With cries of: “We are hungry for an ecologist!” Ronald Andrade, leader of CODEGAM, the organization funded by Ascendant Copper, violently forces his way into a municipal meeting. Fearing violence, fifteen representatives are forced to hide and the meeting is canceled. Next, Gary Davis, president and CEO of Ascendant Copper arrives on the scene offering “transparency” but refusing to discuss details. Finally, the mayor of Cotacachi, Auki Tituana, supported by the community, works to establish Cotacachi as an “ecological county” based on “responsibility towards nature.”


Conservation, Culture

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