The Biden administration announced it will grant work permits for nearly half a million Venezuelans. City officials in New York have been calling for it, as tens of thousands of migrants, mainly from Venezuela, have arrived in the city in recent months. However, the process of applying for the legal right to work can take months.
Ecuador’s National Assembly is debating the future of President Guillermo Lasso. If it votes to remove Lasso, it would be the first impeachment of an Ecuadorian president since the country’s return to democracy in 1979.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has promised to continue facilitating mining and agro industry in Brazil’s portion of the Amazon if he wins another four-year term. But destruction of the Amazon affects the air quality and jeopardizes the water supply in neighboring countries.
Indigenous leaders have 10 demands including reducing gas prices, halting new mining and gas projects, providing funds for health care and education, and economic relief for millions of families in debt.
Deep in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest, two Indigenous activists who secured a legal victory against gold mining in their native lands have won the Goldman Environmental Prize.
Many Indigenous communities who depend on the Ecuadorian Amazon’s Coca River are seeing the impact of the oil spill — even hundreds of miles away.
Writer Jennifer Junghans describes her close encounters with blue-footed boobies and blacktip sharks — and a wondrous face-to-face meeting with a curious pufferfish.
US and Chinese presidents hold virtual meeting to discuss strengthening ties. Also, the head of Ecuador's prison system and the country's armed forces chief resign over fresh gang violence that's left another 68 inmates dead. And, twin blasts in the Ugandan capital kill at least three people and injure dozens of others near parliament and the central police station.
Top of The World: Ecuador's president, Guillermo Lasso, declared a state of emergency for the country’s prison system. And, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid traveled to Bahrain on Thursday to meet with his counterpart and inaugurate Israel's embassy in the capital Manama. Also, former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has been convicted for illegal campaign financing.
In mainland Ecuador, only 6% of people have been vaccinated so far. But officials are hoping to have all adults on its islands vaccinated by the end of this month.
Top of The World: Iran has blamed Israel on Monday for an act of “cybersabotage” that caused a blackout at the country’s Natanz nuclear facility. Also, Monday marks the start of the holy month of Ramadan and for the second time under coronavirus restrictions. And voters in Ecuador have rejected the leftist movement giving former banker Guillermo Lasso 53% of the vote and the presidency