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The Achuar and Shuar of Ecuador

In southeast Ecuador reaching to the border with Peru lies hundreds of thousands of acres of road-less rainforest belonging to the Achuar and Shuar, two indigenous groups that have also fought off industrial-scale, natural resource extraction and threats to their lands and way of life. More

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JPMorgan, BlackRock Tout Climate Bona Fides While Funding Amazon Oil Drilling

The financial giants are slated to make appearances at the COP23 in Germany next week

November 9, 2017Huffington Post

"Like so many big businesses, JPMorgan Chase and BlackRock greenwash their activities rather than apply their resources to real solutions," Leila Salazar-López, executive director of Amazon Watch, told HuffPost in a statement. "Our report exposes their complicity in Amazon destruction, and we know savvy investors will respond accordingly, as we've seen in the massive divestment from fossil fuels and the financial institutions that bankroll them."

Amazonian Indigenous Peoples Reject Ecuador's Plans for New Oil Tender

Controversial oil auction and mining expansion denounced at Quito industry conference

October 26, 2017

Quito, Ecuador – Representatives of six indigenous nationalities traveled from their Amazonian communities to Quito this morning to reject plans by the new government of Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno to auction off oil blocks that overlap their titled rainforest territories.

Signs of Lasting Trauma in People Evicted to Make Way for Giant Mine in Ecuador

Signs of Lasting Trauma in People Evicted to Make Way for Giant Mine in Ecuador

Battles with the government and army over land and mining rights has caused indigenous Shuar people long-term psychological damage, report says

October 17, 2017The Guardian

"This development model impacts communities. The mine displaces people, and the impact is direct. It's this industry that makes children lack nutrition."

When Defending the Land Becomes a Crime

When Defending the Land Becomes a Crime

How legal and police systems across the Amazon and throughout Latin America criminalize environmental activists and indigenous peoples – and justify attacks against them

October 5, 2017

"At the end of the day resistance is an ethical struggle. It is a struggle we must take up. Resistance is a principle of justice, especially when we see that the people are suffering."

Ecuadorian Government Refuses To Appear at Hearing on Threat of Extractive Industry to Indigenous Peoples

Ecuadorian Government Refuses To Appear at Hearing on Threat of Extractive Industry to Indigenous Peoples

July 14, 2017

The absence of government representatives at the hearing doesn’t bode well for such a visit, nor for an improvement in respect for human rights in the country. Hopefully, the new government will soon remember that, as a member of the Organization of American States, it’s not an option but an obligation to participate in the IACHR.

Indigenous Mobilization Results in Steps To End Criminalization in Ecuador

Indigenous Mobilization Results in Steps To End Criminalization in Ecuador

May 31, 2017

Although this isn't a full victory, it marks a significant step in the right direction toward ending the criminalization of indigenous protest in Ecuador and is a clear demonstration of the power of mass mobilization and international support.

The People of the Waterfalls Threatened By Mining

The People of the Waterfalls Threatened By Mining

May 5, 2017

The Shuar are facing a great threat given the fact that the Ecuadorian government has sold concessions to part of their territory for an open-pit copper mining project run by the company Explocobres, a subsidiary of the Chinese companies CRCC and Tongling.

El Pueblo de las Cascadas Amenazado Por la Minería

El Pueblo de las Cascadas Amenazado Por la Minería

5 de mayo del 2017

Este pueblo está enfrentando una gran amenaza ya que el estado ecuatoriano ha concesionado parte de su territorio para la implementación del proyecto de extracción de cobre a cielo abierto a la empresa Explocobres, subsidiaria de la transnacional china CRCC y Tongling.

Ecuador Election: No Good Option for the Amazon

Ecuador Election: No Good Option for the Amazon

March 31, 2017

Regardless of who wins, the response to the escalated social conflicts over extractive industry projects, rollback of indigenous rights, and criminalization of civil society protest will be an early and pressing challenge for the incoming administration.

The Controversy That Could Swing Ecuador's Election

Outgoing President Rafael Correa's mining deals have alienated groups that once supported him. That could cost his heir apparent on Sunday.

March 29, 2017Americas Quarterly

Indigenous people make up as much as 30 percent of Ecuador's 16.5 million citizens, and their swing to Lasso could be the deciding factor in the run-off elections.

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