San Carlos de su Madre, Costa Rica (IP) - The government of Costa Rica has informed U.S. citizens that the land they own in Costa Rica will become government property as of September 1. 2007. The reason given is that they are strapped for money because of snow storms which have covered the tourist rich mountain top resorts.
The Costa Rican mountains are second in height only to the Himalayan Mountain range and their bright white snow covered tops can be seen from most of Central America.
It can be a pleasant 85 degrees F (30 Celsius) at the bottom and bone chilling 27 degrees below zero F (-30 Celsius) a few miles away at the top. In the past there would be 6 months of snow but lately the snow never seems to stop.
The government claims that it is not going to become communist nor socialist and it wants tourists to continue to enjoy the warm hospitality and friendly atmosphere they are so famous for. Folks who have their land confiscated will be given vouchers which will allow them to stay at local resorts for half price.