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Guanacaste’s Communities Resolves Issues With Streets Without Waiting for Institutions

By Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo -

When the Integral Development Association (in Spanish, ADI) of Matambú indigenous reserve realized that no institution was going to repair the road between Nicoya and Hojancha via Hondores,...

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Researchers develop an inexpensive method to measure how much water Guanacaste has left

By Bernardo Montes de Oca - Correspondent

A group of scientists with Proyecto FuturAgua in Guanacaste have designed an instrument that measures how much water there is in local river basins and that costs 80% less than the second-cheapest equipment on the market.


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Government Spent $1.3 on Asphalt Plant It Doesn’t Use

By Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo -

The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (in Spanish, MOPT) paid ¢760 million ($1.3 million) in 2014 for a new asphalt plant that has not yet started operations because it lacks the necessary...

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Pre-Columbian Guanacastecans Wore Their Dead’s Bones and Cut Off Their Enemies’ Heads

By Andrea Solano Benavides - Colaboradora

Twelve-hundred years ago, in a small valley on Guanacaste’s coast, the dead were more respected than the living and it was normal to walk around wearing one’s ancestors’ bones as accessories....

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Editorial- Guanacaste clamors for help with violence and health

By Redacción La Voz de Guanacaste

Guanacaste suffers from institutional abandonment in key areas for economic and social development: domestic violence, sex education, and traffic-accident prevention are three Achilles heels that the statistics show....

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Opinion: Guanacaste Must Speak Up For Diversity

By Janekeith Durán Barberena - Political adviser for the Front for Equal Rights

The struggle for human rights is not easy. To talk about this subject is to talk about something that is uncomfortable for some people, but it’s also to fight for the dignity and quality of life for many others.

Building a Costa Rica of rights and opportunities for...

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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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