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Colombians in Costa Rica Can Now Save Here For A Home Loan in Colombia

Posted on: Apr 27 2015 - 6:12pm | #0
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QCOSTARICA – Colombians living in Costa Rica can now save in the country for at least year and subsequently apply in Colombia for a home loan, to be used in the purchase a house, pay down an existing mortgage, or build or remodel a home in Colombia. The credit application does not require a co-signer and applications can be made joing among family members, such as parent-child, spouses, brothers and sisters. Qualifying for the Voluntary Savings Program Contract (AVC) – Programa de Ahorro Voluntario Contractual – program area Colombians residing in United States, Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, Norway, Australia and  Costa Rica, can access the All that is necessary to apply is to have legal...

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Deputy Minister Under Ethics Cloud

QCOSTARICA – Labor Vice Minister Alfredo Hasbum is being investigated by an Ethics Court for allegedly having engineered an illegal settlement of a debt his former employer, the Teacher’s Pension Board (Jupema), found it had with the universal health care system for unpaid employer contributions. His troubles started when the Board found itself in debt to the...

Posted on: Apr 27 2015 - 1:06pm | #0
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Is Cocorí Racist?

QCOSTARICA – A musical based on the beloved children’s book “Cocori” has been withdrawn from the International Arts Festival...

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Francisca Lachapel, A Beauty Queen That Is Different

Francisa Lachapel as “Mela” COSTA RICA EXTRA – She thinner than the average Miss. Attractive, even with thick eyebrows and...

A Peek Over The Mountains – Costa Rica

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Rose Wine rappels down one of four waterfalls just minutes away from the town. QCOSTA RICA TRAVEL – As a result of an immersion program, my Spanish teacher’s adventurous...

Is Cocorí Racist?

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QCOSTARICA – A musical based on the beloved children’s book “Cocori” has been withdrawn from the International Arts Festival (FIA) after being criticized as being “racist” by several lawmakers. The same fate befell the English kid’s book “Little Back Sambo” in the United States during the latter half of the 20th century. Culture Minister Elizabeth Fonseca decided...

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A Peek Over The Mountains – Costa Rica

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Rose Wine rappels down one of four waterfalls just minutes away from the town. QCOSTA RICA TRAVEL – As a result of an immersion program, my Spanish teacher’s adventurous spirit and emergency aid from the...

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Is Cocorí Racist?

QCOSTARICA – A musical based on the beloved children’s book “Cocori” has been withdrawn from the International...


The Obama Decree

Posted on: Apr 26 2015 - 11:53am | Comments Off on The Obama Decree
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The more than 10 million signatures collected in Venezuela against the Executive Order have no legal effect within or outside the borders of Venezuela, so there is no way to force US President Barack Obama to revoke his decree (AVN) TODAY VENEZUELA– Ever since last March 9, when US President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order declaring Venezuela an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to the United States, the Venezuelan government has screamed denunciations of supposed plans of invasion or military incursion by the United States. “We cannot allow this decree to be a sword of Damocles suspending over our children’s necks (…)until the day the United States come and say ‘Ok now,[let’s enforce]a blockade against Venezuela,...

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Leatherback turtle

Both of Costa Rica’s coasts provide vital nesting grounds for endangered populations of sea turtles. Tortuguero National Park, on the Caribbean north of Limón, is recognized as a world leader in turtle conservation and study. Photo: Fernando Silva Article first appeared on QCOSTARICA. Click here to go to the source article....

Posted on: Apr 26 2015 - 6:51am | Comments Off on Leatherback turtle
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U.S. Divers Fail To Locate Remains Of Sunken Catamaran

Posted on: Apr 26 2015 - 6:51am | Comments Off on U.S. Divers Fail To Locate Remains Of Sunken Catamaran
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File Photo QCOSTARICA – A team of American divers failed to locate the catamaran, Pura Vida Princess, that sank off the coast of Playa Herradura on January 8, leaving three dead. Despite an intense search, the seven divers from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) left Costa Rica on Tuesday, without fulfilling their objective, to locate the EcoQuest boat and collect evidence for use in the continuing investigation. Colonel Martín Arias, of the Costa Rican Coast Guard, said the expectation of finding the sunken boat was very high, but the expected results were not obtained. “They returned to the U.S. Here they interviewed the people involved with the catamaran, the builders, staff at the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT),...

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“Sigo Siendo El Rey” (I’m Still The King)

President Luis Guillermo Solis (in the way back, balding) was surprised with a birthday cake by young cooperatives in Alajuela. Photo: Facebook COSTA RICA EXTRA – President Luis Guillermo Solis was surprised yesterday with a birthday cake while attending the closing event of the Semana Nacional del Cooperativismo, at the Dos Pinos plant, in Coyol de Alajuela. To...

Posted on: Apr 26 2015 - 6:51am | Comments Off on “Sigo Siendo El Rey” (I’m Still The King)
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