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Ecuador: The Sarayaku struggle goes global

Headline Title:  Ecuador: The Sarayaku struggle goes global 25 May 2012 The traditional lands of the Sarayaku – a Kichwa Indigenous People numbering some 1,200 – lie in a remote area of eastern Ecuador’s Amazon region. “Living in Sarayaku is living in freedom, harmony and peace – we’re all united,” Noemí Gualinga, a representative of the community, told Amnesty International. But that sense of harmony was shattered in 2002 when Ecuador’s government failed to consult with the community before allowing a foreign oil company on their land to explore the potential for despoiling it…

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