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San José, Costa Rica, Friday, June 24, 2016, Vol. 17, No. 124
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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.


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: marcomunozcavallini.com


Dr. Gray
Dr. Lucinda Gray
California Licensed
International Practice

• Anxiety
 • Depression
 • Relationship Problems
CR (506) 2228-2041
US (310) 827-4241
New World Meditation

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 : info@garrettbrokers.com
More information HERE!

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
Tel: (323) 255-6116


U.S. Income Tax Services
Marlene B. Summers, Tax Accountant
Licensed by the I.R.S.
Ms. Summers
Marlene B. Summers
U.S. citizens, plan now for your tax year. Let me help you pay only the tax  you must!
Take advantage of the foreign earned income exclusion.
If your filing is not up-to-date, the Streamlined Filing Procedure can be used to mitigate penalties.   Including  disclosure of foreign corporations to avoid future problems. 

File current or past due FBARs with no penalties to meet IRS requirements.
File your current or amended returns.

Over 10 years in Costa Rica    
Competitive rates

Phone (506) 2289-6590 or (506) 8750-2316
Email: marlene.summers@gmail.com

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

U.S. Tax
(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 506-2288-2201
FAX: 506 2231-3300
E-mail: ustax@lawyer.com
Web page: www.ustaxinternational.com

James Brohl, C.P.A. & M.B.A.
US Income Tax,  U.S. GAAP Accounting
& Business Consulting
pecializing in all matters of concern to U.S. taxpayers residing abroad including:
Uncle Sam's
IRS filing requirements of foreign income tax exclusion (up to $101,300 for 2016).
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:
individual, business, estate and trust.
eFile returns: secure with faster refunds.
Business consulting to facilitate working in Costa Rica.

Telephone 8305-3149 or 2256-8620
E-mail jrtb_1999@yahoo.com

Fine art restoration and conservation

Gilbert Carmichael
Master Art Restorer
European and U.S. standards. USPAP.
  Porcelain and ceramic
  Works on paper restoration
  Conservation Curatorial
  Art expert services
  Other restoration services
  Condition evaluation
  Authenticity evaluation
  Art related insurance and 
       damage evaluations
  Art collection consultation
Experts in fine art restoration and conservation for the tropics. We clean mildew, mold, etc., repair, restore and offer art expert and curatorial services.

For more information please contact Weronika Nossowicz at 8388-5328  or email HERE!

Real estate agents and services

Luis Diego

Luis Diego Castro, Real Estate Agent, offers great quality service and a personalized way to do business with those who may have a realt estate need, through the best prices possible in the market and a very professional, reliable and transparent intermediation.

Phone (506) 8305-0000 / (506) 2261-0608
Email gerenciadeventas@viquez.cr
Web site http://www.ldcrealestate.com/


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

Residential sales
Commercial sales
Property management
Vacation rentals and long-term rentals
Tour desk

 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
Email: info@c21jaco.com
Web: www.c21jaco.com

Costa Rica's first Realtor specialized
in eco properties, eco consulting and green living.

   • 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 Jacó area
www.ecorealtorscr.com    info@ecorealtorscr.com
Telephone: +506 2637-6285
cell: +506 8825-6556  
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 $40,000 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 Vista Ridge Golf Club
Contact Jim Day
Email:  JimDay50@aol.com 
or Phone:  001 517 484-3675.
Click Here: www.colinasdelsolcr.com
Ministerio de Seguridad Pública photo
A fisherman clings to a picnic chest as he is rescued by crew members of the Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas near Chacarita de Puntarenas. The man was one of two dumped into the sea when their boat sank after being hit by a strong wave.
Maritime zone moratorium gets an OK

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Lawmakers passed for the second and final time Thursday a bill that places a moratorium on evictions and demolitions in the maritime zone.

Lawmakers agreed that this was not a final solution but a way to delay evictions until a better solution won approval. The bill requires the signature of President Luis Guillermo Solís.

The moratorium is for two years, and it does not stop judicial processes, just the actual evictions and demolitions. The moratorium would not be applicable to cases where there is environmental damage, danger of environmental damage or illegal occupation. Those in the zone would be prohibited from constructing new projects. The bill, No. 19.139, received backing from 34 of 40 lawmakers.

The maritime zone is the coastal land that is considered property of the state. There have been a procession of laws that would provide security to those living there, but they have been challenged successfully by court actions.

40,000-plus want Día del Padre June 17

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Organizers of a campaign to establish a fixed date for father’s day say they have obtained 43,940 signatures in 19 days.

The campaign seeks to make June 17 the Día del Padre instead of the third Sunday of June, as it is in the United States and Canada. El Día de la Madre now is a fixed date, Aug. 15, in Costa Rica.

The campaign is being sponsored by the Gollo home products chain, which sent out a release Thursday. The firm said that signatures were mainly gathered in its 130 stores.

The chain said that more than 40,000 signatures could put the question to a public referendum or that bill No. 19.985 in the legislature could do the same thing.

Our reader’s opinion
Government is not capable of action

Dear A.M. Costa Rica:
Would be nice if a little more attention was placed on the economy in Costa Rica at this time since the government has no leadership and no direction. 

Unlike some who live in the clouds in Costa Rica, some of us have substantial investments and, unfortunately, spend half of our time simply protecting them from the numerous pitfalls and the day-to-day indecision of simple issues facing this current government.

Can no one in this country make a decision? There is no way in Hell they will meet this deadline of passing a law [to prosecute financing of terrorism as a crime], absolutely no way. They are too busy trying to find ways to withhold information to cover their asses. 

They can never tell the truth about anything. It is amazing. Well, boys and girls (I use this term as the people in charge are really children in adult bodies), in about 24 days Solís will get neutered by the international banking system because he simply can’t act or he is afraid some more dirt will be exposed.

It will be worth the price of admission to see the look on the government’s faces when they finally tell all the high-priced help and institutions we are broke: “there is no salary for anyone" 

What do you think will happen if one day the police don't receive their salary?  They already rob and extort with a salary. This is a case of why a country needs a military: If the police are criminals, the OIJ arrest them. If the OIJ are criminals, the government arrests them. If the government is criminal, the military arrests them.
But if this were true, Costa Rica would only have the janitor and the woman who received $104,000USD for last December salary at the Universidad de Costa Rica running the country.
Maybe the reason you don't pursue  these issues is you are afraid of being censored by the government?
Maurice Aerts
Editor’s note: Mr. Aerts refers to the possibility that if the legislature does not pass a law against financing terrorists, the country will be put on a gray list that would impose criminal penalties. There was testimony to that effect before a committee investigating the Panamá Papers.

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