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  1. Hi Gayle, Is there a particular brand you'd like to find? Based on a lot of research, I've been feeding my cat Innova food, which is highly rated. This is some info I posted a couple of years ago: http://forums.arcr.n...ica/#entry32986 (skip down to the "cat food" section.) Most of the places that sell Innova also have other food from the Innova line. (http://www.naturapet.com/) Some updates: - El Salitre Ferreteria now has the Innova cat food - it's now possible to find the large bags of Innova, which are a much better buy. They're not always in stock, however, so you b
  2. Well, here's what the law actually says. Obviously, the entire law is much more complex than this, but for retirees or actual CR residents, the provisions don't seem that complicated. In short (my interpretation - NOT legal advice): if you're covered by Medicare or a government health plan for veterans, that meets the mandate's requirement. If not, but you're a full time resident of CR (i.e., if you would qualify for the earned income tax credit IF you had earned income) then the mandate doesn't apply. And here's the actual language. #1) this is the mandate (note that it applie
  3. La Nacion reports that they've been arrested: http://www.nacion.com/2010-07-26/Sucesos/UltimaHora/Sucesos2461248.aspx
  4. I had very mixed experiences w/ Intercultura at Samara when I lived there. One class was a total waste because most of the students were young men from the US who were basically on a credit-earning vacation, and the instructor catered to their desire to speak mostly in English, and to learn Spanish vocabulary useful for picking up young Ticas in the local bars. They had some good instructors, but on balance I thought that the hundreds of dollars I gave them would have been better spent elsewhere.
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