Ecuador and 'los nuevos conquistadores' — mining

I just returned from Cielo Verde, a zone in Intag, Ecuador that is part of the province of Cotacachi where I stayed with Ecuadorean friends and resisters to the mining that now ¬†plagues Ecuador (https://www.google.com.ec/search?q=pictures+of+Cielo+Verde+Ecuador&client=firefox-a&hs=WmK&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=fflb&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=wXqCUpPKGpPb4APAiYHgAg&ved=0CC4QsAQ&biw=1600&bih=753). There, in the most beautiful pristine land in the world, Cielo Verde, the Junin mine operates each day sucking up […]

Occupy Wall Street: The View from Davos

  A British acquaintance has sent me a link to one of the background documents to be used when world leaders gather for the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland January 25th through 29th. The document is called Global Risks 2012. It can be downloaded from¬†http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GlobalRisks_Report_2012.pdf The World Economic Forum is a Swiss non-profit corporation […]