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PHOTOS: Inside The Galapagos Islands Menagerie

Carrie Niland | Posted 08.19.2012 | Travel
Carrie Niland

Even with the tourists and locals on the islands, the animals still have relatively little fear of humans.

From an Amazon backwater to the Nobel Peace Prize

Stephen P. Williams | Posted 07.17.2012 | Latino Voices
Stephen P. Williams

Lenin Moreno, the vice president of Ecuador, never set out to win the Nobel Peace Prize. But sometimes the most deserving nominees find their life's work at the point of a gun - literally.

Police Make Shocking Find At Site Of Plane Crash

AP | Posted 05.17.2012 | World

QUITO, Ecuador -- Ecuador's official news agency says police have found a cocaine-processing lab near where a small Mexican-registered plane crashed o...

Cash Stash In Plane Crash

AP | Posted 07.14.2012 | World

QUITO, Ecuador — A Mexican-registered plane carrying two men, a large amount of cash and a dog crashed in Ecuador, and officials said Monday tha...

Yasuní: A Holistic, Creative and Innovative Proposal

Ivonne A-Baki | Posted 06.27.2012 | Latino Voices
Ivonne A-Baki

Today, modernization and globalization have brought vertiginous changes. The drive of those who seek the greatest reward in the shortest time span and with the least effort has led, in the case of our country, Ecuador, to a mismanagement of our natural environment.

U.S. Murder Trial Heard In Ecuador

AP | Posted 04.26.2012 | Latino Voices

QUITO, Ecuador -- A judge in Ecuador says a ruling is expected Monday in a 2011 double murder in the United States that is being tried in an unusual v...

Angelina Jolie's New Engagement In Ecuador

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 04.23.2012 | Latino Voices

Exactly one week after confirming her plans to marry Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie already has a new engagement—in Ecuador. The Oscar-winning actres...

Scraping the Bottom

John Feffer | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
John Feffer

Just about every commodity we depend on is becoming scarce: oil, natural gas, key metals, rare earth elements, and even arable land. As a result, like greedy little kids with a cookie jar, we are scraping the bottom to get all that remains.

Clean Water in the Amazon!

Mitch Anderson | Posted 06.12.2012 | Green
Mitch Anderson

Chevron is guilty of massive environmental crimes in the Amazon, but has chosen to spend millions on lobbyists, lawyers and PR firms instead of paying for a clean up of its mess.

Floods Force Thousands From Homes In Ecuador

AP | Posted 03.25.2012 | World

QUITO, Ecuador -- Ecuador's government says floods and mudslides have caused at least 10 deaths so far this year and forced about 4,700 people to flee...

Indigenous Protestors Take Aim At Mining Projects

AP | GONZALO SOLANO | Posted 05.22.2012 | World

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — More than 1,000 indigenous protesters reached Ecuador's capital Thursday after a two-week march from the Amazon to oppose plan...

PHOTOS: Kidtastic Family Adventures

Kensington Tours | Posted 05.21.2012 | Travel
Kensington Tours

What is a Kidtastic Family Adventure? It's a holiday that goes far beyond the beach and instead features personalized once-in-a-lifetime activities

PHOTOS: 10 Winter Escapes In South America

BootsnAll | Posted 04.16.2012 | Travel
BootsnAll

In Patagonia, you can jet-ski across crystalline, azure lakes. In Colombia and Venezuela, you can trek through steamy jungles.

'Green News Report' - February 9, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.10.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Santorum ...

PHOTOS: The World's 9 Most Dangerous Landing Strips

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.10.2012 | Travel
Off Track Planet

You'll very likely set foot on the ground unscathed. Just take a nice deep breath and hope the strip you're landing on isn't feeling too cranky.

Ecuador Opposition Columnist Asks U.S. For Asylum

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 04.09.2012 | Latino Voices

MIAMI — A former Ecuadorean newspaper columnist who faces prison and millions of dollars in fines for his criticism of President Rafael Correa r...

PHOTOS: Where The Wild Things Are

Kensington Tours | Posted 04.03.2012 | Travel
Kensington Tours

Discovering the Acropolis, seeing the Mona Lisa, walking on the Great Wall and watching the sunrise over the Taj Mahal are all undeniably spectacular travel experiences, yet nothing can compare to encountering the spellbinding magic of meeting Mother Nature's majestic creatures up close and in person.

Iran Launches Spanish TV In Jab At U.S. 'Dominance'

AP | By NASSER KARIMI | Posted 01.31.2012 | Latino Voices

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's president on Tuesday lauded his country's newly launched Spanish-language satellite TV channel, saying it would deal a blow to ...

PHOTOS: Biodiversity

Priyanka Rao | Posted 03.20.2012 | Home
Priyanka Rao

I've been waiting to encounter the famed biodiversity of the Amazon. I have pictures of a yellow-green butterfly and the green frogs that hopped inside when it rained too hard for too long.

The World’s Top 10 Retirement Havens

www.marketwatch.com | Posted 01.20.2012 | Fifty

They're cheap, yes, but these overseas spots offer more than that. ...

PHOTOS: Meticulous Removal Of Land Mines

Posted 01.18.2012 | World

Past conflicts between Ecuador and Peru have left the landscape dotted with mines, and their removal is risky business. This important job is done by ...

'Green News Report' - January 5, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.06.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Riots ove...

Ecuador Urges Evacuations Near Spewing Volcano

AP | Posted 11.29.2011 | World

QUITO, Ecuador -- Ecuador's government is urging four villages to evacuate because of increased activity in the Tungurahua volcano not far from the co...

U.S. "Diplomacy" Still Failing In Latin America

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

Yesterday the United States expelled the Ambassador from Ecuador, in retaliation for Wednesday's expulsion of the U.S Ambassador from Ecuador. This no...

A 'Post70 Boomer' Looks Back

Dorian de Wind | Posted 12.05.2011 | Fifty
Dorian de Wind

It is now the end of "my week," a week that has gone by much too swiftly. It seems inconceivable that only a week ago I cried "Hello" and that today it is almost time to whisper "Goodbye," as the days, the hours, the minutes are forebodingly turning so very, very short.