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Washington Times Echoes Chevron's Lies in Hit Piece

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 07.23.2015 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

As part of an ongoing effort to blur the truth, The Washington Times just published a "hit piece" against Amazon Watch, which has long supported the Ecuadorian communities that were devastated by decades of Chevron's reckless actions for which it has been found guilty in a landmark environmental lawsuit.

Dancing with Darwin in the Galapagos

Kate Convissor | Posted 07.17.2015 | Travel
Kate Convissor

Honestly, I had no expectations for the Galapagos Islands. I was a tabula rasa--a blank slate--just traveling through Ecuador as part of a 4-month tr...

What It's Really Like To Travel Within The 'Papal Bubble'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.15.2015 | Religion

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Protecting the Galápagos from Illegal Fishing

Ocean Unite | Posted 07.15.2015 | Green
Ocean Unite

In order to understand Ecuador's current strategy to combat illegal fishing, we must first look back to its origins. The Galapagos Islands and their surrounding waters encompass a truly unique ocean environment that has spawned amazing creatures ranging from the marine iguana, to the Galapagos penguin to the fabled Darwin finches.

How an Ordinary Person Can Change the World, Well at Least Start the Process...

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Janice S. Lintz

Imagine waking up one day and learning that your daughter has a hearing loss. Imagine finding out the access your daughter needs doesn't exist in this country but does elsewhere.

What 'Scandalous' Changes Could Be Coming To The Catholic Church?

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.09.2015 | Religion

Pope Francis began a weeklong trip to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay on Sunday, where he has focused much of his attention on the church's embrace of ...

Pope Francis, Meet Bolivia's Pachamama

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion

As Pope Francis arrives in Bolivia on Wednesday, he’ll encounter a country where indigenous gods and religious beliefs are holding their ground. ...

Political Risk Around the World in Third Quarter 2015

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz | Posted 07.08.2015 | World
Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

Here are a few countries (not all, of course) that may be more prone to instability over the next few months in different parts of the world.

Pope Francis Makes A Stop In Ecuador To Visit Old Jesuit Friend

Associated Press | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.06.2015 | Religion

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) - A Spaniard by birth, the Rev. Francisco Cortes walks slowly with a cane with a built-in flashlight and admits to a lifelong...

Pope Francis Prepares For Grueling Trip To Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 07.06.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is taking his "church for the poor" to three of South America's poorest and most peripheral countries, making a gru...

Dr. Arturo Izurieta Named New Darwin Foundation CEO

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 06.03.2015 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

Co-authored with George Lewis Arturo Izurieta in 2014: Galápagos National Park The Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) announced Wednesday June 3 tha...

Seven Years Documenting Chevron's Environmental Crimes in Ecuador Pollution Case

Karen Hinton | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Karen Hinton

Seven years ago this month, I traveled to Ecuador's rainforest to learn about one of the world's largest environmental oil disasters. It was a life-changing trip.

15 Reasons You Have To Visit The Galapagos Islands

Jacada Travel | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Animal encounters are not the only memories you'll take home with you. The Galapagos Islands have a history to uncover and a stark volcanic landscape ringed with ice-white sand and lapped by chilly, brilliant blue water.

Retirees Enjoy Low-Cost, High Quality Healthcare In This Beautiful Latin American Country

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 06.01.2015 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Bobby and Becca spent much of their lives devoted to educating Tennessee schoolchildren. But as retirement neared, the couple knew their teachers' pensions wouldn't be enough to allow them to continue living comfortably just outside Nashville. So they retired to Ecuador.

Top 9 Places To Retire Overseas So The Grandkids Will Visit

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.29.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

One of the biggest downsides to retiring overseas can be the distance it can put between you and your grandkids. If this is a concern, consider choosing your retire overseas destination accordingly. That is, pick a place to relocate in retirement that'd appeal to your grandkids, as well.

The Director Telling One Amazonian Tribe's Story of Survival

Jacada Travel | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Being with the Bameno people made Cedric realize how fast the modern world enters these communities as soon as electricity arrives, as electricity is soon followed by the arrival of TV.

The Tropical Retirement Hot Spot Right On The Equator

Moira McGarvey | Posted 05.18.2015 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

We've all heard stories about people retiring and moving to some far-flung place in a tropical paradise for pennies. But are there really places where people can live the good life for less than half of what it would cost in the US? Is it really possible?

Chevron's "Ghostwriting" Charge Unraveling in Ecuador Pollution Case

Karen Hinton | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Karen Hinton

Chevron's "ghostwriting" charge against Ecuadorian villagers and their attorneys, who together have held the oil giant accountable for toxic dumping in the Amazon rainforest, is unraveling.

Donny Rico Schools Chevron on How To "Be the Victim" in Ecuador

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 04.29.2015 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

First we're told that money = speech, now we're told speaking out is against the law. If you're not worried about what Donny Rico is talking about, you "damn well should be!"

Adventures in Tena: 7 Countries, 7 Months, 3 Kids

Michael DeSa | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Michael DeSa

All five of us piled into a long, narrow, and low-in-the-water motor canoe and sped up river. The low profile of the boat offered a unique perspective like that of gliding on top of the water and was perfect for spotting several different types of Amazonian birds along the way.

Ecuador Considers Decriminalizing Drug Use

The Huffington Post | Carly Schwartz | Posted 04.21.2015 | World

Ecuador is in the process of considering a groundbreaking piece of legislation that would decriminalize the use of illegal drugs, including marijuana ...

The Chevron Tapes: 30 Years and Still Waiting for Justice

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 04.17.2015 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Well over a million people have already viewed last week's video, and many told us that they were deeply affected by a resident named José describing how he lost three daughters due to the toxic contamination of his home.

Cotacachi, Ecuador: A Bit of Everything for Everyone - 7 Countries, 7 Months, 3 Kids

Michael DeSa | Posted 06.14.2015 | Travel
Michael DeSa

While I was in the Cloud Valley, having grand adventures through uncharted jungles and drinking mystery sugar cane drinks, Katie and the boys strolled around the town and soaked up the culture.

Former Galápagos Park Director Says His Ouster Was "Political"

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 06.11.2015 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

In his note, Izurieta urged his supporters to carry on without him: "I ask you to continue providing everything within your power to make our islands and protected areas remain a world example," he wrote. "Thanks again."

Current Findings of Chevron's Contamination in Ecuador "Just Scratch the Surface"

Karen Hinton | Posted 03.29.2015 | Business
Karen Hinton

The Louis Berger Group is an international architectural and engineering firm that's been around for 60 years and is one of the top 20 such firms in the world. Will Chevron intimidate, harass and threaten LBG, as it has done others?