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The Economist – Ecuador’s leftist strife – Spearheading dissent, Indigenous groups accuse a radical president of selling out

The Economist profiles Ecuador President Rafael Correa, and discusses the indigenous population’s opposition to current oil drilling on their land:

The combative Mr Correa has treated his former supporters little better than he does foreign bondholders. He has called Marlon Santi, the president of the indigenous umbrella group, “incompetent”, and referred to protests over potential oil exploration as “foolish”.

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