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Indigenous communities in the province of Cotopaxi, Ecuador, will mobilize against mining violence and demand justice for the areas that suffer the consequences of mineral extraction. The National Anti-Mining Front announced on X that the massive sit-in will be carried out in parallel with the Protective Action Hearing on mining, suspended last April, in the...
By Juan Gabriel Tokatlian The anti-Soviet and anti-communist hysteria that typified the Cold War period is to a certain extent alive and well today with the rise of China. This is particularly true regarding prevalent sentiment among the U.S. strategic class about Latin America. Take for example U.S. Southern Command head Laura Richardson’s testimony to the House...
In a strongly worded statement, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights accused Ecuador of ignoring court rulings that protect the environment and the rights of residents. He also claimed that the results of public referendums are not being followed. During a five-day visit of Ecuador, Rapporteur Marcos Orellana said lack of enforcement of...
Lunes, 20/5/2024 Hola, Todos – Titular – Alianza da impulso a industria tecnológica (Alliance boosts technology industry) – The Grupo Consenso-Indurama, headquartered in Cuenca, and Motorola-Lenovo have established an exclusive distribution agreement for Motorola cellphones and TVs. The Grupo plans to invest over $2 million in 2024. As part of the investment, 2 Motorola-Lenovo experience...
By Alejandra Guerrero and Garry Vatcher José’s life has been shadowed by adversity since childhood. In a remote corner of Huila province in Colombia, violence and suffering were woven into the fabric of his existence from an early age. He recalls painful memories of a childhood damaged by physical and psychological violence within his own...
By Katie Surma Natalia Greene ducks her head underneath the fronds of a giant fern. It is pitch black in the Chocó Andino cloud forest and Greene is searching for spiders, frogs and other nocturnal creatures. “Ah, found one!” she shouts, steadying the beam of her flashlight on a sinewy spider. Greene marvels at the tiny...
On his recent European trip, a Spanish reporter asked President Daniel Noboa if it would be safe to travel to Cuenca in November for the Ibero-American Summit, given Ecuador’s high murder rate. “Yes, absolutely,” he answered. “Cuenca is one of the safest cities in all of the Americas.” The Summit is an annual conference in...
Domingo, 19/5/2024 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De El Mercurio del sábado, 18/5 (1 article): ‘Lizmett’ publica en las redes sociales su sencillo “Vencer” (Lizmett’ publishes single “Vencer” on social networks) – <This is for you heavy metal fans.> The group “Lizmett” published their single, “Vencer,” on their social networks this week, prior to the...
By Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Staff We are all aware of the dangers of pollution to our air, water, and Earth. In a letter recently published in Nature Human Behavior, scientists are advocating for the recognition and mitigation of another type of environmental pollution that poses equivalent personal and societal dangers: information overload. With the internet at our...
By Will Grant Cutting cane is all Miguel Guzmán has ever known. He comes from a family of farm hands and started the tough, thankless work as a teenager. For hundreds of years, sugar was the mainstay of the Cuban economy. It was not just the island’s main export but also the cornerstone of another...
Leaders of Ecuador’s Social Christian Party have made it clear their top choice of a presidential candidate in the 2025 presidential election is Jan Topić. Although he has not announced his political plans, Topić acknowledged Wednesday that he is “strongly considering” being a candidate on the Social Christian ticket. “There is no doubt we see...
Viernes, 17/5/2024 Hola, Todos – Actividades – Exposición ‘Madre Tierra’ del artista Diego Buitrón (‘Mother Earth’ exhibition by the artist Diego Buitrón) – The ´Madre Tierra’ exhibit by Diego Buitrón opened el miércoles in IdiomArt (Mariscal La Mar y Estévez Toral). The show is composed of a series of 3 harmoniously correlated works: ‘Mensajes ancestrales’;...

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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 —...

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By Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Staff We are all aware of the dangers of pollution to our air, water, and Earth. In...
By Jennifer Abbasi A poor diet now outranks smoking as the leading cause of death globally and in the United States, according to...

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By Juan Gabriel Tokatlian The anti-Soviet and anti-communist hysteria that typified the Cold War period is to a certain extent...
By Katie Surma Natalia Greene ducks her head underneath the fronds of a giant fern. It is pitch black in the...
By R. Evan Ellis During the past year, China and its companies have expanded their position in politics, security, information,...

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