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KANUA: the first floating film festival to navigate the Ecuadorian Amazon

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Kanua, the Amazonian Floating Film Festival, brought cinema to remote communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon on a solar-powered canoe.

Yuturi Warmi, Ecuador’s first Indigenous guard led by Kichwa women

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In 2020, over 40 Kichwa women began to organise themselves in defence of their territory and to expel mining from the Ecuadorian Amazon. This is how Yuturi Warmi, the first Indigenous guard led by women in the region began.

Ecuador: a haven no longer?

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Increasing violence and instability are driving refugees and some Ecuadorians towards risky migration

Yasuní National Park under threat once again

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Ecuadorian President Daniel Noboa now plans to continue oil extraction in Yasuní National Park – in defiance of the August national referendum result. Leonidas Iza, President of CONAIE, denounced the proposal as illegal and authoritarian.

Defending the Rights of Nature in Ecuador with Natalia Greene

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LAB speaks to Natalia Greene, who was instrumental in bringing the Rights of Nature into Ecuador’s Constitution in 2008, about the environmental movement in Ecuador, the complexities of the current political situation and deteriorating security.

Ecuador seeks change in second round of elections

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Voters are seeking a leader who can tackle the escalating security crisis and uncontrolled violence that plagues the nation, and reverse the effects of Ecuador’s slowing economy.

Ecuador: killing leaves deep uncertainty

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The assassination of Fernando Villavicencio, one of the leading candidates in the 20 August presidential elections, has plunged Ecuador into deep uncertainty. The Correístas might benefit were some of them not suspected of complicity in the crime.

Ecuador: community vs the gold miners

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Indigenous communities in Azuay, Ecuador, are fighting Canadian gold mining company Dundee Precious Metals, whose Loma Larga mine threatens to pollute the Kimsakocha moorlands and its rivers.

Who will save Yasuní?

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Ecuadorians go to the polls on 20 August 2023, to elect both a new president and 137 legislators for the country's National Assembly. They will also be given the choice to vote ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ in a referendum, where a ‘Yes’ vote will shut down all oil extraction in Yasuní National Park.

Ecuador: the Napo goldrush and the rise of the narco-garimpeiros

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When large mining companies such as TerraEarth withdrew from gold mining in Ecuador's Napo province, they paved the way for smaller scale illegal miners to move in in force, financed by cocaine money, with terrible consequences

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