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Sergio Rojas

Another indigenous man killed in Costa Rica’s southern zone

This new crime against the life of an indigenous leader comes less than a year after the murder of Sergio Rojas, a Bribrí leader from the territory of Salitre, in a crime which remains unsolved.

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

After the murder of Sergio Rojas, the struggle to regain indigenous land has continued.

Costa Rica evicts illegal occupants, returns territories to indigenous community

Costa Rican authorities announced the return of two properties to indigenous communities, which have for years denounced the invasion of their land.

IACHR mission visits Costa Rica to evaluate protections for indigenous communities

During the visit, the mission of the IACHR also intends to learn about the situation of Nicaraguan migrants in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica meets with Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to discuss Nicaragua, Venezuela, indigenous rights

The United Nations has estimated that some 60,000 people have fled Nicaragua since last April.

The Tico Times Dispatch: March news roundup

Sergio Rojas, an indigenous leader, was murdered in his home; wildfires ravaged Nosara and Costa Rica is facing water cuts as El Niño bears down on Central America. The Tico Times also continues its coverage of sexual assault and harassment. Finally, La Sele is gearing up for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The Tico Times Weekly Digest: March 25, 2019

An indigenous land rights leader was murdered in his home, four cases of measles detected in Costa Rica and La Sele falls to Guatemala.

Bribrí women commemorate Sergio Rojas and vow to keep his fight alive

About 30 indigenous leaders, friends and family of Sergio Rojas gathered in the indigenous Bribrí community of Shiroles, about 20 km west of Puerto Viejo, to commemorate Rojas’s life and struggle on Friday night.

Costa Rica issues invitation to Commission on Human Rights following murder of Bribrí leader

The IACHR issued precautionary measures in favor of the communities due to the threats they faced in the defense of their lands.

Costa Rica struggles with indigenous land rights

An indigenous rights issue has put Costa Rica’s much-vaunted human rights record to the test as the country struggles to protect members of the Bribrí and Teribe indigenous communities from non-indigenous people who have forcibly, and at times violently, removed them from indigenous ancestral lands.

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