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Scholars Day 2007, Wednesday, April 11

Ethnopolitics and Human Rights: Indians in Ecuador

The social reality in Ecuador shows that indigenous people represent 45% of the total population, and that 80% of them live in extreme poverty even though their agricultural production provides 75% of the national produce consumption. The emergence of the indigenous movement in Ecuador - its politics and decisions - constitute the most important factor in the recent history of this Latin American country. This presentation provides a panoramic view of the political, economic and social situation in Ecuador as it explores the factors that played an instrumental role in the rise of contemporary indigenous rights movements and the social transformations they have generated.

Presenter: Wendy Vera (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Spanish
Location: 101 Edwards
Time: 1:15 pm (Session III)