Crisis and Coup in Ecuador
Against The Current vol. 87

Meisch, Lynn A.
http://www.solidarity-us.org/node/1629

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/07/2000
Year Published:  2000  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX12842

On January 21, 2000, for the first time since the Spanish conquest of Ecuador in A.D. 1533-34, indigenous people briefly -- very briefly -- ruled the country as part of a triumvirate. Frustrated by over a decade of economic problems, corruption and political stalemates over indigenous rights and land disputes, thousands of indigenous protesters and members of popular movements converged on Quito, the country's capital. On the 21st, hundreds of protesters occupied Congress and proclaimed a People's Parliament.

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