3149 or 2256-8620

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


Marco Cavallini & Associates
Dental Implants and Crowns

Dr. Marco A. Muñoz Cavallini has placed and
DR. Cavallini
Dr. Marco A. MuÏoz Cavallini
restored 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:

Remodelling and Construction

Real estate agents and services
Century 21

A Name You Trust, Professionalism You Deserve
Tom Ghormley and the dream team!
in CR since 1979

Buying? Selling? Renting?
We Can Do It!
Let us help you live your dreams!
Beachfront, Views, Mountains,
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

CR Beach
Jaco Beach Central Pacific Real Estate
Lovely Playa Hermosa-Jaco is THE place to leisurely stroll, at sunset with a sunrise in hand; or for morning meditative moments on soft private sand.

Yes our Hermosa Beach might be the place for you to also wax poetic and at the best “titled beachfront” 
Jeff  Fisher
pricing in many years! CR Beach Investment Real Estate Broker & INT’L NAR certified Realtor Jeff Fisher invites you to see why the time is NOW to buy at prices way below original costs.
#1: SJO Int’l Airport & S.J. suburbs are little more than one hour away.
#2: The Jacó area has everything you need, from KFC to Gourmet Organic; from zip lines to bank lines, from a movie house to a fire sale house.
#3: BUYERS’ MARKET: Many properties are at their lowest price ever
       *$280,000 Hermosa PALMS Beachfront Community w/Ocean Views !
Yes we know Costa Rica: Jeff (21 years here), Frances Winborne (23 years), and Junior Diaz (Jacó born & bred),  and we chose the Central Pacific! Member of the N.A.R., the Costa Rican Real Estate Board CRGAR and the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce.
Toll Free: 1-888-782-1119 or  2643-4334, 2643-3672
JACO Office: IL Galeone Center by BAC, #14, Costa Rica

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   • Specialized in the Central and South Pacific.
   • 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 Jac¢ area
Telephone: +506 2643-4065   
cell: +506 8825-6556   US:  626 548-3909
skype: ecorealtorscr  Facebook: ecorealtorscr
In front of Subway at Plaza Herradura, Jacó
Green 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 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.
* 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
Contact Jim Day
or Phone:  001 517 484-3675.
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Our reader's opinions
The following letters relate to an editorial that ran Wednesday. The editorial is HERE!

Blaise Pascal's wager for the planet

Dear A.M. Costa Rica:

Like many things scientific, our understanding of global warming is evolving. The evidence of human-induced deleterious effects on the global environment is compelling, but it may yet be disproved. If that evidence holds up, however, the implications are frightening. Rising sea levels, melting of the polar ice caps, increases in ambient temperatures worldwide, reduction or displacement of rainfall and other anticipated changes all have the potential for wreaking enormous damage on the entire environment on which we rely for our very existence.

Among other things, the 17th century French philosopher Blaise Pascal gave the world that branch of mathematics known as probability theory. Using laws and formulas he created, Pascal computed that the likelihood that there is no God was about 99.97 percent.

Unable to refine his calculations further, Pascal retired to a monastery and a life of prayer and contemplation. Asked why, if the likelihood is that there is no God, he committed himself to a life of prayer, Pascal replied that it had to do with the odds of being wrong.

Like Pascal, global warming deniers have a right to their opinions, but if the odds of their being wrong come to pass, life on earth will suffer disastrous consequences. If we pursue our present courses, we may suffer economically, but we cannot eat money.
David C. Murray

Researchers link carbon dioxide with heat

Scientists in an article on Page 4 today say they have correlated an increase of 22 parts per million in carbon dioxide over 10 years to an increase in warmth retained by the earth.

The story is HERE!

Garbage, waste needs to be considered

Dear A.M. Costa Rica:

Even if we can’t agree on global warming, surely all people agree on cleaning up the planet. We need to tackle issues of garbage, toxic waste, and recycling. Water is becoming a big issue,  even and especially here in Costa Rica.

People have dirtied they own backyard and are living in our own filth. Gluttony is one of the worst of our sins to this planet. They even make TV shows about hoarders.
Tackling the planet as a whole can seem overwhelming for the average person and how they can help seems out of reach. Everyone can help with cleaning up in a small way just in their own personal environment.

Maybe we should focus on this for the average person.
Patti Fraser

Earth has been changing since it existed

Dear A.M. Costa Rica:

I read your article on climate change. It seemed to me to be pretty mild and basically correct. I was amazed to read in today's A.M. Costa Rica some of the letters criticizing it.

I know that so called climate change is like a religion to some people, and they will never even consider another point of view. This type of people generally come from the leftist part of the political spectrum. They are anti-capitalist and hate fossil fuel energy.  So they always work these hatreds into the conversation.

As you stated in your piece, the earth has been changing ever since there has been a earth. It has been a lot colder than it is now, and it has been a lot hotter. For some time we have had an atmosphere of greenhouse gases that warm the earth and enable life as we know it to exist here . These gases are of several types of which carbon dioxide is a minor one . Some say that the carbon dioxide we are adding now is causing warming now. Maybe so, but show me the proof. They can’t. All they have is a theory and some computer models that have not been right yet.

In fact, the calculations are so complicated that the computers we have now will never be able to make accurate predictions . There are so many unknowns that even trying to predict future atmospheric changes is futile.

That is not the point however. The argument is not scientific but political. They want to kill our economies and make us all dependent on their socialist governments' handouts. It is all about control.

Remember: There are no experts in what is unknown. And we have a lot of unknowns here and, therefore, no experts .
Bill Pitts
Fort Worth , Texas

Climate related to cholesterol scare

Dear A.M. Costa Rica:

Right on Dr. Cocker!  If the gentlemen are so sure that CO2 is destroying the planet, then tell us this.   What is the effect of CO2 on plants?  How much do they require for optimal growth?  What is the average CO2 available for plants here in Costa Rica during the daylight hours?  The rest of the world?  Would the increase of plant growth be good thing for the planet?  So, why would we want to reduce CO2 levels?

There never was a scientific consensus on either global warming or the cause.  The people who are claiming that a consensus exists are lying, and they are the same people that are telling you that global warming exists and man is the cause.

The original editorial touched on a key point, and that is that within the scientific community there lies the incentive to get published/recognized and that affects the science. 

Unfortunately, that is the tip of the iceberg.  Science at the university level in the U.S. is paid for and controlled by corporations.  It's quite simple, if you conduct studies that will benefit the corporate sugar daddy, you will be published and rewarded with more research money.  If you conduct studies that reveal things that will not benefit the corporation, they will not see the light of day because the corporate sponsor of that university's research department owns all the research and they will determine what is released and what isn't.

This is the same system of science that has told us for over 60 years that cholesterol causes heart disease and, after slowly backtracking on that claim with by making a difference between good and bad cholesterol in recent years, is now in full retreat with a number of mainstream health/physician organizations just going public in the last few weeks, claiming that there is no evidence of a connection to heart disease and that cholesterol is a necessary nutrient. 

Until global warming, the biggest myth hoisted on the people. Like Peter Townsend said: "don't be fooled again"
Albert Lusk
San Isidro

Ex-convict made a poor choice

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

While two police officers were answering a call about a dispute in the Coca Cola bus terminal, a man tried to get away with one of the officer's bikes.

Officers managed to chase down the man and detain him.  They found that he was a 23-year-old ex-convict who had been released from prison just last month.

The bike with the blue frame is clearly marked as belonging to the police.

Have you seen these stories?
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