Ecuador: Indigenous groups plan protest march against President Correa for March , 08, 2012

Posted on February 24, 2012 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America Indigenous Issues, Politics

The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) and other social groups today called for a protest march for March 8 against the policies implemented by the government of President Rafael Correa. The leader of CONAIE, Humberto Cholango, said at a news conference that the mobilization is due to the unpopular policies implemented by Correa that he said, including rules violate the Constitution approved in a referendum in 2008. In contrast, the Ecuadorian president has warned of alleged destabilizing for the march and has invited his followers to support the Government in the streets the same day of indigenous mobilization. Read Article

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