Monthly Archives: April 2014

Los funcionarios del gobierno y militares roban firmas Yasuni

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Yasuni- Muy importante, por favor, comparta por todas partes, tenemos que exponer la profunda corrupción en el gobierno que está tratando de detener nuestra lucha para salvar Yasuní
A QUIENES NOS DIERON SU FIRMA, A QUIENES SUEÑAN CON LA CONSULTA POPULAR, A QUIENES QUIEREN MANTENER LA VIDA EN EL YASUNÍ

¡Que no nos quede duda, alcanzamos las firmas! Es evidente que los ecuatorianos y ecuatorianas queremos consulta popular para mantener el crudo en el subsuelo del Yasuní/ITT.

Presentamos 757.623 firmas en 107.088 formularios; cada una representa el sueño de una persona y en muchos casos de una familia entera. Entregamos 1.275 copias de cédulas de identidad; cada una nos habla del esfuerzo de un joven, de una mujer, de un ecuatoriano/na, que no sólo firmó por la vida, sino que también recogió firmas por ésta. 

No obstante, algunos hechos ocurridos dentro del Consejo Nacional Electoral pone en duda el principio de fe y rigurosidad con que el CNE está verificando el sueño de 757.623 ecuatorianos; sin contar con aquellos que no pudieron firmar.

Manipularon, sin autorización de un notario u observancia de Yasunidos, la caja que contenía las cédulas de los responsables de los formularios; cada una de estas cédulas permite la aceptación de cientos y miles de firmas. Inmediatamente Yasunidos denunció que habían desaparecido no 10, sino 192 cédulas de recolectores. Posteriormente, algunas de las cédulas reaparecieron pero con una codificación distinta a la original, en ese momento sellaron la caja con la presencia repentina de la notaria. Entre las copias de cédulas entregadas por Yasunidos no habían repetidas, las carpetas fueron foliadas y verificadas con el personal del CNE, pero después de la apertura de la caja aparecieron varias cédulas repetidas cubriendo el número de las faltantes, por lo que esta cantidad puede corresponder al acta, más no a lo originalmente entregada.

Esta fue la razón por la cual integrantes del colectivo se opusieron a que empiece un proceso sin garantías y con semejantes irregularidades. Sin embargo, al día siguiente se trasladaron las firmas a un recinto militar sin la autorización del colectivo y sin responder por qué habían roto la cadena de custodia sin la presencia de los proponentes o de un notario. 
Todo esto pone en duda las garantías con las cuales serán revisadas las firmas recogidas legítimamente con un principio de buena fe que el CNE ha roto.

PERO NO PUEDEN ELIMINAR NINGUNA FIRMA, PEOR FORMULARIOS ENTEROS, SIN LA PRESENCIA DE YASUNIDOS.

Insistiremos con la participación del colectivo; hemos pedido la presencia de una veeduría nacional e internacional para acompañar un proceso de verificación que empezó mal pero que debe enderezarse.

Somos receptores de la voluntad de más de 757.000 personas y no les vamos a fallar, VAMOS A DEFENDER CADA UNA DE LAS FIRMAS con todo lo que esté a nuestro alcance.

¿Qué podemos hacer los firmantes? 

• Solicitar en cualquier juzgado que se proteja tu firma.
• Ser parte de la campaña “Defiende tu Firma”, enviando mails, tuits, escribiendo mensajes, pancartas, participando en las zapateadas, foros, etc.
• Difundir este comunicado por todos los medios posibles.
• Pero sobre todo no perdamos de vista el horizonte: mantener vivo el Yasuní.

 
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SEGUIMOS YASUNIDOS POR LA CONSULTA

http://www.yasunidos.org

 

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Ecuadorian Government and military officials steal Yasuni Signatures

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Government and military officials in Ecuador stole Yasuni signatures, many boxes have been tampered with and replaced with invalid fakes, the boxes were opened without the presence of the notary officials illegally. How deep does this corruption go?

Yasuni – Very important , please share everywhere, we have to expose the deep corruption in the government that is trying to stop our fight to save Yasuní
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Let there be no doubt us , we reach the signatures goal ! Clearly Ecuadorians want referendum to keep oil underground in Yasuní / ITT .

Yasunidos presented over 757, 623 signatures on forms ; each represents the dream of a person and in many cases an entire family. Delivered 1,275 copies of identity cards ; each speaks of the efforts of a young man, a woman, an Ecuadorian , signed not only for life, but they also did their part in collecting signatures for this .

However, some events within the National Electoral Council questions the principle of faith and rigor with which the CNE is not verifying the dream of 757,623 Ecuadorians .

Signatures were tampered with illegally without notary officials present or enforcement of Yasunidos , the boxes containing the ballots of those responsible for the forms; each of these bonds allows the acceptance of hundreds of thousands of signatures. Immediately Yasunidos reported that 10 boxes had disappeared . Subsequently, some of the bonds reappeared but with an encoding different from the originals, in resealed the boxes. Among the copies of ballots delivered by Yasunidos had not repeated , the folders were numbered and checked with the staff of CNE , but after opening the boxes were several repeated bonds covering the number of those missing , so this amount may correspond the minutes , but not as originally delivered.

This was the reason why members of the group opposed to start a process with no guarantees and similar irregularities. However, the next day the signatures were moved to a military area without authorization from the collective and there was no answer as to why they had broken the chain of custody without the presence of bidders or a notary.

All this calls into question the guarantees with a principle of good faith that the CNE has broken .

Yasunidos insist on the participation of the collective ; We have asked the presence of national and international oversight to accompany a verification process that started badly but that should be straightened out.

We are recipients of the will of over 757,000 people and we will not fail them.

What can we do for the signatories ?

• Order in any court that their signature is protected.
• Being part of the ” Defend Your Signature” , sending mails, tweets , writing messages, banners , participating in zapateadas , forums, etc. .
• Disseminate this statement by all possible means.
• Above all, do not lose sight of the horizon : keeping Yasuní alive and protected. http://www.yasunidos.org

 

 

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Yasuni signatures lay in suspense

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Saturday 12th of April, Yasunidos, present 756 000 signatures in the CNE.Photo- Eduardo terán / El Comercio

Signatures collected to protect Yasuni National Park from Oil exploitation lay in suspense whilst waiting for approval and funds to cover costs for Consejo National Electoral to validate them, there is also only a time period of 15 days to validate them.

 The Front Total Amazon Defense of Yasunidos , gave their relevant headings to 5% of the electoral roll to request a vote that the government preserve Yasuni ITT and keeps the oil underground. The signatures were submitted on Saturday.

President Raphael Correa doubts that Yasunidos reached complete signatures, he estimated 30 percent cannot be validated. If they pass this phase for collective signatures, the next step will wait be for the Constitutional Court rule on the legal validity of the questions. If the Court finds that one or all three questions are not constitutional, this process will take more than six months time lapse. “It would be a mockery for Ecuadorians” said Jorge Espinosa of Yasunidos.

                 ‘But given that we pass the signature validation phase, this would be the first time that the CNE is put in front of an order emanating from the will of citizens”.

All referendums , since 2007, have been at the initiative of President Rafael Correa. The CNE has not defined how much the validation and consultation would cost, because there was no certainty that the signatures will be accepted. In three referendums since 2007, costs ranged between USD 31 and 36 million. On this basis It has been estimated that the CNE Yasuni ITT signature validation will cost : USD 790 525.93 for technology spending, personal ( about 300 people are receiving training ) , transportation , logistics, etc. This sum of costs needs to be explained further by the government.  Does this mean that these signatures will not be processed if the costs are not met, what is the fate of the referendum? How will it be affected and ignored, if there is a lack of funds to cover such huge estimates. The fate of Yasuni ITT and the rest of the Ecuadorian Amazon is still unsecured.

Source translated from El Comercio Ecuador at the following address : http://www.elcomercio.com/politica/Ecuador-Yasuni-ITT-firmas-CNE-Rafael_Correa-politica-yasunidos_0_1120087987.html.

 

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Correa loses his first battle against the Ecuadorian environmentalists

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Photo credit EFE – Huaorani Indians in the march that preceded the submission of signatures for referendum on oil exploration.

 

Environmentalists in Ecuador have succeeded in raising over 700,000 signatures against the oil exploitation of Yasuni to demand a referendum.

The first global attempt to avoid exploitation of the largest protected reserve in the world failed eight months ago. After six years of hard fighting , the president of Ecuador , Rafael Correa, announced in August the death of the Yasuni ITT Initiative , an original commitment proposed by the Andean country to leave underground 920 million barrels of oil valued at 18,000 million in exchange for 3,600 million dollars that the international community should provide . But it was a failure . “The world has failed us ,” said a dejected day Correa announced the demise of the project.

Since then, the political atmosphere of Ecuador has been fraught with conflict . The alarm went off in February when Alianza País , the president’s party suffered the biggest electoral setback since coming to power in 2006 . “Clearly the issue of Yasuní has taken its toll but it is not alone. The point is that the right wing of the party has done much of the executive power and influence to break with the social movements that led to the birth of the Citizen Revolution , “a university professor who prefers to hide his name.

These social organizations have become a big stone in the shoe of the Government. A few weeks ago , hundreds of people marched through the streets of Quito demanding the decriminalization of abortion law strictly prohibitive in a country where the influence of the Church remains capital. However, the most incisive urban activism has grown around the collective Yasunidos , a conglomerate of environmental organizations about who have rained criticism as they dared to question the reasons for Correa on “necessary evil” which is finalize the Yasuní Initiative .

“Do not be vague , collect signatures if they have so much support ,” said the president on more than one occasion to refer to this collective crusade to force a consultation on the project announced by the Government. The campaign has spread across the country with the sole purpose of collecting the signatures of at least 5 % of the electorate . At the expense of the official verification that begin Monday , has amassed 727,947 , 145,000 more than required headings for the National Assembly to convene a referendum.

Roque Sevilla was the first president of the technical committee of the ITT Initiative until January 2010 and is convinced that the query is not held . The reason adduced is that this holding ” is linked to the construction of the Pacific Refinery , a work of which $ 12 million will be profitable only processing heavy crude oil from the ITT. ” When I was chairman of the committee , I made ​​a presentation of the origin of 100,000 barrels which would need to run the refinery and have the documents that proves so “he says.

A global perspective

Daniel Ortega is the representative of Ecuador to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change ( UNFCCC) and an environmental expert who knows almost every inch , valleys and rivers National Park, and the fatal traps lush jungle to get lost is easy. In his view, the debate should be analyzed from a broader perspective : “Criticism is not Yasuní yes or no, but what is done to curb avoidable emissions that cause global warming, why rich countries do nothing to reduce consumption of natural resources but require investments to the poor. ”

Ortega stressed that the international commitment of the Government of Ecuador is in renewable energy to not depend on oil. “But without international collaboration without touching the Yasuni oil is very difficult to articulate . I say with a broken heart “he says.

However , doubts extraction project presented are broader . Correa has ensured that the industrial impact ” only affect 1 per 1.000″ of the protected area and the controls will be ” permanent and relentless .”

One of the promoters of the Yasuni ITT Initiative fiercely critical of this decision as Alberto Acosta has raised hackles for their comments against this version of the insignificant cause damage to the project. The former Minister of Energy of the first government of Correa calls ” lies” all promised guarantees ” because there is no technology that can avoid .”

For irritation President Acosta uncovered that seismic exploration will be done by the use of dynamite and in the exploitation of the great water aquifer that supplies a vast jungle area will be used. ” Road construction has already started and the noise will cause the constant helicopter flights will be other factors that end up liquidating a fragile environment like Bohemian crystal ,” he says .

Daniel Ortega censorship of Acosta for this apocalyptic vision ” because besides being inaccurate, it creates a dangerous confusion in public opinion.” Ortega , who has studied the project to be undertaken by the public company Petroecuador , indicates that the social benefits to be gained will far outweigh the damage caused . “It has required the latest technology and has determined that the autonomous governments of the Amazon receive 12% of the surplus of the project ” sentence.

Despite intense campaigning by the government in recent months , the movement against the exploitation of the reserve has grown unabated . Hundreds of people joined Saturday Yasunidos collective symbolic delivery of the firms in the CNE. The atmosphere was mourning, almost silent , even though young people who have defied the strong charisma of Rafael Correa and his publicity machine have won the first phase of the battle. Waorani indigenous people , originating in the Amazon, shared the head of the march with Kichwa , Shuar and Creoles.

The president of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities , Humberto Cholango admitted that the Amazonian communities ” prepare to defend the Yasuní actions if the government rejects a query ” and criticized official references to his alleged violence . A month ago , President scorned the campaign collected signatures ensuring that never would achieve and their promoters accused of creating ” the mattress to create incidents.” But none of that has happened but the jungle is alert .

Photo credit EFE – Huaorani Indians in the march that preceded the submission of signatures for referendum on oil exploration.

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