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The IACHR highlights that massive protests were repressed through the excessive use of force, mainly against members of indigenous communities.

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Dated Nov. 25, 2019, the document states the “acquisition of non-lethal material is to be used in operations against riots and counterinsurgency.”

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In January, Indigenous communities in Pillaro, Ecuador, celebrate The Dance of the Devils (La Diablada), a festival recalling the resistance of their ancestors to the ​​​​​​​Spanish conquest.

Thousands dance for hours wearing masks that evoke images of devils. Made with paper and wire, ​​​​​​​these masks also include horns of animals such as bulls, deer or rams.

During this early Andean carnival, groups of dancers compete with each other to stand out as the best performers.​​​​​​​

While touring downtown Pillaro, devils scar, curse, and dance with a sticky rhythm that entertains visitors.

 

Inter-American Commission considers that given the possibility of Glas being subject to a violation of rights, the state has the obligation to implement protection measures in the shortest possible time.

Paola Pabon, Prefect of Pichincha, after being released from prison, share in an exclusive interview with Telesur the political persecution that leaders of Revolucion Ciudadana have endured under Lenin Moreno´s Administration and the perspective of a better future for the country.

Prefect Paola Pabon was accused of being part of a plan to overthrow President Lenin Moreno.

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The Ecuadorian Foreign Minister questioned the OACHD report, which referred to the repression of protesters during the October demonstrations. 

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In the protests that were recorded in Ecuador for ten days there were at least nine dead and 1,507 injured, according to the UN Office for Human Rights.

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“It seems their idea is to get convictions and sentences as fast as possible that would block us for life” (from being elected to any public office), she added.

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The Former chancellor of Ecuador and former president of the UN General Assembly, will compete with Luis Almagro for the position.

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Several of these reforms were questioned by the indigenous movement, other social organizations, and by the business sector.

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