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-)
He continues to be active in environmentalism.
- (Image Attribution) Asamblea Nacional del Ecuador. “Yaku Perez Guartambel foto (cropped).” Wikipedia. 5 June 2018. CC BY-SA 2.0.
- O’Boyle, Brendan. Yaku Pérez: The New Face of Ecuador’s Left?, Americas Quarterly, publisher think tank Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA), 1 February 2021.
- “Yaku Pérez Guartambel.” Wikipedia.
- “Yacu Sacha: músico y defensor del agua”. Revista Mundo Diner (in Spanish). 5 October 2018. Retrieved 2020-07-05.