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Toxic chemical blaze lights up Alajuela's night sky
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

A chemical plant exploded into flames about 9 p.m. Tuesday and sent pillars of toxic black smoke skyward for hours.

There were no fatalities, said officials, but residents of the vicinity in El Pacto de Jocote de Alajuela had been evacuated to three shelters, in El Coyol, Barrio San José and la Trinidad. The firm is Suministros Industriales and one of its major products is resin.

Firemen complained of a water shortage in the area. Units responded from as far away as Cartago. More than 125 firefighters were on the scene. Two suffered from smoke inhalation and were being treated. Many were suffering from the heat.

Some 150 persons work in the plant, which is near liquid gas facilities. Firemen worked to keep the flames from reaching the highly explosive liquid gas at the Gas Tomza Costa Rica facility. A Super Gas facility also was nearby.

At the chemical plant periodic explosions could be
heard coming from a variety of tanks and containers inside. Firemen used a snorkel to keep water on the sprawling flames, but the effort seemed likely to succeed only when the flammable material was expended.

Smoke billowed hundreds of feet into the air nearly straight up.

Hector Chavez, director of bomberos said that at least 20 tons of one flammable substance was involved in the fire. He said that his firefighters had managed to surround the fire and were pouring in water and foam from all sides. The site still was on fire early today.

A plant worker said that only 15 persons were in the vicinity of the fire when it broke out.

The plant was the site of a blaze six years ago. It is in a mixed commercial and residential neighborhood. Also nearby is at least one tourist hotel.

The material resin is used in paint and in the production of auto body fillers and plastic products.

Official list of electrical outages for today: HERE!

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In case there is any question as to where the loyalties of anti-free trade marchers lie, those are Venezuelan flags bearing the image of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara.

The flags were part of a march Tuesday by free trade opponents.

Meanwhile, at the Asamblea Legislative, President Óscar Arias Sánchez gave his state of the nation talk. HERE!

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Press freedom restrictions
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The United States remains gravely concerned about the intimidation and murders of journalists worldwide, including the October 2006 killing of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, said the State Department this week.

In addition the United States is concerned about “increasing limitations on press freedoms around the world,” the department said.

In many countries, said the department, “governments are tightening libel laws, and media ownership is increasingly controlled by governments and pro-government forces.”

In addition, the department said, the number of independent press outlets is declining, while restrictions are multiplying on the use of Internet search engines and the right to free expression on the Internet.  The department warned that “those who try to independently seek, receive or disseminate information and ideas are being persecuted.”

Ms. Politkovskaya’s murder, the department said, was an “affront to free and independent media and to democratic values.”

Ms. Politkovskaya was a “symbol of courage and freedom, who, in the best tradition of journalism and the free press, investigated the most difficult issues, in particular exposing human rights abuses in Chechnya, and dedicated herself to uncovering the truth behind the story,” the department said.

The department said it had been “shocked and profoundly saddened” by Ms. Politkovskaya’s “brutal murder,” and it renewed the U.S. call to the Russian government to continue its investigation “to find, prosecute and bring to justice the perpetrators of this heinous crime.”

The department praised Politkovskaya’s selection by the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as the 2007 winner of its Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.

Cano, director of the Colombian daily newspaper El Espectador, was assassinated by two hired killers in December 1986.  Cano is presumed to be a victim of drug trafficking mafias, which he had denounced as damaging Colombian society.

The Cano award is presented annually on May 3, World Press Freedom Day.  The 10th anniversary of the award’s creation will be commemorated during a conference Thursday and Friday on press freedom in Medellin, Colombia, Cano’s home city.  A ceremony during the conference will honor Ms. Politkovskaya.

Two Escazú study groups
seek to harness brain power

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Two new study groups are being formed where participants are likely to use their brain in an effort to control their life.

The first is A "secret" study group. This is the so-called Law of Attraction and power of positive thought meshes with the film of the same name and multiple talk show presentations.

The second is a science of mind or religious science reading group that will focus on the works of Ernest Holmes, Emma Curtis Hopkins, Neale Donald Walsch and other like-minded.

Both study groups will be meeting at The House of Self Empowerment, a new workshop space, retreat property and wellness center located in Escazú. Those interested in The Secret can e-mail TheSecretInCostaRica@gmail.com  or call 378-6679.

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'Diary of Ann Frank' returns
for another series of dates

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

"The Diary of Ann Frank" will be staged from May 17 to June 3 under the auspices of the Embassy of Holland.

The professional actors are from the  Teatro 50 al Sur, whose  Marco Guillén won an award as a top actor in 2006 in a prior staging of the play.

The play will be in the Teatro 1887 of the Centro Nacional de Cultura, the culture ministry, at 8 p.m. Reservations can be made at 257- 5524. Admission is 2,000 colons for the general public (slightly less than $4) and 1,800 colons for students.

The play, of course is the story of the Jewish girl who fled with her family to Holland during World War II and hide with her family. They later were discovered and taken to the Bergen Belsen concentration camp.

Jacó cleanup scheduled

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Best Western Hotel, the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce and the Blue Flag Program will be sponsoring a beach cleanup next Tuesday at 9 a.m. along Jacó Beach. Local schools will be invited to participate. Volunteers are welcome.

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Arias gives an upbeat talk after his party maintains control
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The president gave an upbeat talk Tuesday as he outlined the successes of his first year in office.

Meanwhile, his political party, Liberación Nacional, managed to maintain control of the Asamblea Legislativa despite a strong challenge by a coalition of opposition parties.

To no one's surprise, President Óscar Arias Sánchez said he would vote yes in a referendum on the free trade treaty. Outside the building there were union members and protesters against the free trade treaty with the United states. And many wanted to promote a referendum on the treaty via a nine-month signature campaign. Arias already has issued a decree asked the Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones to hold a vote within 90 days.

The protesters want to delay the vote. Some of the protesters clearly were aligned with Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, who is promoting a socialistic development course for Latin America. The Venezuelan flag was in evidence. Some Costa Rican free trade opponents have been meeting with Venezuela officials to discuss strategy.

The election tribunal has yet to decide on the way the vote will be set up.

The talk by Arias was three hours late because lawmakers took several rounds of voting to pick the leaders for the coming year.   Francisco Antonio Pacheco Fernández of Liberación Nacional won reelection with 28 votes because two members of the Movimiento Libertario cast blank votes. Under legislative rules, blank votes are counted as being case for the person who has the most votes, so
Pacheco won. He needed 29 votes. There was controversy over the counting.

The vice president of the assembly will be José Ángel Ocampo Bolaños of Heredia. First secretary will be  Xinia Nicolás Alvarado of Puntarenas, who went through three rounds of voting before benefiting from the blank vote rule.  Both are from Liberación Nacional. Guyón Holt Massey Mora of Restauración Nacional will continue as second secretary.

The legislative positions are important in getting measures directed to the correct committee and keeping the legislative ball rolling. The election of a free trade opponent to a crucial position could have domed the treaty.

Arias was upbeat in his 6 p.m. talk even though the treaty has not yet been ratified. He said that he had addressed the crisis in electrical generation by signing two decrees that will allow the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad to act more independently. One decree authorized spending $150 million for three backup generating plants. There also is legislation pending to strengthen the monopoly.

Arias stressed the investment his government was making in education from computers to financial subsidies for some 52,000 students in the Advancemos program. This is designed to keep them in school.

He said he was battling poverty and cited an increase in the pension amounts paid to the elderly and the reduction by 4 percent of the number of families who live in slums thanks to public housing.

He said his government had restored the nation's stability and recaptured public confidence.

iguana eating
A.M. Costa Rica/Donna Lynn Norton
Nothing like a nice piece of papaya on a warm day
It's a great place: The Iguanas always stop and eat there
By Donna Lynn Norton
Special to A.M. Costa Rica

For at least 20 years people have flocked to a natural habitat of the giant, free-roaming iguanas in what is now downtown Muelle de San Carlos.  The tourists pile into buses and vans and travel there, just to take pictures of the famous iguanas hanging around the front porch of the appropriately named Restaurante Las Iguanas. 

People also walk across the bridge of the Rio San Rafael, directly in front, practically daring the bridge traffic to run them over while they gaze into the river and trees below, trying to see and photograph all the iguanas they can find. 
Downtown Muelle, (pronounced Mooweye), is on the way to the “frontier,” as the locals say, (the frontier being Los Chiles at the border of Nicaragua).  The downtown area of Muelle consists of nothing more than the restaurant and bridge at the corner, and a few stores on the other side of the road before (or after) the bridge. 

The restaurant has been remodeled several times, taking advantage of the coincidence that the remarkable iguanas have always been there.  The restaurant is packed with souvenirs of wood, which seems to compliment the unique natural wood-style restaurant furniture.  There is at least one other restaurant in Costa Rica with a community of iguanas hanging around, but these are definitely special.

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Here are the planned outages for today, Thursday and Friday
There will be more electrical outages today, Thursday and Friday, according to the power companies.

The following planned outages have been announced by the Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz for today, Thursday and Friday.

From 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Desamparados centro to the vicinity of the Cruz Roja, Calle Fallas,  El Porvenir, Gravilias, Río Azul, all of Patarrá, Dos Cercas, San  Antonio, La Colina, Río Azul, (not including Tirrases), San Rafael Arriba,  San Miguel, Higuito, Los Guido, La Capri, El Llano, Jericó, Aserrí,  Tarbaca, all of Alajuelita, San Josecito, San Felipe, vicinity of the Clínica  Solón Nuñez. San Francisco de Dos Ríos, La Pacífica, Sector of the motels, vicinity of Café Rey, Quesada Durán, Zapote centro and viciniity, from Palí in Curridabat to the west, Multiplaza del Este,  Registro Nacional. La Carpio, Parque de Diversiones, Repretel,  Rositer Carballo, INCESA.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

San Juan de Tibás total (not including the vicinity of ICE La Florida), all of Colima, all of Cuatro Reina, León XIII, Piuses, Garabito, all of Uruca, all of Cinco Esquinas, Radial de Calle Blancos (not including the vicinity of the Urb. El Encanto), all of Pavas, Rincón Grande, Santa Fe, Metrópolis. Guadalupe centro the vicinity of Clínica Católica. Santa  Rosa de Sto. Domingo, Barrio México and vicinity. Guadalupe  centro, vicinity of the Centro Comercial Guadalupe, vicinity of the  Iglesia Betania and Iglesia Sta Teresita, Sindustrial sector of  Pavas,  Jacks to the fire station to the U.S. Embassy (not including the section northeast of the embassy). Sabana,  Canal 7 vicinity, Avenida 10. vicinity of the  Cementerio Obrero and Sala  Garbo. vicinity of Super Anonos y Pops in Escazú. San Antonio de  Belén centro, Calle Potrerillos, vicinity of Plaza La Asunción, San  Rafael Ojo de Agua to Pieles Costarricenses.

From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Barrio Cuba and vicinity, all of Hatillo (except Hatillo 2 and vicinity of Brenes Mesén). Sabana Sur, Avenida 6 vicinity de La Sabana,  Sagrada Familia. San Rafael Abajo, San Juan de Dios de  Desamparados, Bello Horizonte and San Antonio de Escazú, Escazú  centro, from the east side of the church iglesia de Escazúsouth to Barrio  el Carmen (inclusive), Bebedero de Escazú, El Monasterio , Calle  Jaboncillos, from Centro Comercial Paco south to the Cruz Roja,  Barrio Corazón de Jesús. all of Santa Ana, Salitral, Pozos. Autopista  Próspero Fernández and vicinity, Multiplaza y Guachipelín. all of Santa  Bárbara de Heredia, vicinity of Café Britt, San Pedro de Sta Bárbara, Puente Salas, Pulpería La Máquina to the north, Finca La Amada  to the north.

From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Moravia centro, all of Sabanilla, Los Cuadros, Purral, Vista de Mar,  Rancho Redondo, Llano Grande, all of San Pedro, Betania, UCR,  Cedros, Sta. Marta, Los Guayabos. San Ramón, Mata de Plátano,
vicinity of Chacón Paut, from Motores Británicos in Curridabat east to the antigua Galera, from the antigua Galera, north along Calle  Vega to the water tanque, from Motores Britanicos,south to thenew Banco Nacional building and west to the Municipalidad de  Curridabat, vicnity of the antigua IREX, Montesacro. San Miguel and  San Luis de Santo Domingo, Sto. Tomás de Sto. Domingo, Sto.  Domingo centro, Barrio San Martín and nearby, Coronado,  Cascajal, Patio de Agua, San Rafael, Las Nubes, Dulce Nombre.

From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

San Joaquín de Flores, San Lorenzo, San Roque, Barva, San Jose de  La Montaña, Santo Domingo El Roble, Chaute, Carrizal. Calle Rusia.  La Asunción and La Ribera de Belén, from the park of San Antonio de  Belén north, vicinity of  Club español. Los Lagos de Heredia,  Lagunilla, Barreal, La Aurora.

Alrededores de Conducen and La  Cervecería. Curridabat centro y all of Tirrases, vicinity of the  Colegio de  ingenieros, San Diego de Tres Ríos, Lomas de Ayarco Los Pinares,  Haciaenda Vieja, all of La Unión de Tres Ríos, Concepción y Dulce  Nombre de Ochomogo, Quebrada El Fierro, Kativo. Radial Santa Ana  Belén south section, vicinities of Matra and Forum.

These outages are planned by the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad for today, Thursday and Friday.

7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

 Liberia - Guatuso, Arenal - Cañas: Pueblo Nuevo, Moracia, Curime   Bijagua, Rio Naranjo, El Areno, Santa Rosa, Canalete, Upala, Quebradon, Las Milpas, Moreno Cañas, Santa Clara, El  Fosforo, Colonia Puntarenas, Chimurria, Caño Negro, El Jobo. Arenal, Mata Caña, La Union, Sagregado, Sta Eulalia, La Tigra, El Venado, Lindora, Linda Vista, El Castillo, Jicarito, San  Antonio, Saíno, La Cabanga. Pueblos De Bebedero, Rancho Horizonte, Paso Hondo, Ingenio Taboga, Mag, Curtds, Estanques Terrapez.

Tarcoles - Jaco:  Batalla, Ceiba, Punta Leona, Parcelas de Barón, Oricuajo, Quebrada Ganado, Santa Rita, Capulin, Villa Caletas, Pueblo de  Herradura, Jaco, Playa Hermosa, Quebrada Amarilla, Tulin, Esterillos, La Loma

Norte de Alajuela -Atenas -Ciruelas -San Ramón - Palmares:  La Ceiba, Calle Loría, Tambor, Sabanilla, Itiquís, Pilas, San Isidro, Chaparra, Fraijanes, Poasito, hasta Tuetal Norte  Atenas Centro, San Isidro, Angeles, Santa Eulalia,Avícola Ricura, Escobal Bo San José  Ciruelas Centro, Calle Los Llanos, Quivel, Tropigas,Canicas,Calle Sanchez, La Pradera, Rincón Chiquito  En San Ramón: Piedades Norte, La Esperanza, Bajo Zúñiga, La Paz, Copán, Tres Marías, Urb. Los Tucanes, Sector Oeste  Estadio  En Palmares: Palmares Centro, Esquipulas, La Granja, Calle Brujos  En Palmares: Candelaria, Zaragoza, Cocaleca, Santiago, Calle Vargas, B° Santa Fé, Quebradas, Rincón de Zaragoza.

Turrialba - Juan Viñas  - Tres Equis - Cachí - Aquiares, El Recreo, Distrito Santa Cruz total, Santa Rosa, San Juan Norte y Sur  Juan Viñas, La Victoria, Naranjo  Las Américas, Calle Puntarenas, Aragón, UNED, INS, Transtusa, Calle Vieja, Alto Cruz hasta Mon Río  Purisil, Tapantí  Cachí, El Congo, La Represa, San Jerónimo, San Miguel, La Chaparra

Moín -Siquirres - Limón:  Changuinola  Villa del mar, Pueblo Nuevo, Corales, Pacuare, Santa Eduviges, Cangrejos, Muelle Moín  Freehold, Indianas, el Mangal, La Guaria, Siquirres centro, Invu Nuevo y Viejo. 

Alrededores de San  Isidro:  Villa Ligia, Calle Licho, Loma Verde, Sinaí, Alto de Alonso, Brasilia, San Andrés, Santa Cecilia, Sector Y Griega, Sector  Bomba Coopeagri, Bº El Prado, Bº Liceo Unesco, Sector Gasoytica, San Luis, Bº Boston, Tierra Prometida, Bº Cementerio,  Ciudadela Blanco, San Isidro centro, Pedregoso, Santa Rosa, Savegre, San Ramón Sur, Santa Eduviges.

Cotos - Zancudo - Laurel - Javillos: Coto63, Coto58, Coto54, Coto49 ,Coto47, Coto42-45, Coto44, Tamarindo, Naranjo, Zancudo, Pavones, Roble, Laurel.  Santa Rita, La Unión, Sabanilla, Javillo, Tablas, Vueltas, Clavera, Paso Real, Bajos Coto, Sabalo, Colorado, Altamira, Biolley.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Liberia Barrios del  Norte- Arenal - Tilarán:  Del Puente de Liberia hasta Bramadero, Barrio Los Angeles, IMAS, San Roque, Corazón de Jesús, Buenos Aires, Curime
Nazareth, Pueblo Nuevo, Chorotega, INVU Viejo y Nuevo, La Gallera, Santa Ana, Jícaro, Rojas Chaves, Martina Bustos, Las  Brisas, Los Encinos  Libano, Tilaran Centro, Tronadora, San Luis, Rio Chiquito, San Antonio, La Cabra

Puntarenas Centro - Caldera - Mata Limón - Esparza - Macacona: Puntarenas Centro, desde el Cocal hasta La Punta  Caldera, Juanilama de ALUNASA hacia Caldera, Mata de Limon por Escuela  Esparza Centro, Juanilama, Sn Juan, Sn Jeronimo, Macacona, Sn Roque

Sector Este de  Alajuela - Sector  Noreste de Alajuela - Puriscal - Sectores  Palmares - Sectores  de Naranjo - Zarcero - Bajos del Toro:  Invu Las Cañas,La Giralda, El Erizo hasta la Cuesta del Cacique, los Targuaces, Urb. Aledañas  all of Desamparados, Brasil, Guadalupe, Carrizal, Los Cartagos, Alrededores de la Agonia Urb. Don Bosco Sector del  Colegio Redentorista, Urb. La Babilonia, Brasil, all of Puriscal, Junquillos Arriba y Abajo,Salitrales, Cerbatana, La Legua Sta. Marta, Pedernal, S. Antonio, Naranjito .  En Palmares: Buenos Aires, Y Griega, Tres Marías, Bajo la Cabra, Calle Real, Calle Jiménez, Calle Ramírez.  En Naranjo: Rosario, San Miguel, Pilas, Dulce Nombre, Pitigüirra, Calle las Rosas, Calle El Llano  En Alfaro Ruiz: Zarcero, Laguna, Palmira, Bajos del Toro 

Turrialba - Azul: Recope, Sictaya, Nuevos Horizontes, El Coyol, La Haciendita, Campabadal, Carmen Lyra, El Repasto, El Mora, La Isabe to the Plaza de Azul, Clorito Picado  Azul, Guayabo, Peralta, Santa Teresita, San Ramón, Pascua, Bonilla, Tres Equis  Celulosa, CONAIR, Javillos, Mollejones, Sitio Mata, Pacayitas

Cahuíta - Puerto Viejo  - Manzanillo - Sixaola  La Rita - Fincas de la  1 a la 11:  Changuinola  Río Blanco, Santa Rita, Bufalo., Beverly, Cahuita, Puerto Viejo, Cocles, Manzanillo, Sixaola  La Rita, La Colonia, La Unión, RTV, La Teresa, La Javillana, Horquetas, Fcas 1 a la 11 

Vicinity of Pejivalle -Carretera San Isidro - Dominical: Barrio Los Angeles, Monte General, Baidambú, Calle Jara, Quebrada Honda, La Angostura, Pacuar, Cristo Rey, Los Reyes  San Juan Bosco, La Suiza, Mollejones, Platanares, Las Mesas, San Pablo, San Carlos, San Antonio, Bolivia, Pejibaye, El  Aguila, Zapote.

Carretera San Isidro - Dominical  Pista las Lagunas, Pavones, Las Esperanzas, Rosario de Pacuar, Pacuarito, Alto San Juan, La Alfombra, San Salvador, San  Juan de Dios, Barú, Dominical, Escaleras, Playa Hermosa, Uvita, Bahía, Ventanas

Alrededores  Carretera Río Claro - Golfito - Alrededores  Gutierrez Brown:  Colegio Rio Claro, km24, km20, km16 ,Las Trenzas, Pueblo Nuevo, La Campiña, Sta Lucía, La Mona, Golfito Centro.  Las Brisas,Poma,La Administración, Santa Elena, Palmira.
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sandillal - Entrada  Upala - Rio Chiquito - Montenegro - Montano - Bagaces  Centro- San Antonio - Las Palmas - Vista  Mar - Punta Islita - Playa Coyote - San  Juan Cadelillo:  Sandillal, Corobici, Entrada Carretera Int. Upala Hasta Rio Chiquito De Bagaces (Tenorio, Nueva Guatemala, Palmira).  Mojica, Montenegro, Agua Caliente, Montano, Bagatsi, Bagaces Centro,  San Antonio, Las Palmas, La Uned, Empresas Chani Mora, Finca Chalo Elizondo y La Virgen  Vista De Mar, Porvenir, Los
Angeles, Quebrada Grande, Jabillos, La Ygriega, San Francisco Coyote, San Jorge, San Juan  Candelillo, Quebrada Nando, Playa Coyote, Hotel Playa Caletas, La Javilla, Playa San Miguel, Bejuco, Corozalito, Islita, Hote  Punta Islita

Orotina - San Mateo - Desmontes - Barranca Centro - El  Roble Viejo: Orotina, San Mateo, Desmontes  Centro de Barranca, La China, El Roble Viejo, Manuel Mora, El INVU

Sector Este del  Colegio Marista - Alrededores de San  Pedro de Poás - Sectores de Grecia: Desde el Marista hacia el Este, Urbanización Ciruelas, Paso Flores  Cacao, Las Horquideas, Calle Vargas, Quebradas de Poas, San Pedro de Poás Total hasta San Juan Norte, Vokar, not including Chilamate  Cebadilla, Calle la Garita, Calle Limón, As de Oros,   Desde la Subestación hasta el Recloser de Ciruelas por el Cruce de Línea , Rincon Herrera, Rincon de Monge, Parte de San  Antonio del Tejar, Roble Total y Sectores Aledaños a la Calle desde S. Antonio hasta La Independencia

Sectores de San En Grecia: Angeles, Cajón, Carbonal, San Miguel  Ramón - Sectores de  Naranjo:  En San Ramón: Angeles, El Llamarón, San Juan, Concepción, San Isidro, La Guaria, Calle Ramírez, Calle Fernández,
Cachera, La Balsa  En Naranjo: Llano Bonito, San Juan, Candelaria, Concepción, San Roque, Palmitos, San Rafael, San Antonio.

Sectores de la Suiza:  Atirro, Eslabón, Florencia, La Suiza, Tayutic, Grano de Oro, Alto Quetzal, San Joaquín.

Sectores de Pejiballe - Sectores de Orosi  El Humo, Oriente, Pejiballe, Tucurrique  La Anita, La Castilla, La Laguna (Paraíso), La Troya, Orosi, Palomo, Sanchirí.

Alrededores de  Entrada de Limón:  Changuinola, Urba Isaís Marchena, Predio Cobal, UCR, INA, Colina, Limoncito, Envaco, Cocos, Limón centro, Siglo 21, Codela y Siquirres  carretera entre  Cairo, La Alegría, la Represa Florida, Codela, Germania, Earth, Recyco, Iroquois por la pista

Alrededores de la ruta  San Isidro - Buenos  Aires: El Pilar, Cajón, San Pedro, La Unión, Convento, Cacao, Volcán, Santa Marta, Ceibo, Buenos Aires, Brujo, Potrero Grande,  Boruca

Río Claro - Palmar  Norte:  Villa Briceño,Venecia,Villa Bonita,Villa Colón,San Francisco,Olla Cero,La Palma,Palmar Sur,Fca 2-4, Fca 6-11, Fca 5, Fca 7,
Sierpe, Palmar Norte, Cajón, Ciudad Cortés, Ojo de Agua, San Buenavenrtura, Punta Mala,Tortuga, Ventanas, Ojochal.

Liberia - Aeropuerto -Ina, UCR, Proyectos Construcción y Comercios Margen Izquierda, Carretera Liberia-Guardia.

Alrededores de   Cañas Centro: Cañas Centro, Barrios Pedregal, Bello Horizonte, El Vergel, Los Malinches, Barrio Kennedy, San Pedro, San Cristobal,  Unión, INVU, San Martin, Las Palmas, Chorotega y El

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Carretera Liberia - El Capulín, El Sitio, El Aserradero, Burger King, San Antonio, Tres Marías, El Mercado Municipal, Cambalache, El Gallo  Curubandé, Irigaray, Guadalupe, Las Delicias, Colorado, Cañas Dulces, Pital, Borinquen, Ahogados, Potrerillos, Quebrada

Centro  de Puntarenas - Parrita - Quepos: Cocal, Chacarita, 20 Noviembre, Fray Casiano   La Loma, Guapinol, Chires Abajo, Caserìo los sueños, La Palma de Parrita, Proyecto de Empacadora de Banano Frutas  Selectas, Playa Bandera, Playon, Los Angeles de Parrita,Aserradero San Ignacio, La Vuelta, Las Mesas, Chirraca, Subres,  Vasconia, El Rey, Bijagual de Acosta, Caspirola, Vegas de Acosta, La Fila, Asobipa, El INVU de Parrita, Sitradique, Parrita
Centro, La Julieta, Pueblo Nuevo, Finca La Ligia, Arrocera la Julieta, Isla Palo Seco, Hotel la Isla, Palo Seco Viejo, Palo Seco  Nuevo, Finca Nicoya, Finca las Vueltas o Canfinera, Barbudal, Rio seco, Finca Pirrìs, Valeria, San Antonio de Damas,  Parcelas de Damas, Damas, Cerros, San Rafael de Cerros, El Estero de Damas, Isla Damas, Paquita, Boca Vieja, El  colegio, El Muelle, La Zona de Quepos, Quepos Centro, Barrio Arenal, Bella Vista Parcial, Super 2000, Iglesia Cuadrangular,  Finca Los Alfaro, Por Puente de Lolo, Rancho Grande Parcial, Hospital Viejo, El Cocal de Quepos.

 Alrededores plaza El  Carmén -Alrededores Norte de  Alajuela - Alrededore  de Tururcares - Alrededores de Villa  Bonita - Alrededores  de Atenas - Alrededores de San  Ramón - Alrededores  de Grecia: Sector Oeste de la Plaza El Carmen, Urb. Baviera, Lotes Llobet, Parte Cristo Rey, Sector Oeste y Norte de Calle Ancha,  Antiguo Hospital y Urb. Montenegro Entrada por el Gimnasio del Instituto de Alajuela, Costado Noreste de la Corte, San  Turrucares, San Miguel de Turrucares, Indo Park,Calle los Llanos Parcial, Siquiares. Monserrat, Lotes Murillo, Parte de Villa Bonita, Mall Internacional, Kentucky, Urb. El Cafetal, La Tropicana, Lotes San Lu Desde la Subestación Garita, Balsa, Esc. Ganadería, Asilo Ancianos, Camino a San Mateo (Sabana Larga, Estanquillos),hasta Cuchillas en Desmontes y Bo Jesús. En San Ramón: Piedades Sur, Quebradillas, Zapotal, La Guaria, Sn Francisco En San Ramón: Santiago, Calle Zamora, Río Jesús, Balboa, La Colina, Super Pro, Calle León, El Empalme, Rincón Orozco, Magallanes En Grecia: San Roque de Grecia, Sector de Mesón a La Cooperativa En Grecia: Arena, San Isidro, Santa Gertrudis, El Cedro, Calle Achiote, Calle Rodríguez, San Francisco

Alrededores  Carretera Santa Rosa  - Penshurt - Alrededores de  Cariari - Tortuguero - Colorado:  Changuinola  Bomba de gasolina Borocho, Santa Rosa, La Bomba, Bananito, Penshurt, Valle de la Estrella, Bribri, Amubri, Shiroles  Najera, Astua Pirie, Cariari, Ticaban, Campo 2,3,4,5 4 Esquinas, Tortuguero y Colorado

Alredores Carretera  Dominical - Manuel  Antonio:  Hatillo, La Guapil, Matapalo, Portalon, El Pasito, Savegre, El Silencio, Santo Domingo Quebrada Arroyo, Savegre, Marítima  La Mona, La Llorona, El Roncador, Bartolo, Naranjito, Londres, Villa Nueva, Esquipulas, Sabalo, Bijagual, Cerritos,  Concepción, La Gallega, Inmaculada, El Estadio, Colinas del Este

Alrededores de  Sabalito  Salas Vindas, Campo2, Campo 2 1/2, Campo 3, Copabuena,Santo Domingo,Agua Buena, Cañas Gordas, San Francisco, Valle  Azul, Copal, San Bosco, San Rafael, Sabalito, La Unión, Valle Hermoso, San Miguel, Río Negro, La Lucha, Piedra Candela, San  Joaquín, Lourdes.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Alrededores carretera  Liberia - Guardia - Papagayo - Alredores  Zona Este de Upala —  Nosara:  Proyectos Construcción y comercios margen derecha, carretera Liberia - Guardia, Laboratorio Franklin Chang, Earth,  Residencial La América, Bombeo de Agua Proyecto Papagayo.  Aguas Claras, Valle Verde, Rio Negro, San Jose Upala, Popoyoapa, Birmania, Brasilia, Las Armenias, La Gloria, Sta Rosa  San Isidro, Las Milpas, Porvenir, Cuatro Bocas, San Jose, Upala, La Victoria, Mexico, Upala, Gerico, Santa Cecilia, San  Cristobal  Zapotal, Rio Blanco, Rio Oro, Monterromo, Pilangosta, El Socorro Pitarayada, Palmares, Betania, Lajas, Santa Marta,  Estrada, Rio Ora, El Silencio,San Pedro, El Carmen, Carrillo, Samara, San Fernando, Terciopelo, Maquenco, Cuesta  Grande, Naranjal, Zaragoza, Santa Elena, Belen, Caimital, Cuajiniquil,

Caimatalito, Buena Vista, Esterones, Barco Quebrado,  Playa Guiones, Panama, Garza, La Esperanza, Proyecto Americano, Nosara,Santa Elena, Arenales.

Alrededores  Carretera Barranca - Guacimal - Alrededores  Carretera Coyolar - Herradura:  Miramar, Guacimal, Sardinal, Chomes, El Palmar, La Pita, Costa de Pájaros y Punta Morales  Herradura-hacia la Playa, Los Sueños, Tárcoles, Guacalillo

Sector Oeste de  Alajuela - Alrededores  de Naranjo - Sarchí - Grecia:  Desde la Subestación El Coco, Montecillos, La Trinidad, Los Jardines, Pueblo Nuevo, Tuetal Sur ,Urb. Gregorio, Urb. Llanos  del Molino, La Barcelona, Sector Mega Super del Barrio San José  Desde Subestación El Coco, Pacto del Jocote, Villa Rica, El Coyol, Los Lagos , Riteve, Calle Los Llanos, Autopista hasta  Manolos, final de Rincón de Cacao, Bajo la Iguana, Carretera a San Ramón, Precario Rincón de Cacao, Carrillos de Póas  Total, Chilamate  En Valverde Vega: Sachí, San Pedro, Trojas, La Luisa, Alto Castro. En Grecia: San Luis y San Juan.  En Grecia: Tacares, Poró, Rincón de Salas, Cataluña, Puente de Piedra, Bodegas, Prendas.  En Naranjo: Lourdes, Cirrí, Los Robles and San Jerónimo

Alrededores carretera Siquirres - Pocora - Alrededores de  Guacimo - Alrededores Siquirres  - Zent: Changuinola  Freehold, Cairo, La Francia, Germania 1 y 2, Herediana, Siempre verde, Neguev, Carmen, Imperio, Las Catalinas, Barra de  Parismina.  El Hogar, Guácimo, Río Jiménez, Villa Franca, Santa Rosa, Fca Thames, Duacari  Bataán, Matina, Estrada, Cuba Creek, 28 Millas, La Perla 1,2 y3, Freeman 1,2 y3, Santa María, Bristol, Zent, Monte Verde

Alrededores  Carretera San Isidro  Dominical - Rivas - La  S - Hortencia - División - Cerro Buvis  - 3 de Junio:  El Clavel, Lourdes, Palmares, Repunta, Santa Margarita, Cocorí, El Hoyón, La Palma, La Guaria, El Roble, Alto San Juan,  Tinamastes, Platanillo, Santa Juana, Barú, Lagunas  Los Chiles, La Linda, General Viejo, Miraflores, Rivas, Canaan, San Gerardo, Pueblo Nuevo, La Bonita, Miravalles, Morazán,  Quebradas, Durán Picado, San Luis, La Hortencia, El Jardín, División, La Georgina, Cerro Buvis, Chespiritos, Tres de Junio.

Alrededores  Carretera Ciudad  Neily Paso -Canoas - La Cuesta - Cuervito -Bambito:   Abrojo, Coloradito, Darizara, La Mariposa, Canoas, Los Lotes, La Cuesta, La Palma, Colorado, Cuervito, Control, Bambito, Cenizo.

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