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San José, Costa Rica, Monday, July 25, 2016, Vol. 17, No. 145
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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 Real 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
Pilgrimages to Cartago begin in earnest

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Thousands of the faithful got an early start over the weekend for their annual pilgrimage to Cartago. The weather was great, and traffic police blocked off one lane of the Florencio del Castillo highway for walkers.

Down in Coto Brus about 100 residents began their hike which is taking them through much of Costa Rica, according to an announcement from the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles. Church officials said the pilgrimage would be 268 kilometers or about 167 miles.

These are not the pilgrims from the furthest distance. Some have started their hikes in other Central American countries.

Although persons of every religious inclination are welcome to pay their respects to the statue of Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles, basilica officials said they would prefer that no pokemons show up. These mythical creatures are part of the current fad of  Pokemon Go.

Using geolocational technology, the cartoon characters show up at designated spots on a player’s smartphone.

Basilica officials said that the Conferencia Episcopal has not authorized mixing the religious festival with the smartphone game. They urged pilgrims to show respect for the Virgin Mary. In her manifestation as the Lady of the Angels, she is the country’s patroness.

Pilgrimages to Cartago will continue all week with a spike Sunday and a week from today. The major religious event, a Mass, is at 9 a.m. Aug. 2, which also happens to be a national holiday.

Six held in motor vehicle irregularities

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Judicial agents have detained three traffic officers for mishandling accident investigations. They also detained three individuals who were involved in those cases.

One woman was detained, and the Judicial Investigation Organization said that she prevailed on traffic officers to misstate the circumstances of an accident so the mishap would be covered by her insurance. The allegation is that she had her name substituted as the driver of the vehicle in place of that of her son who had been drinking.

In another case, traffic officers overlooked the apparent drunk condition of a motorcycle driver who had been involved in an accident, said judicial investigators.

In the third case, a tow truck driver negotiated a 226,000-colon bribe so an officer would release a drunk driver in another case, said the judicial agency. That is about $414, the same as the traffic fine would be in the case.

The Judicial Investigating Organization has a special section devoted to such traffic crimes.

National Guardsmen attack weeds for kids

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Members of the New Mexico National Guard are in training at the Escuela Nacional de Policía in nearby Murciélago, but they were able to take off for a day to clear land where a school is to be completed.

The soldiers are members of the First Platoon, 919th Military Police Company, based in Farmington, New Mexico. The state and Costa Rica have a long-running assistance agreement, in part because some of the National guard members speak Spanish.

The chopping of weeds took place on the grounds of the uncompleted school at Cuajiniquil, said a release by the National Guard.

Workers began building the school 10 years ago, but stopped for financial reasons, said the release.

Some 154 local students are instructed in one large room elsewhere. The clearing of the property is in anticipation of construction work starting again soon, said the release.

Quakes rattle central Pacific coast

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

A flurry of lesser tremors followed a 4.1 magnitude earthquake Sunday night some 15 miles north of  Savegre, Quepos on the central Pacific coast. There were at least three more lesser, felt quakes over the next two hours.

The Red Sismológica Nacional estimated the magnitude at 4.2 while the Laboratorio de Engineer Seismic said 4.1. The quake appears to have been felt moderately as far south as San Isidro de El General and as far east as Turrialba, said the Laboratorio.

Teen shot to death in Herradura

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

A 17 year old died overnight Friday in Herradura. The Judicial Investigating Organization said that his body was found Saturday morning in the Cañablancal section of the community on the central Pacific coast. Death was due to a bullet in the chest, agents said. The individual who was not named lived in the area.

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