Ecuador protesters met with tear gas after marching on congress

Issued on: 06/24/2022 – 01:27 Police in Ecuador’s capital fired tear gas Thursday to disperse Indigenous protesters who tried to storm congress on the 11th day of crippling demonstrations over fuel prices and living costs. Protesters had earlier won a concession from the Ecuadorian government when President Guillermo Lasso, isolating because of a Covid-19 infection, … Read more

Ecuador police arrest top indigenous leader amid protests over fuel prices

Issued on: 06/15/2022 – 04:49 Ecuadorian police have arrested the leader of an Indigenous movement, pushing his organization to call Tuesday for a popular uprising a day after nationwide roadblocks to protest high fuel prices. The arrest of Leonidas Iza, leader of the powerful Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie), sparked outrage, with authorities … Read more

British journalist, Brazilian indigenous expert missing in the Amazon rainforest

Issued on: 06/07/2022 – 05:37 A British journalist and a Brazilian indigenous expert have gone missing in a remote region of the Amazon rainforest after receiving threats, authorities and indigenous-rights groups said Monday, raising fears for their safety. Veteran foreign correspondent Dom Phillips, 57, went missing while researching a book in the Brazilian Amazon’s Javari … Read more