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San José, Costa Rica, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, Vol. 14, No. 209

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Reason #1:  SJO Int’l Airport and S.J. suburbs are little more than one hour away.
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Metro bike path plan explained

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

A handful of lawmakers are backing a plan for a bike path from Parque la Sabana to San Pedro.

The group, headed by Antonio Alvarez Desanti of the Partido Liberación Nacional, outlined the plan at the legislature Tuesday.

They have support from a number of bike riders in the metro area.

Álvarez said that the plan also would promote the health of residents, They would get exercise peddling the bikes.

 The plan uses existing streets and sidewalks to create a safety zone for bikes. Bike riders now mix with vehicles.

Loss of U.N. seat brings on blame game

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Costa Rican officials are finger pointing because the country did not win reelection to the U.N. Human Rights Council

The country finished fourth in a four-way race for three seats.  The winners in this region are Bolivia, Paraguay and El Salvador.

Although the human rights council has been subject to strong criticism, Costa Rica is a major supporter of the United Nations.

The foreign ministry blames the Laura Chinchilla administration for not campaigning hard enough for the seat.

Costa Rica could have served two consecutive three-year terms.

Sandra Piszk Feinzilber, a lawmaker, characterized the vote as a defeat for the foreign policy of the country.

The council, itself, has been subject to plenty of criticism because some of the members are countries not well regarded for their practices of human rights.

Venezuela, Cuba and China are current members.

Local rights groups take on Russian's case

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

A Russian fraud suspect, having exhausted his remedies in the judicial courts, is now trying to win his case in the court of public opinion.

This has worked before in Costa Rica where emotions frequently trump the law.

The Russian is Evgeny Konstantinovich Otto. A press release Tuesday said that Otto will be the subject of a press conference today to outline his case. He has been on a hunger strike for a week, said the press release. He has been in jail for three years.

The press release included a summary, said to be written by the suspect himself, in which he said "I was warned by my lawyer that if I return to Russia I will be arrested and jailed, that’s the reason why I asked for political asylum to Costa Rica."

He notes he has been fighting extradition for seven years and has filed a slander suit against Mario Zamora, who has been both immigration director and security minister.

Otto has gone so far as to appeal his treatment here to the Interamerican Commission on Human Rights, which declined to act on his behalf.

In his letter, Otto alleges that political asylum is for sale here.

" . . . Human rights’ defense is a big lie in here, and it really is not the image what this country pretends to project to the international community. I didn’t know either that in Costa Rica 'political asylum' means sometimes shelter but another times means a big lucrative business where they negotiates extradition in interchange of huge investments and donations, highly profitable and absolutely safe."

He did not name names.

Otto was a businessman in Russia and he is accused of using his executive position in a company to enrich himself.

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