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Ecuador’s Sarayaku Celebrate Victory Over Government, Oil Extraction

Ecuador’s Sarayaku Celebrate Victory Over Government, Oil Extraction

In a battle that lasted 8 years, the indigenous tribe known as the Sarayaku finally triumphed.   The government of Ecuador was found guilty of violating their human rights in trying to force them to accept oil drilling on their ancestral lands. http://amazonwatch.org/news/2013/0801-amazon-justice-sarayakus-historic-week?utm_source=Amazon+Watch+Newsletter+and+Updates&utm_campaign=fd32026c88-sarayaku-20130802&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e6f929728b-fd32026c88-340921449 80 members of the Sarayaku, a Kichwa tribe living in […]

Ecuador Pictures: Morochos Part III–Cute Pre-Schoolers

Ecuador Pictures: Morochos Part III–Cute Pre-Schoolers

In an earlier blog about Morochos I promised Ecuador pictures of the village children.  While in Morochos to check out the sustainable gardening projects that Paige Fisher is creating through the Peace Corps, I found another garden.  Colorful pre-schoolers were blossoming in profusion. The children were only too accommodating, having […]

Living in Ecuador: Morochos Part I–Self-Sustainability

Living in Ecuador: Morochos Part I–Self-Sustainability

Gary and I and two new friends, Holly and Gregory, ventured all the way out to Morochos, a village of less than 1000 people that lies about 8 kilometers from Cotacachi at an altitude of 9240 feet.  The Morochos villagers still speak mostly Kichwa. We went to check out the […]

Peace and Love in Puertoviejo: A Story of Intercultural Exchange

Peace and Love in Puertoviejo: A Story of Intercultural Exchange

I made a new friend in Puertoviejo.  I never got her name. I don’t know how old she is or what she likes to do, but we got to know each other pretty intimately over the space of about one hour. She and her brother and father were waiting in […]