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Respiratory Illnesses Increase in Guanacaste

By Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo -

Illnesses like asthma, allergic conjunctivitis, the flu, rhinitis, and rotavirus increased an average of 5% between 2013 and 2016 in Guanacaste, according to an analysis of the Health Ministry’s statistics on acute upper respiratory illnesses (AURI) by The...

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Marco Tulio Gardela, The Maestro of Guanacasteness

By Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo -

Guanacastequidad, or Guanacasteness, is the essence of being from Guanacaste. The creator of the concept, the professor and philologist Marco Tulio Gardela Ramirez, is not Guanacastecan by birth, but by choice.

Although he was born in Quepos. Puntarenas,...

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Kimberly Yurika: “My life in Guanacaste has everything to do with who I am as a designer”

By Éricka Mora Sánchez -

The architect Kimberly Yurika had an unusual hobby in high school: she liked to ride her bike around Tilarán in search of nice homes. When she found one she would sit, notebook in hand, and sketch the facade and imagine how the house was laid out, who lived there, and even what color the walls...

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Yamileth Astorga: “Water law will not see the light of day before this administration is finished”

By José Pablo Román

A project that aims to update Costa Rica’s old water-related legislation is tangled in a legislative labyrinth and will not pass during this administration, leaving Guanacaste in regulatory limbo regarding areas such as illegal water extraction and pollution....

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Quebrada Honda, A Living Museum

By María Fernanda Cruz -

Recaredo Briceño was an exemplary teacher who organized the entire town of Quebrada Honda in the 1930s, building streets and putting together quadrants. Everyone remembers him as a saint, except for Digna Villegas Cortés, who is 96 years old.

“I’d sing the national...

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Editorial: Someone Has To Implement Plans For Sexual Diversity in Guanacaste

By Staff The Voice of Guanacaste

You are gay or lesbian and you live in Guanacaste. It bothers you that people label you in the street, that you can’t freely kiss your partner in a bar, or that at work you have to hide the truth so that others will accept you. Every day you complain. But have you done anything...

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Moisés Cordonero: A Nicoyan who is not afraid to fly the gay pride flag

By Roberto Acuña Ávalos -

This March we went looking for gays and lesbians who were willing to be interviewed and photographed. When we asked them, their responses were a potpourri of excuses: “my partner doesn’t want to do it in public,” “I’m scared about my job,” “I have a son and I don’t want to expose him to that,” “...

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Guanacaste Timidly Raises Its Own Gay Pride Flag

By Roberto Acuña Ávalos -

Six months ago, when Liberia, Nicoya, and Carrillo declared themselves cantons free from sexual discrimination, the proclamation seemed more like a utopian ideal.

At the end of March, Nandayure joined that list. But what do these declarations mean? Has there already...

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What Is Life Like In Guanacaste For A Married Gay Couple? Keith and Albert’s Story

By Roberto Acuña Ávalos -

Behind the Santuario del Santo Cristo in Esquipulas, in Santa Cruz, there is a smattering of old houses made with colored wood in the old Guanacaste tradition. Albert Toney and his husband Keith Toney openly hold hands, hug, and kiss in front of La Voz de Guanacaste’s cameras....

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Where, when and how to recycle in Guanacaste

By Amanda Zúñiga

Seven municipalities in Guanacaste offer recycling-collection services in some communities. The other four municipalities have recycling collection centers and some pickup campaigns.

Carrillo, which doesn’t have a special recycling-collection service, has the...

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Editorial - How Many Deaths In Exchange For A Bike Path?

By Staff La voz de Guanacaste

On the last day of 2016 a man died while riding his bike in Quebrada Honda de Nicoya. He lost control, didn’t have any reflective gear, and a car hit him, according to a report that the Red Cross released to the media.

This is how years begin and end, yet ...

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