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Indigenous man killed by mob in Costa Rica

Indigenous man killed by mob in Costa Rica

Indigenous man, Yahry Rivera, was killed by an armed mob Monday morning. Rivera was trying to reclaim ancestral lands recognized by the 1977 Indigenous act. The act, although passed, was never implemented. This is one of many attacks on the indigenous people of Costa Rica in the last year.

The Raven
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Crimson Jester 6 months

I thought the left says this happens in America?

WJ MacKENZIE 6 months

So after reading up the links, not a lot of info, but it seems that while there was a bill to protect indigenous reserves introduced in 1977, the law was never implemented. There is no clear reason stated as to why, but a link in the guardian article to a related story shed a little light. It appears, but not certain, that one of the reasons was no funding to compensate non-indigenous land owners for the land they'd be kicked off of, with some of them having those farms in their families for generations. And sitting on this issue for over four decades hasnt done the costa rican government any favors. Now as to what exactly went down with this incident, neither link explains but we can guess. Native activist, pissed at the government's lack of action for decades has been taking things into his own hands, agree with it or not, and got beat down for it, whether you agree with that as well or not. Sounds like the Costa Rican government needs to figure out what the fuck its doing, because if they continue to do nothing either way, they are just going to see more vigilante action from both sides.

IIZard 6 months

When you try to take land from people who never took it from you.

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