Ecuador: Beyond the Dollar Coup
Almeida, Marcos, UNESCO Courier
Globalization is fine, say Ecuador's indigenous leaders, as long as it allows us to preserve our traditional culture and begin talks with the North on a level playing field
Luis Macas is one of the most prominent leaders and thinkers in Ecuador's indigenous people's movement. Invariably dressed in the distinctively dark poncho and sombrero from his village of Saraguro, in the country's western highlands, he manages the Internet edition of a newsletter published by the Institute for the Knowledge of Indigenous Culture. Macas heads this Quito-based body, having served stints as president of the Confederation of Ecuador's Indigenous Nationalities (CONAIE) and as a national deputy for the Pachakutik movement.
The CONAIE and its political wing Pachakutik, which today has six deputies in the 123-seat unicameral Ecuadorian parliament, was one of the main groups …
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Publication information: Article title: Ecuador: Beyond the Dollar Coup. Contributors: Almeida, Marcos - Author. Magazine title: UNESCO Courier. Publication date: September 2000. Page number: 27. © 1984 UNESCO. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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