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Ecuadorians

 

the population of Ecuador. According to a 1976 estimate, the Ecuadorians number 7.3 million. Most (about 80 percent) are Spanish-Indian mestizos and Indians, primarily Quechua; the remainder are mulattoes, Negroes, Zambos, and white descendants of the European settlers. A considerable part of the population speaks Spanish, which is the official language of Ecuador, and part speaks Quechua. Most Equadorians are Roman Catholic, but there are also Protestants.

More than 45 percent of Ecuadorians, mainly mestizos, mulattoes, and Negroes, live in the coastal areas west of the Andes; most of the Quechua live in the mountains. The central valley and the areas east of the Andes are inhabited by the forest Indians, who have retained a tribal way of life, their own languages, and ancient traditional beliefs.

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In June, the Ecuadorian government arrested seven Ecuadorians with ties to Colombian insurgents during a drug seizure operation in Guayaquil.
With the establishment of the Ecuadorian state in 1830 and abolition of slavery in 1854, African descendant people's struggle takes place largely within the context of sharecropping and dept peonage, which forecasts the present struggle of Afro-Ecuadorians to establish forms of territorial autonomy linked to their ancestral connection to these regions.
Organizers have six months to collect the signatures of 680,000 Ecuadorians (five percent of the population) to hold a plebiscite on the fate of Yasuni.
In 1993, a group of Ecuadorians sued Chevron, claiming the oil giant made local people sick by dumping drilling waste into unlined pits in the 1970s and 1980s.
We plan to exercise our legal right to collect every penny of the legitimate judgment from Ecuador, even if we have to drag Chevron kicking and screaming into courts around the world," said Pablo Fajardo, the lead lawyer for the Ecuadorians.
Synopsis: Gallup surveys prior to the police uprising that threw Ecuador into chaos Thursday show Ecuadorians were much more likely to approve of the president's job performance than to express confidence in the local police, the military, or the national government.
Indigenous Ecuadorians are vulnerable to forced labor in domestic servitude.
A further 12 Britons, one French national and two Ecuadorians, a driver and a tour guide, were also injured.
And even though the light blue trend line is sloping slightly upward, in terms of growth Ecuadorians have pretty much ended up where they started.
Not surprisingly, Ecuadorians are not fazed to hear about army links with oil firms either.
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AETCNS)--Air Education and Training Command's Band of the West performed before hundreds of Ecuadorians as part of a mission to help celebrate the 80th anniversary of the country's air force.