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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Costa Rica Census 2011 - in English

The week of May 30-June 3, 2011 (I have no clue why they're not doing this over the weekend when MOST people are home???) teachers/administrators from your area will be out knocking doors to ask all sorts of questions on behalf of the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INEC - at first I didn't get why the kids would be off school for this and they'd be using the teachers but now I get it as teachers can perhaps see the conditions the kids are living in as well as who's in school and who's not).

They will have on a blue vest with the logos of the INEC and the Census, a badge or card with your name and ID number and area code of residence, a blue suitcase and official logos!
Some sad puppies are known to pretend they’re officials to make their way into your home for illegal purposes so if you question it - call 800-23676-2011 to check their authenticity.

Once you have taken it, I've heard you should put a sticker on your door/window
but I wasn't offered a sticker.

THANX to Daniel with EscazuNews - http://Facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000438782500 - who shared this pdf file of the 2011 Costa Rica Census in ENGLISH.

But unfortunately the INEC has changed the initial path to it and we haven't been able to find it and the 800 number is always busy when we try so, if you're on Facebook you can go to his EscazuNews group and click on the link to download the form so you can fill it out and give it to them (making it LOTS easier for everyone.  Note that EVERY person living in the home MUST fill out a portion of it) http://Facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inec.go.cr%2FA%2FMS%2FCensos%2FCenso%25202011%2FBoleta%2520Censal%2F07.%2520Boleta%2520censal%2C%2520versi%C3%B3n%2520ingl%C3%A9s.pdf&h=15f1e

or my friend Roni made us a direct link for us on her site - 

I received my visit the first day in the afternoon but a REALLY nice gal that was an administrator at one of the nearby schools though she didn't speak English but luckily I had the link so we were able to communicate with the help of http:/Translate.google.com - we got by!!! (I was even able to share with her about the FREE Entrance to anyone with a cedula between now and June 23 at La Paz Waterfall/Garden simply by "Liking" their Facebook page - 

Here's the "official" site for it - http://www.inec.go.cr (it's one of those typical sites made in CR where the people weren't taught properly so you HAVE to input the www)

Vicki in Escazu

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