• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Human Rights Commission Calls for Another Hearing

October 13, 2006

The Inter-American Human Rights Commission is calling for a second hearing to address complaints of xenophobia and discrimination filed by Nicaragua against Costa Rica, according to a Sept. 28 statement from the Nicaraguan Foreign Ministry.

The hearing is scheduled for Oct. 18 at the commission’s headquarters in WashingtonD.C. The first hearing on this case was held July 18 in Guatemala (TT, July 21).

Nicaragua’s complaints of discrimination and xenophobia involve incidents with two Nicaraguans, Natividad Canda and José Ariel Silva. Canda was attacked by dogs in Costa Rica in November 2005 while attempting to enter a warehouse. He later died from his wounds (TT, Nov. 18, 2005).

Nicaragua has complained that eight police officers and firefighters saw the attack and could have prevented Canda’s death by shooting the dog.

The complaints also concern the case of José Ariel Silva, who was killed by a group of Costa Ricans last December.

Plans to settle the complaint through a “friendly agreement” fell through when Costa Rica rejected this offer (TT, Aug. 11).

 

You may be interested

One plane’s 21-hour journey from Costa Rica to Australia
Costa Rica
3343 views
Costa Rica
3343 views

One plane’s 21-hour journey from Costa Rica to Australia

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 1, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the aviation industry. Anyone who has recently flown through Costa Rica's Juan Santamaría…

March 2021: These are Costa Rica’s coronavirus measures this month
Costa Rica
1794 views
Costa Rica
1794 views

March 2021: These are Costa Rica’s coronavirus measures this month

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 1, 2021

Happy March! These are Costa Rica's coronavirus restrictions this month: Travel and borders Costa Rica is welcoming tourists who arrive…

Slothy Sunday: End your February with a sloth
Sloth Sundays
2540 views
Sloth Sundays
2540 views

Slothy Sunday: End your February with a sloth

The Tico Times - February 28, 2021

Happy Slothy Sunday from Costa Rica! We hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, and the end of February…