|The weekend is shaping up to be a
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
The weekend is definitely a musical one with
another performance by the Orquesta Sinfónica
Nacional tonight and even a free band concert
Sunday at the Museo Nacional.
The orchestra performance features two works
by Ludwig van Beethoven, the “The Creatures of
Prometheus,” Opus 47, and “Piano Concerto No.
2.” Opus 37. On the piano will be Alon
Goldstein of Israel.
The Coro Sinfónico Nacional will join with the
orchestra in a performance of “The Planets”
suit by English composer Gustav Holst.
The invited conductor is the Israeli, Yaov
Talmi. The 8 p.m. performance this evening
will be repeated at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, both in
the Teatro Nacional.
The Banda de San José will be featured Sunday
at the Música en el Museo program.
The 11 a.m. program is supposed to be 100
percent Costa Rican in honor of
September, which is called the patriotic month
because it includes the Día de la
The director is Juan Bautista Loaiza.
are diverse, including “Paso doble Costa Rica”
by Otto Vargas, “Mambo
'Hombre crucificado en el basurero,' by Tomás
de la big
band” by Víctor Hugo Berrocal, boleros
and even a foxtrot.
Saturday there is warm up to the Festival
Internacional de Poesía with a book sale
sponsored by the Municipalidad de San José in
Barrio Chino from 11 a.m. The festival,
itself, begins in two weeks.
The Museo de Arte Costarricense opened an
exhibition called “Paisaje” Thursday night. It
will run through Nov. 28. On display are the
works of Cuban artist Tomás Sánchez at the
museum in Parque La Sabana. Admission is free.
Perhaps one of the best-known of his works is
“Hombre crucificado en el basurero,” perhaps
best translated as a man crucified in a
|Tax officials say they will pore
over Bahamas data
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
A new batch of corporate information has been
released by a journalism organization, and
officials at the Ministerio de Hacienda are
quick to say that the new data reinforces the
need to continue ahead with the international
fight against tax evasion via exchanges of
information among countries. But the
ministry said its Dirección General de
Tributación had not yet analyzed the new data.
The release of information about offshore
companies in The Bahamas is not as complete as
was the information contained in the
Panamá Papers files. The information comes from
the International Consortium of Investigative
Journalists, the German newspaper Süddeutsche
Zeitung and news organizations from Europe,
South America, Asia and Africa.
This creates, for the first time, a free,
online and publicly-searchable registry of
|companies set up
in the island nation that has sometimes been
called The Switzerland of the West, said the
The data base,
which also includes information from earlier
releases, is HERE!
The material is searchable by name and
The cache of documents from the island
nation’s corporate registry provides names of
directors and some owners of more than 175,000
Bahamian companies, trusts and foundations
registered between 1990 and early 2016, said
Corporate data is available in The Bahamas but
the information must be inspected in person,
and there is a fee, said the organization.
Both Costa Rican tax officials and lawmakers
have been investigating information from the
Panamá Papers and other material released
initially by hackers, but there have been no
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