annexation of guanacaste
On July 25, 1824, Costa Rica’s annexation of Guanacaste became official. In 1848, the territory officially became a Costa Rican province with four cantons: Nicoya, Santa Cruz, Bagaces and Cañas. Today, Guanacaste has 11 cantons.
Many of the protesters wore shirts identifying themselves as members of a union of Costa Rican educators.
Photos from the 192nd anniversary celebration of the annexation of the Partido de Nicoya, today known as Guanacaste.
On Saturday, the people of Costa Rica’s northwestern province of Guanacaste dusted off their cowboy boots and headed out for the annual Annexation of the Partido de Nicoya Festival.
A roundup of events taking place July 24-30.
“The winds of independence blow all the way to ... Guanacaste," wrote Broad Front Party lawmaker Ronald Vargas in an op-ed criticizing the province's secondhand treatment by the central government.
For decades, residents in Costa Rica's northwestern province of Guanacaste have been drinking water containing dangerously high levels of arsenic. Despite a 2013 order from the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, government agencies still have not provided Guanacastecos with clean drinking water.
To celebrate this year's 190th anniversary of the annexation of the Partido de Nicoya, bilingual community newspaper La Voz de Guanacaste (The Voice of Guanacaste) has put together a musical video tribute based on Guadalupe Urbina's song, "Vengo de una Tierra" ("I Come from a Land").
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