‘Women have the power,’ says Alicia Cawiya, threatened for defending Yasuní.

One woman against Big Oil and patriarchy

Alicia Cawiya, an indigenous activist prepared to defy the powerful to save Ecuador’s Yasuní, talks to Linda Etchart

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NI 500 - The exceptionally brave - 500th issue - March, 2017
Carondelet Palace, official residence and principal workplace of the President of Ecuador.

Ecuador votes to bar politicians from having assets in tax havens

The ‘yes’ vote wins in the first, historic referendum of its kind, writes Alessio Perrone.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017

Country profile: Ecuador

Greg Wilpert reports on a country diverse in geography, politics and people.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016

Southern Exposure: Daniel Patino Flor

The Ecuadorian photographer captures a moment of relaxation on Santay Island.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015
Reasons to be cheerful

Reasons to be cheerful

Good news from around the world this month.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014
A toxic hangover: Donald Moncayo's farmland has been contaminated by Texaco's oil extraction in Ecuador.

Yasuní: a cautionary tale

Tim Gee visits Ecuador to uncover the reasons for the failure of the much-heralded initiative to ‘keep the oil in the ground’, and discovers a new wave of activism that could yet secure the future of the national park.

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NI 471 - The war on whistleblowers - April, 2014

Showdown in the Amazon

Why are indigenous leaders at odds with their communities in the struggle to conserve their forest homes? Jane Monahan travels to Ecuador to find out.

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NI 459 - The feral rich - January, 2013
President Correa passionately promoted the Yasuní initiative at the Cancún climate summit last December; but doubts remain about his commitment.

Oil or life? Ecuador’s stark choice

Esme McAvoy is in the Amazon to find out what’s happening to the Yasuní proposal.

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NI 441 - China - makers of the miracle - April, 2011
‘Our land is not for sale’. Campesinos in Ecuador’s Intag Valley oppose foreign mining companies.

Coffee in the clouds

Roxana Olivera looks at local opposition to foreign mining companies in Ecuador.

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NI 434 - Life beyond growth - July, 2010
A dirty legacy: oil floats atop Lago Agrio’s waters.

David vs. Goliath

Judgment expected soon on historic environmental lawsuit

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NI 433 - Deported! What happened next? - June, 2010

ACTION!

To save Yasuní, the oil must stay in the ground.

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008
Will Yasuní – and its great ceibo trees – fall prey to greenhouse gangsters?

Costing the earth

Adam Ma’anit navigates the snakepits of global carbon trading in the context of Yasuní.

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008

The Yasuní National Park oil blocks

The five oil concession regions in Yasuní National Park

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008
Dirty and dangerous – workers who clean up oil spills often suffer neurological and digestive problems. Cancer rates are higher in areas close to oil activity than in the rest of Ecuador.

Toxic blocks

No-one said oil was clean. But Ecuador’s experience of extracting fossil fuels is about as bad as it gets, reports David Ransom.

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008

‘Speak to us first!’

People from the Ecuadorian rainforest tell Fabrício Guamán what they think of their Government’s proposal to leave petroleum in the ground.

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008
The indigenous peoples of Yasuní retain strong community values. They need to – under the shadow of military and oil company repression.

Yasuní – is this the way beyond petroleum?

Is Ecuador’s bold proposal not to exploit a billion barrels of oil in the Yasuní National Park a serious option for combating climate change? If so, the world is going to have to move fast, warns Vanessa Baird.

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
The exceptionally brave - 500th issue March, 2017
African village February, 2017
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
The transgender revolution October, 2015
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? April, 2015
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
The war on whistleblowers April, 2014
Where have all the girls gone? October, 2013
The feral rich January, 2013
China - makers of the miracle April, 2011
Life beyond growth July, 2010
Deported! What happened next? June, 2010
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
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