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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

How did Cuenca turn into the world’s greatest expat-lifestyle laboratory? A brief history of Ecuador’s and Cuenca’s expat boom


We’re All Gary’s Children Gringos lived and worked in Ecuador long before Gary and Merri Scott showed up around 1995, Continue reading »

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