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Federal Judge Grants Chevron Access to Private Internet Data

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

On June 25, 2013, a federal judge approved a subpoena, to be served by Chevron to Microsoft, granting Chevron private Internet data related to 30 email addresses, including those related to environmental nonprofits, activists, journalists and lawyers.

Experiencing a Coup On Vacation: Adventure Travel Runs Smack Into Real Life

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The army's recent intervention in Egypt, and the turmoil there, have brought memories surging back of a time in 2005 when I was on my way to a vacation in Ecuador and the Galapagos islands. World events chose that moment to intervene in my carefully made plans.

Part 2: The '4 C's' of Choosing Your Overseas Retirement Destination

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.21.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

How will you choose your new home country? That's a decision only you can make. We hope to give you something to think about and pique your interest with some worthwhile places to consider.

(Another) Open Letter to Edward Snowden

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

A couple of weeks ago, Melissa Harris-Perry at MSNBC posted a letter to Edward Snowden. Some believe that the letter was a bit sarcastic. Let me try...

Ecuador Applies the Concept of Self-Determination or 'The Spirits That I've Cited...'

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 09.17.2013 | World
Lia Petridis Maiello

Truth has proven to be relative and is often modeled after those who are in the position of defining and shaping realities. Sometimes simply overpowered by, sometimes in comfortable alliance with those powers, Latin American countries have experienced long periods of political and economic dependency, predominantly linked to Western concepts of free market trade and governance.

Wisdom From the Periphery: Zoila's Gift

Dan Cardinali | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Dan Cardinali

During a study abroad program in Quito, Ecuador, I met woman named Zoila who showed me that an education, for so many people in the world, is not a luxury like a car. Instead, it's something far more elemental -- a bus ticket, perhaps, to a whole new world.

Why We Moved to Vilcabamba, Ecuador

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 09.16.2013 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

When we get up in the morning, the day is ours. Don't change your lifestyle to suit someplace else; find a place that fits the lifestyle you truly want.

Snowden's Legal and Financial Team

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Millions around the world support Edward Snowden for revealing secret information about NSA surveillance activities. But in his quest to continue to ...

Exclusive: Ecuador's Foreign Minister on Snowden Asylum and Latin American Resistance to U.S. Spying

Democracy Now! | Posted 09.08.2013 | World
Democracy Now!

Amidst new revelations of U.S. spying in Latin America and ongoing diplomatic tensions over the asylum efforts of Edward Snowden, Democracy Now! speaks with Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño.

Snowden Needs to Speak Out

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

Snowden can reach many millions more with the truth. He needs to speak not only to save himself but future whistle-blowers whom the Obama administration wants to silence by punishing him.

Whistle-Blower Snowden's Explosive South of the Border Disclosures

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Perhaps, news of the NSA spying operation will even increase public support for Snowden in Central and South America, thus raising the possibility that the rogue NSA whistle-blower might wind up receiving diplomatic refuge in the region after all.

Latin America Adventure Land

minube | Posted 07.08.2013 | Travel
minube

For more than a century, Latin America has lured travelers in search of real adventure: crossing craggy peaks and dense jungles, or rafting mighty riv...

Is South America the Answer to Edward Snowden's Prayers?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 09.03.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Much to the chagrin of the Obama administration, the unlikely Evo Morales incident has made Washington look like an international bully. In Germany, there are growing calls to assist Snowden, and meanwhile, South America may prove more receptive to the young whistleblower.

Ecuador Is A Good Choice for Whistleblower Snowden

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

If Edward Snowden can make it to Ecuador, it will be a good choice for him and the world. The government, including President Rafael Correa and foreig...

The "Snowden Aviation Club" and Other Options: How Edward Snowden Gets To Start a New Life

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

With Edward Snowden stuck in limbo in the Moscow airport transit space, many people in the United States and around the world are wondering what can be done to help him. Actually there is quite a bit that can be done.

Ecuador Finds Hidden Microphone At Its London Embassy

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2013 | World

(Edits) By Estelle Shirbon LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Ecuador has found a hidden microphone inside its London embassy, ...

One 'Heart Gift' at a Time

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

On the occasion of the anniversary of our nation's Independence, I generally try to post something patriotic, something real Americana. This year, I ...

Is This The World's Most Beautiful City To Retire?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.01.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

For the fifth year in a row, International Living has chosen Ecuador as the #1 retirement destination in the world. And for good reason.

Ecuador President: We Helped Snowden By Mistake

The Guardian | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

Ecuador is not considering Edward Snowden's asylum request and never intended to facilitate his flight from Hong Kong, president Rafael Correa said as...

Snowden Breaks His Silence

Reuters | Andrew Osborn and Alexei Anishchuk | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

LONDON/MOSCOW, July 1 (Reuters) - Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden broke his silence on Monday for the first time since fleeing to Mos...

Latest Snowden Revelations: How Very Far We've Come From the Days of 'Gentlemen Do Not Read Each Other's Mail'

William Bradley | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Where do we draw the line on surveillance? Or will we draw no line at all, using 9/11 as the rationale for an era of ubiquitous surveillance of all, demonstrable friend and potential foe alike?

Mr. Snowden and the Mosh Pit

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.28.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The only apparently meaningful leverage the U.S. government had to entice Ecuador not to grant Mr. Snowden asylum has been deftly removed, and the U.S. is now on the defensive.

Snowden Affair Highlights Epic David and Goliath Struggle Between Quito and Washington

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

By offering shelter to first Assange and now Snowden, Correa has embarked on a high stakes game. The pugnacious president is constantly upping the ante, casting Ecuador's plight as a David and Goliath struggle against the odds.

Ironic Choice of Asylum for Self-Proclaimed Government Critic

Sandra A. Grossman, Esq. | Posted 08.26.2013 | World
Sandra A. Grossman, Esq.

It seems Edward Snowden didn't do his homework on where in the world to apply for asylum. His choice of Ecuador as a safe haven stands in stark contrast to President Rafael Correa's war on the free press and refusal to endure dissent of any kind.

Snowden's Troubled Journey and Questionable Destination

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

It is impossible to map out a route to your destination if you don't know where you're starting from. Sue Orman _._ Disclaimer: The author, a na...