Petroecuador, the state oil company, will be required to dismantle its operations at the park's eastern edge in the Amazon in the coming months.
The Waorani people of Ecuador won a historic lawsuit to save their homes – and the planet – from destruction.
This further illustrates the cruel irony of “justice” under neoliberalism – the jailing of activists, journalists and progressive leaders, as the cover for an implementation of the policies of austerity, and a distraction for the corrupt personal dealings of the ruling political elite.
Historic lawsuit launched by the Waorani people of Ecuador to save their homes – and our planet – from destruction.
After months of protest, the government scaled back its plans – at least temporarily.
Ecuador is in the midst of talks to sell one-third of pure, untouched rainforest to Chinese oil companies despite environmental impact and protests from indigenous people.
Because of global warming, Ecuador could face a water crisis while with their glacier melts. Pope Francis continues to advocate for environmentalism and addresses crowds in Ecuador to educate its citizens.