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Interview to Col. Jose Govert Vivero, Head of the Fire Brigade of Esmeraldas

As firefighters, we have a very important task; in some cases, our job involves saving lives, and in most instances, it entails controlling big fires. Thus, any support we may receive from public and private institutions for the purpose of carrying out our duties is much appreciated.

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Interview to Magaly Ramirez, District Director of the Canton Esmeraldas

I was born in Esmeraldas, but my work always took place in Quininde and now God has given me the chance to come back to the canton where I was born.  Being here has helped me see things as they really are, and therefore, I would like to do lots for the benefit of children. At times, you feel helpless facing the...

Interview to Vinicio Vega, Mayor of Lago Agrio

As Mayor and as a citizen, what is your perception of the close relationship between the city of Lago Agrio and the oil exploitation activities that are part of the town’s history?

Lago Agrio was born as a result of oil exploitation. Oil production has been taking place for 47 years in this corner of the country...

Older adults are really touched; we must remember that there was no project for their benefit, and here 100% of the population lives in extreme poverty. They really need this support”, writes Yady Gómez, President of the Center for Older Adults “Mis Años Dorados” (My Golden Years).  

The center for older adults “My Golden Years” is located in the Street Los Andes between...

Interview to Pedro Peñafiel, artisan and defender of the environment 

Pedro Peñafiel works as an artisan. He tells us a little bit of his story and that as a defender of the environment he has seen the arrival of OCP to his community as something positive.

Building the OCP in Mindo made it necessary to...

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