A protest on behalf of the Yasumí

A protest on behalf of the Yasumí

Article about the protest we encountered in Ecuador for the Yasuni, with one drawing and two photos of the posters the government put up

Earlier in our stay we had encountered another demonstration, and were also able to ask what that one was about. This other demonstration, we found out, was protesting what was happening to an indigenous tribe called the Yasuní, who live in the Amazon, in the  area where all the oil drilling is going on. We also saw government posters, saying that “the Yasuní were doing fine, and 99% of Ecuadoreans were doing much better”. It was true that we did see a great deal of evidence of money being spent on new public works, presumably paid for by the revenue from all the oil drilling.

 

 

 

 

Government poster: "And you, what have you done for the Yasuní"

Government poster: “And you, what have you done for the Yasuní”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"The Yasuní live, and millions of Ecuadorians will live better."

“The Yasuní live, and millions of Ecuadorians will live better.”