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12 Abril 2019
Waorani people accuse Ecuador of violating their rights and putting their territory up for international oil auction. Puyo, Ecuador - More than 200 indigenous Waorani people and their supporters marched to the court in the Amazon city of Puyo on Thursday to begin their high-stakes hearing against…
11 Febrero 2019
A court in Ecuador’s Sucumbíos province has ordered that the mining concessions already in operation on territory claimed by the Cofán indigenous people, and those currently in the process of being granted, must be canceled, affecting some 324 square kilometers (125 square miles) in total. The…
17 Diciembre 2018
Indigenous leaders in Ecuador say that a lack of progress toward addressing key issues stands in the way of their fundamental territorial rights. Concerns include resource extraction projects initiated without proper prior consent and consultation, as well as the activation of several mining and…
17 Diciembre 2018
Durante el 2018 se otorgaron 4.000 títulos de propiedad de tierras en Azuay, lo que permitió a los agricultores solicitar créditos a BanEcuador. La entidad otorgó préstamos por 68’517.098 dólares.   Durante 2018 el Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería, MAG, entregó 4.000 títulos de tierra a…
11 Diciembre 2018
Illegal gold mining in the Amazon has reached "epidemic" proportions in recent years, causing damage to pristine forest and waterways, a conservation group said Monday as it released an unprecedented new map of the activities. "Illegal mining in the Amazon, notably in indigenous tribal territories…
30 Noviembre 2018
A United Nations expert says Ecuador has awarded concessions for energy projects on indigenous land without consulting local people QUITO - Excluding indigenous Ecuadoreans from the country's development plans has made their rights "invisible", a U.N. expert said, citing a government push to…
19 Noviembre 2018
QUITO, ECUADOR — Thousands of activists and indigenous leaders have gathered in Quito after a 10-day march across Ecuador in defense of water and land rights. An estimated 2,000 people joined in towns and cities along the route, which began in Tundayme in the Amazonian province of Napo on November…
6 Noviembre 2018
LOS CEDROS, Ecuador (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ecuador is facing a lawsuit this week for giving mining companies exploration rights to a protected forest in one of the country’s most biodiverse regions without local consultation. Brought by the local Cotacachi government, the lawsuit requests…
29 Octubre 2018
After the court victory, the community said they will remain vigilant and continue "fighting until we have legal title over our entire ancestral homeland." The Indigenous Cofan people of Sinangoe in the Ecuadorean Amazon, have achieved a significant judicial victory after the provincial court of…
28 Agosto 2018
New UN report highlights drastic increase in violence and legal harassment driven by rapid expansion of development projects on indigenous lands A significant pattern of abuse has emerged in a wide variety of countries, in which both physical violence and legal prosecution are used against…
15 Agosto 2018
A Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-Americana (UNILA) comunica que estão abertas as inscrições para processo seletivo de estudantes indígenas. As inscrições são gratuitas e encerram no dia 26 de agosto.   O processo seletivo é voltado para candidatos que residam em aldeias ou comunidades…
27 Julio 2018
QUITO - Índios amazônicos do Equador declararam nesta quinta-feira como "selva viva" seu território com o objetivo de que o governo reconheça o local como um "ser vivo" com direitos. O objetivo da iniciativa é evitar a exploração de seus recursos e pedir novas medidas de conservação.   Em uma…