For the past ten years, the U.S. military has run anti-drug surveillance operations from a military base in Ecuador, but the lease is set to expire next year and Ecuador's government wants the U.S. to leave
Melaina Spitzer reports from Ecuador on an ambitious scheme to create an overland trade route in South America that rivals the Panama Canal. The plan involves moving goods from through a combination ports, highways and riverways. On PRI's The World.
An Ecuadorian park with world-class natural diversity is being threatened again. President Rafael Correa asked the international community for money to preserve, playing on their emotional and scientific desires to keep the park preserved. The plan failed and the president's sights are back on Yasuni's oil.