"The Ecuadorean soldiers shot my brother in the back," he said, motioning to the chocolate brown San Miguel River where Orlando Tapia Molano and two other men were killed in January by Ecuadorean troops as they rode in a small river boat — a confrontation that has led to no convictions or military reprimands. "Nothing is going to happen to them. No one will be punished."
One of them, who asked not to be identified because he was not allowed to speak to the press, said: "They say they are refugees. But at night they go back across the river and fight."