Ecuador’s plans to extract Yasuní oil are still in place, but could there be trouble ahead for President Rafael Correa – and hope for Yasuní’s defenders – thanks to low oil prices?
Amazon Watch releases video evidence depicting attempts by Chevron employees to cover up evidence of pollution in the Ecuadorean Amazon, in the latest twist in the long-running case against Chevron-Texaco.
Ecuador’s government praised for undertaking court order to apologise to indigenous community for oil extraction on their lands, but doubts… Read more Ecuador apologises to indigenous community over ‘illegal’ oil activities on their land
As the Ecuadorean oil company overseeing Yasuní oil extraction stands accused of a major spill elsewhere in the Amazon, the… Read more Ecuador: Yasuní and the ghost of Chevron
Ecuador has reduced poverty and inequality in recent years, but now it is looking to go one further by emulating… Read more Ecuador hoping to learn from Brazil on social welfare policy
Social development and tax justice campaigners point to rampant tax avoidance costing developing countries billions each year. Could a clampdown… Read more Close tax loopholes to cut out dirty side of Latin American development
Ecuador’s electoral authorities have invalidated well over half the signatures submitted by YASunidos in bid to prevent drilling for oil… Read more Ecuador: Yasuní signatures rejected by Electoral Court, activists allege fraud and bias
YASunidos claim they have easily surpassed the required amount of signatures calling for a referendum on the future of Yasuní,… Read more Yasuní: The petitions are in, now comes the waiting game…
Anti-drilling collective YASunidos say they are close to gathering the required 600,000 signatures to trigger a referendum on Yasuní-ITT oil… Read more Ecuador: Yasuní campaign remains under threat despite progress
US court rules that fine imposed on Chevron by Ecuadorean court in 2011 was “fraudulent” and secured with bribes, but… Read more Ecuador-Chevron case: US court rules against multi-billion-dollar fine imposed by Ecuadorean court on Chevron