Tag Archives: Ecuador

UNWANTED CHILDREN: THE CHALLENGES WOMEN FACE DUE TO ADOLESCENT PREGNANCY IN THE ECUADORIAN AMAZON

Women are not receiving proper reproductive health services and education in the Amazon, resulting in high unintended pregnancy and mortality rates. Adolescent pregnancy is a growing issue in the Amazon River Basin and how the health and reproductive services in the area are not strong enough to provide for every woman in need. Especially for […]



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Ecotourism: A New Wave for Sustainable Business Practices in the Amazon River Basin with Problematic Undertones

Ecological destruction is growing issue within the Amazon River Basin of Ecuador which can leave the country with barren deforested land that is useless, giving Ecuador little to no long term sustainable income. Certain projects have been sprouting up in Ecuador reserving and protecting these ecological areas while simultaneously making a profit and employing local […]



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Malnutrition Down, Education Up in Ecuador

Over the last few years Ecuador has made major progress in reducing child malnutrition and building up their education. Ecuador is faced with many challenges because of their lower income level, making families and communities to lack the resources and income to help lower malnutrition and help build up the education. Malnutrition and education are […]



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The Longest Argument in History

Peru and Ecuador gained their independence at roughly the same time and from the same source—an aspect of the Spanish Empire called the Viceroyalty of Nueva Grenada. This occurred in 1824 for Peru and 1830 for Ecuador, both of which came about as the result of violent conflicts that occurred throughout South America as political […]



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Oil in the Amazon

There have been reserves of oil and natural gas found on indigenous peoples land throughout the Amazon River Basin. This land has been leased to national and international oil companies in “blocks”. The blocks run through indigenous peoples land and some of the most biodiverse areas in the amazon.To get a scale of the size […]



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