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BBC – Ecuador President Rafael Correa loses indigenous allies

The BBC writes about tensions between Ecuador President Rafael Correa and the country’s indigenous populations:

After an initial honeymoon period, Mr Correa and indigenous groups have clashed over several issues.

Indigenous organisations have marched against the government’s policies on mining, because they want the right to veto new projects on their ancestral land.

They stalled the approval in Congress of a new water law, which would take control of irrigation away from individual communities and give it to a new state agency.

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