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Indigenous people converge on Ecuador’s capital to protest government mining projects

By Irene Caselli / Christian Science Monitor Six years after working to elect Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa, the country’s indigenous population is now taking to the streets against the very government they helped bring to office. Hundreds of people from Ecuador’s Andean and Amazonian indigenous groups marched into Quito today, after a 14-day trek across … Continue reading Indigenous people converge on Ecuador’s capital to protest government mining projects

Indigenous in Ecuador march against copper mining in Amazon

By Environment News Service Several hundred members of the largest Ecuadorian indigenous organization today began marching to the capital, Quito, to protest new mining in their territory. They expect to arrive in Quito on March 22. The indigenous march started from Yantzaza in Zamora Chinchipe province southern Ecuador, where a Canadian company has been authorized … Continue reading Indigenous in Ecuador march against copper mining in Amazon

Village chief in Panama vows to continue resistance against mining interests

By Edward Helmore / The Observer As she stands among villagers in the highlands of western Panama, their chosen leader, Silvia Carrera, is an image of bucolic harmony. Then Carrera, elected chief or general cacique of the Ngäbe-Buglé community, gestures to a woman who hands her a bag of spent US riot-control equipment – rubber … Continue reading Village chief in Panama vows to continue resistance against mining interests

700 march to Peruvian capital to protest mining project threatening watersheds

By Barbara Fraser / Indian Country Today A caravan of about 700 people from Peru’s northern Cajamarca region arrived in Lima, the capital, on February 9, at the end of a nine-day journey to protest a mine they said would destroy key watersheds. “We want the president to say that there won’t be mining at … Continue reading 700 march to Peruvian capital to protest mining project threatening watersheds