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

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

Costa Rican Indigenous Community: A Photographer’s Love Letter
Artists
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Artists
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Costa Rican Indigenous Community: A Photographer’s Love Letter

Karin MacKinnon - March 21, 2017

In many countries throughout the world, including my own native country of Canada, there are indigenous communities living in very remote areas at the margins of mainstream…

Costa Rican indigenous women to learn about solar power in India
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican indigenous women to learn about solar power in India

L. Arias - March 9, 2017

Four indigenous women belonging to Costa Rica's Gnöbe Bugle ethnic group will learn how to build, set up and maintain solar panels to bring electricity to their community in…

U.S. Southern Command supports Costa Rican indigenous communities
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Southern Command supports Costa Rican indigenous communities

L. Arias - November 2, 2016

A group of 16 doctors, nurses, dentists and other specialists from the U.S. Southern Command are taking part in a joint humanitarian mission at an indigenous region in the…