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Some recommended articles in English below. Vuelve pronto para artículos en Español.

February 2014

“We’re on the cusp of a new oil boom in the Ecuadorian Amazon”. Guardian piece giving a useful overview of oil in Ecuador: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/19/new-oil-boom-ecuador-amazon

Guardian article revealing that Ecuador’s government was in negotiations with China to drill in the Yasuni National Park, even whilst pledging to protect it: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/19/ecuador-oil-china-yasuni

January 2014

Ecuador Cracks Down on Indigenous Leaders Opposed to Oil. Amazon Watch report that the government is trying to imprison 8 indigenous leaders for protesting the XI Oil Round:  http://amazonwatch.org/news/2014/0110-ecuador-cracks-down-on-indigenous-leaders-opposed-to-oil

Dramatic and shocking piece by Newsweek about the 2012 massacre of 20 members of one of Ecuador’s uncontacted tribes and how the atrocity is linked to the oil industry: http://mag.newsweek.com/2014/01/03/people-killed-felt-dizzy.html

2013

Manuela Picq interviews Carlos Pérez Guartambel, President of ECUARUNARI (Confederation of Kichwa People of Ecuador) about indigenous resistance. His message is strong and beautifully said: https://nacla.org/news/2013/11/18/nacla-clacs-conversation-carlos-p%C3%A9rez-guartambel-indigenous-resistance-andes

Manuela Picq reports on Ecuador’s systematic legal crackdown against all forms of political dissidence: http://upsidedownworld.org/main/ecuador-archives-49/4515-lawfare-ecuadors-new-style-of-governance

“To get the gold, they will have to kill every one of us”. Salon talks to a Shuar warrior about his community’s struggle against a Chinese gold mine:  http://www.salon.com/2013/02/10/to_get_the_gold_they_will_have_to_kill_every_one_of_us/

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