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US Occupation Disguised as Humanitarian Aid: Southern Command in Costa Rica

US Occupation Disguised as Humanitarian Aid: Southern Command in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA – From the top of the great Talamaca mountain range in southern Costa Rica, you can see the Caribbean Sea and the houses of the Bribri and Cabécar Indigenous groups. According to their cosmology, their ancestors are in every tree, in every river and in every living being found in this reserve […]

Drones Will Deliver Medicine To Remote Areas of Costa Rica

Drones Will Deliver Medicine To Remote Areas of Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Eight remote towns in Talamanca and  Valle La Estrella starting in 2017 will receive drugs via drones, thanks to a new government program by the Ministry of Health. Operated by the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), clinics (Ebais)  in the remote communities will receive the medication, reducing the waiting time to less than […]

Videogame on Costa Rica Indigenous Mythology

Videogame on Costa Rica Indigenous Mythology

(QCOSTARICA) Children, youth and adults in Costa Rica have a new videogame ”El camino del Usekol” (The Road of the Usekol) aimed at enriching the knowledge on the country’s indigenous mythology. The videogame presents native Costa Ricans Tanu (female) and Siarke (male). They have to pass a road full of dangers and enemies to become […]

UNESCO Declines to Consider in Danger in Talamanca-La Amistad, Located In Part of Panama and Costa Rica

UNESCO Declines to Consider in Danger in Talamanca-La Amistad, Located In Part of Panama and Costa Rica

The Reserve of the Mountain Range Talamanca-La Amistad, located in part of Panama and Costa Rica, will be absent for the moment from the list of heritage sites of the world in danger. The decision of the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (Unesco) recognized the joint efforts of both countries, with the objective […]

Dance of the Little Devils: Costa Rican Tribesmen Re-enact Battle Between Ancestors and Spanish Conquistadors

Dance of the Little Devils: Costa Rican Tribesmen Re-enact Battle Between Ancestors and Spanish Conquistadors

A Costa Rican indigenous tribe’s resistance against Spanish conquerors some 500 years ago has been re-enacted in a colourful festival featuring menacing wooden masks and a man dressed as a bull. Every year, Boruca tribesmen paint themselves and don the hand-carved masks before chasing the ‘bull’, which represents the Spanish, through the streets at the […]