This name change was rooted in the Quechua language.

Carlos Ranulfo Pérez Guartambel (1969-2017)

Born to the indigenous Cañari of Ecuador, Guartambel would earn a J.D. in Indigenous Law and a Master’s in Criminal Law.

After rising the ranks of city councilor of Cuenda, he would run for public office under the Pachakutik Party.

Yaku Sacha Pérez Guartambel (2017-)

Yaku Sacha: (Quechua) forest of water; consulted with his mother and Pachamama

He continues to be active in environmentalism.


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