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Well Known land activist shot dead in Costa Rica
Well Known land activist shot dead in Costa Rica

Well Known land activist shot dead in Costa Rica

A well-known Costa Rican activist was shot down by unknown attackers. The activist had defended land for the Bribri who are the indigenous people in the Central American country. The activist named as Sergio Rojas was at his home in the territory of Salitre that is about 200 km from the south of the capital, San Jose, when the attack took place late on Monday. In a statement from the office of President Carlos Alvarado said the killing to be as regrettable. Costa Rica comprises of 24 indigenous territories that are inhabited by eight ethnic groups, with occupation and encroachment on their land by ranchers responsible for causing conflict since the 1960s.

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