Government targets Amazon leaders, intensifying political persecution

 Este artículo está disponible en español aquí PUYO, Dec. 26, 2016—A few hours ago, it became clear that the Ecuadorian Government is acting on a plan to arrest and detain indigenous leaders from the Amazon region, including those from the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon (CONFENIAE). The case initiated by the Public […]

Ecuador Launches Oil Auction Amid Indigenous Protests

On Wednesday November 28, 2012, Ecuador began an international licensing round for 13 oil blocks – nearly ten million acres –  of untouched south-central Amazonian territory as indigenous leaders took to the streets in Quito to protest petroleum concessions on their lands. Hundreds of indigenous protesters gathered outside the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Quito last […]

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