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Costa Rican court orders effective protection for Corcovado National Park
Conservation
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Conservation
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Costa Rican court orders effective protection for Corcovado National Park

L. Arias - February 2, 2017

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, ordered the Costa Rican government to outline a plan to protect Corcovado National Park and other nearby areas…

Judicial watchdog dismisses claims of errors in Jairo Mora murder trial
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Judicial watchdog dismisses claims of errors in Jairo Mora murder trial

L. Arias - November 8, 2016

Costa Rica’s Judicial Inspection Tribunal, an independent watchdog arm of the Judicial Branch, ruled that the three judges who presided over the original trial of the men implicated…

Another activist killed in Honduras
Crime
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Crime
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Another activist killed in Honduras

The Tico Times and AFP - March 16, 2016

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- A second leader of the organization headed by slain environmentalist Berta Cáceres was killed Tuesday in Honduras after police evicted a campesino group that…

Protests erupt at memorial for slain Honduran activist
Crime
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Crime
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Protests erupt at memorial for slain Honduran activist

AFP - March 4, 2016

TEGUCIGALPA -- Mourners broke into protest Friday at a memorial service for slain Honduran indigenous activist Berta Cáceres, a renowned environmentalist whose family has labeled her killing an…

Honduran environmentalist Berta Cáceres murdered, family says
Crime
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Crime
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Honduran environmentalist Berta Cáceres murdered, family says

Noe Leiva | AFP - March 3, 2016

Updated at 7:30 p.m. TEGUCIGALPA -- Honduran indigenous activist Berta Cáceres, an award-winning environmentalist, was killed in her home Thursday, her family said, labeling her death an assassination.…

Illegal logging threatens Costa Rica’s valuable species and vulnerable national parks
Crime
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Crime
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Illegal logging threatens Costa Rica’s valuable species and vulnerable national parks

The Tico Times - January 12, 2016

LA CRUZ, Guanacaste — A half hour north of the Pocosol ranger station outside Santa Rosa National Park, park ranger Josué Sandoval turned the beat-up Toyota Land Cruiser…

Ojochal beach besieged by turtle poachers, biologists say
Crime
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Crime
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Ojochal beach besieged by turtle poachers, biologists say

The Tico Times - October 12, 2015

A group of turtle egg poachers have taken up residence on Playa Tortuga near Ojochal, according to biologists working in the area. The poachers have stolen at…

Cocos Island park rangers rescue fishermen, request resources
Crime
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Crime
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Cocos Island park rangers rescue fishermen, request resources

The Tico Times - October 6, 2015

A recent rescue near Costa Rica's Cocos Island National Park has raised concerns among park rangers about their ability to do an increasingly complex job with meager resources. Three…

Indigenous activist who helped close polluting Guatemala palm oil factory shot dead
Crime
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Crime
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Indigenous activist who helped close polluting Guatemala palm oil factory shot dead

AFP - September 18, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY – An indigenous leader opposed to the production of Guatemala palm oil was killed Friday outside a court that a day earlier ordered the closure of a…

UN condemns pollution disaster in Guatemala’s La Pasión river
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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UN condemns pollution disaster in Guatemala’s La Pasión river

AFP - July 22, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala — The United Nations office in Guatemala said Tuesday that a major river in the country’s northern region had been contaminated with pesticides used to produce African palm…