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For black and indigenous people in Central America, Black Lives Matter

(Global Voices) Indigenous and black Central Americans expressed solidarity online for the killing of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by four police officers in Minnesota, United States. In Central America, Afro-descendants and indigenous communities are raising awareness for their own suffering due to...

Coronavirus: Indigenous peoples in serious danger of disappearance

The Covid-19 Pandemic has once again highlighted the inequalities that are experienced in the world, inequalities caused by historical cultural factors derived from colonization, inequalities that have historically kept Indigenous Peoples at a disadvantage, the peoples that It has historical problems of health, poverty...

Costa Rica indigenous town closes accesses to its territory

The indigenous of the territory known as Bajo Los Indios, in the South Pacific, decided to close all accesses to their territory to prevent the new coronavirus from arriving in the community located in the canton of Corredores, in Puntarenas. All three routes of access...

Ecuador President Strikes Deal To Cancel Austerity Package and End Protests

QUITO, Ecuador — Thousands of Indigenous and student protesters celebrated their victory over the government of Ecuador on Monday by clearing the streets of the capital of debris, following an agreement to cancel an economic austerity package that had ignited 11 days of protests...

It’s Been 80 Years Since Costa Rica Had An Indigenous Person On Its Banknotes

It's been 80 years since Costa Rica had an indigenous person on its new banknotes. The last being in 1939, and believed that it was the Talamanqueño king Antonio Saldaña The banknote was issued by the Banco Nacional, a 10 Colones note when the national...

They walked more than 2 hours to say no to child abuse

A group of children from the Ñari Ñak Indigenous Community school walked more than 2 hours to be able to join the demonstration on Saturday against child violence. These residents of Chirripo de Turrialba left morning Friday to join the demonstration in downtown San Jose,...

The Game of the Little Devils

The Brunka are an indigenous people living in the Province of Puntarenas in the south-pacific zone of Costa Rica. Most of the tribe live in the indigenous reserves of Boruca, Térraba, and Curré Rey. The Brunka are a Talamancan tribe whose ancestors ruled most of...

‘Machismo Is Very Strong Here’

(Q24N) At the end of a 20km red dirt track winding through a rainforest in eastern Paraguay, lies a secondary school for girls providing a source of hope in a country that has a notorious reputation when it comes to women’s rights. Paraguay has one...

18,000 People Defecate In The Open in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Due to the lack of septic tanks, sewers and toilets, it is estimated that some 18,000 people in Costa Rica defecate in the open. That figure includes the homeless, indigenous and immigrants living near the border areas, and migrant workers coming to the country...


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