Indigenous land defender Nemonte Nenquimo discusses how climate change has altered the Amazon, the plant medicines used to help fight COVID-19, and the ancestral knowledge passed down by her elders. “People from the outside [of Waorani territory] see empty land but to...
Update to: Chinese fishing boats approaching Galapagos: what’s being done, what species they endanger and who comprises the fleet Published: Volume 5, Issue 39 Galapagos imposes a ban on sea cucumber fishing at the end of quota The Galapagos National Park Directorate (GNPD) announced the closure of the sea cucumber fishery since the allowable catch […]
Tracking the spread and outcome of the coronavirus in Ecuador: Updated for Tuesday, August 10th, 2021
The Ministry of Public Health (MSP) has developed a new format for its COVID-19 Infographics that is supposed to be published daily through official channels. Unfortunately, the MSP stopped releasing figures in the old format on July 23rd and launched the new system...
Peruvian community radio stations combat COVID-19 disinformation among Indigenous peoples in remote regions
Peru has the highest number of COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants and is in last place in Latin America in terms of vaccinations given. However, as the government has just secured more vaccines, there is another virus that is especially affecting Indigenous people in remote regions of the country: disinformation and conspiracy theories about the vaccines. LatAm Journalism Review […]
‘My government will be the government of entrepreneurs’ says Guillermo Lasso
Entrepreneurship and innovation are key factors for the reactivation of the country, reported the Ministry of Communication last week. For this reason, the Government supports all the actions that, from the private sector, academia and society, are promoted for the development of the country. With this in mind, last Wednesday evening, President Guillermo Lasso, attended the […]
Is anyone listening?
What happened to customer service in the US? I mean, I know it took a deep dive over the last 20 years, but now it seems like the goal is just to make us go away, or at least give up talking to a person and go to a website that tells you to call […]
Erosion continues in the Coca River as US Army Corp of Engineers show up to help
The natural phenomenon of regressive erosion in the Coca River is already located 7.9 kilometers from the catchment works of the Coca Codo Sinclair hydroelectric plant, the largest in the country. The authorities of the electricity sector are concerned about the advance of the natural phenomenon of regressive erosion in the Coca River, which puts […]
Climate change: 5 revelations from the worrying UN report on the climate crisis
The world woke up Monday with the announcement of "a red alert for humanity." The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel of Experts on Climate Change (IPCC) released its long-awaited report on how global warming will change our planet in the coming decades. It is an...
Can Ecuador achieve “the impossible” and move from an oil economy to a bioeconomy?
When Columbus set sail from Huelva, he did not imagine meeting America and transforming the world. His purpose was to find an alternative route to reach the Indies from the East. He crossed that sea that filled him with new hope, “as sleep gives a man dreams” – according to a quote attributed to him. What […]