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Scientists document rare catfish climbing a near-vertical cave wall to reach food

5/15/2015 - In what might be a first, scientists have filmed a species of catfish climbing the nearly vertical walls of a cave far from the stream below, according to a paper published in the journal Subterranean Biology. "As part of a mapping and preliminary flora and fauna inventory of hypogean life in caves,...

Ecuadorian woman banned from US for visa fraud is allowed back in after giving Democrats "donations"

12/29/2014 - With President Obama, it's all politics, all the time. The White House has overturned a ban on keeping a wealthy, politically connected Ecuadorean woman out of the country after her family shelled out tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic campaigns, The New York Times reported, citing government...

President of Ecuador says Obama rhetoric sounds a lot like Nazi Germany

10/17/2013 - The way President Obama says that "America is exceptional" strikes Ecuador's president as, well, just a little too spooky for his liking. In a wide-ranging interview with RT Spanish, President Rafael Correa said that's the way Hitler and his Nazi regime spoke about Germany "before and during World...

Ecuador finds hidden bug at UK embassy - is the U.S. spying on Julian Assange?

7/9/2013 - The massive U.S. surveillance state is very powerful and has tentacles everywhere, as evidenced by the fact that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden can't find a country which will grant him asylum from an American government incensed with him over his disclosure that Washington spies on us 24/7/365. Now,...

Ed Snowden beware: U.S. State Dept. has confirmed history of running covert abductions of Americans in Ecuador

6/24/2013 - As reported by the Associated Press, Edward Snowden managed to evade U.S. authorities and fly to Ecuador where he is apparently being granted political asylum. As AP reports: The former National Security Agency contractor and CIA technician fled Hong Kong and arrived at the Moscow airport, where...

Criminal UK government threatens to raid Ecuadorian embassy in act of war to kidnap Julian Assange

8/25/2012 - Eager to get their warmongering hands on one of the few men in this world that is still willing to speak truth in a sea of lies, officials in the U.K. are contriving ways to covertly arrest Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, and extradite him back to Sweden to face conveniently suspicious allegations...

Wikileaks' Julian Assange exposes truth about evil empires and their war on journalists, whistleblowers

8/19/2012 - Wikileaks' whistleblower Julian Assange rocked the world today, delivering a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Assange had recently sought political asylum from the government of Ecuador, and he was granted that asylum by Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa. Shortly after...

Exclusive: NaturalNews obtains documents proving FDA abducted an American citizen in illegal war against herbal cancer cures (updated)

9/14/2011 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration masterminded an illegal international abduction of an American citizen as part of its illegal war against natural cancer treatment products, NaturalNews can now reveal. (This is an exclusive NaturalNews story, so please credit NaturalNews as the source.) Gregory...

Ecuador orders Chevron to apologize, pay $8.6 billion to clean up pollution

2/22/2011 - In what is believed to be the "largest-ever judgment in an environmental case," according to a recent Wall Street Journal article, an Ecuadorian judge has ruled that Chevron Corp. must pay $8.6 billion to clean up oil pollution that occurred in the nation's rainforests between 1965 and 1992. Chevron...

Cocoa Mojo superfood hot chocolate and my adventure through the Andes (with pictures)

10/27/2010 - In June of 2009, I embarked on an adventure into the Podocarpus National Forest near Vilcabamba, Ecuador. This trip was primarily on horseback (with a lot of walking through rugged terrain, too), and I documented the entire thing with photographs you can see here: http://www.naturalnews.com/phototours/podocarpus-vilcabamba-ecuador-tour/index.html Our...

Original cacao is ancient treasure of chocolate from the Ecuadorian rainforest (updated)

9/1/2010 - Editor's note: This article has undergone extensive revisions from its first publication in order to clarify the definition of certain terms and correct several errors. These corrections are based on hours of additional research and conversations with cacao experts. Most people have never eaten real...

Ecuador emerges as world's most affordable retirement haven

8/26/2010 - According to a story recently published in U.S. News and World Report, Ecuador is emerging as the world's most affordable "retirement haven." For as little as $850 a month (see below), you can live in Ecuador and cover rent, food, utilities, transportation, health insurance and entertainment needs. The...

Innovators' Symposium in Vilcabamba, Ecuador, August 14-17

8/4/2010 - From August 14-17, 2010, Montesuenos, a center for peace, sustainability, the arts and new science in Vilcabamba, Ecuador, will be hosting Crisis and Opportunity 2010: An Innovators' Symposium. The symposium will feature various speakers, film viewings and discussions, addressing ways in which to develop...

Ecuador travel survival guide: What to bring on a trip to Vilcabamba, Loja or Quito

7/6/2010 - Traveling in Ecuador can be very rewarding: It's one of the most beautiful destinations in all the Americas, and there are some truly fascinating things to explore there. I spent most of my time in Southern Ecuador, near Loja and Vilcabamba (the Valley of Longevity), but I also traveled around Quito...

Loja and Vilcabamba, Ecuador: Destinations for health-conscious people

6/24/2010 - Are you a health-conscious person looking to visit the Valley of Longevity in Ecuador? The small town of Vilcabamba sits in that valley, just 45km South of the city of Loja. For people who are new to the area, it's sometimes difficult to know where to find healthy foods and products, so here's a quick...

Top ten things to love about Vilcabamba Ecuador, the Valley of Longevity

6/16/2010 - If you love perfect year-round weather and enjoying your own locally-grown foods, you'll love Vilcabamba, Ecuador. I lived there, on and off, for over two years, and in that time I came to know many of the people, places and cultural highlights of Vilcabamba. In this story, I'll share with you some...

Free Greg Caton from FDA tyranny; your help needed

3/5/2010 - Herbalist Greg Caton remains under arrest in the United States after having been illegally kidnapped and extradited from Ecuador by the FDA (http://www.naturalnews.com/027750_Greg_Caton_FDA.html). He faces a hearing on March 17th in a Louisiana court, and he needs your help. To support Greg Caton's...

Wild foods and herbal medicine tour in Ecuador now available this April

2/19/2010 - The "Amazon Wild Foods and Medicinal Plants Adventure" that I first wrote about in December has opened up a new schedule in April! You can join the adventure in Ecuador (in Zamora, Vilcabamba and other surrounding towns) from April 8th through the 13th. Only a few spaces are available because many people...

Chevron hires twelve public relations firms to discredit indigenous Indians in Ecuador

2/6/2010 - In response to an environmental lawsuit filed against the oil giant, Chevron has fortified its defenses with at least twelve different public relations firms whose purpose is to debunk the claims made against the company by indigenous people living in the Amazon forests of Ecuador. According to them,...

FDA dupes Interpol to achieve illegal kidnapping and deportation of herbal formulator Greg Caton

12/16/2009 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today stands accused of taking part in the kidnapping and illegal extradition of a permanent resident of Ecuador, in violation of both international law and Ecuadorian law. Greg Caton, owner and operator of Alpha Omega Labs (www.AltCancer.com), an herbal products...

How fragile we are: Why the complexity of modern civilization threatens us all

12/9/2009 - The fragility of our modern human civilization did not become clear to me until I began living full-time in South America. As a resident of Vilcabamba, Ecuador, I've grown accustomed to the idea of knowing where the things I consume come from. The water I drink, for example, comes from a hole in...

Ecuador president Correa to override drug patents in order to provide affordable medications

10/19/2009 - The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, announced Sunday that he planned to override a number of pharmaceutical patents in order to provide more affordable medicines to the People of Ecuador. In a statement, Correa explained that access to medicine is a "human right" and that he intends to seek "compulsory...

Swine flu pandemic: How will it impact Ecuador and South America vs. North America?

9/26/2009 - Living in Ecuador, I've overheard many discussions about the swine flu pandemic and its possible impact on Ecuador, South America and Central America. This article offers an analysis of likely scenarios based on what has been observed so far with the behavior of the swine flu around the world. When...

Why Ecuador and South America despise the USA's "War on Drugs"

9/19/2009 - The U.S. "War on Drugs" is despised by almost everyone except for those who benefit from it (the DEA, prison corporations, paramilitary contractors, etc.). In South America, the War on Drugs is especially disliked for many good reasons, but to understand those reasons, you first have to grasp the importance...

Traveling with Swine Flu - A Real-Time Health Ranger Report from Quito, Ecuador

5/7/2009 - I'm writing you from a quaint, colorful hotel in Quito, Ecuador, where I arrived today. Venturing through airports in the midst of an influenza outbreak was quite interesting, and I thought I'd pass along the experience to NaturalNews readers so that you know what's happening right now in the airports...

Culture Shock: The USA vs. South America; Fiction vs. Reality

9/3/2008 - I recently spent a month in Ecuador, and when I returned, I couldn't get over the culture shock. Not the culture shock of being in Ecuador, mind you, but the shock of returning to the United States! In this article, I'll reveal the mind-warping weirdness of the United States of America that only becomes...

Ecuador Agrees to Avoid Oil Drilling in Jungle Reserve if Compensated by Western Nations

7/16/2008 - The South American nation of Ecuador has said that it will refrain from drilling in a world biosphere reserve, but only if the international community compensates the country for the income it would otherwise have gained. President Rafael Correa has made it clear that Ecuador is seeking money not...

Interview with Robert Leventry of Inca Organics on healthy, versatile quinoa

1/1/2006 - Mike: We're here today with Robert Leventry of Inca Organics, and that's www.IncaOrganics.com. You are an importer of whole grain quinoa? Leventry: Right, along with black amaranth, but, by far, the majority of our sales are the whole grain quinoa. Mike: I've been a big proponent of quinoa for...

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