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City Hall of Santa Cruz Fails to Invest in Maritime Zone Due to Chaos With Concessions

By Manuel Mojica - Contributor

A stack of files multiplies every month in the Maritime Zone (MZ) Department of the City Hall of Santa Cruz, where the new boss, Onías Contreras, tries in vain to attend to the thousands of sheets of paper with requests, expired concessions, unmade appraisals and other unfinished business.

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Open pit-trash dump pollutes Playa Iguanita in Liberia

By Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo - wilberth@vozdeguanacaste.com

At the very entrance to Playa Iguanita National Wildlife Refuge in Liberia, an open-pit trash dump harms the natural beauty and pollutes the beach. 

The Voice of Guanacaste visited the area and was able to verify that the waste creates an excessive presence of ...

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Garbage collection in Nosara is two steps away from becoming a reality

By Sara Quesada - Contributor

Hiring a garbage-collection company and getting approval from the Municipal Council are the only two steps remaining for residents of Nosara to get garbage pickup.

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Project Authorized by the Mayor of Nandayure Damaged Mangrove in Puerto Coyote

By Andrea Rodríguez Valverde - andrea@vozdeguanacaste.com

The mayor of the municipality of Nandayure, Giovanni Jiménez, authorized street repairs that ended up filling part of a mangrove and estuary in Puerto Coyote with sand – even though he says he never...

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Guanacastecan Produces Viking Beer

By Andrea Rodríguez V. - andrea@vozdeguanacaste.com

It’s known as “viking beer” because it is one of the first alcoholic beverages recorded in the annals of history. In reality, however, it’s honey wine.

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Conjunctivitis cases rise to 279 in Nicoya

By Sara Quesada - Colaboradora

Cases of viral conjunctivitis in Nicoya have increased to 279 so far this year. The outbreak became more intense in July, when 172 cases were reported.

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Miguel Fajardo Korea: Education Is the Weapon of Upward Mobility

By Andrea Solano B. - Colaboradora

Miguel Fajardo Korea didn’t have much growing up, but he’s convinced that education let him carve a path of improvement that has led him to where he is today.

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Creeks without bridges hinder services to residents of Ostional

By Sara Quesada - Colaboradora

El Rayo, Quebrada Seca, and Rio Ostional are three creeks in Ostional that get so high in the winter that passage is impossible.

 

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Cheese Producer in Bagaces Develop Successful Model In Spite Hurricane and Debts

By Bernardo Montes de Oca - Colaborador

Mayra Jiménez rises every day to make cheese. This phrase would seem routine if seven months ago a hurricane hadn’t destroyed her farm and she had to reduce production by 70%. At the same time, she...

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Projects for Santa Cruz’s Youth Have Been Waiting Years for Funds

By Sara Quesada - Colaboradora

The Cantonal Young Person’s Committee (in Spanish, CCPJ) in La Cruz has a nearly ¢14 million surplus accumulated since last year.

 

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Taste of Nosara Returns this Weekend

By Mary Smathers

After a one year hiatus, the popular fundraiser...

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