Diabetes poses growing threat to Ecuador, Latin America and the higher-income countries too

Editor’s note: This article is co-authored by Dr. Rosa María Aguilar, a Mexican researcher, teacher, and expert on diabetes, and Ana Fernanda Sánchez, diabetes educator and clinical psychologist, and founder of the Los Fresnos Foundation, a non-profit social organization created by agreement of the Ecuadorian Ministry of Social Welfare in June 2002. Both attended the […]

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Afternoon reading in Parque Calderon

By Robert Bradley These photos were taken from 3:30 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. in Parque Calderon on Wednesday, August 16. “Every picture tells a story, don’t it.” –Rod Stewart […]

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The eagle and the condor, Part 4: Building gardens and so much more

By Louis Bourgeois My new life in my country home in San Jose de Balzay began in October of 2014. When I arrived I had but two weeks to move out of my rented apartment in Cuenca and begin to furnish the house. As things would have it, my new landlord hadn’t completed all the […]

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You think you know about bananas? Wait until you read this!

Bananas are some of the world’s most convenient health food.  They come in their own little snug jacket, protected from the elements, ready-to-eat whenever you are.  When they’re just ripe, they’re firm and mellow, but let them age a bit and they turn sweet and silky.  Full of vitamins and minerals, bananas fit into any […]

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Juego de sombras plays out in the late afternoon

Late afternoon light is warm and kind to most scenes. I enjoy using it to illuminate human faces and creating a particular mood since it softens the hues of the natural color palette. You can see it in this photograph of two boys playing soccer. Even the concrete and diagonal lines of the eroded ball […]

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The equipment you need to carry on your Ecuador hike

Editor’s note: This is the seventh of an eight-part series by writer / photographer Brian Buckner about hiking in the Cuenca area. To read the earlier installments, see the links at the bottom of the article. By Brian Buckner I’m  going to make this one pretty easy, on me anyway. I’m going to tell you […]

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A tribute to an outstanding expat artist

By Robert Bradley What an extraordinary week! I spent a couple days with perhaps the most well-known master painter in Cuenca, the artist, Claudio Alberto Soriano, and chatted with him about his artistic development and the “investigation of three landscapes” that comprise his just published book of paintings: Claudio Alberto Soriano. Claudio Alberto Soriano (he […]

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The equipment you need to wear on your Ecuador hike

Editor’s note: This is the sixth of an eight-part series by writer / photographer Brian Buckner about hiking in the Cuenca area. To read the earlier installments, see the links at the bottom of the article. By Brian Buckner Writing about the things that will increase your quality of life as you hit the trails […]

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