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Immigration Policy Bad News for U.S. Regional Standing

Rafael Salazar | Posted 04.17.2014 | Latino Voices
Rafael Salazar

Evidence of increased mass-scale deportations since the beginning of Obama's Presidency -- often in violation of immigrants' human rights -- are significantly harming U.S. regional standing in organizations such as the OAS.

Symbiotic Travel: A Yogic Eco-Immersion

Crawford Hill | Posted 04.11.2014 | Travel
Crawford Hill

As an educator, I have long aspired to teach by turning students on to extreme, compelling storylines and whenever possible, fusing those with actual ...

7 Reasons to Include Galapagos Islands on Your Bucket List

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

Traveling to Galapagos Islands has been on my bucket list for a very long time, and I was finally able to cross it off last month. The Islands are undoubtedly the most unique place I have ever been to, and here's why it needs to be on your bucket list, too.

PHOTOS: The Stunning Colors Of Ecuador

Posted 04.10.2014 | World

Welcome to Daily Life! Each week HuffPost World will transport you to one of the corners of the Earth through images that expose the beauty and traged...

Don't Buy Chevron's Big Lie!

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 03.27.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Chevron can spend untold millions touting this verdict but do not buy it -- and don't let anyone else buy it either.

The World's Most Unforgettable Bathroom View is in this Luxury Ecolodge

Culture-ist | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel

Among many other distinctions, the Inn has been named one of the World's Best Hotels by National Geographic and one of the Top 10 Eco-Lodges in the World by Outside Magazine.

If She Steals Your Heart, Please Help Heal Her Heart

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.20.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

All these lovely children have one thing in common: They were or are in desperate need of delicate and risky open-heart surgery to correct life-threatening heart defects -- specialized treatment that is either scarce or nonexistent where they live.

Astoria Characters: The Hard-Driving Couple

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.13.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

With one well-practiced pull, Fanny Cedeno rolls up the fortress-like metal gate at Astoria Express Transit. When her husband, Luis Gualotuna, walks in a minute later, she rushes up behind him and smoothes the rumpled collar of his grey sweater.

U.S. Chevron Ruling: One-Sided Justice for Ecuadorians

Karen Hinton | Posted 03.05.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

Separate and apart from all of the mind-numbing legal arguments and case law, the Ecuadorians are getting supremely screwed again by delaying justice.

Seeking Justice in Ecuador

Trudie Styler | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Trudie Styler

It is not my place, nor my expertise, to opine on the legal matters involved. I am nonetheless compelled, principally because of the suffering of humble, dignified people I have witnessed in Ecuador at the hands of an American company, to say that Chevron's legal and public relations tactics in this case constitute a grave injustice.

Sea Lions Under the Microscope in Galápagos: Here's to Your Health!

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 03.04.2014 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

The Baquerizo Moreno boardwalk on San Cristóbal Island is a nice place to stroll and enjoy the views of plants and balconies overlooking the bay. It's popular not only with tourists and locals but also with other large endemic creatures.

The Urgency of Venezuela

Tom Hayden | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics
Tom Hayden

Call me naive, but I do not believe President Obama wants to see President Maduro overthrown. But there's another US "government," a secret network that works tirelessly to undermine any Latin American threat to the dominance of American capital and military power.

Introduced Snake Found in Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 02.26.2014 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

The snake found on Santa Cruz has red touching black on its skin -- meaning it's non-poisonous. But officials on the island don't regard it as any sort of friend.

LOOK: World's 2 Best Budget Retirement Destinations

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Cuenca, Ecuador, and Granada, Nicaragua, are beautiful and authentic Spanish-colonial cities, both founded in the 1500s. They are also currently two of the best places to think about retiring overseas on a budget.

An Olympic Feat: Catalyzing Change for Children Through Sports

Victoria Dunning | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Victoria Dunning

Not only is sport a way to channel a child's energy and talent, it can also be a catalyst for leadership development, conflict resolution and increased safety in dangerous situations.

World's Top 10 Retirement Spots In 2014 | Posted 04.05.2014 | Fifty


Ancient Game -- Youthful Galápagos Sensation

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Cecilia Alvear

While preparing for other tournaments at the provincial and national levels, Sophia says her dream is "to be a worldwide chess champion and win a medal for Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands." She also dreams of becoming a great artist someday.

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Viator | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel

No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

Shut It You Long-haired Hippie

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Paul Paz y Miño

Donny Rico here to deliver a message to all you long-haired hippie activist types complaining about the environment and human rights. Be warned: things have changed in America and you need to keep your mouths shut.

President Of Ecuador Wants U.S. Military Out

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — President Rafael Correa said Wednesday that Washington has too many military officers assigned to its embassy in Ecuador and h...

New Christie Attack Dog Attorney No Friend to Ecuador's Indigenous Peoples

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

Christie's links to high-powered attorneys may stir uncomfortable memories for those who have been on the receiving end of the corporate stick in Latin America.

Escaping the Big Freeze

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 03.17.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

For U.S. Midwesterners like us, traveling back to the old country for the holiday season is one of the greatest joys of being an expat. We get all the family, friends, and food we can handle. Then we can go back to sunshine and blue skies and leave the deep-freeze of January and February behind.

Another Very Good New Reason To Retire To Ecuador

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 03.17.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

The Ecuador government has made a decision that is very good news for would-be retirees overseas and one more reason this country is one of the best places in the world to think about settling in for retirement.

Climate Change This Week: Climate Call to Arms, Arctic Aneurism, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today the Earth Got a Little Warmer. Drunken Arctic Is Freezing the US reports Chris Mooney at MotherJones, as a large portion of the polar vortex, t...

Lost In Translation: Justice for the Ecuadorian Villagers in Chevron's Retaliatory RICO Trial

Karen Hinton | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

Julio Gomez, a Columbia-born American lawyer, stunned a New York courtroom where Chevron is trying to attack a $9 billion Ecuador judgment against it for dumping toxic waste into the Amazon.