A Peace of My Mind: Cindy Vargas-Ortiz


Andrew Wheeler

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Cindy Vargas-Ortiz is an indigenous member of the Térraba tribe in south-east Costa Rica. She has been working in the realm of politics for a number of years, leading nonviolent movements against racism within public schools, raising awareness and lobbying governments. She also works with groups visiting the Térraba community, showing them the cultural and historical richness of the people and how government projects and institutions like hydroelectric dams and schools have been inconsiderate to the tribe. Interview and translation by Andrew Wheeler

April 2013