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The Struggle Between Ecuador’s Indigenous Shuar and the Mega-Mining Project That’s Displacing Them | Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

19.12.16

The Struggle Between Ecuador’s Indigenous Shuar and the Mega-Mining Project That’s Displacing Them | Papua New Guinea Mine Watch: Bryan Miranda | Remezcla | 23 November 2016

In 2008, Ecuador became the first country in the world to recognize the rights of nature in its constitution, giving its natural communities and ecosystems the right to exist and persist. It was a progressive and unprecedented legal move. But since then, the Ecuadorian government under Rafael Correa has green lit numerous massive development projects helmed by Chinese companies, including a controversial copper mining project in the Amazonian territory of the Indigenous Shuar people.


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