Catholics lead protests against mining, oil drilling in Ecuadorian Amazon
May 31, 2023
CWN Editor's Note: “Large-scale mining endeavors are something new,” said Bishop José Adalberto Jiménez Mendoza, OFM Cap, the vicar apostolic of Aguarico (map). “During the COVID-19 pandemic, illegal miners opened roads in the forest and brought heavy machines. We counted at least 200 backhoes.”The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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