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  1. What do you get when you cross a Universalist Unitarian with a Jehovah's Witness? Someone who comes to the door with no apparent purpose.
  2. Protesting university students asked the Legislature to cut funds for the Catholic Church and the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS), instead of putting to work the scissors in the 2015 budget for education. "Cut to the Church and close to the DIS, but do not affect my student grant!" Shouted the students during yesterday's march, which left the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and culminated outside the Congress. The protest came as a rejection of the possibility that the amount allocated to the "U" public be lowered, so they said it would be better to decrease the money for these two institutions, which, coupled with better control of fiscal and corruption, evasion would help alleviate the budget deficit facing the country. Between 2008 and so far in 2014, the Catholic Church has received ¢ 3,700 million as part of the legal benefits it has to be the official state religion. La Nacion 8/10/14
  3. In Costa Rica, the newest religion goes under the name “Nueva Iglesia Pastafari de Costa Rica” (New Pastafari Church of Costa Rica), founded by its religious, leader José Castro, who welcomes all who wish to learn about and share the faith with him and his group of followers, regardless of dogmas, races, sexual preferences and other labels. “For us it is a belief system that as a church, it is something you expect to be respected, taken seriously, but it is also a church that is partly facetious, that has all the merits and rights as any other, ” says Castro. Pastafarians in Costa Rica meet every fifteen days, prepare and share spaghetting with meatballs. “It is similar to what is done in Catholic worship, we eat our God and there is a type of baptism, we chat and spend time in the company of people who think alike, it’s very nice,” said Castro. Q-CR.
  4. The Catholic church refuses to pay the CAJA. The Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) and the Catholic Church have a legal dispute over the payment of social security contributions on wages of priests. The CAJA contends that since 2012, there is a worker-employer relationship between the priests and the Church. The decision is based on a report by the Directorate of Inspections of the CCSS. However, the Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica rejects that position and refuses to pay the obligations required by the CCSS as any employer. La Nacion 10-03-2014
  5. Solís' 100-day report leads to criminal investigation of 4 government agencies.The president said that the country had lost $112 million to corruption during the last decade. Tico Times 9-17-14
  6. Then I would like to see all religions get money from the government; Baha’i, Islam, Candomble, Jainism, Buddhism, Evangelicals, Hinduism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Judaism, Mormonism, Paganism, Rastafari, Santeria, Shinto, Sikhism, Unitarianism, Spiritualism, Zoroastrianism and Taoism. No discrimination, equality for all believers. Love it or leave it, mae.
  7. Ojalá is one of the most beautiful words in any language. It is Spanish, and pronounced Oh-ha-LAH. It expresses a strong desire for something to come to pass. Ojalá I will get the job! Ojalá she will sell the house to us! Ojalá he will win the tournament! Modern Spaniards say it means “May it be so” or “I hope that” or “I wish that” something will happen. "So maybe the current government will pass an amendment during its term".....SI DIOS QUIERE
  8. Well in the first vote, I chose Jose Maria Villalta but in the run-off election between Araya and Solis I voted for Solis. But who really governs Costa Rica? If you are going to live or retire in Costa Rica you should really know about the inner workings of the country and the influence exerted by the Church. Costa Rica elects new political leaders every 4 years. But will the winners be the real persons who run the country???????????? The answer is, IMO, no. Costa Rica is ruled by an oligarchy of the rich and powerful. You can take a glimpse at who really calls the shots here at: http://www.revistapaquidermo.com/archives/2908
  9. The govt. is planning to hand over $800,000 to the Catholic church and the funding comes from the Ministerio de Cultura and Ministerio de Educación. The Church can spend the funds as it sees fit, "no strings attached." The Catholic church probably has more wealth than Costa Rica. The Govt. plans to raise taxes because it can't pay its bills? It is time to reel in all government waste. Why does Costa Rica need a state religion anyway? These tax free gifts started in 1991 and it is time for them to stop, Costa Rica cannot afford it and I don't want to pay higher taxes to support corruption.
  10. Taller Hernandez, Calle Chimba, 2 kms. West of the red cross. Randall Hernandez, 2203-2180
  11. Consider the source! Special Free Bonus....maybe he'll write a book about Panama someday.
  12. Great photos....still looking at them. Hope to make the trip someday.
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