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On Human Trafficking: The Whistleblower

Trudie Styler | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Trudie Styler

The U.S. government goes into war-torn countries with a reputation for believing itself morally superior, enlightened crusaders for democracy and fairness. To be represented instead by people who abuse that position for their own economic gain is a perversion of purpose.

Curtis M. Wong

Saving The Rainforest By 'Going Beyond' Fair Trade | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.25.2011 | Impact

Eliot Logan-Hines promised himself he'd save the rainforest at just 6 years old. "I remember watching this creek behind my house [in Austin, Texas...

Avoiding Bottled Water Even While Abroad

Pam Grout | Posted 10.24.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

Here's a raised glass of water to SteriPEN and the amazing technology that keeps travelers safe no matter where they are.

Praising The Incan Sun God

Pam Grout | Posted 10.09.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

Although thousands of gringos attend the theatrical representation of Inti Raymi near Cusco, Peru, each year, this is different. This is the real deal: a venerable religious ceremony complete with animal sacrifices.

Ecuadorian Community Leaders Thank Supporters and Amazon Watch

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 09.17.2011 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

On May 17, highlighted an inspiring project by Amazon Watch. Today, a part of their effort has reached its conclusion, and they featured a ...

Bootleg Alcohol Kills 21 In Ecuadorian Town

AP | Posted 09.16.2011 | World

QUITO, Ecuador -- Authorities in Ecuador have banned the sale of alcohol in a community where 21 people have died after drinking bootleg liquor. Publ...

Forget Chain Hotels in Quito. Go Local with Cafe Cultura

Pam Grout | Posted 09.13.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

Working in Quito? Fine, stay at the Holiday Inn or the Marriott. But if you´re going to Ecuador as a tourist, as someone hoping to explore a differen...

Greeks Protest Austerity With Rocks, Firebombs

Posted 08.15.2011 | Business

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Groups of youths on the edge of a major anti-austerity protest in Athens threw rocks and firebombs at police outside Parliamen...

Documentaries and the Truth We Can Still Tell (But for How Long?)

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.13.2011 | Media
Vivian Norris

Documentaries tell us who we are, what our world is about, and give us the truth. But more and more these filmmakers find themselves, especially in the US, attacked by layer upon layer of lawsuits funded by corporations with deep pockets.

Ecuador's El Oriente -- Another Paradise Lost?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.07.2011 | World
Dorian de Wind

Underneath the lush Ecuadorean rain forest lie some of the country's largest oil deposits, Ecuador's principal export and one of its most important sources of revenue -- a resource that has been both a blessing and a curse

The Deal We Dare Not Turn Down: Save This Rainforest, or Trigger Our Destruction

Johann Hari | Posted 07.25.2011 | Green
Johann Hari

Ecuador's government says that if the rest of the world offers just half of what the oil beneath their rainforest is worth -- $3.5 billion -- they will keep the rainforest standing and alive and working for us all.

Amazon Watch Brings the Fight To Chevron's Doorstep

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 07.17.2011 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Cross-posted from Today Amazon Watch, in partnership with the Rainforest Action Network, brought 3 Ecuadorian community activists to the U...

Hundreds Flee From Volcano Spewing Truck-Sized Boulders

AP | Posted 06.29.2011 | World

QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano hurled truck-sized pyroclastic boulders more than a mile Friday in a powerful eruption that prompt...

Ecuador Demands U.S. Ambassador Leave Over WikiLeaks Cables

Posted 06.05.2011 | World

(Reuters) - Ecuador said on Tuesday it had declared the U.S. ambassador to the country "persona non grata," demanding the envoy leave over U.S. dipl...

Ecuadorians in New York Form Alliance Against Hate

David Noriega | Posted 10.29.2012 | New York
David Noriega

In September of 1994, an Ecuadorian immigrant was beaten to death in Brooklyn. At the time, Walter Sinche was struck by the absence of a Hispanic group to denounce the incident as a hate crime.

Chevron Changing Its Tune In Ecuador Case, Documents Reveal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

New documents uncovered in the ongoing legal battle over Chevron/Texaco's destruction of the Ecuadorian rainforest show that, while Chevron recently l...

Astoria Characters: The Steady Shoe-Shine Man

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

"Shoe Repair & Shine." That's what the sign says in big, snow-white letters. But it's probably been there since Kennedy was president; no doubt the owner never bothered to update it.

Chevron Wins Temporary Victory In Rainforest Contamination Case

AP | By LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- A federal judge on Monday extended his temporary order banning collection of an $18 billion judgment by the courts in Ecuador against Chev...

Green News Report: March 3, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Eastern C...

Ecuador: Another Victory for the People

John Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Perkins

The Middle East, Wisconsin, and now the victory of Ecuadorians over the oil giant, Texaco (owned by Chevron)! We the people are taking back the reins of power!

Green News Report: March 1, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Dems call...

Political Instability, Climate Change and High Coffee Prices

David Pohl | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Pohl

Coffee, like a lot of commodities, is getting expensive. But, unfortunately, the positive impact of high prices for farmers is also often offset by low production.

History Made in the Ecuadorian Amazon!

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

The people of the Ecuadorian Amazon took on that struggle of a lifetime and yesterday the court made its decision -- Chevron is guilty.

A Gang of Thieves -- Without Honor or Humor

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

If you are running a racket, it is always good to have friends in high places, and the oil industry is making sure that politicians remain in its hock.

Chevron Found Guilty in Amazon Pollution Case

Mitch Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mitch Anderson

As a result of Chevron's pollution, several indigenous groups in Ecuador have been decimated and more than 9,000 people are at significant risk of contracting cancer in the coming decades.