Afro-Ecuadorians also hope to be included in the dialogue proposed by President Lenin Moreno. “The government has met with all sectors, but the afros have not yet been called,” said leader David Quiñónez yesterday.
According to the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC), in Ecuador, there are 1’041,559 Afro-descendants, who represent 7.2% of the national population.
Guillermo Leone stated that it is necessary for Afro-Ecuadorians to be considered in public politics and decision-making bodies because the aspirations of this group have not yet been fulfilled. (I)