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Costa Rica issues invitation to Commission on Human Rights following murder of Bribrí leader
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica issues invitation to Commission on Human Rights following murder of Bribrí leader

AFP and The Tico Times - March 23, 2019

Costa Rica on Friday invited the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to visit indigenous territories in the country’s southern zone after the murder of a leader…

In context: Costa Rica’s struggles with indigenous land rights
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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In context: Costa Rica’s struggles with indigenous land rights

The Tico Times - March 19, 2019

Sergio Rojas, a leader of the Bribrí community in Costa Rica, was murdered Monday night in the indigenous territory of Salitre. An investigation into the death is…

‘A tragic day for the Bribrí people’ as leader Sergio Rojas is killed
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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‘A tragic day for the Bribrí people’ as leader Sergio Rojas is killed

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 19, 2019

Sergio Rojas, a leader of the indigenous Bribrí community in Costa Rica, was murdered Monday night, the government confirmed. Rojas was shot to death in an apparent…

Costa Rica appoints Guillermo Rodriguez as first indigenous ambassador
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica appoints Guillermo Rodriguez as first indigenous ambassador

John McPhaul - December 10, 2018

The Costa Rican government named Guillermo Rodriguez Romero, an indigenous Bribri attorney from the village of Suretka in Talamanca, as the ambassador to Bolivia. Rodriguez is Costa…

5 questions for Bribri guides Roger Blanco and Geider Büitrago
Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Weekend Arts Spotlight
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5 questions for Bribri guides Roger Blanco and Geider Büitrago

Elizabeth Lang - October 15, 2017

This week's Arts Spotlight interviewees aren't artists themselves, but they are playing a crucial role in Costa Rican cultural life: helping tourists learn about the traditions of…

Indigenous tour guides to open their own Bribri tour agency
Business
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Business
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Indigenous tour guides to open their own Bribri tour agency

L. Arias - October 27, 2016

A group of Bribri people is working to open Costa Rica's first indigenous tour agency, aimed at showing adventurous travelers what their territory has to offer. The…

Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica
Artists
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Artists
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Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - September 30, 2016

If you've been lamenting the end of the recent International Book Fair, take heart: poetry will soon be flowing through the streets of San José, so to…

New map shows importance of Central America indigenous communities to forest conservation
Conservation
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Conservation
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New map shows importance of Central America indigenous communities to forest conservation

Lindsay Fendt - May 12, 2016

Indigenous communities may play a crucial role in the preservation of Central America’s forests, according to a new map produced by the International Union for the Conservation…

Fall migration at Kèköldi, Costa Rica’s million-raptor watch site
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Fall migration at Kèköldi, Costa Rica’s million-raptor watch site

The Tico Times - November 2, 2015

Heads up! One of the most spectacular wildlife displays on the planet is happening in the skies over Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast right now: fall raptor migration.…

Human rights commission ruling gives hope for Costa Rica indigenous autonomy
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Crime
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Human rights commission ruling gives hope for Costa Rica indigenous autonomy

John McPhaul - October 18, 2015

Costa Rican indigenous leaders hope the long-delayed Indigenous Autonomy Bill might finally get a hearing in the Legislative Assembly as result of April’s Inter-American Commission on Human…

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