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Costa Rican Indigenous Land Activist Found Murdered

HeadlineMar 21, 2019

In Costa Rica, hundreds of protesters marched Wednesday in the capital San José, demanding justice after unknown assailants shot and killed an indigenous activist who led a campaign to defend the lands of the Bribrí people. Sergio Rojas was found dead at his home in southern Costa Rica Monday, prompting speculation he was assassinated by non-indigenous ranchers resisting the repatriation of land by indigenous groups. This is human rights activist Gustavo Cabrera.

Gustavo Cabrera: “It’s a crime that threatens, that tries to scare off social movements, particularly indigenous movements, so that they don’t keep on fighting and recovering their land.”

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