The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) claimed its ‘fight’ in favor of sectors ‘oppressed’ by the government of Rafael Correa, in a newsletter in which it responded to some criticism.
Last Thursday, the president tweeted that the Conaie was calling “another uprising, but not for indigenous issues, but by political chicanery.”
He described it as an “appendix with a MPD poncho” and accused it of “burying the indigenous movement.”
The group replied that the uprising was declared on August 10 and “it has not finished, it will continue,” and considered that the statements of Correa were ‘sectarian,’ ‘racist’ and ‘discriminatory.’
“Our struggle has never been just for the Indigenous, but for all those who are dominated, oppressed, exploited (…) as in the case of this government,” said the bulletin.
Various social groups, including the CONAIE, have called for a national mobilization for Thursday.