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Indígenas de Ecuador viajan a Texas para protestar contra la venta de territorio amazónico para perforaciones petroleras

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Indigenous leaders from Ecuador have traveled to Houston, Texas, to confront the Ecuadorean government over plans that could see vast tracts of the Amazon rainforest sold for oil drilling. Their protest comes as government officials and oil executives are meeting in Houston for the North American Prospect Expo, a trade fair for oil and gas deals. Protesters say the Ecuadorean government plans to sell roughly 10 million acres of land in the southeastern Ecuadorean Amazon without proper consent from the local indigenous peoples. The protesters were joined by indigenous leaders and environmentalists from across North America. Jaime Vargas, president of the Achuar Nationality of Ecuador, was among those who came to Texas. From Ecuador to Houston, we have come to reclaim our rights and to say to the country and to the world that the rainforest is not for selling, it’s for protecting, because it’s life, because it’s our Mother Nature, because for us, for the indigenous peoples, the rainforest is life, because we find everything there. But in contrast, for the big capitalists, for the materialists, it’s a market of commerce, a market of money. But for us, it’s a market for life. Muchas gracias por ver este reporte de Democracy Now! su informativo independiente diario. No aceptamos publicidad o financiación corporativa por lo que dependemos de la donaciones de telespectadores como usted. Por favor, haga su contribución visitando democracynow.org, necesitamos su apoyo hoy para continuar ofreciéndoles estos impactantes reportajes en profundidad.

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Duration: 1 minute and 47 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
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Posted by: democracynowes on Feb 6, 2013

Indígenas de Ecuador viajan a Texas para protestar contra la venta de territorio amazónico para perforaciones petroleras

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