In May, La Voz de Guanacaste won honorable mention in Culture Ministry’s 2018 Pio Viquez National Awards. The judges said our newspaper publishes “high quality stories on regional and national importance with critical, disruptive angles.”
We were part of the collaborative investigation Transnacionales de la fe (Transnationals of faith) together with 15 Latin American media organizations. The investigation was led by Columbia Journalism Investigation and the Centro Latinoamericano de Investigación Periodística (Latin America Center for Investigative Journalism), and seeks to show and explain the influence of evangelical religion in Latin American politics.
Thanks to a grant from Trust for the Americas Foundation, we developed the third edition of GuanaData and launched the public speech verifier project La Voz Check, both projects in the cantons of Bagaces and Cañas.
GuanaData is a project that seeks to increase the transparency of municipalities by analyzing their budget execution from 2010 to 2018 and identified the community projects that have been delayed for years. With La Voz Check, we verify the accuracy of the public speech of mayors, counselors and trustees.
We won the a grant from the Ministry of Culture to organize cultural tours in Nicoya, Santa Cruz and Liberia during the summer of 2020.