Daily Archives: March 22, 2017

Why Has Mining Sparked Conflict Between Ecuador’s Government And Indigenous Peoples?

In the Amazonian village of El Tink, the indigenous Shuar have become embroiled in an escalating conflict with the Ecuadorian government and Chinese mining companies. The only entrance to the village, a 15-metre bridge, has been barricaded and is manned constantly, as aerial surveillance persists overhead. Yet, when President Rafael […]