Disasters

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  • 26 Mar 2019- 06:07 by Local Press Report QUITO International Atomic Energy Association Southeast Ecuador is home to a constellation of copper and gold mines, which have sustained economic activity in the region for decades. The Zamora River — which passes through the area before emptying into the
  • 18 Oct 2016- 09:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador The United Nations International Childrens Fund (UNICEF) has reported this week that meeting the post-earthquake health and humanitarian needs of children in Ecuador remains a significant challenge. Six months after a major earthquake hit
  • 29 Sep 2016- 07:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador The state of emergency has been extended to October 15th in Ecuador’s Manabi and Esmeraldas provinces, which were hard hit by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador on April 16th. In its latest Ecuador Situation Report,
  • 29 Jul 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Attorneys for 30,000 Ecuadorians affected by pollution in the country’s Amazon region said this week that they will take their case against oil giant Chevron to a Canadian court. Hearings on the claim will be held in September, Prensa
  • 27 May 2016- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Union this week released another $4.5 million USD in humanitarian aid for the most vulnerable victims of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador on April 16th. The funding is in addition to the $1.1
  • 25 Apr 2016- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador International aid groups have launched initiatives to provide clean water and other relief supplies to Ecuadorians affected by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador on April 16th. “Government officials have identified
  • 15 Sep 2015- 10:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador An alliance of indigenous groups, farmers and labor unions is planning to hold demonstrations throughout Ecuador on September 16th to protest government policies dealing with issues including water governance and exploitation of natural
  • 8 Sep 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Ontario, Canada Canada’s Supreme Court on September 4th ruled that a group of Ecuadorian villagers can sue US oil giant Chevron in Canada as part of their effort to collect a $9.5 billion USD judgment for environmental damage in the Amazon
  • 4 Jun 2015- 09:20 by Local Press Report QUITO teleSUR The Nobel Prize for Peace winner and internationally renowned indigenous rights activist Rigoberta Menchu paid a visit on Wednesday to the area of Ecuador's Amazon affected by the United States-based oil company Chevron-Texaco. Ecosystems
  • 2 Apr 2015- 10:56 by Local Press Report QUITO teleSUR Moving away from dependence on oil, Ecuador is in the process of constructing eight hydroelectric dams, all of which are scheduled to be finished by 2016. With the first recently inaugurated, the completion of the remaining seven will allow for
  • 10 Feb 2015- 10:37 by Local Press Report QUITO Hinton Communications Rainforest villagers from Ecuador are demanding that Chevron’s lead appellate counsel Theodore B. Olson and their own government immediately make public the contents of a new forensic report that appears to prove that the oil
  • 6 Feb 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador US oil giant Chevron this week rejected a proposal to use $106 million USD that the Ecuadorian government owes it for breach of contract to compensate indigenous communities affected by toxic wastewater sumping n the country's Amazon
  • 10 Dec 2014- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador José Isidro Tendetza Antúnm, an indigenous Ecuadorian leader and vocal opponent of the Chinese-operated Mirador mine in Ecuador’s Cordillera del Condor region, was found murdered last week, shortly before he was scheduled to attend the
  • 6 Nov 2014- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Indigenous Ecuadorian groups this week called on US Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson, who is currently visiting the South American country, to demand that US oil giant Chevron pay the $9.5 billion USD judgment handed down
  • 3 Jul 2014- 10:10 by Local Press Report QUITO Free Speech Radio News After ten days of marching for approximately 280 miles, representatives of indigenous and civil society organizations reached Quito Tuesday to protest a Water Law recently passed by Congress. The marchers say the law makes it

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