From Ecuador’s Amazon to president’s palace, indigenous women demand end to drilling

March 24, 2018
Stabroek News

BOGOTA,  (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Indigenous women from Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest have called on the country’s president to end oil and mining projects on their ancestral lands, as the nation pushes to open up more of its rainforest to drillers.

Their meeting with Lenin Moreno at the presidential palace in the capital Quito late Thursday comes after the Andean nation launched a new bidding round this month for foreign companies to develop oil and gas reserves.