Rafael Correa

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Ecuadorean Amazon natives blow 'pututos' as they resume a... News PhotoBlowing,Ecuador,Environment,Horizontal,Kilometer,Mining,Politics,Protest,Quito,Rafael Correa,Resume,ThreatsPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPEcuadorean Amazon natives blow 'pututos' (traditional horns) as they resume a cross-country march to protest policies by President Rafael Correa they say will result in more mining in the Amazon region and threaten the environment and their way of life, in Saquisili, 70 km south of Quito. Protests were prompted partly by a recent agreement between Ecuador and China for industrial copper mining in the Amazon's Ecuacorriente Zamora-Chinchipe region. The march was organized by the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE), a powerful umbrella group that represents natives from around the country. Correa accused CONAIE of trying to destabilize his government. AFP PHOTO/RODRIGO BUENDIA (Photo credit should read RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images)