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Bernal Publishes Article On Criminalization Of Indigenous Protest In Ecuador

Professor Angelica Bernal published an article, with Joshua Holst, on the criminalization of protest in Ecuador in the NACLA Report (North American Congress for Latin America). In this article, Bernal & Holst discuss the aftermath of Ecuador's National Strike, focusing on the criminalization of protesters. The National Strike of June 2022 was a historic moment for the country's Indigenous movement, who in the face of intense repression and violence, proved themselves a still powerful and effective force in Ecuadorian politics. No sooner was the peace accord signed that the conservative government of Guillermo Lasso began a familiar campaign against Indigenous leaders and protesters, starting with charges against CONAIE president Leonidas Iza for "illegal disruption of public services" for road blockades and interruption of petroleum production. In this article, we contextualize and discuss the current criminalization and its impact on the 90-day dialogue process. (NACLA, 08/04/22)

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