The stakes of the mission are not only national. Ecuador’s elections are a tipping point for democracy across Latin America. In the Progressive International’s first mission to La Paz, we witnessed the people of Bolivia mobilize peacefully and courageously to restore democracy to their country. After years of legal warfare and economic devastation, the people of Ecuador are now demanding the recovery of their own democratic rights.
Lina Solano, woman leader, defender of mother earth
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Small but feisty, Lina Solano, an Ecuadorian woman spent most of her life defending mother earth and the people affected by the destruction brought about by plunder of Ecuador’s resources. Solano was in Manila early this month for the first general assembly of the International Women’s Alliance…