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Tensions ease in Salitre indigenous crisis, but the dispute is far from resolved

BUENOS AIRES, Puntarenas – As government mediators return to San José and peace slowly returns to the Salitre indigenous reserve in Costa Rica’s southeastern region, the charred skeleton of a makeshift home remains as the only visible vestige of an intense conflict earlier this week.

UPDATE: Government negotiates peace agreement between farmers, indigenous group in Salitre conflict zone

BUENOS AIRES, Puntarenas – Just before 1 a.m. on Tuesday morning, government officials successfully negotiated a peace agreement between indigenous Bribrí residents and local farmers in Costa Rica's southeastern indigenous reserve of Salitre, where violence broke out Saturday due to a land dispute.

Farmers invading Costa Rica indigenous reserve chase out families, burn crops

While most of the nation was celebrating Costa Rica's long run in the World Cup Saturday, a large group of farmers in the country's southeastern indigenous territory of Salitre were taking up arms.
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