free webpage hit counter
Ship Costa Rica alternate

evermarine
A.M.
Costa Rica

Your daily
English-language 

news source
Monday through Friday

Pacific lots of Costa Rica
(506) 2223-1327               Published Monday, Aug. 2, 2010,  Vol. 10, No. 150       E-mail us
Sports
Calendar
Jo Stuart
Classifieds
Real Estate
Entertainment
About us


Philgrims on the march
A.M. Costa Rica photo
Wave after wave of pilgrims fill a feeder streetat a main intersection in San Pedro.
Today the country's center is a Cartago church plaza
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

A flood of pilgrims filled the streets and highways Sunday, and all were hiking in the direction of Cartago.

Sunday was the eve of the feast day of Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles, the patroness of the country. An estimated 2 million persons were involved in the pilgrimage. That's nearly half the population of the country.

Among those on the move was President Laura Chinchilla, who paid a late afternoon visit to the basilica in Cartago and prayed for a few minutes before the Virgen, ensconced in a gold enclosure high on the main altar of the church.  She said later that her petitions to the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, were to reduce violence in the country and for the speedy recovery of her husband, who broke a hip last month. He is recovering at home.

Ms. Chinchilla brought along her own security, but that was not lacking for other pilgrims. Major intersections were staffed by the Policía de Tránsito and Fuerza Pública officers in pairs about every 300 yards along the principal routes.

Despite the pilgrimage or romería as it is called in Spanish, commercial centers and home construction stores were crowded with shoppers Sunday. Today is a legal holiday as many weary pilgrims make their way home from Cartago after attending morning Mass.

Pilgrims came in every size and description. Some dressed as biblical apostles. One walked the distance in bare feet. Mothers and fathers pushed carriages or strollers. A few arrived at the plaza of the church in wheelchairs or with walkers.

The pilgrimage was a boon for vendors. They sold everything from oversized rosary beads to plastic ponchos. The pilgrims needed the ponchos later in the afternoon when thunderstorms swept through the Central Valley. More are predicted for today.

Despite the downpours most seemed in good spirits.

Although not all the pilgrims attend church every Sunday, the hike from their hometown to Cartago borders on the obligatory. Some use it to display their vices. Saturday an unsteady man carrying a can of Imperial beer was among a group heading early to Cartago. It's unlikely he made the whole 24 kilometers from San José. The Fuerza Pública reported just two arrests, both for drunken behavior.

As one Costa Rica woman said, the pilgrimage to Cartago is a cultural event. One need not be
Chinchilla on romeria
Casa Presidencial photo
Ms. Chinchilla mingles with other pilgrims.

particularly religious to appreciate the party  atmosphere of the hike and the overnight gathering in the church plaza.

The Virgin of the Angels is the Costa Rican equivalent of the Virgin of Guadalupe in México. Both authored miracles so that a church is built in their name.

The story of the Virgin of Guadalupe is well-known all over the Spanish-speaking world. It was in Costa Rica in 1635, the story goes, that a boy found the black stone that would become the Virgen de los Ángeles.  He took it home but later found that the stone magically returned to the location near a spring. A helpful priest interpreted this as a divine command to build a church. The spring was integrated into the church compound, and visitors through the year fill containers with its waters.

Inside the church an entire room is dedicated to gifts and clothing presented to the small black statue.

Over the center aisle of the church hangs instructions for the faithful to enter on their knees. They do.

Knees notwithstanding, the pilgrimage is not without pain. The Cruz Roja reported at 9 p.m. attending nearly 4,600 persons who overdid the hiking or got too much sun. There were some 21 aid stations along the various routes to Cartago. Some 29 persons had to go to hospitals, the Cruz Roja said.

The pilgrimage is such a major event that the two leading television stations devoted nearly the entire Sunday broadcast to covering the trek. Repretel, one of the networks, used less popular channel 13, to carry hourly coverage throughout the day.


Today's
colon
exchange rate
HERE!
Subscribe
to our
daily digest

Search
our site

Send us
a news story

Real estate ads
Classified
ads

Tourism and
services

Display
ad info

Classified
ad info

Contact us

Del Rey page one

Las Olas

Colinas de Miramar

GLC replacement
Oscar Vargas, dentist

Mountain View
exotic property tours

new Ship to Costa Rica ad

Resiudency in Costa Rica
Costa Travel

rss feed graphic
Twitter link
Facebook graphic



Puriscal properties

Rosas Monge

Chris Howard

90210 clinic

ARCR advertisement

Sports
Calendar
Jo Stuart
Classifieds
Real Estate
Entertainment
About us
What we published this week: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Earlier

The contents of this Web site are copyrighted by Consultantes Río Colorado 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007  and 2008 and may not be reproduced anywhere without permission. Abstracts and fair use are permitted.  Check HERE for more details


90210 dental clinic

Costacan graphic
Clinica Vizualiza
A.M. Costa Rica's Second newspage
Home
Tourism
Calendar
Classifieds
Entertainment
Real estate
Rentals
Sports
About us

San José, Costa Rica, Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, Vol. 10, No. 150

Costa Rica Expertise
Costa Rica Expertise Ltd http://crexpertise.com E-mail info@crexpertise.com Tel:506-256-8585 Fax:506-256-7575

Pure LIfe Development
Sportsmen's Lodge

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.


Dentistry
Marco Cavallini & Associates
Dental Implants $500, Crowns $250

Dr. Marco A. Muñoz Cavallini has placed and restored
DR. Cavallini
Dr. Marco A. Muñoz Cavallini
over 12,000 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: aestheticdentistrycr.com
6094-xxxxx


Appraisers

BEFORE YOU BUY and OVERPAY
Angela Jiménez
ask Angela Jiménez
Architect/Certified Appraiser
23 years experience
for Costa Rica Banks
  
• building inspections
•¨property management
• construction advice and design
• remodeling advice
• certified appraisals
  
www.orbitcostarica.com/
certifieda.htm
6235-12/14/10


Hearing consultant

Allan Weinberg
your American hearing consultant
Now offering the smaller, better and less expensive hearing aid
from Widex, their best ever.

A fraction of U.S. prices. No more background noise, feedback or echoing and a lifetime of service.
 
8891-8989
allan9000@gmail.com
We service U.S. veterans
Clinica Dinamarca 10 clinics
www.clinicadinamarca.com
6124-6/17/10
Weinberg 070709
Allan Weinberg


Accountants

U.S. Tax International

Plus Costa Rican taxes, accounting, and legal services
Over 15 years in Costa Rica
(English Spoken)
C.R. 2288-2201   U.S 786-206-9473
FAX: 2289-8235
E-mail: ustax@lawyer.com
Web page with vital U.S. tax info HERE!
6214-8/17/100

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 $
91,400 in 2009)
• Business Consulting to facilitate working in Costa Rica
• Accounting for US and International Financial Reporting


Telephone 8305-3149 or 2256-8620
E-mail jrtb_1999@racsa.co.cr
6023-3/30/11



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 jzava@pacbell.net
www.residencyincostarica.com
Tel: (323) 255-6116
5970-9/1/


Legal services

Burke Fiduciary, S.A.
Registered Escrow and Legal Services
Glenda Burke
Glenda Burke, LL.M
Thomas Burke
Thomas Burke, LL.M

Core services: real estate due diligence, real estate escrow services, residency status, business corporations, estate planning. English, Spanish, German and French spoken.

More about us at www.burkecr.com
Ph. 011 506 2267-6645
info@burkecr.com 

The registration of Burke Fiduciary S.A., corporate ID 3-101-501917 with the  General Superintendence of Financial Entities (SUGEF) is not an authorization  to operate. The supervision of SUGEF refers to compliance with the capital legitimization requirements of Law No. 8204. SUGEF does not supervise the
business carried out by this company, nor its security, stability or solvency.
Persons contracting its services do so for their own account and at their own risk.
5937-9/4/10

CONSULTORIA JURIDICA EMPRESARIAL CA, S.A
Attorneys & Notaries
 Tel.  2280-9692 / 2225-9322
Skype: CONJURIDICA
e-mail: info@conjuridica.com 
Web:  www.conjuridica.com
       We offer the highest professional standards with very competitive rates. All our official documentation and Notary deeds are always translated in English for better comprehension, client satisfaction and safety.
consultoria logo
• Immigration Law.
• Real Estate Law.
• Corporations, Foundations
       and Associations. 
• Trademarks & Intellectual
       Property.  
• Notary public services
• Criminal Law
•Civil & Commercial 
       Litigation
Our Law Office is conveniently located near Mall San Pedro,  350 meters south from the Subaru dealer, Los Yoses, San José.
6163-112/8/10
5903-2/17/11


Real estate agents and services

MARGARET SOHN
with Great Estates of Costa Rica

20 years Costa Rican
real estate experience

Member of the Costa Rican Real Estate Association, Lic. #1000

Member of
Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce

info@realtorcostarica.com
www.realtorcostarica.com
(506)  2220-3729 &  (506)
8333-8391 cell
(506)  2232-5016 (phone/fax)
586236-1/12/11

Latitude Nine real estate graphic
Latitude 9
Real Estate, Development, Investments.

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
506 2777-1197

Over 25 years experience in Costa Rica

www.latitude9.com
55672-5/25/10

CENTURY 21 Jacó Beach Realty
A Name You Trust & Professional Service

Buying? Selling?
We Can Do It!
TOLL FREE FROM THE US
1 (877) 746-3868
  Tom Ghormley - Owner/Broker - in CR since '79

Beachfront, Views, Mountains, Lots, Farms, Beaches, Houses, Condos. Hotels, Restaurants, Projects, Commercial, Investments

www.c21jaco.com
2643-3356
Info@c21jaco.com
4401-6/9/0

/

Collection services

COLLECTIONS COSTA RICA
The collection agency you’ve been searching for
• Receivables     • International Debt
• Comercial Collections     • Portfolio Collections
• Bad Debt Collections     • Condo HOA Collections
• Bad Check Collections     • Recovery solutions
Start early, recover more. Free quotes at
collection services
collectionscr@gmail.com
We are an attorney-based collection agency and specialize in the recovery of delinquent accounts nationwide. We work on a contingency basis or fee structure depending on the type of debt, but always fees that you can understand with no hidden costs. We recover your lost revenue quickly & professionally. Tel: 2253-3705/2283-8712   E-mail: collectionscr@gmail.com
5919-


Presdient with Chinese foreign minister
Casa Presidencial photo
Ms. Chinchilla came from her pilgrimage to Cartago to host a lunch for Chinese's foreign minister, Yang Jiechi

Ms. Chinchilla will visit
People's Republic in 2011

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

President Laura Chinchilla will be going to the People's Republic on a state visit in January, the foreign ministry said  Sunday.

That information was included in a written release relating to the visit here of China's foreign minister, Yang Jiechi. The visiting Chinese politician also visited with the president, who interrupted her pilgrimage to Cartago to do so.

Costa Rica's foreign minister, René Castro, was quoted saying that he and his Chinese counterpart discussed infrastructure and clean energy and that there are some ideas on the table relating to biotechnology and an exchange of scientists. The idea is to construct an agenda so that Ms. Chinchilla can ask the Chinese for money.

One concrete achievement Sunday was the signing of an accord in which China will provide $10 million more for completion of the new stadium being constructed in Parque la Sabana. That money already had been promised.

Also at the sessions was Marco Vinicio Ruiz, the Costa Rican ambassador-designate to China.

The foreign ministry said that China and some other countries would be invited to compete for a joint venture in energy-producing projects. Mentioned were dams on the Río Reventazón and the large hydro project planned for the Diquis region on the Río Térraba. The ministry characterized China as a fundamental actor in these projects.

The visit comes at a time when a minor scandal surrounds the stadium project. Television cameras captured material destined for the stadium ending up at a Sabana Sur condo project. At the same time China has been lobbying to allow workers on the stadium project to continue their efforts on the condo complex. The country also wants to import about 300 more workers. Some politicians quietly favor the idea, although immigration officials have rejected the idea to bring in more Chinese technicians.


Bocas del Toro couple
identified by investigators


By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

More information is emerging about the multiple slayng suspects who fled through Costa Rica. The pair, who had lived in Bocas del Toro, used fake names there and here.

The man known as William Cortez of Texas has been identified as William Dathan Holbert of North Carolina. His companion, known here as Jeane Cortez, is identified as Laura Michelle Reese, said sources in Panamá. Both are U.S. citizens.

Both spent time in Costa Rica after they fled Panamá. They stayed for a time in Nuevo Arenal and then spent a night in La Trinidad de Sarapiquí, which is on the Río San Juan at the mouth of the Río Sarapiqui.

The pair are suspects in the murder of seven persons in Bocas del Toro and of taking over the properties of those they killed. They passed as Dutch citizens there.

A North Carolina television station said that Holbert had lived in Henderson in that state. The BlueRidgeNow.com Web site said that he was a North Henderson High School football player and 1997 graduate. He divorced his wife in early 2005 and left her and three children after his landscape business collapsed and a bank foreclosed on his home, said the news source.

Costa Rican investigators are trying to follow the couple's path here. They are believed to have visited Costa Rica and perhaps lived here for a time. Investigators are trying to see if their travels ovelapped with a handful of missing and murdered expats. Agents also searched the La Trinidad cabina where the couple stayed before trying to flee to Nicaragua. It is on the Río San Juan in that country where police and soldiers captured them. They were shipped back to Panamá quickly.


Former ESL teacher here
wants to be a U.S. senator


By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

There is life after teaching English in Costa Rica.

One former ESL teacher here in the mid-1980s is seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Colorado.

The man is Andrew Romanoff, who is challenging incumbent Michael F. Bennet. Romanoff's Web site said that his early jobs included teaching English in Central America and working at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama.

He has served in that state's legislature. His biography said that he attended Yale University and then came to Costa Rica and Nicaragua to teach English. Then he returned to get a law degree and a master's degree.


Have you seen these stories?




Top story feeds are disabled on archived pages.














For your international reading pleasure:

News of Nicaragua
News of Central America
News of Cuba
News of Venezuela
News of Colombia
News of El Salvador

News of Honduras
News of the Dominican Republic
News of Panamá

Newspaper nameplate
Del Rey casino

Home
Tourism
Place
classified ad

Classifieds
Entertainment
Real estate
Rentals
Sports
About us

What we published this week: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Earlier
The contents of this page and this Web site are copyrighted by Consultantes Río Colorado 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007  and 2008 and may not be reproduced anywhere without permission. Abstracts and fair use are permitted.  Check HERE for details


Del Rey ad

A.M.
Costa Rica
third newspage

Pura Vida Drilling
Home
Tourism
Calendar
Classifieds
Entertainment
Real estate
Rentals
Sports
About us
San José, Costa Rica, Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, Vol. 10, No. 150

Rapid Respose
Rock n roll

Jaco art fest
Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce photo
The Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce is encouraging residents and tourists alike to visit the  Centro Commercial Urena to vote on pieces by local artists. The event is ArtPrizeJacó 2010, and the chamber
said a donor provided $5,000 in prize money. The works range from the traditional to the wild. More than 250 persons already have voted, the chamber said. The voting is open through Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Workers restore missing key highway chunk in record time
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Transport contractors managed to open the bridge over the Río Seco Friday night, about 48 hours after the roadway gave way, dumped a tractor-trailer in the river and effectively blocked the Interamericana Norte.

The roadway just before the highway bridge required the addition of some 5,000 cubic meters of gravel and rock, said the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes. Earlier Friday they said that the work might take as long as three days.

Pedestrian passage was restored Thursday morning when a ramp was placed to connect the bridge with solid land. Local residents of Miramar used the ramp as did some bus passengers who traveled the bridge on foot.

Stuck were dozens of tractor trailers with loads on either side of the bridge.
The Ministerio de Obras Pública y Transportes tried to put the blame on anonymous individuals who may have been mining gravel from the river.

That changed the course, they said, and jeopardized the bridge approach.

As part of the work last week, large backhoes cut a deeper primary channel for the river to keep the waters away from the land supporting the highway.

The mishap was a pain for residents in Guanacaste, who had to take the ferry to travel to the Central Valley. Northbound trucks also took the ferry with the goal of doubling back to the Interamericana above the missing section. So there was a traffic jam at the Puntarenas ferry dock.

The ministry suggested an alternate route, but drivers found their own, including a route through a stream.


Woman faces pimping trial stemming from 2005 arrest
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

A woman is going on trial Tuesday after a 2005 arrest for managing a prostitution establishment in a low-rent district of San José.

The location is in the same area where a prostitution raid took place in April, but the alleged owner of the operation was out of the country.

The woman who is going to trial has the last names of Araya Barboza. She was detained July 20, 2005, after an undercover investigator negotiated a deal at what was then a beauty parlor, said the Poder Judicial.

The raid last April involved a bar in the area, which agents said was a front for prostitution. The April rain also targeted a beauty parlor in Pavas. Three persons with  Chinese names were detained in that operation as well as two Costa Ricans.
The La Castellana is best known as a gasoline station by that name on Avenida 10.

The Poder Judicial said that in April 2005 the beauty parlor was charging 10,000 colons for a sexual encounter. That was about $21 then. There also was an outcall service, the Poder Judicial said.

The cases show the uneven treatment of prostitution and pimping in Costa Rica. The arrests usually are made at the low-budget operations. When upscale massage parlors and similar are raided the case generally dissolves into a dispute over a business license.

Infrequently do investigators find an underage prostitute during a raid.  Adult prostitution is legal. But pimping is not.

The Poder Judicial said that 19 witnesses have been called to testify at the Araya trial.

Sports fishing logo

You need to see Costa Rican tourism information HERE!

Home
Tourism
Place
classified ad

Classifieds
Entertainment
Real estate
Rentals
Sports
About us

What we published this week: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Earlier
The contents of this page and this Web site are copyrighted by Consultantes Río Colorado 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007  and 2008 and may not be reproduced anywhere without permission. Abstracts and fair use are permitted.  Check HERE for details

A.M. Costa Rica
fourth news page

renes law firm
Home
Tourism
Calendar
Classifieds
Entertainment
Real estate
Rentals
Sports
About us
San José, Costa Rica, Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, Vol. 10, No. 150

Anti-drug police make another sweep of  Talamanca
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The security ministry said that its officers have destroyed more than half a million marijuana plants in 32 areas in a region the size of the canton of Alajuela.

The 10-day effort that ended Friday was in the Talamanca mountains, mainly Barbilla, Alto Cuen, Espavel, Conapre, Altamira, Río Congo, Telire and Alto Bley.

The ministry said that marijuana farmers cut down primary forest to plant their crops.

This is a continual effort by security ministry officers because the Talamanca mountains is a major source for marijuana that enters the local market. So far this year, officers have chopped out 1.5 million plants.

The operation was by the Policía de Control de Drogas with support from the Unidad de Intervención Policial.

The ministry said that the wet weather hampered the police work and made entry into some areas of the mountains dangerous. Offices had support from the ministry's Sección Aérea and its aircraft.
up in smoke
Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía
y Seguridad Pública photo
Police torch a collection of green and wet marijuana plants



Discarded cells are the target of program at Poder Judicial

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Contamination by dead cell telephones is a concern with the country's telecom agency. The Poder Judicial is reminding workers there that it has set up disposal bins where they can dump their old phones, chargers and associated devices.

The first such disposal point was placed in one of the main judicial buildings last October.

The concern is that the heavy metals used in the manufacture of the electronic devices will leach into the
ground if the cell phones are not handeled in a special way.

The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad has been contracting for two years with a firm, Global Electric Electronic Processing, that handles the surplus material in an environmentally friendly way.

The Poder Judicial said that disposal points are now in operation at judicial offices in Guadalupe and Cartago and at 24 other sites in the country.

There are smiler programs for recycling discarded batteries and electronic equipment.


Home
Tourism
Place
classified ad

Classifieds
Entertainment
Real estate
Rentals
Sports
About us

What we published this week: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Earlier
The contents of this page and this Web site are copyrighted by Consultantes Río Colorado 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007  and 2008 and may not be reproduced anywhere without permission. Abstracts and fair use are permitted.  Check HERE for details



A.M.
Costa Rica
fifth news page

Home
Tourism
Calendar
Classifieds
Entertainment
Real estate
Rentals
Sports
About us
San José, Costa Rica, Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, Vol. 10, No. 150

Medical vacations in Costa Rica

Chávez begins to rattle
sabers with Colombia

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services

Venezuela's president says he has deployed troops to the border with Colombia as tensions rise between the two South American countries.

The president, Hugo Chávez said Friday he believed the outgoing government of Colombian President Álvaro Uribe could be planning to attack Venezuela. The move follows Colombia's accusations last week that Venezuela is harboring leftist Colombian rebels.

Chavez, denying the charge, had harsh words for Uribe.  In a phone call to a Venezuelan television show Friday, Chávez said the Colombian president should see a psychologist, saying he sees peace as a "little trap."

Colombia's president-elect Juan Manuel Santos, has promised to continue Uribe's security policies.

The head of Colombia's largest leftist rebel group Friday proposed talks with the incoming government to resolve the country's internal conflict. 

Alfonso Cano, who commands the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, or FARC, issued the proposal in a video message.  There was no immediate response from president-elect Santos.

Thursday, Colombia and Venezuela brought their grievances to a group of South American foreign ministers meeting in Ecuador.  But members of the Union of South American Nations were unable to resolve the crisis.

The Venezuelan president severed ties with Colombia last week after Colombia went before the Organization of American States' permanent council in Washington to present photographs, maps, coordinates and videos it said show 1,500 guerrillas hiding inside Venezuela.

Venezuela said the items did not provide any solid evidence of a guerrilla presence there.


Two television camermen
freed in Mexican raid


By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services

The Mexican government says federal police have rescued two cameramen who were among four journalists kidnapped in northern Mexico this past week.

A statement issued Saturday said Jávier Canales Fernández and Alejandro Hernández Pacheco, who work for the Multimedios and Televisa stations respectively, were rescued during an early morning raid in the state of Durango.

The two were abducted after reporting on a protest against a prison director accused of allowing inmates out of jail to commit killings for drug gangs.

A third journalist who was covering the protest, Héctor Gordoa of Televisa, was freed Thursday.  The fate of the fourth person, a newspaper reporter, was not known.

The kidnappers had demanded that the reporters' news organization broadcast three videos alleging links between the Zeta drug gang and police officials.

The Committee to Protect Journalists says Mexico is one of the world's most dangerous countries for the press.  It says more than 30 journalists have disappeared or been killed since 2006.
News from the BBC up to the minute





BBC news and sports feeds are disable on archived pages.
BBC sports news up to the minute



Casa Alfi

Home
Tourism
Place
classified ad

Classifieds
Entertainment
Real estate
Rentals
Sports
About us

What we published this week: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Earlier
The contents of this page and this Web site are copyrighted by Consultantes Río Colorado 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007  and 2008 and may not be reproduced anywhere without permission. Abstracts and fair use are permitted.  Check HERE for details
 

A.M. Costa Rica
sixth news page


Home
Tourism
Calendar
Classifieds
Entertainment
Real estate
Rentals
Sports
About us
San José, Costa Rica, Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, Vol. 10, No. 150


Latin American news
Please reload page if feed does not appear promptly
Mall San Pedro
A.M. Costa Rica photo
Not everyone was on a pilgrimage Sunday as this promotional show at Mall San Pedro demonstrates. Spectators lined the rail on all floors of the mall.

Cuba's parliament may
make economic changes


By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services

Cuba's parliament has opened a new session to discuss the nation's current economic situation and possible changes.

Although he has made several public appearances in recent weeks, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro was not at the meeting. His chair has been empty since he turned power over to his brother, Raúl, four years ago.

Cuban legislators convene twice a year and usually do little more than approve small reforms and resolutions criticizing the United States.

Economy minister Marino Murillo said the deputies will discuss changing Cuba's economic model, but that the changes should not be called "reforms." He cited the example of small barber shops that have been turned over to employees who can set their own prices while paying rent to the state.

Murillo said these projects will be extended to other sectors of the economy. He did not elaborate.


Latin American news feeds are disabled on archived pages.


Home
Tourism
Place
classified ad

Classifieds
Entertainment
Real estate
Rentals
Sports
About us

What we published this week: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Earlier
The contents of this page and this Web site are copyrighted by Consultantes Río Colorado 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007  and 2008 and may not be reproduced anywhere without permission. Abstracts and fair use are permitted.  Check HERE for details