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By Isabel Debre Argentine commuters in Buenos Aires on Friday were hit by an abrupt 360% increase in subway fares, one of the most dramatic price hikes in libertarian President Javier Milei ‘s harsh budget austerity campaign. After weeks of hearings, an Argentine judge on Thursday lifted an order that had temporarily blocked the scheduled...
By Graham Keeley Uncovering a multimillion-dollar aid scandal in Venezuela took great personal and professional risks for the journalists involved. Roberto Deniz, a reporter with investigative media outlet Armando Info, and his colleagues were not daunted by the task, but they did pay a heavy personal cost. That toll — and their work exposing a...
National Assemblyman Santiago Becdach and former assemblyman Diego Pinto are requesting a full investigation of “corrupt activities” by former Interior Minister José Serrano and two others. Becdach and Pinto delivered their evidence to the Attorney General’s Office Wednesday, saying it involves testimony from the trial of former comptroller Carlos Pólit, convicted of fraud last month...
By Jennifer Abbasi A poor diet now outranks smoking as the leading cause of death globally and in the United States, according to the latest data. Yet a recent systematic review of studies suggests that medical students in countries around the world haven’t been getting the education they need to counsel patients on healthy eating. Why This Matters It’s possible...
By Kimberly Brown Fourteen-year-old Leonela Moncayo gets angry when she talks about the gas flares burning near her home. She grew up on the outskirts of Lago Agrio, a city on the edge of Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest, at the heart of its oil industry, where patches of tropical forest canopy are interspersed with oil wells...
Miércoles, 15/5/2024 Hola, Todos – Actividades – Ópera Infantil ‘Tajuno y la Luna’ estrena Coro Infantil (Children’s Choir premieres the Children’s Opera ‘Tajuno and the Moon’) -‘Tajuno y la Luna’ will premier los 22 & 23/5 a las 20:00 in the Teatro de la Casa de la Cultura. The work combines music, narrative, and a...
By Julia Angwin It’s a little hard to believe that just over a year ago, a group of leading researchers asked for a six-month pause in the development of larger systems of artificial intelligence, fearing that the systems would become too powerful. “Should we risk loss of control of our civilization?” they asked. There was no pause. But...
By Emily Ellison From the 1950s through the 1980s, Latin America was notorious for its brutal dictators, particularly for the way they tortured and murdered opponents. The most murderous dictators were in Argentina and Chile, both of which have acknowledged their bloody past. In recent years, hundreds-of-thousands have marched through the streets of Buenos Aires,...
By Lorena Baires Ecuador has pledged to strengthen its collaboration and coordination among partner nations with the support of AMERIPOL and EUROPOL through the Latin American Interior Security Committee (CLASI), as a strategy to improve security in the hemisphere, Argentine news site Infobae reports. “Today we must confront organized crime without borders,” said Ecuador’s Government...
National Assembly President Henry Kronfle said Tuesday that sanctions may be applied to Citizens Revolution Assembly members for attempting to allow fugitive Ronny Aleaga to address the Assembly via video link on Monday. The attempt occurred during a hearing in which Attorney General Diana Salazar was discussing criminal investigations. Kronfle’s reference was to President of...
Energy Minister Roberto Luque has extended the suspension of power blackout until at least May 27 but says maintenance work at several plants could require interruptions in the future. Problems at the Coca Codo Sinclair, east of Quito, continue to complicate the long-term electricity outlook, he said. “A month ago, it was the drought in...
Ecuador authorities should ensure that environmental consultations in relation to mining projects are aligned with human rights standards, notably by including all communities that will be affected by new extractive activities, and by respecting their right to freedoms of expression and assembly, a panel of UN human rights and environmental experts said Monday. “We are...

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By Jennifer Abbasi A poor diet now outranks smoking as the leading cause of death globally and in the United States, according to...
By Julia Angwin It’s a little hard to believe that just over a year ago, a group of leading researchers asked...
By Michael Snyder Before they started building Casa Pitaya, a country house on the rainy western slopes of the Ecuadorean Andes,...
By Madeline Holcombe Eating ultraprocessed foods is associated with an early risk of death, according to a 30-year study —...

Health News

By Jennifer Abbasi A poor diet now outranks smoking as the leading cause of death globally and in the United States, according to...
By Jancee Dunn Flatulence, constipation and diarrhea can be embarrassing. But you don’t need to be shy about discussing them...

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By R. Evan Ellis During the past year, China and its companies have expanded their position in politics, security, information,...
By Ana Caistor Arendar The people of Ecuador have given a resounding NO to the return of secretive, foreign corporate...
By Tessa Flemming For years, Ecuador and Mexico looked like two countries in diplomatic harmony. Despite their political differences, the...

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