vendredi 11 mars 2016

José Gualinga: ‘See you in the jungle’

11/03/2016 -

The oil exploitation of Blocks 79 and 83 of the Ecuadorian Amazon, signed over to Chinese company Andes Petroleum on January 25, “will not happen because it will not happen”. This is according to the leader of the Sarayaku community, José Gualinga, in a quote taken from the following interview with Salomón Osorio of Radio Nina.
Describe the blocks that have been signed over to Andes Petroleum by Rafael Correa’s Government.
Blocks 79 and 83 mainly fall within the Zápara territory, adjacent to the territory of the Kichwa of Sarayaku. Here can be found the headwaters of the Corrientes River in Shiona, parallel to the Conambo and Rutuno rivers. These are areas of black lagoons, where the headwaters of many freshwater rivers are located. This area is also home to a lagoon called... Read more