Although only 8% of Ecuadorians identify as indigenous, presidential candidate Yaku Pérez got third place in the first round of elections. His political party, Pachakutik, won a majority of deputies in the National Congress. Their political perspective support women's rights, LGBTQ equality, and efforts to fight climate change. This movement is part of a generational shift in Latin America's leftist movements and the historic indigenous struggle in Ecuador.
For The New York Times