Small-is-better tourism is theme of new video

RDF TOPIC AREA: Maritime Zone Protection

2014.09.30, Photo Insert

Legislators and supporters of responsible tourism will present a video that seems to support minimal development on the Pacific coast. The video is titled La gallina de los huevos de oro: Turismo en la costa Pacifica de Costa Rica. A reasonable translation would be “The Chicken That Lays the Golden Eggs: Tourism on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.” The fable with that title sometimes refers to a goose. Read More -> 2014.09.30, RDF Newsletter, Vol 14, Edition 09.30

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President voices support for extending moratorium on maritime zone evictions

RDF TOPIC AREA: Maritime Zone Issue.

Puerto Viejo DemolitionsTwenty Residents along the beaches of Puerto Viejo and other parts of the southern Caribbean can breathe a sigh of relief, at least for now. President Luis Guillermo Solís announced support for an extension of a moratorium on a law that would displace coastal residents in the southern Caribbean and other parts of the country, during his trip to the province of Limón on Saturday. Read More -> 2014.09.02, RDF Newsletter, Vol 14, Edition 09.02

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Lack of Water Paralyzing Construction in 1/3rd of Costa Rica’s Municipalities

RDF TOPIC AREA: Impacts of the Water Crisis in Costa Rica.

2013.03.16, Photo InsertTwenty-seven cantons in Costa Rica, or 33% of the total, have indefinitely stopped issuing building permits as a result of a lack of potable water supply, paralyzing construction in many areas, according to a recent report. Seven of the cantons who have ceased issuing building permits are cantons of San José: Alajuelita, Mora, Puriscal, Desamparados, Acosta, Aserrí and Coronado, in addition to some areas of Escazu and Santa Ana. Also affected are several areas popular with tourists and expats, such as the cantons of Carrillo [which includes the towns of Playa Hermosa, Playas de Coco and Playa Panama] and La Cruz in Guanacaste, Perez Zeledon, Osa, Atenas and others. Read More-> 2014.06.17, RDF Newsletter, Vol 14, Edition 06.17


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United States Donates Equipment to Protect the Maritime Zone of Costa Rica

2014.06.15, Photo InsertRDF TOPIC AREA: Maritime Zone Protection

The United States Embassy has donated to the Coast Guard of Costa Rica high level equipment valued at more than $107,000 to protect the country’s marine assets, said a local official. The Ministry of Public Security (MPS) stated in a press release that the donation will allow the Coast Guard to strengthen its operations to combat drug traffickers, smugglers; as well as, looters of nature.  Read More -> 2014.06.15, RDF Newsletter, Vol 14, Edition 06.15

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