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Nosareños are Getting Ready to Protest on July 25th at the Nicoya Park

By Emiliana García

Over one thousand Nosareños signed a petition letter sent at the beginning of June to Costa Rican President, Laura Chinchilla, asking for "real and tangible" solutions to the four most pressing issues: the possible closure of the Nosara dump, the overcrowded EBAIS, which is petitioned to become a 24-hour clinic, the poor road conditions and the paving of the 28 kilometers that separate Samara from Nosara and the need to obtain a police car for the Fuerza Pública.  

Along with this petition sent to Casa Presidencial, Development Associations from Nosara, Esperanza, Las Delicias, Peladas and Ostional, along with the Nosara Civic Association and the Nosara Security Association, plan on holding a peaceful demonstration during President Chinchilla's visit to Nicoya on July 25th, for the celebration of the Anexión del Partido de Nicoya.

During a meeting held on June 18th, Marcos Ávila, President of the Nosara Development Association, mentioned that since for the past few years a number of letters have been sent to Casa Presidencial and other government offices requesting help, "this will be the last peaceful demonstration we'll do." Ávila added that if a positive response or some form of aid is not obtained "we will put pressure on the authorities through the roads and airport", suggesting possible temporary closures.

In turn Magdalena Vega, President of Ostional's Development Association, affirmed that they will also be holding a demonstration on July 25th that will include nearly one thousand people in order to protest the evictions the government has been doing in some of Guanacaste's coastal communities. However, Vega warned "be very cautious (with what you hope for), last year we also gave a document to the President and they did absolutely nothing about it", she added soberly.

Agnes Pinheiro, President of Nosara's Security Association, explained that for the July 25th demonstration several security measures will be implemented in order to contain external elements that may damage the protest they will be conducting.

To ensure that a large number of people will be able to reach the city of Nicoya, the Traroc bus company and Manuel Rosales's school buses will offer free transportation from Nosara to Nicoya.

 

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Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla visited Nicoya for the 187th Anniversary celebration of the Anexión del Partido de Nicoya to Costa Rica; an area that still awaits the government's help in order to see greater progress.

Confrontation Ends in Gunshot

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Guiones Tourist Police Will Keep Working Throughout 2011
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Agnes Pinheiro, President of the local Security Association, confirmed that they are receiving financial assistance from a group of people in order to pay for the Guiones Tourist Police maintenance expenses and therefore she is feeling "optimistic" about the police station's future.

Chopping down trees in Nosara - Interview with Heiner Avila
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On March 27, the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Telecommunications (MINAET) of Ostional initiated an investigation of the cutting of 20 pochote trees without the proper permits.

Confusion over Concessions in Samara: Is City Hall or the ICT Responsible?

Anyone looking for a concession or requesting a building permit for land in the maritime zone of Samara Beach will likely run into frustration and find their hands tied until a new regulatory plan is approved, which could take another year or more. The holdup is causing problems for area residents and businesses, including Intercultura, a language school that recently constructed a new building in Samara.

Laura Hangs On Life While Stretching Her Spine

When you have a headache, how much do you complain about it? Or about a toothache? How much would you complain if you had never talked or heard anything? Or could you complain at all, if you were losing your walking skills day by day at age 11?

CCSS Is Planning to Invest to Improve Services at the EBAIS

As the number of patients increases, it is no secret that the EBAIS public health clinics operated by the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) are overcrowded, with inadequate staff.

Lost Children of The Chorotegas
Is one of the eight indigenous groups of Costa Rica, the Chorotegas, vanishing?

An old, green and yellow painted school bus departs from Nicoya Bus Terminal at 11:00 a.m., only one of two daily buses for this destination. There is no public transportation on Sundays. Shortly after leaving the terminal, the bus takes the first left onto a dirt road that runs between Nicoya and Nosara. Once it reaches the small town of Matambú, in the highlands, its residents start to get off one by one.

 

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