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China appropriates Ecaudorian Amazon Jungle for Gold Exploitation

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“To get the gold, they will have to kill every one of us”

The most-storied warrior tribe in Ecuador prepares to fight as the government sells gold-laden land to China


Photographs by Beth Wald

Of the thousands of “Avatar” screenings held during the film’s record global release wave, none tethered the animated allegory to reality like a rainy day matinee in Quito, Ecuador.

It was late January 2010 when a non-governmental organization bused Indian chiefs from the Ecuadorean Amazon to a multiplex in the capital. The surprise decampment of the tribal congress triggered a smattering of cheers, but mostly drew stares of apprehension from urban Ecuadoreans who attribute a legendary savagery to their indigenous compatriots, whose violent land disputes in the jungle are as alien as events on “Avatar’s” Pandora.

The chiefs — who watched the film through plastic 3-D glasses perched beneath feathered…

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2 comments on “China appropriates Ecaudorian Amazon Jungle for Gold Exploitation

  1. Jorge Meneses M.
    March 15, 2013

    Rich land is sold all over the Amazon.
    How to stop bad n corrupt governments?
    Only people can do it.


    • ceciliawyu
      March 15, 2013

      …and Africa too..and Communist Chinese government landgrabs from their own peasant farmers and kill union representatives who do not want to put up with slave labours for their workers! THIS is the communism for the people and the proles…..Communism with a Nazi Characteristics! (see Wukan village :


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