Thursday, August 18, 2022

Ecuador

The Rights of Nature Movement

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A recent report, published by the Cyrus R. Vance Centre for International Justice, Earth Law Centre and International Rivers has found that the movement to grant legal rights to rivers and the natural environment is rapidly gaining momentum around the world.

Protecting Los Cedros + Bringing BHP/Vale to book

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This is the first post in the new London Mining Network blog, a partnership initiative between LAB and LMN. It contains a roundup of...

Ecuador: urban reopening threatens rural communities

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In recent weeks, Ecuador has accelerated its plan to reopen the economy by loosening guidelines on provincial travel and other social activities. ‘We are going...

Ecuador’s Sarayaku: first the floods, now the plague

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Main image: Sarayaku under water during the flooding of the Bobonaza River. The community of Sarayaku lost 30 houses, 7 bridges and plantations of...

Ecuador: indigenous women on the frontline

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The main concern of the government is to re-open the economy, and get the pipelines going again after lockdown, but they do not care...

The world below grows in silence

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This important article was originally published in Spanish in August 2019 (read the original here). Cristina Flores has translated it for LAB as...

The pandemic of disinformation in Latin America

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Both the United Nations and World Health Organization have labelled the spread of disinformation during the coronavirus crisis as an ‘infodemic.’ ‘We have faced...

Ecuador: Covid stalks the highlands

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This article was prepared by the author on April 22 2020. While the counts of cases and deaths from Covid-19 have changed (see Postscript...

Indigenous peoples: why it matters to us all if they catch...

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This article was translated for LAB by Chloe Budd. You can read the original (in Spanish) here. Main image: Raya, an old Nahua....

Ecuador and Covid-19

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This report was prepared for LAB by Linda Etchart, author of the chapter on Indigenous People's in LAB's Voices of Latin America. Linda ...

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