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We take a break from our season on journalists in order to look into the murder of Sergio Rojas. A leader of the indigenous rights movement in Costa Rica, Rojas was shot to death in his home in March. Land disputes between tribal peoples and non-indigenous farmers have been ongoing for decades, and violent incidents have occurred in the past. The perpetrator of the killing of Rojas remains unknown; however, those who knew him believe this was an assassination. The case was brought to our attention by Russell Davis, a bar consultant who has worked on the TV show Bar Rescue. Davis is also the Chief Cocktail Officer for our program sponsor, Shaker & Spoon. Russell was studying drinking culture with indigenous peoples in Costa Rica when he heard about the killing of Rojas, and we interview him to get his insight into the situation.

A special thanks this week to Russell Davis, as well as the Costa Ricans who spoke with us off the record to provide their knowledge and insight into this case.

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Assassinations Podcast was created by Niall Cooper, who also researches and writes the show. Lindsey Morse is our editor and producer. Our theme music was created by Graeme Ronald. If you’d like to hear more from Graeme, check out his band Remember Remember. You’ll find them on iTunes.

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