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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?

A Trek Through Ecuador's Cloud Forest: 7 Countries, 7 Months, 3 Kids

Michael DeSa | Posted 06.06.2015 | Travel
Michael DeSa

As an avid traveler most of my adult life and a Marine for nearly 7 years, I've been to some interesting places and experienced some unique things. However, I can say without a shadow of a doubt, that I've never done or seen anything like this before.

Seven Enticing Destinations on Latin America's Cacao Route

Jacada Travel | Posted 05.30.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Travel to the origin of chocolate to soak up the culture of cacao and discover how to make it yourself.

Bringing Dishonor Upon an Honorary Award

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

We just found out that the Commonwealth Club of California - the "nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum" - plans to honor Chevron CEO John Watson as a "distinguished global citizen" who has "given back" to the global community.

Chevron's "Fight It Out On The Ice" Strategy For Ecuador Case Is Slipping, Fast

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 05.23.2015 | World
Aaron Marr Page

Nearly a decade ago, Chevron Corporation issued a public statement warning the Ecuadorian communities who were plaintiffs in a massive environmental case against the company in Ecuador that they would face "a lifetime of appellate and collateral litigation" if they continued to vigorously pursue their claims.

Coicocha Crater Lake, Parque Condor, and the Otavalo Market - 7 Countries, 7 Months, 3 Kids

Michael DeSa | Posted 05.23.2015 | Travel
Michael DeSa

We had a busy week here in Cotacachi! First up, last Tuesday, we taxied the fifteen miles up to the Coicocha Crater Lake in the Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological reserve and national park.

In Galápagos New Snags in Salvage of Grounded Freighter Floreana in San Cristóbal

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 05.11.2015 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

New problems were reported Wednesday as salvage crews try to deal with the freighter Floreana six weeks after it ran aground in Shipwreck Bay on San Cristóbal Island.

Why We Have to #Get2Equal

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 05.05.2015 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Countries that have invested in girls' education and removed legal barriers that prevent women from achieving their potential are now seeing the benefits. But for countries to leave poverty behind, both men and women need to get to equal and push the frontiers of equal opportunities even further. To get there, we need to tackle three issues.

How to Avoid Ending up in a Tree in the Amazon

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 02.26.2015 | Travel
Janice S. Lintz

"Climb or potentially die," my guide told me. The wild boars just let out a charging call. They thought we were going to attack their babies. Terrifie...

Chevron Chutzpah Knows No Bounds In Statements About Ecuadorians' Contamination Case

Karen Hinton | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Karen Hinton

"You are exploiting poor people who are suffering! That's outrageous!" - Reed Brodsky, Chevron/Gibson Dunn lawyer to a supporter of the Ecuadorians ...

8 Extraordinary Places to go Whale Watching in Latin America

Jacada Travel | Posted 04.25.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Get up close to the whales and their calves as they migrate to the warm waters of Latin America.