Rebuilding communities: a type of resistance
Communities in the Amazon resort to constitutional rights to recover territories granted to mining companies.
Saavedra, Luis Ángelhttp://www.latinamericapress.org/articles.asp?art=7080
Date Written: 02/10/2014
Year Published: 2014
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX16813
In Tundayme, a parish located in the Cordillera del Cóndor in Ecuador's southern Amazon, the indigenous and peasant communities have decided to recover the territories of abandoned or forcefully evicted communities in order to oppose mining megaprojects. The first few steps have been successful, but they fear that the government and the affected companies will respond aggressively.