Video: Statement from Raúl Menoscal of Junta Ciudadana

🔴IMPORTANTE🔴 – Junta Ciudadana de #Galapagos se pronuncia ante protestas


Secretary of Junta Ciudadana of #Galapagos Mr. Raúl Menoscal, speaks up about the local protests in Santa Cruz Island, #Galapagos.

He has been on hunger stroke for 8-days in a row to ask government officials for tangible solutions.


My name is Raúl Menoscal, I am secretary of the citizen council (Junta Ciudidana) in Canton Santa Cruz. The question is why the hunger strike. We are running out of alternatives, I believe.

After various talks with governmental council (Consejo de Gobierno), the mayors, we do not have any other alternative than request a public audience with Mr. President to see if in that way, the republic of Ecuador solves the problematic situation of the Galapagos Islands

I am a peaceful person (Junta Ciudadana) it is full of pacifists. The Galapaguenean people, they are a peaceful people.

What alternative do they leave us? We are not going to fall into the game of decoys and claims of vandalism in any way.

This is a message that Mayor Ángel Yánez and Norman Wray must have it very clear.

We are peaceful people, but they are not going to make fun of us, as you and all the authorities in the province have been doing.

Enough of that.

What are we going to do?

We want to solve this problem and we are going to solve it, now!


See related coverage here:

“Interview: Carlos Vera and Junta Ciudadana (Citizen’s Council) of Galapagos”

“Developing News: Demonstrators Block Road in Santa Cruz”

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