A couple links my parents found on the lawsuit between Ecuador's Amazon tribes and Chevron. First, a 2003 press release from Chevron; second, the transcript of a Democracy Now radio show that discusses Chevron's actions in Myanmar, Ecuador and DC.When I studied abroad at St. Andrews, I took an International Political Economy course with Ben… Continue reading Ecuador v. Chevron, Part II
So far I know next to nothing about the current lawsuit between Ecuador and Chevron-Texaco. Can anybody give me some solid background on it?
If you know me well, you know most of my information comes from The Economist. As I've started to think past Manna Project, I've kept my eyes peeled for job ideas. Found two in the July 5 edition. Speaking on Kofi Annan's recent efforts to diffuse the political crisis in Kenya:Originally, Mr Annan had flown… Continue reading Job hunting in The Economist
My political world and my actual world, that is.
The government of Ecuador seized two television channels and 200 other businesses yesterday, in what they called an effort to recover debts owed by failed Ecuadorian banks that are somehow related to the television stations. You can read more about it here:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7497030.stmAs seems so often to be the case, this bit of Ecuadorian politicking is… Continue reading More indecipherable news from Ecuador
“People’s responsibility, first and foremost, is to get reelected." - Congressman Artur Davis (D-AL), on the priorities of our legislators
Yesterday twelve South American nations signed a treaty creating UNASUR: the South American equivalent, ostensibly, of the European Union. You can read a little about it here. But, curiously, the summit got little attention. Why? I'm not sure. I'm also unclear why the death of the founder and leader of FARC has not made many… Continue reading The Union of South American Nations – why isn’t this a big deal?