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Global Politics

US support for Colombia

President Bush called Colombia's president to express US support for the South American nation. Colombia sparked a regional crisis with a military operation inside Ecuador that killed a Colombian rebel leader

Arts, Culture & Media

Music of the Achuar people

The Achuar live in a piece of the Amazon rainforest in South America. Their ancestral territory straddles two countries we'd like you to name. Reporter Andy Isaacson recently traveled to a remote Achuar village to find out more about their way of life.

Science, Tech & Environment

In Ecuador, striking it rich by keeping oil in the ground

Iin the 1970s and ‘80s, the oil company Texaco dumped billions of gallons of waste from its operations in the Ecuadoran Amazon into the forest. While the pollution remains the subject of a long-running lawsuit, the Ecuadoran government seems to be taking a lesson from the disaster. It says it may put several major Amazon oil deposits off limits to drilling if other countries help cover at least some of the lost revenue, in a deal that would also protect one of the richest ecosystems on Earth.