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Costa Rica’s million-raptor watch site

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 and the formation of a "river of raptors." And thanks to a geographic bottleneck, one of the best places in the world to witness it is the Kèköldi indigenous territory on Costa Rica's southern Caribbean coast.

Another indigenous man killed in Costa Rica’s southern zone

This new crime against the life of an indigenous leader comes less than a year after the murder of Sergio Rojas, a Bribrí leader from the territory of Salitre, in a crime which remains unsolved.

Some progress, and a complicated legacy, 10 months after Sergio Rojas’s murder

After the murder of Sergio Rojas, the struggle to regain indigenous land has continued.

Costa Rica evicts illegal occupants, returns territories to indigenous community

Costa Rican authorities announced the return of two properties to indigenous communities, which have for years denounced the invasion of their land.

IACHR mission visits Costa Rica to evaluate protections for indigenous communities

During the visit, the mission of the IACHR also intends to learn about the situation of Nicaraguan migrants in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica meets with Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to discuss Nicaragua, Venezuela, indigenous rights

The United Nations has estimated that some 60,000 people have fled Nicaragua since last April.

Bribrí women commemorate Sergio Rojas and vow to keep his fight alive

About 30 indigenous leaders, friends and family of Sergio Rojas gathered in the indigenous Bribrí community of Shiroles, about 20 km west of Puerto Viejo, to commemorate Rojas’s life and struggle on Friday night.

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

The IACHR issued precautionary measures in favor of the communities due to the threats they faced in the defense of their lands.

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

Past coverage from The Tico Times provides context about Costa Rica's relationship to indigenous populations.

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

“This is a tragic day for the Bribrí people, the indigenous communities and for all of Costa Rica.”

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