Ecuador

16.06.2016

Group hug in rejection of homophobic deaths

Group hug in rejection of homophobic deaths

At an event today in Quito, Ecuador, “A group hug in rejection of homophobic deaths,” our editor, Tony Robinson was asked to speak from a point of view of nonviolence. Sunday’s event in which LGBTI people are killed is nothing new.  They have been murdering us for centuries.  Every day… »

25.05.2016

Shock and Awe, the Chevron way

Shock and Awe, the Chevron way

How the oil giant made itself a victim—and launched a nearly unprecedented legal offensive—after poisoning a region and its people by Nick Meynen for Common Dreams With pockets deep enough, you can buy justice. That’s what Chevron assumes since they lost a $9.5 billion verdict at… »

21.04.2016

Ecuadorian students in UK raise funds for earthquake survivors

Ecuadorian students in UK raise funds for earthquake survivors

Ecuadorian students in the UK have set up a crowd funding page in the hopes of raising much needed funds to support humanitarian efforts following last Saturday’s earthquake. Some 570 people were killed after the country was rocked by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake, 5,000 were injured and 200,000 people were… »

28.03.2016

Global Citizenship in Ecuador: The Gap Between Principle and Practice

Global Citizenship in Ecuador: The Gap Between Principle and Practice

By Nelsy Lizarazo. Universal or global citizenship is, according to the Dictionary of Humanitarian Action a principle, category or condition thanks to which anyone in any part of the world may be recognised as a subject with rights. It’s an established and accepted concept, at least in an international… »

28.03.2016

Slutwalk, Quito, Ecuador 2016

Slutwalk, Quito, Ecuador 2016

On Saturday 19th of March the 5th annual Slutwalk (la Marcha de las Putas) took place in Quito, Ecuador. Hundreds of men, women, boys and girls, young and old marched through the streets of Quito calling for respect for diversity and denouncing violence and discrimination against women. A… »

27.01.2016

President of Colombia hails progress made in the resolution of 50 years of civil war

President of Colombia hails progress made in the resolution of 50 years of civil war

Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia, addressed the members of the assembled press in a short conference at the CELEC summit taking place in Ecuador today, before returning to talks dealing with the problems of regional poverty. He spoke of three themes that the regional heads of state and representatives… »

27.01.2016

Photos from the CELAC summit

Photos from the CELAC summit

As 33 heads of state and their representatives meet in Ecuador, just outside Quito in a town called the Middle of the World (Mitad del Mundo), the world’s press gathers to take photos.  After his efforts at last week’s summit of the rich and famous in Davos, Switzerland, meeting with… »

27.01.2016

President Rafael Correa of Ecuador opens the CELAC summit

President Rafael Correa of Ecuador opens the CELAC summit

33 Heads of State or their official representatives arrived at the UNASUR headquarters from 6.30am this morning to be greeted by their host in a colourful and musical welcome. Taking place in the Nestor Kirchner building, named after one of the protagonists behind the CELAC grouping, the president gave some… »

29.12.2015

Stop oil drilling in Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park

Stop oil drilling in Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park

Stop oil drilling in Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park! Ecuador’s government is about to issue yet another oil drilling license in Yasuní National Park – one of the most biodiverse places on the planet and home to uncontacted indigenous people. Please speak out against this looming environmental and social disaster. »

19.12.2015

Interview with Tony Robinson about Ecuador Passing a Nuclear Resolution

Interview with Tony Robinson about Ecuador Passing a Nuclear Resolution

Few days ago, during the 361st session of the Ecuador National Assembly, a Resolution was passed in favour of banning nuclear weapons, prepared in collaboration with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Link to the full article… »

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