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How to Train Entrepreneurs? Don't Tax Their Cognitive Bandwidth

FOMIN | Posted 02.12.2016 | Impact
FOMIN

When we train entrepreneurs using traditional training methods, we tax their bandwidth. The activities that we have taught them and that we ask them to put in practice -- such as calculating cash flow or keeping accurate records -- also demand bandwidth.

California Entrepreneurs Help to Save Amazon Rainforest

Steve Chapple | Posted 02.05.2016 | Green
Steve Chapple

Nature and Culture's approach to conservation is a California one. Engelhorn calls it entrepreneurial. It's the way he's used to doing business, and it may be changing the way well-intentioned gringos relate to Latin America and the rest of the world.

Why Ecuador Will Always Be The Ultimate Retirement Haven

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 01.30.2016 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

It was our first time living outside the U.S., and it was an eye-opener. Talk about new beginnings...we barely knew how to ask for milk, bread, and eggs. But we did have some things going for us. They were, in fact, all the things Ecuador had going for it -- low cost of living, perfect weather, and some of the friendliest, most understanding people on the planet.

The American Zika Virus Threat: What You Need to Know

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.29.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Zika virus (Zv) infects people via daytime mosquitoes carrying it, and rarely via sex with infected partners. Mosquitoes can bite infected people and then bite others, transmitting Zv to new people.

Yes, We Have Sloths, But No Pink Dolphins: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 8

Mike Arkus | Posted 01.26.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Now endemic only to Central and South America, sloths once roamed much further afield throughout the Americas, and some extinct species reached the size of an elephant.

Fair Trade Cocaine

Violeta Ayala | Posted 01.13.2016 | Latino Voices
Violeta Ayala

The drug war brought violence to Latin America, but let me tell you it's also brought opportunity and created a way to escape a system of deeply-ingrained poverty for hundreds of thousands of people.

Pastor Wanted For Raping Teen Is In Ecuador, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.21.2016 | Crime

A former pastor thought to be on the run after allegedly raping a teenage girl is trying to return from Ecuador to turn himself in, police said Tuesda...

Question for Bernie: Whatever Happened to Your Mayoral Foreign Policy?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

Perhaps it is time for Bernie's followers, the "Sanderistas," to start pressuring their candidate to come up with a more convincing narrative on international affairs.

Monkey Business Around the World: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 4

Mike Arkus | Posted 12.28.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Monkeys are the most widely scattered primates around the world after humans, and they never cease to delight with their antics - as opposed to humans.

Ecuador Travel Tips

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 12.09.2015 | Travel
Elizabeth Gordon

I am an Africa specialist but even a committed Africa-phile needs a change of pace once in a while! In the spirit of exploration I spent two weeks vis...

South America Hacker Team Targets Dissidents, Journalists

AP | Judah Robinson | Posted 12.10.2015 | Media

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A shadowy cyber-espionage group that sent malware to the prosecutor whose mysterious death transfixed Argentina early this ye...

'Tis the Season of Expat Gratitude

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 12.08.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

The Winter Solstice has been a significant date on every calendar ever devised by people whose continued existence depended on making it through another cold, hard winter and surviving until another turn of the year brought the warmth and fertility of spring.

Rural Leaders to Paris: With Innovation, the "Development vs. Climate" Dichotomy Is False

Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter

#EarthToParis : the "development vs. climate" dichotomy is false. We are connected, let's act connected.

Snorkeling With Seals in the Galapagos

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.30.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Most of us put on our swimsuits as soon as we're unpacked, and rummage through a box of masks and flippers. "You will be snorkeling with sea lions," warns Gabriel Ribadeneira, our naturalist and guide.

How We Overcame Our Fears To Retire In A Latin American Paradise

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 11.16.2015 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

One afternoon, as I awoke from a nap and looked upon the brilliant, blue-green waters of the Caribbean Sea only steps away from my door, I had a powerful thought. Nothing of what is now my amazing, wonderful life would be possible if I had surrendered to the fears I had a few years ago.

In Latin America, Illegal Wildlife Trade Explodes

Laurel Neme | Posted 11.09.2015 | Green
Laurel Neme

Despite this lack of comprehensive data, a survey of media reports on cases in South and Central America and the Caribbean provides insights into, and some measure of, the trade's alarming dimensions.

17 Treats From Latin America That'll Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 10.30.2015 | Latino Voices

Whether it's Halloween, someone's birthday or just a random Tuesday night, these Latin American goodies never cease to satisfy our sweet tooth.  ...

An All Hallows' Meditation on Chocolate

Simran Sethi | Posted 10.29.2015 | Taste
Simran Sethi

This time of year--or is it every time of year?--I like to reflect on chocolate, a miracle substance, my trusted companion in moments of sadness, ex...

Game Over: Chevron's RICO Case Spectacularly Implodes as Corrupt Ex-Judge Admits to Making It Up in Exchange for Chevron Payoff

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 10.27.2015 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Chevron's polluted house of cards has come crashing down around them. Their witness is a liar, and he freely admits it.

Climb or Die

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 10.21.2015 | Travel
Janice S. Lintz

We started our adventure following what we thought were two wild boars through the dense vegetation of the Amazon jungle. We were following closely and hoping they had tusks which would make a more interesting photograph.

No COLA? No Problem in These Top Retirement Havens

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 10.16.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Thanks to the roaring, soaring Greenback, more of the Old World is more affordable right now than it's been in a long time. No COLA? No problem.

The 10 Best Countries To Live Abroad

Malte Zeeck | Posted 10.14.2015 | Travel
Malte Zeeck

Ever think of moving abroad? Leaving your whole life behind for an island paradise or a vibrant city halfway around the world might sound like a dream, but for millions of expatriates, life abroad is a reality.

Philanthropy: A Team Sport

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 10.09.2015 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

One would be hard pressed to find a single humanitarian organization with the ability do everything it could dream of all by itself. Understandably, much of Heifer International's work to end poverty would not be possible without some form of outside assistance.

Brian Monnin & the Galapagos Kids

Richard Bangs | Posted 09.30.2015 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Photo courtesy of MTSobek Some years ago I put together a book, Paths Less Traveled, for which I dispatched well-known authors to adventure destinat...

Ecuadorean Rainforest Communities Continue Their Long Fight Against Chevron

James North | Posted 09.25.2015 | Green
James North

The good news from the Supreme Court of Canada is spreading quickly through the rainforest communities in eastern Ecuador, along the dirt roads and over the local radio stations.