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Franco Viteri, Kichwa

Franco Viteri is a Kichwa leader from Sarayaku, a community in the Ecuadorian Amazon made famous by their struggle against oil extraction in their territory. In 2012, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled that Ecuador must apologize and recompense the Sarayaku community for an oil project that damaged its ancestral lands and put lives at risk. In the 1990s, the Ecuadorian government gave permission to the Argentine oil company CGS to…
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by: Megan Alpert – Autumn 2015

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