A ECUADORAN INDIGENT STANDS HOLDING HIS ARROW.
An Ecuadoran indigent stands holding an arrow during a break at the popular congress meeting in Quito, January 11. Indigenous organizations, union workers and popular movements are holding a meeting to establish a Popular Parliament. They are also making a call for a national strike January 15, to protest against President Jamil Mahuad's government. Ecuador is in its worst economic crisis in decades, with inflation topping 60 percent last year, the worst in Latin America.