Ecuador: Investigation continues in death of Shuar activist regarding Chinese mines

Posted on June 2, 2015 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Latin America Indigenous Issues, Latin America Mining …. Dark clouds loom over the Tundayme bus station where José Isidro Tendetza Antún said goodbye to his family for the last time. The moody skies above the Cordillera del Condor would have been a familiar sight to the indigenous leader as he set out on 28 November to join a protest meeting against a huge Chinese-backed mine being carved out of his ancestral homeland. He never arrived. Four days later, his son Jorge found Tendetza’s body in an unmarked grave, showing signs of torture and strangulation. Six months on, that murder continues to reverberate among the residents of this jungle mountain range straddling Ecuador’s Amazon frontier with northern Peru. Read Article


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