Let's face it, dumping your old life and taking off to live -- even part time -- in Ecuador or Belize or any other likely foreign haven is not what most folks do. They may dream about it. But actually doing it is not something most folks seriously consider. It isn't what most people would call "normal."
The Ecuadorian communities were the victims of exploitation by a multinational corporation, Texaco. Their lives, and that of their children, are affected by the toxic waters that leaked into water sources on which they are dependent. With their legal team on trial, who will pursue justice for the Ecuadorian plaintiffs now?