Jul 14, 2022
In General Discussion
I don't see how this environmental Country Email List mobilization can be called "liberal environmentalism." No liberal that I know is against mining in Ecuador. Nor does it seem lawful to assume that the opposite policy, that of Rafael Correa, of granting Country Email List concessions to these mining deposits to Chinese companies, can in itself be described as national-popular. The environmental group closest to Yaku Pérez is, widely Country Email List recognized in Ecuador and the world as the most combative of the popular environmental organizations. In the campaign for the elections on Country Email List February 7, Pérez made a radical but viable proposal: optimize oil exploitation in the regions where it already exists, but not expand the extractive frontier. Respect, with vigilant Country Email List environmental conduct, The most well-known recent internal conflict in the indigenous movement occurred at the time of the selection of the Pachakutik candidate for the last presidential elections. Jaime Vargas, a Shuar leader from the southern Amazon and president of Conaie, and Leonidas Iza publicly Country Email List complained about the selection process, which in their opinion was organized to favor Pérez. Vargas associates himself, like most of the Country Email List Shuar leaders, with the more "ethnic" currents, while Iza is closer to the "classist" ones. Again, ideological labels flow easily in the heat of ever-changing, ever-present combinations. No recognizable twist, just a constant negotiation and coexistence of two dimensions of a political identity in Country Email List tension. This type of internal dispute over candidacies is traditional and frequent in Pachakutik. However, the great massiveness of the vote in indigenous areas in favor of Pérez in 2021 denies that there has been a significant division in the Conaie bases. These seemed to feel well represented Country Email List electorally by Pérez. It was, therefore, a conflict between leaders, buried by an avalanche of votes.