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Environmental Devastation in Ecuador

Deforestation and oil spills have stained the Ecuadorian countryside, where mostly indigenous peoples reside. With a constitution that lacks protective legislation, many companies have gotten away with destroying these lands and marginalizing the peoples living there.
 The global economy seeks immediate profit without considering the future well-being of peoples
and lands, which conflicts with the long-term indigenous peoples' worldview.

Here is a video on how big business has exploited Ecuador's indigenous peoples:

Capitalist practices such as deforestation, cash crops, oil-extraction, and pesticides have given immediate gains to a few elite yet sucked dry many of this world’s future resources, thus widening the gap between rich and poor.
Find out about Ecuador's Current Issues here.