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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 […]

Correa Thumbs Nose at U.S.–Offers $23 Million Foreign Aid For Human Rights Training

Correa Thumbs Nose at U.S.–Offers $23 Million Foreign Aid For Human Rights Training

Thursday, June 27, 2013 “You need a reality check. Don’t act like such a spoiled rude child. Here you will only find dignity and sovereignty. We haven’t ever invaded anyone. Here we don’t torture like in Guantanamo. Here we don’t have drones killing alleged terrorists without any due trial, killing […]

Pro-Ecuador Welcomes Su-Yin Chan as New Associate Writer, Photographer and Website Consultant

Pro-Ecuador Welcomes Su-Yin Chan as New Associate Writer, Photographer and Website Consultant

As many of you know, Linda and I have decided to make an extended visit to the U.S.  This has necessitated many changes in all areas of our lives.   Kind of like when you get a new sofa and then realize that the rest of the furniture no longer […]

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Death, Debt and Petro Dollars in Ecuador

Death, Debt and Petro Dollars in Ecuador

A toxic triumvirate of situations is brewing in Ecuador.  These three unfolding developments have the potential to negatively impact the quality of life for all of us, not just Ecuadorian indigenous who seem the most adversely affected. Ecuador has been busy racking up an enormous debt to China since 2009, […]

Yasuni National Park–The Transcendant and the Terrible

Yasuni National Park–The Transcendant and the Terrible

While thumbing through an old spiral notebook I came upon a few sentences I’d scribbled about the Napo Wildlife Center in Yasuni National Park, which lies in the heart of the Amazon of Ecuador. Gary and I had met a couple from Florida in the Quito airport who raved about […]