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UN World Food Programme in Ecuador: Helping Colombian Refugees Transition Amid Poverty and Risks

Nick Sexton | Posted 08.22.2014 | Impact
Nick Sexton

"There is a huge difference between having the food vouchers and not having them. For us it has been a great help because we arrived here in Ecuador empty-handed. We didn't know where we were going nor what we were going to do."

Racing in the 'Baja 1000' to Heal Young Hearts

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.22.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

The race tests both machines and humans as it takes place over some of the harshest and most unforgiving terrain in the Baja peninsula, including desert, sand traps, rocks, steep hills, cattle crossings and, yes, even some paved roads here and there.

Why Well Traveled Kids Make The Most Successful Adults

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 08.15.2014 | Travel
Ombretta Di Dio

I started traveling at a young age and I never stopped, thanks to my parents, who nourished and incited my passion to discover different cultures and realities.

UN World Food Programme in Ecuador: Capturing Realities of Indigenous Rural Women

Nick Sexton | Posted 08.08.2014 | Impact
Nick Sexton

Rural Ecuadorian women are saddled with domestic duties, in addition to the responsibilities of tending agriculture and living a rural lifestyle, which often entails withstanding domestic abuse and marginalization. Rural indigenous women in Ecuador experience a disproportionate amount of domestic violence.

What Can Tens of Millions of Dollars Buy Ecuador in the 'Empire'?

Ezequiel Vázquez Ger | Posted 08.06.2014 | Latino Voices
Ezequiel Vázquez Ger

Ecuador has the most active government in Latin America in terms of public relations within the U.S., engaging in aggressive lobbying and outreach to penetrate the media and establish backchannel lanes of influence.

What I Learned During My Adventures In The Amazon

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 08.04.2014 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

My perspective shifted during my adventures in the Amazon. While the experiences were unforgettable, they weren't the focus of the trip. I got to see firsthand what is being threatened by modern needs.

11 Countries Near Bankruptcy

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess and Alexander Kent | Posted 08.04.2014 | Business

After years of bitter court battles with creditors, Argentina has defaulted on its debt, according to rating agency Standard & Poor’s. After failing...

Chug Along Ecuador's Epic Andes Mountains on the Luxurious Tren Crucero

JustLuxe | Posted 07.25.2014 | Travel
JustLuxe

Possibly one of the most difficult train routes to build, the railway that weaves through the Andean Mountains in Ecuador offer some of the most bea...

False Testimony Forced Chevron To 'Prep' Its Million-Dollar Witness For 50 Days In Ecuador Case

Karen Hinton | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

Just when you thought the long-running and bitter Chevron/Ecuador legal battle could not get any more bizarre, it does.

Retiring Overseas And Enjoying 'Futbol' Instead Of 'Football'

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.18.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

A funny thing happened recently at one of the local watering holes in our little Ecuadorian town. A bunch of Yanks gathered around the television to watch something other than basketball, baseball, or American football.

UN World Food Programme in Ecuador: Strengthening Food Security through Ancestral Knowledge

Nick Sexton | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Nick Sexton

he United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in Ecuador is using ancestral knowledge (conocimiento ancestral) to effectively reduce the impacts of climate change by helping Ecuadorian people to successfully adapt.

A New Perspective

Global Citizen Year | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Global Citizen Year

A week after returning from my eight-month stay in Ecuador, I found myself on Stanford's campus for the "Admitted Students Weekend." There I was, wear...

THIS Is What Retired Expats Do All Day

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

When you retire abroad, you're in a different country and culture -- meeting new friends -- and you finally have time to do all the things you've looked forward to doing. Now from a distance, that can seem an almost intimidating prospect. But it's also an invigorating one.

Why Doesn't Anyone Want to Kiss Me?

Joan Hanawi | Posted 06.27.2014 | Travel
Joan Hanawi

After spending a year living there, I found it second nature to lean in for a peck rather than extend a hand in greeting. Throughout my time in the country, this was just one of the many aspects of Ecuadorian culture that I not only cherished, but also quickly embraced as part of my daily routine.

There Doesn't Have to be Finality in a Move Abroad

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 06.25.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Despite the advantages and excitement that a move abroad brings, there was one stumbling block that nearly prevented us from taking the leap: Fear of commitment.

Follow Live: Ecuador vs. France

HuffPost Data | Posted 06.25.2014 | Sports

Follow live: Ecuador vs. France....

'Legal Tender' -- Donny Rico on How Chevron's Legal Thuggery Really Works

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Chevron has spent millions upon millions of dollars in an abusive "scorched earth" legal strategy to attack not only the villagers and their representatives who have held the company accountable in Ecuador, but virtually anyone who supports them.

Nonprofit Creates Roofs From Recycled Plastic Bottles, Reducing Waste And Creating Jobs At Same Time

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact

Not all roofs are created equal. The material hanging over rural Ecuadorians' homes, for example, is typically built from either grasses -- which...

WATCH: Last-Minute Goal Wins World Cup Match

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.15.2014 | Sports

Switzerland has proven that every last second matters at the World Cup. In the most thrilling finish yet at the 2014 World Cup, the Swiss stunned ...

Chevron: Release The Secret Evidence That Proves Your Guilt In Ecuador

Karen Hinton | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

Instead of succumbing to Chevron's pressure tactics, CBS' lawyers should grow a backbone and demand to see contamination "playbook" documents that Chevron has been forced to produce in an international arbitration proceeding.

Sometimes You CAN Go Home Again

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 08.12.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

While visiting family recently in the U.S., we were reminded again that North American expats aren't the only ones who love living and retiring in Latin America. Latin Americans like it, too.

Measuring Misery in Latin America: More Dollarization, Please

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Steve H. Hanke

In my misery index, I calculate a ranking for all countries where suitable data from the Economist Intelligence Unit exist. A higher score in the misery index means that the country, and its constituents, are more miserable. Indeed, this is a table where you do not want to be first.

How Couples Can Retire In Paradise Overseas For Only $2,000 A Month

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 08.10.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

We've lived and worked abroad for nearly 13 years now. And we know for certain that in many convenient, never-shovel-snow-again destinations around the world, you can enjoy a comfortable lifestyle, but with a significantly lower cost of living than in the U.S. or Canada.

Protecting The Sanctuaries: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

The 35 Most Amazing National Parks On Earth

minube | Posted 08.04.2014 | Travel
minube

What's the quickest way to realize how truly amazing our planet is? Simple: Visit the world's greatest national parks.