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Video: The prosecutor's office detains the mayor of Nicoya and raids eight municipal offices

By Roberto Acuña Ávalos & María Fernanda Cruz

With his face covered and hands cuffed, the mayor of Nicoya, Marco Antonio Jiménez, was detained at the Municipality this Tuesday, June 13, at 10:30 am after a raid by the Integrity, Transparency, and Anti-corruption Prosecutor from Santa Cruz.

According to the...

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The Living Memory of Calle Real

By María Fernanda Cruz - editor@vozdeguanacaste.com

 

In Mario Cañas Park, just under the Guanacaste tree, Liberia’s story begins. In the 16th Century, the settlement was known as El Guanacaste, in honor of the trees found in the area.

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Residents Pave 10 kilometers of Route 160 With Help from MOPT

By Emiliana García - emiliana@vozdeguanacaste.com

Residents of Nosara who make up the Committee of Roads and Pro Asphalt Route 160 have combined efforts with the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (in Spanish, MOPT) to finally pave...

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Discovery Project Secures 61.3 Liters of Water per Second, Requests 300 More

By Roberto Acuña Ávalos - roberto@vozdeguanacaste.com

The theme park that the company Discovery will build in Liberia – developed by Sun Latin America – still lacks two water-use permits to fill artificial lakes and golf course watering.

Although the government has already guaranteed the project 61.3...

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Municipality of Santa Cruz Sues María Rosa López for ¢115 million

By Roberto Acuña Ávalos - roberto@vozdeguanacaste.com

On April 20th, the municipality of Santa Cruz sued its own mayor, María Rosa López, in the Administrative Disputes Court for collecting bonuses that, allegedly, were not hers to collect.

The suit comes two years after the municipal auditor, Alvaro...

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Water From Nimboyores Will Arrive on the Coasts of Santa Cruz and Carrillo in April, 2018

By Sebastián Rodríguez - sebas211297@gmail.com

A new coastal aqueduct from the Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (in Spanish, AyA) will supply 14 rural water boards (in Spanish, ASADA) in Santa Cruz and Carrillo beginning in April, 2018, with water from the Nimboyores aquifer.

Although some neighbors...

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Disagreement Among Institutions Impedes Using ¢540 Million for a Liberia Street

By Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo - wilberth@vozdeguanacaste.com

A legal disagreement among the Municipality of Liberia, the Comptroller General of the Republic and two other institutions has left repairing a gravel road in limbo. The road covers nine kilometers and connects the community of El Triunfo with Papagayo.

The mayor of...

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Carillo’s Website is One of the Country’s Five Best, According to New Ranking

By José Pablo Román

The Municipality of Carrillo’s website’s performance has placed it among the top five municipalities in the country, in spite of getting a score of 58 out of 100, according to the latest study of this kind from the Central American...

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Nosara’s Asada Drilled Two Wells Without Permits or Studies in Order to Supply the Community

By Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo - wilberth@vozdeguanacaste.com

Members of Nosara’s rural water board (in Spanish, ASADA) drilled two wells without water-capacity studies nor permits from the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE), Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA), nor National Service of Irrigation and Drainage (Senara).

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Court Gives a Neighbor an Opportunity to Fight for Lands of the Chorotega Stadium in Nicoya

By Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo - wilberth@vozdeguanacaste.com

The Cassation Court of the Administrative Contentious, upheld the recourse interposed by Katya María Sanchún Acosta, neighbor of San José, who had accused the Municipality of Nicoya and the Costa Rican Institute of Sports...

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Culture Has a New House in La Cruz

By Staff The Voice of Guanacaste

The construction of the Culture’s House in La Cruz, will give an opportunity to the canton’s neighbors to have a space intended for promoting art and music.

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