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Ecuador's Indigenous Activists Are Under Attack. Will the Government Protect Them?

August 07, 2018

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In the early morning of Jan. 5, Patricia Gualinga heard a commotion outside her home in the Amazon town of Puyo, Ecuador. A man was yelling threats and throwing rocks at her house.

“You bitch, next time we will kill you!” she recalled him shouting. 

As a leader of the indigenous Kichwa Peoples of Sarayaku, Gualinga suspects she was targeted for campaigning...

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