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The Face of the Resistance (Spanish)

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Patricia Gualinga did not imagine that her life would be dedicated to the resistance of her people. Image by Jonathan Rosas. Ecuador, 2019.
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Patricia Gualinga embodies the resistance of the Sarayaku people, who have kept oil companies out of...

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For almost 30 years, Patricia Gualinga has been a part of the Sarayaku resistance. Image by Jonathan Rosas. Ecuador, 2019.
For almost 30 years, Patricia Gualinga has been a part of the Sarayaku resistance. Image by Jonathan Rosas. Ecuador, 2019.

Patricia Gualinga is sitting in a noisy cafe, in a central street of El Puyo, a cement enclave in the middle of the Ecuadorian Amazon. It's a Friday in February 2019, after 10 a.m. in the morning. El Puyo—a hornet's nest of merchants, oil workers, international civil servants and environmental activists—is uproarious from early on in the morning. A brief Amazon downpour has cleaned the environment and cooled the asphalt.

This story was published in the Spanish-Language publication, GK. Read the story in Spanish here

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