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Bar and night club owners protest closures and ask for revision of 30-year-old historic district protection ordinance

The Calle Larga bar and night club district.

Bar owners in Cuenca’s historic district are asking for a change to a 30-year-old ordinance that has been used to Continue reading »

U.S. investment firm sues Ecuador over 2008 bond default; in 2008, Correa called the debt ‘illegal’ and ‘immoral’ and refused to pay

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By Nathan Vardi GMO Trust, the Boston investment company co-founded by prominent investor Jeremy Grantham, has sued the Republic of Continue reading »

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Expat Life

Why do expats go home? Why do they seek new overseas ‘havens’? Interviews with departing and relocating expats reveal the reasons

Expats meet U.S. Embassy officials in 2011

Editor’s note: Originally from California, Rick Ingle describes himself as a “student of expatriation.” Rick has lived overseas since 1984 Continue reading »

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