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Personal Information:

  • Identity card number: 9- 024- 629
  • Place and date of birth: San Jose, Costa Rica, April 18 of 1952.
  • Civil Status: Divorced, two children.
  • P.O. Box: 4328- 1000, San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • E-mail:
  • Address: Granadilla, Curridabat, San Jose
  • Telephones: (506)
    • 8815- 4069 / 2243-2646 office
    • 2273- 3349 fax


  • Primary:
    • John D. Rockefeller School, Turrialba, Costa Rica.
    • Mount Rainier Junior High, Hyattsville, Maryland, U.S.
  • Secondary:
    • Frederick Military Academy, Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.
    • Country Day School, San José, Costa Rica.
  • University:
    • Faculty of Law of the Complutense University of Madrid, obtaining the degree of "Licenciado en Derecho", (Lawyer), Madrid, Spain.
    • Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology of the Complutense University of Madrid, where I studied the first three years of Political Science and Sociology, Madrid, Spain.
    • Faculty of Law of the University of Costa Rica, Graduating as Public Notary.

Other University Studies:

Fellowship studies in the EIGHTH SESSION OF STUDIES WITH EMPHASIS ON THE CHILEAN CASE, obtaining the corresponding title, as well as the title given by the INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR THE TEACHING OF HUMAN RIGHTS AT UNIVERSITY LEVEL in Rene Cassin’s Institute of Human Rights in Strassburg, France.

Post Held In the Present:

  • Litigating Lawyer and Public Notary, since 1981, with specialty in Civil Law, National Commercial and International Law, and legal advisor to various national and foreing companies.
  • Specialist in International Payment Instruments, International Contracts of Purchase and Sales and Arbitration, International Exchange Procedures, coointegrator of a procedure for handling trading operations, "Procedural Framework for Sourcing and Selling", since 1988.
  • President and Propietary of Sociedad Anónima de Organizacion y Sistemas Incorporados, SAOSI, since 1985.
  • Legal Representative of the Commercial Office of INFOBANK International PTY. Ltd. of Autralia en Costa Rica, since 1985.
  • Legal Advisor to the Assoation for the Development of the Small Businessman, ADEPE, administrator of A.I.D. and I.D.B. funds, 1986.
  • Lawyer with Special Judicial Power of Athorney to litigate in the name of the Department of Justice of the United States.
  • Specialist in Information Technology and Electronic Commerce, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Internet/Intranet/Extranet, On-line mechanisms of payments, Home Banking, Universal Right of Access, On-line Retailing and Investigation in the Internet since 1990.
  • Parliamentary Advisor specialist in Business Logistics, Library of Congress Monseñor Sanabria, LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF COSTA RICA, with almost 3000 Internet navigating hours, since 1992.
  • Lawyer and Consultant on International Forms of Payment and external Lawyer of the Coalición de Iniciativas de Desarrollo (CINDE), Semi-public corporation for export consultation and advice, San José, Costa Rica since 1993.
  • Professor on Investigation in Internet, and related themes of the Digitital Economy, in the LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF COSTA RICA, since 1995.
  • Parliamentary Advisor and speciallist in Organizational Logistics, LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF COSTA RICA, since 1992.
  • Coordinator of the Site of the Library of Congress Monseñor Sanabria" of the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica, 1998, José 1998.
  • Propietary y Director of the "Knowledge Center _ Centro de Conocimiento" Kc_Cc,, España, 1998.
  • Senior Consultant of the GALILEO Foundation, for the Innovation, Growth and Transformation , SI-PROMICRO,, San Jose, 1999.
  • Vicepresident de la Latin American Center of Information Technology (CLATI), Costa Rica 1998.
  • Vicepresident of the Latin American Legal Technology Center Foundation (CENTELLA), Costa Rica 1998.
  • Consultant and Advisor in the Project PROCDESI for Central America, of the International Commerce Centre, CCI, UNCTAD/WTO since 1996.

Instructor of other seminars such as:

  • International Instructor, Advisor and Consultant in the following areas:
    • Electronic Commerce
      • For the Private Sector:
        • "The Digital Economy and the Teachings of the New Paradigm"
        • What's the Commercial Internet? The commercial use of the Web. How to purchase, sell and market? How to obtain commecial information for your enterprise in the WWW?
        • Introducción al Comercio Electrónico
        • Managing the MarketSpace?
        • How to Manage the Virtual Value Chain?
        • "Home Banking"
        • "On-line Payment Systems"
        • "Online Retailing"
        • On-line Chain Management and Web Casting - The structural framework and it's implications. y (Web Casting).
        • Firewalls and Security for the distributed enterprise-
        • Encription and Electronic Data Security
        • The Future of Netwoking and Communications
        • The Internet Service Providers (ISP)
        • "Java and the Wide World Web Metamorphosis"
        • "HTML the new language of the Web. How to write commercially on the Web? The new advertizement and marketing"
    • Electronic Commerce
      • For the Public Sector:
        • Electronic Government and Democracy
        • Universal Access Right
        • Introduction to the "World Wide Web"
        • The transformation behind the Information Superhighway
        • Access to Public Information: Public Data Bases and Electronic Democracy
        • Internet, cuestions behind it's commerciallization (privatization) and the new actors of the Information Society
        • The National Information Infrastructure (NII), the Global Information Infrastructure (GII) and the Information Superhighway; the I-Way
        • How to Investigate in Internet, for Government Organizations
    • International Commerce
      • For Private and Public Sectors:
        • International Mechanisms of Payment
        • "International Purchase of Sale Contract, Documentary Credits and Arbitration"
        • "Procedural Framework for Sourcing and Selling"
        • "International Commerce and the New Alternative Mechanisms of Payments.
  • Speaker of the following themes:
    • Internet and WWW, Dematerialization of the acts of commerce, Electronic Money, Encription and security of communications, Extranet, Intranet and Internet, Security in distributed computing, The transformation behind the Information Superhighway, and similar thematic.

Knowledge of Computing (Information Technology):

  • Software:
    • Operating Systems: Complete knowledge of DOS versions 3.3, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 6.1, 6.2 and 7.1, Windows vers. 3.0, 3.1, 3.11 for Workgroups, Windows 95, 98 and basic principles of Windows NT, Apple Systems. Basic Knowledge of O.S. 2, Java and of Object Oriented Systems, OOS.
    • Individual working applications: Complete knowledge of Word Perfect 5.1, 6.0 and 7.0 for Windows, Microsoft (MS) Word 2.0, 6.0 and 97, MS-Excel 5.0 and 97, MS-Power Point 4.0 5.0 and 97, MS- Project, MS-Mail, MS-Works, MS-Publisher, Form Tools, The Print Shop various versions, IBM applications of Writing Assistant, Display Write 4, Lotus Organizer. Knowledge of Lotus 123 for DOS and Windows, Adobe Framemaker, Acrobat and Ventura, besides various graphic software packages for imaging (GIF, JPG) and various types of sounds.
    • Workgroup Applications: Microsoft Office 97 y Lotus Notes, and other webcasting technologies such as Poincast Network and Intranet systems. Knowledge of web telephony and videoconferencing applications, and workgroup application for the web, (Internetworking), Document Administration.
    • Electronic Commerce Applications: Good knowledge of individual to individual and group to group communications, information transfer and program to program interaction, data base services, data processing services and data sharing services. Applications for the integration of virtual shops, MS Merchant Server, I-cat, Peachtree Business Internet Suite. Applications for integrating commercial web pages, client relations and helpdesk, BBS, E-mail/fax systems, FTP, WAIS and other electronic commerce applications such as, ISO 7372 Trade Data Elements, UNDIFACT/ANSI. Basic knowledge of Java, Multimedia, Softbots, Telescript and Applets, translators and mappers for EDI. Intranet data mining, warehousing and web farming.
    • Tools: XTree-Gold for DOS and Windows, P.C. Tools for DOS and Windows, Norton Desktop, Norton all versions, (Integrator y Commander), PC-Kwik, Side Kick, Win-Probe.
    • Communications: Handling of Applications: PC Link, XT-Link, Carbon Copy, E-mail various packages, also e-mail to fax-fax to e-mail and others, plus Lotus CC Mail.
    • Knowledge of Networks: International- INTERNET, INFONET, CompuServe, America on-line, UU NET, Internic, Commerce Net, SUraNet, MilNet, NSFNet, DodNet, Aplelink, EBONE, DSINet, NASANet, CHINAPAC, USENET, ClariNet and others. Local Area Networks LAN and Wide Area Networks WAN, National Information Infrastructure - NII, I-Way Backbone, Banyan, Red Novell, Intranet, ATM, X12, X400 and X.25. Wireless Personal Communications for computing, (Mobile Computing).
    • DataBases: Knowledge of MICROISIS, MS-ACCESS, and of Paradox for Windows, D-Base.
    • HTML/SGML: Complete knowledge of the latest versions, handling of applications for HTML such as Hot Metal, Netscape Navigator Gold, MS- Front Page, HTMLASS, InContext, Web Analyzer and Net Objects Fusion. Applications for developing dynamic "Web Pages" Simantec-Café y Macromedia Director. Tools for Intranet, Digital Equipment Alta Vista Forum 2.0, Web Seeker and others.
    • Internet applications: Complete handling of TCP-IP vers. 5 y 6, e-mail, ping, finger, electronic billboards (BBS), (News Groups), Telnet, Hytelnet, FTP, WAIS, Gopher, Internet public data state, regional and world, private and commercial, specialist in search engines and web directories. Knowledge of ISO/OSI X.25.
    • WWW: Software: Knowledge of Mosaic, Netscape, MS-Explorer, "softbots" (Software Robots) Marauder, WebSeeker, Web Mapers, Encarta, Travelbot, Web Wacker y Web-Buddy, specialist in information searches in the WWW, Electronic Data Interchange, EDI Standards, Open EDI. MS Front Page, Navigators Composer, Hot Metal, Hot Dog and other HTML editors.
    • WWW: Software: Knowledge of Mosaic, Netscape, MS-Explorer, "softbots" (Software Robots) Marauder, WebSeeker, Web Mapers, Encarta, Travelbot, Web Wacker y Web-Buddy, specialist in information searches in the WWW, Electronic Data Interchange, EDI Standards, Open EDI. MS Front Page, Navigators Composer, Hot Metal, Hot Dog and other HTML editors.
  • Hardware:
    • Basic knowledge of personal computers, IBM systems and compatibles, CPU´s 8086, 286, 386, 486, 586, Mini computers, Main Frames, proprietary systems open and closed, Client/Server Systems, web servers and PCs.
    • Peripherals: Matrix Printers, bubble jet and laser, scanners, monitors, Video cards, sound, Hard disks, keyboards, pointing systems, CD-ROM technology, MIDI cards, modems with and without fax, network cards lick Token Ring and others.
    • Internet Hardware: Basic knowledge of Web Architecture (Internet, WWW and the National Information Infrastructure NII-), Access ramps, servers, client-server relations, distribution webs, access equipment, midleware, and online catalogs.

Post Held in the Past:

  • First Secretary of the Embassy of Costa Rica in Madrid, Spain, 1976 - 1978.
  • Professor of "Theories and Systems of Political Organization", in the School of International Relations of the Autonomous University of Heredia Costa Rica, 1979 - 1980.
  • Professor of "Inroduction to International Relations " in the School of International Relations of the Autonomous University of Heredia Costa Rica, 1979 - 1981.
  • Founding member of the Academy of Public Law, 1981.
  • Director of the Documentation Center and Specialized Library "LUIS Y FELIPE MOLINA", of the School of International Relations, Autonomous University of Heredia, Costa Rica, 1979 -1981.
  • Technician in Parliamentary Advise, Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Costa Rica, 1979 - 1980.
  • Parliamentary Advisor, Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Costa Rica, 1979 - 1981.
  • Director of Governmental and External Relations and of the Legal Department of the STANDARD FRUIT COMPANY, 1981 - 1985.
  • Coordinator of the negotiations between the Government of Costa Rica and the Standard Fruit Company for the reduction of the Banana Tax established by Law number 5515, 1983 - 1984.
  • Member of the Commission of Juridical Analysis of the Ministry of Justice, 1982 - 1986.
  • Director of the Colombian Industrial Exhibit of PROEXPO, that took place in the Irazu Hotel, 7 - 17 of May of 1983, San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • Founding partner and ex-owner of ASELEX, S.A., first lobbying company established in Costa Rica, 1984 - 1988.
  • Director and author of the first proposal of a Dry Channel (Land Bridge) to the Costarrican Government and representative of the Canadian company PACAR FREEPORT COSTA RICA LTD., San Jose, Costa Rica, 1985.
  • Founding partner and ex-owner of de EDILEX, S.A., a Company dedicated to improve the image of the private and public sector, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1985 - 1987.
  • Litigating Lawyer in "NASSAR Y PEREZ LAW FIRM", legal firm specialized advise to Banks and Finantial Institutions, Airlines, Shipping and other company’s, San Jose, 1985 - 1988.
  • Director of the Colombian Industrial Exhibit of PROEXPO, that took place in the Irazu Hotel, 23 - 27 of September of 1985, San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • Member of the First Group of International Jurist for the defense of Costa Rica in the case of Nicaragua vs. Costa Rica before the International Court of Justice of the Hague, Washington and New York, 1986.
  • Integrator of the Private Commission (Infobank Pty. Ltd. / Sociedad Anónima de Organización y Sistemas Incorporados), for the creation of a procedure for the activity of Trading, "Procedural Framework for Sourcing and Selling), Australia, San Jose, 1988-1989.
  • Professor of Mercantile Law, at the Free Faculty of Law, of the Autonomous University of Central America, UACA, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1988.
  • Manager of the Company EXITEX S.A., company that manufactures food based on soy beans, 1989 - 1991.
  • Representative of the Legislative Assembly to the Reunion of Library Leaders of Juridical Institutions in Latin America, United Nations Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Law Agressors, (ILANUD) and the Project for the strengthening of Juridical Libraries in Latin America (BIJUR), San Jose, Costa Rica, November 1993
  • Legal Representative of Florida West Airlines Inc., 1987 - 1993, San José, Costa Rica.
  • Coordinator of the Computerized Center and Juridical Bibliografical Documentation of the Department of Technical Services of the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica, 1992 - 1996.
  • Legal Advisor of the Permanent Commission of Government and Administration of the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica, 1994.
  • Member and Interim Coordinator of the area of Commercial Law and International Commercial Law, of the Department Reference and Technical Services of the Legislative Assembly, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1994.
  • Director and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Government Enterprise, MINERA NACIONAL Sociedad Anonima (MINASA), San Jose, Costa Rica, 1994 –1998.


  • "The New International Economic Order and the International Situation" Newspaper LA NACION, October 4 of 1980, page 2 -b.
  • "The Communist Attitude with Regard to Strikes" Newspaper LA NACION, January 3, of 1982, page 16 - A.
  • Integrator, writer and editor of the Book "The Standard Fruit in Costa Rica", San José, Costa Rica, 1982.
  • Integrator of two promocional records of the Standard Fruit Company, 1982 y 1983
  • Co-Author of the first theoretical document about the Defense of Costa Rica in the case of Nicaragua vs. Costa Rica, established before the International Court of The Hague, New York, 1986.
  • Integrator, translator and editor of the "Procedural Framework for International Sourcing and Selling", Australia / Costa Rica, 1988-1989.
  • Integrator and editor of the First Edition of the "Legislative Thesaurus" edited by the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica, San Jose, 14 of September 1993.
  • "Brief History of Documentary Credits" document not published, San Jose, 1994.
  • Owner of Copyright for the non edited book, titled "International Mechanisms of Payment", San Jose, 1994.
  • "The Structure of International Commerce in History", book in the process of publishing, San José, 1995.
  • "New Banking Services Telephone Services for the Clients", published in Argentina by Revista Bancaria Argentina, Así lo Vemos, Consultores Bancarios Argentinos, edition number 673, page 13, 1996.
  • "New Banking Services Electronic Money", Published in Argentina, Así lo Vemos, Consultores Bancarios Argentinos, edición número 674, page 13, 1996.
  • "New Banking Services: Telephone Services for the Clients, Electronic Money", published in the Magazine Perspectivas Financieras of the Panamenian Bankers Association, edition march - Panama April, 1996.
  • "Spiders or Search Engines ? Searching for Information in the InternetSpiders or Search Engines ? Navegating in the "Web"", (in Spanish) three articles, magazine Revista Parlamentaria, months, august of 1996, and February of 1997.
  • "The New Industry of Communications", article pending publication, February of 1997.
  • "¿Industry of Telecommunication or Industry of Communications?" April of 1997.
  • "Law, Technology and Change", Colective Work titled "Virtualidad y Derecho" published by the National Commission for the Change of Justice (CONMAJ), august 1997
  • "Law, Technology and Change" The Electronic Magazine of Information Law. Magazine Number 08 - March of 1999. Derecho Org:
  • "Commercial Negotiation Mechanisms, Contract of Purchase and Sales and Instruments of Payment"©, document integrated for the International Center of Commerce, United Nations, Geneve, (Copyright is owned by the United Nations), January of 1998.


  • Full Command: Spanish and English
  • Simultaneous translator: (Spanish to English/English to Spanish)
  • Basic Knowledge: French and Swedish
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