Live News Spot. Protests in Ecuador over hike in fuel prices (TRT World)

This was a live TV spot. I spoke with Turkish television station TRT World about the national strike and protests that began October 3. Thousands of people across the country partook in these protests, angry over a series of labor and tax reforms, and the cutting of gas and diesel subsidies that saw the price …

Live News Spot. Ecuador’s new policy for Venezuelans crossing the border (TRT World)

My first live TV news spot. I spoke with TRT World about Ecuador enforcing their new policy for Venezuelans trying to cross the border, now requiring their passports. This was put into effect Saturday, Aug 18 and is going to make things a whole lot worse for a lot of people before it makes things …

Bamboo Houses: Rebuilding a Sustainable Community (Zoomin TV)

RAMBUCHE, ECUADOR - A new step in sustainable architecture - After the major earthquake hit Ecuador in 2016, many people on the coast are still living in tents or makeshift homes out of scraps of wood and metal sheets. But some organizations are helping rebuild homes out of bamboo - a flexible material that´s resistant to …

Ecuadorians say Lenin Moreno’s Victory is a Win for Poor and Working People (The Real News)

QUITO, ECUADOR - Ecuadorians elected a new President Sunday, voting to keep the current left-wing party of President Rafael Correa in power. Correa's former Vice-President Lenin Moreno won the election with 51% of the vote over his opponent, Guillermo Lasso of the right-wing CREO Party, who finished with 49%. Hundreds of supporters gathered at the …

Los últimos días de las FARC: dentro del campamento (Zoomin TV)

EL DIAMANTE, COLOMBIA - En la víspera de la firma de los acuerdos de paz, las FARC abrieron su campamento de El Diamante, Caquetá. Charlamos con los guerrilleros para conocer sus sueños y sensaciones ahora que se acerca la paz. (Translation: On the eve of the signing of the peace accords, the FARC opened their …

Afro-Colombians Place Hope in the Peace Process (The Real News)

CALI, COLOMBIA - After over 50 years of civil war, the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas are closer than ever to signing a final peace deal. But some people in the country support the peace process more than others, mainly the country’s black and indigenous populations – Those who have been the most affected …