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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 appoints Guillermo Rodriguez as first indigenous ambassador
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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…

Archaeologists discover ancient petroglyph in Guanacaste
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Archaeologists discover ancient petroglyph in Guanacaste

L. Arias - April 27, 2017

Archaeologists of the state-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) found an indigenous petroglyph — an image engraved on a rock — on the grounds of a geothermal…

Ayahuasca, the sacred jungle vine that lures Westerners to the Amazon
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Arts and Culture
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Ayahuasca, the sacred jungle vine that lures Westerners to the Amazon

JURRIAAN VAN EERTEN - December 5, 2015

IQUITOS, Peru – The wooden path through the resort curves its way into the jungle, branching out into side trails that lead to huts with names like…

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Thousands of pre-Columbian artifacts returning to Costa Rica

Ellen Weathers - October 4, 2011

The first batch of more than 4,500 pre-Columbian artifacts unearthed in Costa Rica have returned after a 77-year stay at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. In…

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U.S. museum to return indigenous artifacts

Chrissie Long - January 6, 2011

More than 4,500 pre-Columbian artifacts are awaiting transfer back to Costa Rica after being held in foreign collections since the late 19th century. The hook is that…

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Indigenous cemetery uncovered in Tres Ríos

Mike McDonald - July 16, 2010

A team of archaeologists has uncovered a rare and important time capsule on private property in the Costa Rican town of Tres Ríos, just east of San…

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Archaeologists: Ancient Site Holds Much More

Robert Goodier - September 9, 2005

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have begun excavating the prehistoric dwelling recently discovered near Palmar Sur on the southern Pacific coast, the largest of its kind discovered in the country to…