Photo essay:  Cuenca protest

Photo essay: Cuenca protest

While exploring the historic center of Cuenca, I saw a large crowd of indigenous people at a plaza.  Since government offices are usually near plazas, I figured there must be some sort of protest or something, and naturally we went to check it out.  Apparently, the state government was requiring that they put an ear marker in each of their cattle, which is a way they can enforce more taxes (per the shy woman I discussed this with). ...

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