About 80 percent of cut flowers are imported, but the number of cut flower-growers in the US is rebounding. 'Slow flowers,' like 'slow food' are locally grown, have a smaller carbon footprint, and may be exposed to fewer chemicals.
Correa's approval ratings float between 70 and 80 percent, making him Latin America’s most popular leader. But when it comes to keeping him in office beyond 2016, most believe it should come down to a vote - not a constitutional change.
Health ministers from several Latin American countries are meeting in Cuba today to discuss how to confront Ebola. A growing number of countries in the region are banning travelers from Ebola-stricken nations in West Africa.
The relationship between media and the government in Ecuador has been referred to as a 'war.' But all sides agree the media landscape there and across Latin America is moving toward online as the population of internet users rapidly grows.
All Good Fairtrade, an Ecuadorian banana company, sources its bananas from more than 400 family farms. Ecuador's businesses and government are leading an effort toward treating family and smallholder farmers fairly.