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Another indigenous man killed in Costa Rica’s southern zone
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Another indigenous man killed in Costa Rica’s southern zone

Vinicio Chacón / Semanario Universidad - February 25, 2020

On Monday night, Jhery Rivera, an indigenous Bröran de Térraba who was involved in one of four land recovery processes in that territory, was killed. This new…

Costa Rica celebrates Cultures Day
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Costa Rica celebrates Cultures Day

Jill Replogle - October 12, 2019

Happy Día de las Culturas (Cultures Day), which is celebrated today in Costa Rica! Known elsewhere as Columbus Day, Día de la Raza (Race Day, loosely translated), Indigenous…

New Costa Rican law recognizes nationality for indigenous populations
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New Costa Rican law recognizes nationality for indigenous populations

AFP and The Tico Times - August 10, 2019

Costa Rica put into effect Friday a law that recognizes the nationality of indigenous communities that are located on the country's border. Indigenous people living in those…

Costa Rica evicts illegal occupants, returns territories to indigenous community
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica evicts illegal occupants, returns territories to indigenous community

AFP and The Tico Times - June 11, 2019

Costa Rican authorities announced on Monday the return of two properties to indigenous communities, which have for years denounced invasions of their land. The recovery of the…

IACHR mission visits Costa Rica to evaluate protections for indigenous communities
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Costa Rica
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IACHR mission visits Costa Rica to evaluate protections for indigenous communities

AFP and The Tico Times - May 21, 2019

Representatives of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) began on Monday a visit to Costa Rica to supervise protection measures for two indigenous peoples, following the…

National Museum restoring Costa Rica’s largest pre-Columbian sphere
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Archaeology
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National Museum restoring Costa Rica’s largest pre-Columbian sphere

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 8, 2019

More than three years of analysis are culminating in 2019 with the restoration of Costa Rica's largest pre-Columbian stone sphere. The National Museum showcased its efforts Wednesday…

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

Día de las Culturas/Columbus Day: a brief, incomplete guide
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Día de las Culturas/Columbus Day: a brief, incomplete guide

Jill Replogle - October 16, 2017

Happy Día de las Culturas (Cultures Day), Columbus Day, Día de la Raza (Race Day, loosely translated), Indigenous Peoples Day, Day of Indigenous Resistance, Day of the…

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

The Tico Times - 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…