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Ecuador, Oil and the Yasuní

Posted by in Environment & Sustainability, Indigenous Rights, Latin America on 9th October, 2015 | 1 Comment

Yasuni-national-park-007The Yasuní region of the Amazon rainforest is one of the most precious and important areas on the entire planet. A UNESCO world biosphere reserve, many scientists consider it to be the most biologically diverse region on Earth. One hectare of the area is home to a richer mix of trees, birds, amphibians, and reptiles than the US and Canada put together. One big problem: the area also sits on top of lots of oil.
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Juan de Dios Gomez Ramírez – Our Partner in Oaxaca

Posted by in Art and Culture, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Featured, Food and Agriculture, Guest Posts, Indigenous Rights, Latin America, Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Peace and Conflict on 16th September, 2015 | No Comments

unnamed2Juan de Dios Gomez Ramírez has been leading Global Exchange trips to Oaxaca since 2005. This month, in the lead up to our annual Day of the Dead trip to Oaxaca from October 28-November 5, we are featuring a write-up of his fascinating background, written by Juan de Dios himself. And yes, there are still spots available on this year’s trip!
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New Year’s in Cuba and Ecuador

Posted by in Art and Culture, Caribbean, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Food and Agriculture, Indigenous Rights, Labor and Economy, Latin America, News and Updates on 24th August, 2015 | No Comments

CubaStreetSunsetIt may be hard to believe, but the New Year is just a few months away. Why not celebrate this one abroad? This year, our 2016 New Year’s trips feature two special Reality Tours to Cuba and Ecuador. You’ll not only learn a lot, but have some fun along the way!
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Fall discounts on Reality Tours!

Posted by in Art and Culture, Asia, Caribbean, Civil Rights, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Featured, Food and Agriculture, Indigenous Rights, Labor and Economy, Latin America, Middle East, News and Updates, Peace and Conflict, Women, Youth on 7th August, 2015 | No Comments

unnamedYes, you heard that right. We are offering $200 off select trips this fall using the discount codes listed below. Expires September 1st!
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Confronting Big Oil from California to Ecuador

Posted by in Environment & Sustainability, Indigenous Rights, Latin America, News and Updates on 1st August, 2015 | No Comments

u1054-Petroleo_20San_20Carlos-1024x768Today, August 1st, is a statewide day of action in California to end fracking and demand clean, not extreme, energy. Also, in just a matter of weeks, Global Exchange and our allies gathered over 150,000 signatures demanding an end to extreme oil extraction in California. Whether in California or Ecuador, the challenge of standing up to the power of Big Oil is real. Let’s stand in solidarity.
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Witnessing Movements in Mexico

Posted by in Art and Culture, Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Food and Agriculture, Indigenous Rights, Labor and Economy, Latin America, News and Updates, Peace and Conflict, Uncategorized, Women, Youth on 24th July, 2015 | No Comments

Photo Contest - Zapatista in Front of Zapata, Oventic Mex Jan05 Sandi HammondsMexico’s people are confronting daunting challenges. Bad government and the worlds of pain, violence, impunity and the economic injustice brought with it often color the realities of daily life. But so do courage, creativity, and resistance.
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Planting Seeds with Vandana Shiva and Prince Charles in India

Posted by in Asia, Environment & Sustainability, Food and Agriculture, Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Trip Participant Stories, Women on 10th July, 2015 | No Comments

photo18-861x1024In 2013, Shannon Biggs traveled with Global Exchange to India with Dr. Vandana Shiva, and got a surprise visit from His Royal Highness, Prince Charles. In preparation for our next trip to India this November, we are re-posting Shannon’s report-back!
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Experiencing Day of the Dead in Oaxaca

Posted by in Art and Culture, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Featured, Guest Posts, Indigenous Rights, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 1st July, 2015 | No Comments

21007_10155732792905613_5524048083122057307_nLast year, Catherine Suarez traveled with Global Exchange on our annual Day of the Dead trip to Oaxaca, Mexico from October 29 to November 6, 2014. Catherine is a Spanish Instructor at Las Positas College in Livermore, California, and she has shared some of her thoughts with us here about her experience. This year’s trip will take place from October 28 to November 5, 2015.
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Reflections from a Reality Tour to Venezuela

Posted by in Citizen Diplomacy, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Guest Posts, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 21st May, 2015 | No Comments

-1NjvVUGRWaD-2T6cUvKyy2dC2y7DPtGkZ9AZR9oZ7EGustavo Palma, a native of Brazil, traveled with Reality Tours on our Community Rights and Democracy delegation to Venezuela in January 2015.  Join us on one of our many Citizen Diplomacy Delegations to Venezuela.  Venezuela was my first destination with Global Exchange. I was very attracted to the proposal of the organization, but I had some […]
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The Sustainable Development Trip to Guatemala

Posted by in Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Food and Agriculture, Indigenous Rights, Labor and Economy, Latin America, News and Updates, Uncategorized, Women, Youth on 29th October, 2014 | No Comments

3Are you a sustainable development professional? Student? Simply interested in and/or curious as to what sustainable development is? On this newly created trip, in partnership with The Earth Rights Institute Living Lab, travel to Guatemala for an opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture of Sustainable Development.
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