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The plight of the forgotten in Ecuador

27 Oct 2016 at 04:20

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Heavy security ensured that the hundreds of Ecuadorean indigenous people never were able to bother the well-dressed delegates and organisers of the United Nations Habitat III conference in Quito. (Reuters photo)

Upon the closing of the United Nations Habitat III conference last Thursday in Quito, Ecuador, journalists in attendance, including myself, were surprised that there weren't any protests staged by activists -- very unusual for such a UN meeting on housing and sustainable urban development which is only held every 20 years.

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