In an Oil Boomtown

By Kirk Siegler | October 25, 2015 | Ecuador

{image-1} In the Amazonian boom town of Lago Agrio, Ecuador, there is tremendous anxiety over slumping low oil prices. Alfonzo Ona, an electrician who services wells for the state-owned oil company, says everyday there are rumors of more layoffs. Even though it’s one of the smallest OPEC countries,...

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