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  • Toronto Film Review: 'The Fifth Estate'

    Ripped from headlines that still feel wet (even if its subjects might feel that phrasing gives print media too much credit), "The Fifth Estate" dramatizes the fast, controversial rise of anonymous-whistleblower website WikiLeaks and its figurehead, Julian...
  • Supporters of WikiLeaks' Julian Assange ordered to pay his bail

     
    Nine supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange were ordered by a British judge to pay his bail now that he has fled inside the Ecuadorean embassy to avoid extradition....
  • Burb's Eye View: Curator gathers artists to pay homage to Del Toro

     Burb's Eye View: Curator gathers artists to pay homage to Del Toro
    While Guillermo Del Toro's "Pacific Rim" wreaks havoc across Burbank's movie screens, a few blocks away his more subdued works are being reimagined in a macabre mash-up of pop and fine art. At Hyaena Gallery this month an art show ventures "Into the...
  • Edward Snowden pide asilo a Ecuador

    Edward Snowden pide asilo a Ecuador
    El Gobierno de Ecuador recibió la solicitud de asilo de Edward Snowden, informó el domingo el canciller, Ricardo Patiño, en su cuenta de Twitter. «El gobierno del Ecuador ha recibido solicitud de asilo de parte de Edward #Snowden», escribió Patiño....
  • Teacher will study climate change and caterpillars in Ecuador

    Teacher will study climate change and caterpillars in Ecuador
    A Crestview Preparatory School teacher is headed to Ecuador this summer to study climate change and caterpillars. Ryan J. Bache, who teaches 6th grade at the La Cañada private school, won an Earthwatch Institute fellowship to conduct his research. He is...
  • Close-up Galapagos

    Close-up Galapagos
    ISABELA ISLAND, Galapagos Islands — Hundreds of blue-footed boobies form a swirling mass in the air just offshore. They circle, they climb, they dip. Then, as if on cue, they plunge en masse, crashing into the ocean. Some surface with a fishy...
  • Planning an Amazon vacation

    Planning an Amazon vacation
    It's easier than you think, and you should be able to do it for about $3,000, including a flight from the U.S. and staying at a good ecolodge. You need to be moderately physically fit and be able to climb stairs and walk well on uneven surfaces and...
  • Eastern Ecuador's ecological diversity means marvelous creatures at every turn

    Eastern Ecuador's ecological diversity means marvelous creatures at every turn
    Imagine palm trees 10 stories high. Imagine lakes with paiche fish that are 6 feet long. Imagine rivers with stingrays, caimans, catfish, neon tetras and electric eels. The lake where La Selva Amazon Ecolodge is located, Lake Garzacocha, looks...
  • Traveling abroad? For information, check with the country's tourist office

    For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
  • Was Mexican prison warden's kidnap retaliation for penal reforms?

     
    Three years ago, when the armed gang showed up at Cieneguillas prison, they managed to free 53 inmates -- including killers, kidnappers and drug cartel gunmen. Not a shot was fired, and the warden was arrested on suspicion that it was an inside job....
  • High-ranking Colombian FARC rebel captured in Ecuador

     
    Ecuadorean army units captured a high ranking leader of the Colombian rebel group known as the FARC. Wilson Tapiero is thought to have been the financial chief of the rebels' 48th Front which operates along the two countries' border area....
  • Island Girl Heading North

     
    I've been trying to keep you apprised of the heart-shaped Journey From Silence that is leading child sex abuse survivor Tom Burick through three countries. His scooter has broken down and is undergoing repairs, but he's making great friends in......