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Federal judge may summon
Mrs. Clinton on her emails

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services

A U.S. federal judge says he may order Hillary Clinton to testify in a lawsuit concerning her use of a private email server for official business while she was secretary of State.

A conservative group called Judicial Watch is suing the State Department for access to some of the e-mails Mrs. Clinton sent while secretary of State.

It contends the State Department did not release all the details it was seeking under the Freedom of Information Act on former department employees who worked with Mrs. Clinton to set up her email account.

District Judge Emmet Sullivan said Wednesday it may be necessary to summon Mrs. Clinton to testify about the circumstances that led the State Department approval for her using a private email server for official business.

Mrs. Clinton has consistently denied any wrongdoing and says she used one email account for personal and official use for convenience.

Mrs. Clinton’s critics, including Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, have accused her of putting national security at risk.

Republican insiders reacting
to Trump’s nomination win

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services

The long battle for the Republican presidential nomination has now ended, settling on a new leader of the Republican Party: Donald Trump.

Republicans nationwide reacted with a mix of disbelief, anger and grudging acceptance Wednesday, revealing a party that may have a new leader but whose future will be unclear until after the general election this November.   

The first signs the party would not immediately unite behind Trump as the nominee emerged Tuesday night when Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas dropped out of the race following a resounding loss to Trump in the Indiana primary.

A number of conservative bloggers and party operatives, including former John McCain aide Mark Salter, many of whom had been a part of the unsuccessful Never Trump movement, took to social media to openly declare they would not support Trump, and some even took the unprecedented step of pledging to vote for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton using the hashtag #ImWithHer.

“The idea of mainstream or even fairly conservative Republicans coming out to support a Clinton for the presidency is kind of mind-blowing,” said John Hudak, a senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution.

Mrs. Clinton, a divisive political figure and a lightning rod for conservative criticism over the past two decades, is a highly unlikely figure to attract any kind of Republican support.

“It really puts into perspective how desperate and how angry and how disgusted many elements of the Republican Party are with Trump,” Hudak said.

With the concession of Cruz and reports Wednesday that Ohio Gov. John Kasich has suspended his campaign, Trump will become the first party leader in more than six decades not to have held political office.

“We want to bring unity to the Republican Party,” Trump said in his victory speech Tuesday.  “We have to bring unity.  It's so much easier if we have it.” Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus followed by tweeting a message of support intended to solidify a party splintered by the Trump win. 

The choice between Trump and Clinton could drive away many long-time conservative voters as well as independents, said Hudak.

“What happens when Republicans in those states start voting Democrat?  It tells you that maybe Clinton won’t win those states but Republicans are going to have to spend a lot of money in those states and that’s a fast way to win election,” he said.  

Now the choice for establishment Republicans and party elders may come down to a matter of tone and political finesse.  Hudak said many will hold their nose and vote for Trump to sustain party unity while refraining from the kind of outright campaigning that would show support for Trump’s ideas and his vision for the presidency.

That decision could be a final effort to salvage the party.

“It’s an attempt to bring the party to some level of unity so that people will turn out and vote,” said Norm Ornstein, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. “The last line of defense for Republicans is the House and Senate; they want as few divisions that demoralize people as they possibly can get.”

Out of the 34 Senate seats up for re-election this November, anywhere from seven to 10 are Republican seats in jeopardy.  Ornstein said the decision to support Trump may ultimately come down to saving those seats.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan have dealt with the reality of Trump in their own ways. McConnell has pushed small bills through the Senate while Ryan hopes to push a bold agenda focused on national security, the economy, poverty and health care through the House. That cannot happen within a fractured Republican party.

“The more you distance yourself from your party’s nominee, the more you get a backlash from those populists who have been ardently for Trump saying see, the establishment is defying and betraying us again,” Ornstein said.  “The more you embrace Trump, the more you turn traditional conservatives and Independents away from you.”

Cruz positioned himself as the potential leader of the conservative wing of the Republican Party during his concession speech Tuesday night.  Many analysts saw parallels between his speech and Ronald Reagan’s concession to Gerald Ford in 1976.  Reagan ultimately came back in 1980 to win the Republican nomination and the presidency, ushering in a new era of conservatism in American politics.  At age 45, Cruz is young enough to look toward a presidential run in 2020 but the party may be moving beyond his vision. 

“The reality is Ronald Reagan was successful in 1976 because he was the future of the Republican Party. Ted Cruz is not the future of this party,” said Hudak. 

In 2012, Republicans famously performed an autopsy after the loss of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, calling for the party to adapt its perspective and improve outreach to women and minorities.  Instead, the party moved in a completely different direction that ultimately ended with Trump as the nominee.

After the general election, a new reckoning will occur.  If Trump wins, his anti-establishment, anti-immigration wing of the party will clearly hold sway.  If he loses, the conservative wing of the party represented by Cruz and the older establishment wing will be left to sort out what remains of a party led by a completely unexpected nominee.

“You’re going to see an enormous battle not just for the control of the party apparatus,” said Ornstein, “but for the soul of the Republican Party and it’s not going to be resolved quickly or easily.”

Spanish warrants link Russia
to organized crime chiefs

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services

Spanish authorities this week issued arrest warrants for several Russians, some of them reputedly close associates of President Vladimir Putin, who are suspected of close ties to organized crime. The Spanish newspaper El Mundo quoted Judge Jose de la Mata of Spain's national court as saying there is very strong evidence against each suspect.

Spanish prosecutors claim that the suspects were involved in a wide range of criminal activities, including murder, illegal arms trafficking, extortion, fraud, abuse of office, bribery, smuggling and drug trafficking.

One of the biggest names on the list of suspects is Vladislav Reznik, a top official of the ruling Yedinaya Rossiya party who previously headed the committee on credit institutions and financial institutions of the State Duma, the lower house of Russia’s parliament. According to Spanish court documents, Reznik is associated with Russian crime boss Gennady Petrov and fulfills various tasks on Petrov’s behalf, both legal and illegal.

Petrov was among a group of alleged Russian organized-crime figures who set up shop in Spain in the mid-1990s. He fled to Russia after police raided his villa on the Spanish island of Majorca in 2008.

Another prominent name on the list of suspects is Nikolai Aulov, deputy head of Russia’s federal narcotics control service.  According to the Spanish prosecutors, the mafia used him to gain influence in Russia’s highest administrative circles. A warrant was also issued for Leonid Khristoforov, who allegedly acted as a liaison for Aulov.

Another Spanish arrest warrant was for Igor Sobolevsky, former deputy head of the Investigative Committee, a Russian state agency analogous to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Spanish prosecutors say Sobolevsky maintained contacts and exchanged services with Petrov, passing secret information to him. In the words of Judge de la Mata, Sobolevsky kept Petrov informed about the actions of the security services against organized crime.

In a petition made to Spain’s central court in May 2015, Spanish prosecutors accused other former top Russian officials of having links to Petrov, including former defense minister Anatoly Serdyukov, former regional development minister Dmitry Kozak and former communications minister Leonid Reiman. 

Asked to comment on the Spanish arrest warrants, Valery Khomyakov, general director of the National Strategy Council, a Moscow think tank, said he was surprised by the universal silence with which Russian officialdom greeted the news.

"We usually have someone to respond at every given opportunity,” he said. “As soon as something is said, Ms. Zakharova is already there. Everybody is probably waiting for the reaction of the chief executive. After all, Reznik is a rather well-known MP who has been in the parliament for a long time. Plus, his connections to Vladimir Putin through the notorious Petrov are discernible,” Khomyakov said, referring to the foreign affairs ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.

In March, after Interpol issued an international arrest warrant for Reznik at the request of Spanish authorities, Russian Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika flatly ruled out extraditing him to Spain.

Alexander Gurov is a retired interior ministry general who made his name fighting organized crime in the 1980s and a former State Duma member who headed its security committee from 2000 to 2004. He said there is nothing surprising about official Moscow's silence about the Spanish arrest warrants.

"It is clear that this episode is very unpleasant for the image of the country," he said.

Still, Gurov said the story is hardly new.

"I, personally, would listen to the Spanish police,” he said. “They are not fools. According to available information, Russian envoys of organized crime really were actively operating in Spain. The only question is the degree of guilt of those involved.”

According to Gurov, the Spanish case is evidence of ties between Russia’s state structures and the criminal underworld.

“It may even involve groups of officials from certain agencies,” he said. “It’s not a secret: this process has been going on since the '90s.. . . Organized crime cannot exist without the protection of the authorities, or without an economic base.”

Twenty years ago, Gurov said, Russian organized crime groups decided to earmark one-third of their revenues for bribes to government officials.

“I think this is now paying off,” he said. “They have all coalesced to such a degree that it is difficult for the uninitiated to understand. During all these years, the mafia worked hard to integrate state representatives into their networks.”

At one time, organized crime put a large number of people into the State Duma, Gurov said.

“That’s how it was when I ran for office,” he said. “They caught them by the hundreds, but those guys still managed to infiltrate the Duma.”

However, Gurov believes that today the situation in the Duma has changed significantly.

Valery Khomyakov says that if the accusations of the Spanish prosecutors are confirmed, the merger of Russian state structures with the criminal underworld will have to be recognized as a fact.
The Spanish case will be presented as irrefutable evidence that Russia’s state structures and organized crime have merged "together in a criminal tangle, in which it is impossible to figure out where the government ends and where criminality begins,” he said.

U.S. Justice Department enters
dispute over bathroom bill

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services

The U.S. Justice Department says a controversial law in the state of North Carolina limiting legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people violates federal civil-rights law and must not be enforced.

In a written notice to the state's governor, Pat McCrory, U.S. officials directed North Carolina to confirm that the new law will not be enforced or risk being sued by the federal government.

If North Carolina disregards the U.S. government's position, it could put at risk hundreds of millions of dollars the state normally receives to support its schools and universities.

The North Carolina law limits legal protections for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and requires transgender people to use only public bathroom facilities that correspond to the gender listed on their birth certificates.

Transgender is used to describe people who identify with or express a gender identity different from one they were born with, for example, someone born male who chooses to live as a woman.

The Justice Department said North Carolina's law, known there as House Bill 2 or H.B. 2, violates the U.S. Civil Rights Act, the foundation of all civil-rights legislation in the United States.

The act, which dates back to 1964, prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. It has been used to end racial segregation in schools, workplaces and public facilities, also known as "public accommodations, and to overturn local election rules used to discriminate against minorities.

The government's notice to the state and Gov. McCrory set a deadline of Monday for North Carolina to abide by the terms of the federal order. 

Since its passage in March, North Carolina's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender law has stirred strong controversy and aroused demonstrations both for and against its provisions. Rock-music star Bruce Springsteen and other figures from the entertainment world cancelled appearances in North Carolina in protest against H.B. 2. More than 140 businesses have signed a letter protesting the measure, among them Apple, Microsoft and Coca-cola.

A Democratic state lawmaker who opposes the law, Chris Sgro, said the federal government's action "confirms what we've already known, that H.B. 2 is deeply discriminatory . . . and needs to be repealed as soon as possible."

Sgro, who also is executive director of Equality NC, a rights group, estimated the economic impact of the law at $500 million already, not including the potential loss of federal funds for state institutions, such as $861 million allocated for North Carolina during the current school year.

Medical errors are considered
third leading cause of death

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services

Medical errors now are the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to a new study.

Writing in The BMJ, researchers from the Johns Hopkins University say more than 250,000 deaths are caused by medical errors every year.

This means medical errors have passed respiratory disease as the third most likely cause of death.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention keeps the official statistics about leading causes of death in the U.S., but Hopkins researchers say the Center's way of collecting data fails to classify medical errors separately on the death certificate.

"Incidence rates for deaths directly attributable to medical care gone awry haven't been recognized in any standardized method for collecting national statistics," said Martin Makary, professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an authority on health reform. "The medical coding system was designed to maximize billing for physician services, not to collect national health statistics, as it is currently being used."

The researchers say the Center’s methods, which were adopted in 1949, need to be changed to account for medical mistakes.

"At that time, it was under-recognized that diagnostic errors, medical mistakes, and the absence of safety nets could result in someone's death," said Makary, "and because of that, medical errors were unintentionally excluded from national health statistics."

The researchers looked at death rate data from 2000 to 2008 as well as hospitalization rates from 2013. Using that data, they determined that out of more than 35.4 million hospitalizations, medical errors caused more than a quarter million deaths.

This, researchers say, represents 9.5 percent of all deaths in the U.S. each year.

In 2013, the Center said heart disease was the leading cause of death in the U.S., with cancer the second, followed by respiratory disease.

"Top-ranked causes of death as reported by the CDC inform our country's research funding and public health priorities," Makary says. "Right now, cancer and heart disease get a ton of attention, but since medical errors don't appear on the list, the problem doesn't get the funding and attention it deserves."

Researchers caution that medical errors should not be synonymous with bad doctors, but “represent systemic problems, including poorly coordinated care, fragmented insurance networks, the absence or underuse of safety nets, and other protocols, in addition to unwarranted variation in physician practice patterns that lack accountability.”

Economy in U.S. appears
to be sluggish but stable

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services

A mixed-bag of economic reports released on Wednesday points to a sluggish but stable U.S. economy.

U.S. companies added jobs last month at their slowest pace in three years, according to payroll processor ADP.  Business added 150,000 jobs in April, fewer than the 194,000 added in March. The reasons for the decline were the loss of 11,000 manufacturing jobs and weaker hiring at medium and larger companies.

The ADP report precedes Friday's monthly government unemployment update. Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor reported the jobless rate was little changed at 5.0 percent. Some economists expect firm growth in the range of 200,000 jobs.

The Labor Department reported American workers were less productive in the first quarter of this year. Productivity fell at an annual rate of 1 percent, compared to a 1.7 percent drop in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Productivity, the amount of output per hour of work, has been weak for the last five years. It is a key ingredient needed for raising living standards. 

The bright spot was the U.S. trade deficit, which narrowed sharply in March, thanks to a drop in imports. The U.S. Department of Commerce reported the deficit shrank nearly 14 percent from February to $40.4 billion, its lowest level in a year. The report said the trade gap with China, one of America's largest trade partners, narrowed more than 34 percent.

Wells Fargo Global Economist Jay Bryson said the trade deficit news came as little surprise because recent preliminary data on trade in goods signaled a sharp reduction in the overall deficit.

Mother sues school system
over alleged racial bias

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services

A mother is suing the St. Louis school system claiming that her 9-year-old son is being prohibited from remaining in a city charter school because of the color of his skin.

The mother, La'Shieka White, and her son live in the St. Louis suburbs.

White filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday alleging that her son, Edmund Lee, a third-grader at Gateway Science Academy in the city of St. Louis, would be unable to continue attending the school because of the family's move and because he is black.

"Imagine our shock when we found out Edmund would no longer be allowed to attend Gateway Science Academy due to state laws because he is African-American," White said in an online petition that has gathered more than 134,000 signatures.

St. Louis' decades-old desegregation law allows black students to attend schools in the suburbs, but it does not allow black students living in the surrounding county to attend city charter schools.

"African-American students who live in St. Louis County are ineligible to be enrolled at Gateway, or any charter school located in the city of St. Louis," court documents say.

The lawsuit asks for a permanent injunction prohibiting a transfer program based on race.

Edmund has been studying at Gateway Science Academy since kindergarten. He has a 3.79 grade-point average and above-average testing scores in language arts, math and science, the lawsuit says.

The family moved in March from a city neighborhood to a house in Maryland Heights, Missouri, part of St. Louis County, after the family car was broken into multiple times and regular gunshots were heard by family members.

The defendant in the lawsuit is the Voluntary Interdistrict Choice Corp., a nonprofit governed by a board composed of superintendents of the participating city and county school districts.

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B&B for sale in Costa Rica $650,000

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Negotiable price. Thirty thousand seventy square meters. The house is seven hundred fifty squared meters, built three years ago. Five bedrooms plus servant's room with bathroom. Each bedroom includes private bathroom. Master's room includes Jacuzzi and hidromassage. Two main living rooms plus visitor's parlor and hall, two furnished kitchens, all ceramic. Nineteen rooms total counting three offices, eight-car garage. Has 220-volt current with three distribution panels. First-quality water plus well, decorated stone walls, recreational area, second house eighty squared meters, hot water systems, cable, telephone, light system throughout property, river, part forest..

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Mountain home w/million dollar view near San Ramón
Beautiful home in the mountains near San Ramón with 180-degree view of the gulf of Nicoya. 7 miles from San Ramón, 1 mile from Interamericana highway. 3,200 foot elevation so temp is 65 to 75 year around. Electric gate, private drive. house built in 2010. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, appliances included. High-speed internet installed,  Price for sale $179,000    Contact Mike: mmpeace@hotmail.com 
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1.5-acre lot with spectacular ocean views. Ready to build. Mild climate year round with an average temperature a cool 74 degrees. Spectacular panoramic views of
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the ocean and port of Puntarenas during the day, breathtaking views of Esparza at night. Fully titled and owned under a Costa Rican corporation. Price reduced to $45,000. Short-term owner financing available. For more info: www.condojaco.com Contact: Frank condojaco1@gmail.com

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This house has never been listed.  It is a 3-bedroom, 1-bath home approx. 100 feet above sea level on the only hill in Jacó one mile to the beach.  Totally remodeled to a Gringo house.Has great fenced yard for dogs and a huge screened porch with  great views all around, including a small ocean view.  New in the last two years includes: new kitchen with granite counter, cedar cabinets, all new windows, tile, water system, updated electric & plumbing, superb new AC units (low electric bill), This is half of a duplex with a platted yard.  Other side is the chief of police.  Secure & private.  $169.900. Call Glenn at 506-6214-0056 or goodbuyflorida@yahoo.com.

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Situated three miles west of the capital, eight miles from the airport. Quiet, secluded area within walking distance to a commercial center including a hotel, six restaurants,  next to two bus line stops. Car ownership is not needed. January-March air temperatures are 72 to 80 degrees F. Apartment 1,200 sq. ft (100 sq. meters), on ground floor, indoor  patio. Large windows without bars, parquet floors. Spacious living room-dining area, two bedrooms, maid's room, two bathrooms, four closets  (including walk-in), fully equipped kitchen (refrigerator, washing machine, small appliances, all necessary utensils, work tools).  Many amenities, (pictures, indoor plants, sewing machine, books, keyboard, dishes, glassware, silverware). Annual cost of maintenance about $1,350 includes water, landscaping service, garbage disposal, 24-7 security and property taxes. Price $120,000. Available for viewing:  Mid-January to beginning of April. Contact:  USA :  585 544-4296. Costa Rica : 506 2231-0410

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Mountain home w/million dollar view near San Ramón
Beautiful home in the mountains near San Ramón with 180-degree view of the gulf of Nicoya. 7 miles from San Ramón, 1 mile from Interamericana highway. 3,200 foot elevation so temp is 65 to 75 year around. Electric gate, private drive. house built in 2010. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, appliances included. High-speed internet installed,  Price for sale $179,000    Contact Mike: mmpeace@hotmail.com 
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Mountain home for sale
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Costa Rica home for sale $163,500 / 2bedroom - 1,984 ft2

Central Valley view home: 10 minutes from Santiago de Puriscal and shopping, hospital services, and soon Maxi Pali. Only one hour to San José or Pacific beaches.
- On .55-acre lot with river on one boundary
- Area under roof, 1,984 sq. ft., Area inside walls, 925 sq. ft. Steel, recycled
      Styrofoam, and concrete construction.
- 2 ½ years old with central living room and kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2 baths,
       ceramic tile throughout.
- Central Valley volcano and SJO airport views from every room.
- Vaulted ceilings give bright open feeling.
- Entrance from concrete road to large graveled parking area
- VERY energy efficient with VERY low property taxes.
- Covered attached carport with entrance to front door or laundry-guest bath
- 2 carport storage bodegas.
- 12 foot x 14 foot storage bodega
- Security lights, And Amcrest day & night video recorder system.
- Producing banana trees, and mango, bread fruit, and guanabana trees

Includes: Refrigerator, gas stove & oven with electric grill element, microwave, electric washer-gas dryer stacked style, gas on demand whole house water heater. Other furnishings are negotiable. ICE electric service and land line phone. Bajo Burgos Water district. Metro-wireless WiFi is available. Tigo Star Satellite T.V. House is in a Costa Rican corporation, will transfer shares. Contract indyj5vw@yahoo.com or call 506 2416-9324.  Additional photos are available on Flickr album

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