This past weekend, a medical brigade of the “All-Life Plan,” of the National Government, encountered obstacles when it tried to enter Cotopaxi—specifically the community of Tigua—when it was stopped by the leader of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie), Jaime Vargas. The purpose of the officials was to provide technical assistance of a social nature to Saquisilí, Sigchos, Chugchilán, Angamarca, Guangaje and Tigua. But upon entering the latter, a group of people that included Vargas, prevented their passage and threatened to retain them. After the intimidation there was a negotiation and, in the end, the indigenous leaders let the…
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