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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is a city in Ecuador named Tena. Melaina Spitzer recently traveled there to sample some of the locally grown organic chocolate produced by a workers cooperative called Kallari, and sent us an audio postcard.

Global Politics

Avatar in the Amazon

If there were ever a place that came close to the magical world of Pandora in James Cameron's new film Avatar, it would probably be the Amazon. Reporter Melaina Spitzer joined a group of indigenous leaders from the Amazon to see Avatar on the big screen.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for a town in Ecuador that claims to have a secret for long life, boasting many residents who live to be over 100 years old. Anchor Katy Clark speaks with Boston Globe reporter Bella English.

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Sarazino

Algerian-born musician Lamine Fellah is the son of a diplomat. Lemine Fellah now lives in Ecuador where he fronts the band Sarazino. Marco Werman talks with him.