Indigenous Mining Protest Leader Found Dead

In yet more violence against indigenous leaders who protest resource development in South America, Shuar leader José Isidro Tendetza Antún was found dead, his body bound with rope, in an unmarked grave. Tendetza has been protesting the development of the Mirador copper and gold mine that is estimated to destroy over 450,000 acres of Shuar homelands. Mirador is being developed by the state-multinational consortium Ecuacorriente. Tendetza had been planning to take his campaign to the climate talks in Lima later this week.