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Costa Rica celebrates Guanacaste Day (Annexation of Nicoya)

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.

Watch: Faced with protesters, President Alvarado shouts end of Guanacaste Day speech

Many of the protesters wore shirts identifying themselves as members of a union of Costa Rican educators. 

Costa Rica celebrates Guanacaste Day

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.

PHOTOS: Guanacaste celebrates 192 years of being part of Costa Rica

Photos from the 192nd anniversary celebration of the annexation of the Partido de Nicoya, today known as Guanacaste.

PHOTO REPORT: The 191st anniversary of the Annexation of Nicoya is a hot, lively affair

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.

Guanacaste fest, AcroYoga and other happenings around Costa Rica

A roundup of events taking place July 24-30.

After Scottish independence referendum, could Guanacaste be next?

“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.

Solís signs decree declaring emergency over arsenic in Guanacaste water supply

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.

17 photos from Nicoya’s annexation festival

NICOYA, Guanacaste – Thousands gathered here Friday, including President Luis Guillermo Solís, to celebrate the culture of Guanacaste and the 190th anniversary of the annexation of the Partido de Nicoya to Costa Rica.

La Voz de Guanacaste marks holiday with video tribute to beloved northwestern province

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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