The demonstrators claim that the administration of Daniel Noboa is not complying with the provisions, causing serious problems to the ecosystem and the health of the inhabitants of the area.

A demonstration in front of the Constitutional Court of Ecuador carried out by the Amazon communities demands the fulfillment of the sentence that obliges the Government to eliminate more than 400 gas burners in eastern Ecuador.

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The demonstrators claim that the administration of Daniel Noboa is not complying with the provisions, causing serious problems to the ecosystem and the health of the inhabitants of the area.

The Ecuadorian state oil company, Petroecuador, will take until 2030 to eliminate the gas torches associated with oil exploitation in the Amazon, as well as improve technology in the industry to minimize environmental pollution, reported last Saturday.

In 2021, the court ruled in favor of nine women from the Amazon who denounced the effects of pollution by the open burning of gas associated with the exploitation of crude oil.

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In this sense, it was ordered to eliminate more than 400 torches or gas burners, which emit large amounts of carbon dioxide and other toxic waste to the environment.

Last May, Petroecuador indicated the elimination of only 145 lighters in its operations.

On the other hand, the indigenous movement plans to hold a convention to analyze the decisions of the Government of Daniel Noboa that ensured focus on fuel subsidies, following the agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The president of CONAIE, Leonidas Iza, did not rule out the start of mobilizations at the national level, because he emphasized that, if “people are hungry, obviously they will go out to fight (…) and it is not a threat”.

In addition, he stressed that during the 2019 and 2022 marches they managed to stop the imposition of the IMF and that without this uprising there would have been a “127% increase in fuels”.