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The Voice of Guanacaste Investigation Wins Latin American Journalism Award

By María Fernanda Cruz - editor@vozdeguanacaste.com

This week, the investigative report, “Can President Solís Save Guanacaste from Drought?” won an Etecom Latinoamérica Award from telecommunications company Telefónica, which has given out the award for six years to...

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Bull Riding: A Tradition and a Vice

By David Bolaños

Gambling your life on an angry half-ton bull requires practice. For Dylan Rodríguez, a member of the group Los Bajureños, that practice happens in his grandmother’s patio on a rusty barrel underneath a star fruit tree next...

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Want to Denounce Corrupt Officials?

By Staff La voz de Guanacaste

We want The Voice of Guanacaste to be the voice that speaks with increasing frequency for those who live in the province’s communities. Toward that goal, we invite you to join our network of citizen informants.

If you know of an act of corruption, of problems...

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Editorial- Irresponsible Agriculture

By Staff La voz de Guanacaste

Mauricio Pineda, who appears on “Nicoyan Rancher Uses Drip Irrigation to Feed Cattle During Droughts”, is a medium-sized cattle farmer who found an effective...

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Advertorial - IMAS Provides ¢1.4 Billion to Help Families Affected By Hurricane Otto

By IMAS

The Mixed Institute for Social Aid (IMAS) assisted 1,500 families affected by Hurricane Otto in the province of Guanacaste, with a social investment of ¢1.4 billion in the cantons of La Cruz and Bagaces.

Before the hurricane made landfall on national territory, the...

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Güicho Pizarro: The Last Liberian Oxherd

By Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo - wilberth@vozdeguanacaste.com

José Luis Villareal Villareal, known as “Güicho Pizarro,” is a species in danger of extinction. Being a bullring groundskeeper and an oxherd – even in Guanacaste – isn’t common these days in the era of Uber and pickup trucks, but while Güicho’s oxcart doesn’t go over 10...

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Nicoyan Rancher Uses Drip Irrigation to Feed Cattle During Droughts

By María Fernanda Cruz - editor@vozdeguanacaste.com

Under an incandescent Nicoyan December sun, rancher Mauricio Pineda intently demonstrates every detail of his new drip irrigation system that waters the grass that feeds his cattle in the summertime.

In the middle of his 5-hectare field, Pineda explains to the other...

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Santa Cruz Municipality leaves ¢79 million in special project funding unspent for at least three years.

By María Fernanda Cruz y Roberto Acuña

Behind the stage at Santa Cruz’s Bernabela Ramos Park, a few black cans cover the foundation of a building that should have been converted by now into the canton’s cultural center.

In a hall filled with construction debris, a few girls rehearse a dance routine with their instructor...

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Advertorial- Mixed Institute for Social Aid Spends 11 Percent of Social Investment in Guanacaste

By IMAS

The Mixed Institute for Social Aid (IMAS) this year spent more than ¢10 billion in social investment in the Chorotega region with programs targeting people in extreme poverty.

According to data from the National Statistics and Census Institute’s National Household Survey...

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What can a Guanacastecan do to responsibly dispose of trash?

By Amanda Zúñiga

Yolanda Gutiérrez lives in Nosara, and like many in this Nicoyan district, she has no garbage collection.

Without any other option besides burning or burying her trash, at least her family first separates it in the house by removing all recyclable materials such as plastic, glass,...

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Guanacaste’s Forgotten Trash

By Amanda Zúñiga

In Guanacaste trash is a common problem: Some 90,000 residents must figure out what to do with their garbage, because none of the 11 municipalities offer garbage collection to all of their communities.

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