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

John McPhaul - January 18, 2020

Ten months after the murder of Bribrí indigenous leader Sergio Rojas, Costa Rican authorities appear to be making progress in the investigation, recently releasing a composite sketch…

Guatemalan indigenous people march in support of Evo Morales
Bolivia
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Bolivia
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Guatemalan indigenous people march in support of Evo Morales

AFP - November 15, 2019

Hundreds of indigenous people marched through the Guatemalan capital on Thursday in support of Bolivia's ex-president Evo Morales, who was granted asylum in Mexico after resigning amid…

Costa Rica celebrates Cultures Day
Global
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Global
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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
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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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…

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…

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…

Human rights commission ruling gives hope for Costa Rica indigenous autonomy
Crime
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Crime
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Human rights commission ruling gives hope for Costa Rica indigenous autonomy

John McPhaul - October 18, 2015

Costa Rican indigenous leaders hope the long-delayed Indigenous Autonomy Bill might finally get a hearing in the Legislative Assembly as result of April’s Inter-American Commission on Human…

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

The Tico Times - October 12, 2015

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…

What should countries do about the Amazon’s ‘uncontacted’ tribes?
Global
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Global
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What should countries do about the Amazon’s ‘uncontacted’ tribes?

Scott Wallace | Special to The Washington Post - August 16, 2015

It may be difficult to believe in this age of global connectivity and instant communications, but dozens of indigenous tribes are still living in almost complete isolation…

Guatemalan rapper sued for racist Twitter post about country’s genocide
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Guatemalan rapper sued for racist Twitter post about country’s genocide

AFP - May 11, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala — Guatemalan rapper Fernando Reynoso, known as Mr. Fer, was sued Monday before the special prosecutor's office on discrimination and racism due to a joke he posted on…