United States

Johnny Magdaleno

In wealthy Silicon Valley, a $500 million plan to save threatened farmland

Aug 08 2019

SAN MARTIN, California (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With a swipe of his harvesting knife, Sam Thorpe frees a handful of spinach from its roots in the soil.

Indigenous rights 'invisible' as Ecuador pushes mining, oil projects: U.N.

Nov 30 2018

QUITO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Excluding indigenous Ecuadoreans from the country's development plans has made their rights "invisible", a U.N. expert said, citing a government push to approve oil and mining projects to extract resources from their territories.

In Ecuador, landmark court cases challenge mining projects

Nov 05 2018

LOS CEDROS, Ecuador (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ecuador is facing a lawsuit this week for giving mining companies exploration rights to a protected forest in one of the country's most biodiverse regions without local consultation.

World News

Ethiopia war destabilising east Africa, warns EU

Fighting between Ethiopia's military and regional forces from the northern Tigray region is seriously destabilising the East African and Horn region and hostilities should halt, the European Union foreign policy chief said.