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

New map shows importance of Central America indigenous communities to forest conservation
Conservation
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Conservation
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New map shows importance of Central America indigenous communities to forest conservation

Lindsay Fendt - May 12, 2016

Indigenous communities may play a crucial role in the preservation of Central America’s forests, according to a new map produced by the International Union for the Conservation…

Community managed forests protect against climate change, study finds
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#cop21
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Community managed forests protect against climate change, study finds

Louisa Reynolds - November 17, 2015

Respecting community and indigenous rights to collective land tenure and forest management could help avert climate change — and save us billions of dollars, according to a…

Fall migration at Kèköldi, Costa Rica’s million-raptor watch site
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Fall migration at Kèköldi, Costa Rica’s million-raptor watch site

Robin Kazmier - November 2, 2015

Heads up! One of the most spectacular wildlife displays on the planet is happening in the skies over Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast right now: fall raptor migration.…

Festival celebrates Afro-Costa Rican culture
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Festival celebrates Afro-Costa Rican culture

Elizabeth Lang - October 22, 2015

Plaza Lincoln in Moravia, north of San José, is the place to be this weekend: the Festival of Flowers of the African Diaspora and Other Cultures kicks off…

Little Mermaid ballet, Gamer Fair, and other happenings around Costa Rica
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Little Mermaid ballet, Gamer Fair, and other happenings around Costa Rica

Amanda Zúñiga - October 16, 2015

Dance: "The Little Mermaid" The National Theater presents a ballet of Hans Christian Anderson's classic children's tale. The performance is based on classic ballet patterns, but also…

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 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…

Costa Rica struggles with indigenous land rights
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Crime
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Costa Rica struggles with indigenous land rights

John McPhaul - October 7, 2015

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…

Student campaign seeks to help preserve Cabécar culture
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Student campaign seeks to help preserve Cabécar culture

Elizabeth Lang - September 13, 2015

A group of students from the Colegio Universitario San Judas Tadeo are blending Costa Rican heritage and today's online tools to make a difference in one of…

Alajuela’s neighborhood petroglyphs offer window to the past
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Alajuela’s neighborhood petroglyphs offer window to the past

Mitzi Stark - April 27, 2015

Long before Columbus found his way to America – and long, long before there were telephones and computers – the people of the Central Valley had a…