Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Interesting stuff going on in Ecuador

this guardian article
–which explains some of the positive changes that Ecuador has been experiencing in the past 6 years–

this Planet Money podcast
about an innovative way of preventing oil extraction (and the destruction of) the rainforest (setting up a fund where countries pay so Ecuador NOT extract its oil, 350 million USD so far)

you start to see that Ecuador has some pretty interesting things happening to it. Maybe this has to do with the fact that it's president is a UIUC economics graduate! :-)

Looks I picked the wrong country to study abroad in 4 years ago...

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