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These Photos of Reptiles and Amphibians Will Transport You to Another World

Aaron Pomerantz | Posted 07.07.2016 | Home
Aaron Pomerantz

During our travels through Ecuador, we encountered an incredible diversity of frogs, snakes, lizards and salamanders.

In Chevron's Ecuador Case, Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied But, Hey, Football Season's About To Begin

Karen Hinton | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Karen Hinton

What does superstar quarterback Tom Brady and a group of Ecuadorian indigenous tribes suing Chevron for massive oil contamination have in common?

Soy/Somos: "When I Cut Cadavers, I Didn't Find Any With Sangre Azul.

Marlena Maduro Baraf | Posted 07.06.2016 | Latino Voices
Marlena Maduro Baraf

From my blog Soy/Somos, a series that celebrates the many identities of Latinos in the USA. You can read the introductory post here: Soy/Somos: We Are...

More Than A Nation: A Celebration Of Americans

Jim Moore | Posted 07.05.2016 | Good News
Jim Moore

On this July 4th weekend, I'd like to take a moment to make clear just what it is I believe I'm celebrating, or, more precisely, who I believe I am ce...

Llamas & Co, the Camels' Spitting Image - Camelids, Section 3: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 19

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.13.2017 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Llamas & Co are the spitting image of their camel and dromedary cousins, but only literally - both branches of the camelid family spit at you if you p...

Chevron's Garbage Fire Sale

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 06.29.2016 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Chevron sending up massive flares in Richmond is not the only sign things are getting hot for the oil giant on the run from a $11 billion verdict.

Venezuela's Death Spiral, Dollarization Is The Cure

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Steve H. Hanke

With the arrival of President Hugo Chávez in 1999, Venezuela embraced Chavismo, a form of Andean socialism. In 2013, Chávez met the Grim Reaper and ...

How Should We Think About Immigrants

Shayne Looper | Posted 06.24.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

We have heard more talk about immigrants and immigration policy this election season than any in memory, and the conversation has been highly charged. Since the issue is so prominent just now, it might be helpful to have a sketch of biblical attitudes toward immigrants.

Government Manipulation and Resource Extraction Threaten Indigenous People's Sacred Bond With Nature in Ecuador

Todd Eisenstadt | Posted 06.21.2016 | Green
Todd Eisenstadt

By Todd A. Eisenstadt, American University QUITO, ECUADOR - True to primordialist stereotypes, Latin America's indigenous peoples are the best stewar...

Retiring Overseas? Then Revisit Your Deal Breakers.

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 06.16.2016 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

When we talk to people thinking about retiring overseas, we talk a lot about 'deal breakers.' Those are the things that can make or break your life in a foreign country. Trying to identify these deal breakers beforehand is part of the exercise we recommend to anyone considering moving abroad.

Ecuador Photographer Brings Food and Hope to Earthquake Victims

Kristina Puga | Posted 06.06.2016 | Latino Voices
Kristina Puga

Ever since Manuel Avilés was a teenager in his native Guayaquil, Ecuador, he was known in his high school as the one to help out whenever there was a...

South America's Leftist Implosion: Let the Debate Begin

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.27.2016 | Home
Nikolas Kozloff

From Venezuela to Brazil to Argentina, the political left is crumbling, raising real questions about the durability of South America's so-called "Pink Tide." In Caracas, the future of Chávez protégé Nicolás Maduro remains unclear amidst plunging world oil prices, rampant inflation, power shortages and scarcity of basic goods.

Chevron CEO To His Board: Our Ecuador Problem Just Won't Go Away

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 05.25.2016 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

[Of course, we don't have access to Chevron's internal communications. But if we did, this "memo" is what we imagine we might see. It's hard to peek i...

Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Illustrates Life

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.17.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

As cats are wont to do at the approach of strangers, Mimosa has fled under the bed. It's a shame because Mimosa, a 4-year-old, nine-lived tabby, is t...

Has the Left Run its Course in Latin America?

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.10.2016 | Home
Mark Weisbrot

Is this true? The short answer is no. It is true that Latin America has been affected by the ups and downs of the global economy: The regional economy was basically flat in 2015, and is projected to shrink by 0.5 percent this year. But this is not the main story.

Why You Only Send Stuff They Really Need After a Disaster

Andrew MacCalla | Posted 05.03.2016 | Impact
Andrew MacCalla

Witnessing the tremendous amount of effort involved and the allocation of this scarce distribution capacity to our goods made me realize that it's not just an unfortunate misstep to send supplies that nobody wanted or requested. It's wrong.

My Earthquake, My Soul, in Japan

Peter Van Buren | Posted 05.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Peter Van Buren

It took a very long time for things to get back to what even then we dubbed the new normal. No one understood how long it would take, and a sense of frustration set in, a sense of wanting it all to be over.

How Nonprofits Are Helping 120,000 Kids In Ecuador Out Of School After Earthquake

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact

The massive earthquake that hit Ecuador earlier this month has left up to 120,000 children out of school, a consequence that can significantly hinder ...

Hero Dog Rescues 7 People, Then Collapses And Dies

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.27.2016 | Home

A rescue dog credited with saving at least seven people from the rubble of the April 16 earthquake in Ecuador has died. After days of searching for q...

More Confessions of an Economic Hitman: This Time They're Coming for Your Democracy

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 04.23.2016 | Home
Sarah van Gelder

Perkins was recruited, he says, by the National Security Agency (NSA), but he worked for a private consulting company. His job as an undertrained, overpaid economist was to generate reports that justified lucrative contracts for U.S. corporations, while plunging vulnerable nations into debt.

When tragedy knocks at your door

World Vision | Posted 04.20.2016 | Home
World Vision

By Diego Rivadeneira, World Vision On Saturday, April 16, our quiet family dinner was interrupted by a strong earthquake. At 6:58 p.m. our peaceful...

Ecuador Earthquake Leaves At Least 150,000 Children Vulnerable To Disease, Other Risks

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.20.2016 | Impact

As Ecuador begins to recover from Saturday’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake, groups and advocates are pouring their efforts into protecting the country’...

New Earthquake Shakes Ecuador Coast

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 04.20.2016 | Home

PEDERNALES, Ecuador (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook Ecuador's coast early on Wednesday, terrifying locals and impeding rescuers after a b...

Ecuador Earthquake Death Toll Rises To Over 400, Billions In Damage

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 04.18.2016 | Home

PORTOVIEJO/PEDERNALES, Ecuador (Reuters) - Touring a city ravaged by the earthquake that killed at least 413 people, Ecuadorean President Rafael Corre...

Feel Inspired Right Now: Meet the Goldman Award 2016 Heroes

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.18.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Goldman Awards reward those brave Davids that fight corporate Goliaths worldwide, trying to preserve their homes and communities from unjust, dest...