Protests in Ecuador over opening of Yasuni national park for oil drilling

Posted on August 21, 2013 • Filed under: Conflicts, Ecuador, Enviromental Issues, Oil, Politics

MOVING TO ECUADOR? GET THIS BOOK reported Following Brazil, Argentina, Chile and other nations in Latin America, Ecuador has become the latest country in the region to face street protests, after President Rafael Correa made the unpopular decision to allow oil drilling in a pristine Amazon reserve. The decision sparked protests that began last Thursday and continued over the weekend and on Monday. The government announcement about the Yasuní national park, located in the eastern part of the country, sparked the protest, which began on social media and ended up sending thousands of people into the streets demanding a referendum on the issue. Read Article

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