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'Nowhere Man': A Playlist for Edward Snowden

David Wild | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment
David Wild

To me, Edward Snowden just seems like a narcissistic creep who wants to be a star on the global stage. But rest assured that would never stop me from making the man a playlist that's perfect for long trips from Moscow to Ecuador in the company of Wikileaks lawyers.

Snowden Crash

William Bradley | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Beset on all sides by great powers, sophisticated operators, and clashing agendas, Snowden, like his perhaps new Wikileaks patron Julian Assange before him, seems like a character in a cyberpunk novel.

Snowden Escapes!

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Russia Defiant As U.S. Raises Pressure Over Snowden

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2013 | Home

By Lidia Kelly and James Pomfret MOSCOW/HONG KONG, June 24 (Reuters) - Russia defied White House pressure on Monday to expel former U....

Ecuador Receives Snowden Asylum Request

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics

The government of Ecuador has received an asylum request from Edward Snowden, according to an official from the country. Snowden, who had been in h...

Moving to Cuenca, Ecuador: What You're Not Being Told!

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 08.21.2013 | Travel
Ombretta Di Dio

In the past few years, more and more people seem to have gone crazy about Ecuador and, particularly, about the charming and lively city of Cuenca.

'The Flower Effect' Drives U.S.-Ecuador Trade

Nathalie Cely | Posted 08.19.2013 | Home
Nathalie Cely

The rose industry in Ecuador provides good paying jobs for thousands of poor rural women-many of whom are heads of households. Those jobs are draining the drug trade of recruits, which in turn helps keeps drugs off the streets of the U.S.

Coming Soon to a Screen Near You: the Saga of the Empress of the Galapagos

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 08.19.2013 | Weird News
Cecilia Alvear

There are many legends about the "Enchanted Islands" as some call the Galápagos, none more intriguing than the saga of several Europeans who arrived at the archipelago in the 1930's in search of "Paradise."

Confessions of a Serial Relocator: Why You Should Ignore These Countries

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 08.18.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

When it comes to quality of life -- which is, after all, the thing that most people are looking for when they think about retiring or living abroad -- we find that comparing countries is far too difficult.

Chevron Hides Behind Legal Fiction; Ecuador Fight Far From Over

Karen Hinton | Posted 06.13.2013 | Green
Karen Hinton

Supporters of the heroic 20-year effort to hold Chevron accountable for its indisputable toxic dumping and destruction in Ecuador should not despair over recent court rulings in Argentina and Canada. The fight is far from over.

Ryan Grim

8 Great Getaways For Asylum Seekers | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

Edward Snowden knew he was about to create a problem for himself. Leaking NSA secrets about its panoramic surveillance would make him a prime target o...

Trouble In Paradise: The Amazon and the Huaorani

Serena Piper | Posted 08.06.2013 | College
Serena Piper

There's a part of the world in immediate danger. It's a part of the world not often talked about, and unless you're dreaming of traveling there for vacation on some adventurous escape, it probably doesn't come up in day-to-day conversation.

Forget WallyWorld: At Chevron They Live in WatsonWorld

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

There are many ways to describe the experience of participating in a Chevron Annual Shareholder Meeting. One is often left wondering if those inside a...

Your Ticket To Living Cheap In Some Of The World's Most Exotic Locales

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 08.01.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

If you like spending time in the garden, love to eat healthy, organic food, and enjoy traveling, there's a way to combine these passions. Best of all, you can do all this for free.

WATCH: Arsenal Star Scores In Nine Seconds

Posted 05.30.2013 | Sports

It only took nine seconds for Germany forward Lukas Podolski to strike first during an international friendly against Ecuador on Wednesday. The Ge...

Live The Good Life Overseas On Social Security Alone

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.23.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

So can you live a good life on your Social Security income when you live overseas? Yes. We know people who are doing it. And while no one is happy about the idea of budget cuts to Social Security and Medicare... frankly we're not worried. Our retirement strategy has always been to do just what we're doing now. Live better for less overseas. Now that's security!

Quito's Strangest Museum Is Definitely Off the Beaten Path

Elyssa Pachico | Posted 07.20.2013 | Travel
Elyssa Pachico

For tourists who are visiting Ecuador and can't afford a trip to the Galapagos, the giant tortoise shell in Rodrigo Dueñas' recently opened science museum in downtown Quito is a good way to get close.

The U.S. Dollar Could Save Argentina

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 07.10.2013 | Home
Steve H. Hanke

Argentina is once again wrestling with its long-time enemy -- inflation. Now, it appears history may soon repeat itself, as Argentina teeters on the verge of another currency crisis.

Does The Philippines Deserve Its Investment Grade?

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 07.07.2013 | Home
Edsel Tupaz

Over the past decade the Philippines' sovereign credit rating oscillated between "negative" and "stable," reflecting concern about the ability of the government to collect sufficient tax revenue, manage its budget, and sustain a high rate of GDP growth.

An American Tourist in Seoul

Julie Alvin | Posted 07.07.2013 | Travel
Julie Alvin

What was remarkable about the visit was how unremarkable it was. The lack of outward concern, the minimal departure from the daily routine, the refusal to stop traveling, reveling, shopping and dining -- this was as revealing as any protest could have been about life in South Korea.

WATCH: Ambassador's Supermarket Fight Leads To International Crisis

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.07.2013 | Home

Ecuador and Peru have decided to reassign their ambassadors in a bid to resolve a diplomatic crisis that broke out when the Ecuadoran envoy got into a...

Ecuador's El Oriente: A Paradise Still at Risk

Dorian de Wind | Posted 07.06.2013 | Green
Dorian de Wind

About two years ago, I wrote about the idyllic weeks and months I spent as a child in Ecuador's "el Oriente." El Oriente is Ecuador's magnificent jung...

Why Retiring Overseas Makes You A Genius

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 06.12.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

The Internet is a wonderful thing. From a small condo high in the Ecuadorian Andes Mountains, we can view properties for sale in Omaha, Nebraska. During winter, this is the perfect way to see properties in Omaha if you no longer own a parka and mukluks.

Commons Care: How Wrong Was Garrett Hardin?!

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 06.09.2013 | Green
Frances Moore Lappe

We come to see natural treasures no longer as merely divisible property but as gifts protected by boundaries we create and honor, knowing that all life depends on their integrity. The shift is underway.

We Beat Chevron, but the Fight for Real Justice Continues

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

We did preserve our ability to exercise our right to free speech and to be a watchdog against corporate crimes. That right is vital to protect the power of the people in our society. We will exercise that right until we do win the things Amazonian communities in Ecuador need most.