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Journalist / Periodista | 🇪🇨🇺🇸 | @onewm’22 fellow | 🔙 @democracynow•@nyuniversity | tweeting about: US, LatAm, Ecuador.
Jun 21 9 tweets 5 min read
It's been a week since the protests in Ecuador started. Workers, students, feminists have joined the indigenous movements.

Dozens of detainees, repression, raids on institutions by the government, human rights abuses have been recorded

🧵updates on week 2 #ParoNacionalEcuador: Over the weekend, indigenous leader Leonidas Iza's car was shot at while Iza was inside. The bullet didn't go through the glass. The indigenous organization calls it an "assassination attempt" while opposition groups call it a "self-attack." #ParoNacional

Sep 1, 2021 10 tweets 3 min read
Ecuador is now 2nd on the list of countries in LatAm with the most amount of people migrating to the US

Border authorities found 54K people in the last 9 months.
20 years ago, thousands left the country due to an economic crisis.

History repeats itself. It’s heartbreaking🧵 ICE reports show that Ecuadorians are now the second-most apprehended nationality at the border, after Mexican citizens

According to the Ecuadorian Ministry of Government, between January and June 2021, more than 67K Ecuadorians flew to Mexico, but only 28K have returned.
Sep 1, 2021 12 tweets 5 min read
Ecuador es hoy el 2ndo país de LatAm en donde la gente está emigrando a EEUU.

Las autoridades fronterizas encontraron a más de 54K personas en los últimos 9 meses

Hace 20 años miles abandonaron el país ante la crisis económica. Hoy la historia se repite. Y es desgarradora 🧵 Según ICE, los ecuatorianos son la segunda nacionalidad más aprehendida (detenidos o deportados) en la frontera después de los mexicanos.

Según el Min. de Gobierno, entre enero y junio de 2021, + de 67 mil ecuatorianos volaron rumbo a México, pero apenas 28 mil han retornado.