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Conflict over water rights in Ecuador

Indigenous people protest over water rights, as Ecuador’s government continues to ignore their demands.

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by Manuela Picq | July 16, 2014

Ecuador’s indigenous movement organised a 12-day march for water rights [Getty Images]

If you are going to pass unpopular legislation, you may as well do it while everyone is watching the World Cup. When Ecuadorians were focused on soccer, the government fast-tracked a new water law, endorsing the privatisation of water and permitting […]

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