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Controversy in the Legislative Assembly for the use of the word “blacks” in a motion

QCOSTARIAC - A group of legislators launched strong criticism against María Inés Solís of the Partido Unidad Social Cristiana (PUSC), for using the word “blacks” in a motion proposed for a bill. Wednesday afternoon, the First Plenary Commission met where initiative 21,499 was discussed, the...

Fifth edition of the campaign against racism in Costa Rica soccer stadiums launched

As part of the commemoration of the Historical Month of Afro-Costa Rican Culture (Cultura Afrocostarricense), the first vice-president, Epsy Campbell Barr, together with the National Insurance Institute (INS), the Promerica Bank and the Union of First Division Soccer Clubs (UNAFUT), presented on Tuesday, for...

Morales: Trump, KKK Promoter, Can’t Lecture Latin America

Bolivia's President Evo Morales says the U.S. President Donald Trump “cannot teach democracy and freedom to Latin America because he promotes the racism and xenophobia of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK)”, a white supremacist, right-wing group created in the 19th century in the United...

Venezuelan Youth Burned for ‘Being Chavista’ Dies from Injuries

Orlando Jose Figuera suffered burns on 80 percent of his body in a heinous attack the government has dubbed a hate crime. The Venezuelan youth who was beaten and set on fire by violent anti-government protesters in Caracas two weeks ago has died from his...

Is Costa Rica Racist? Yes, Admits Ombudsman

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica is racist, the Defensoría de los Habitantes (Ombudsman) recognizes in a report presented to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination  of the United Nations (CERD). In theory Costa Rica advances in equality, but in practice there are obvious traits...

Is Cocorí Racist?

QCOSTARICA - A musical based on the beloved children's book "Cocori" has been withdrawn from the International Arts Festival (FIA) after being criticized as being "racist" by several lawmakers. The same fate befell the English kid's book "Little Back Sambo" in the United States during...

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