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By Avery Elizabeth Hurt Want to know the current population of India? The internet is your best bet. Need a quick refresher on the phases of the moon? Go ahead, read a story online (or two or three). But if you really need to learn something, you’re probably better off with print. Or at least that’s what a lot...
Despite continuing problems at Coca Codo Sinclair hydroelectric plant, Energy Minister Roberto Luque on Thursday ruled out national blackouts until at least June 2. Previously, he had said there would be no blackouts until May 27. “Hydrological conditions are rapidly improving at the Mazar-Paute complex and the three generation stations there are approaching capacity,” Luque...
By Jim Smith Upon entering Solano Bistro, I was greeted warmly by Debby Degamo, the owner who immediately made me feel at home. This is a fairly new eating establishment in Cuenca having opened in early February. It offers breakfast, lunch and an early dinner, and is located right on the Rio Tomebamba at the...
By Jerome Long His men were exhausted, cold and wet. They had slogged over a muddy mountain trail and were suffering from altitude sickness. Many of them were raw, untested recruits. The enemy could see what he was doing and was moving to gain the higher ground. Although initially surprised by the Spanish maneuver, the...
Judges at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday rejected a demand by Mexico to order emergency measures after Ecuador stormed the Mexican embassy in Quito. The decision by the 15-judge panel was unanimous. ICJ presiding judge Nawaf Salam said Ecuador had already promised to protect Mexican diplomatic premises and residences and therefore there...
Miércoles, 22/5/2024 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De El Mercurio del martes, 21/5 (1 article): Dos fechas de OSC con ‘Juan Gabriel Sinfónico’ (Two OSC dates with ‘Juan Gabriel Sinfónico’) – The Orquesta Sinfónica de Cuenca is performing the concert, ‘Juan Gabriel Sinfónico’ on el miércoles 22/5 and el jueves 23/5 a las 20:00 in...
Claiming the “work is not over” in combatting criminal organizations in Ecuador, President Daniel Noboa on Wednesday declared a new state of emergency in seven of the country’s 24 provinces as well as one area of an eighth province. The measure will be in force for 60 days in Guayas, El Oro, Santa Elena, Manabi,...
By Cecilia Nowell Candy lines every inch of the mercado de dulces in Mexico City’s historic center. Tantalizing strawberry-flavored chocolates and Tajín-covered mango gummies pack the narrow aisles of the meandering marketplace. But many of the colorful packages are somewhat dampened by black stop signs printed on their fronts. Alongside dreamy descriptions of creamy and chocolatey confections, the stop...
Thousands of Chinese migrants are using Ecuador as a crucial starting point to eventually reach the United States to claim asylum, according to a report published by the Argentine news outlet Infobae. According to Infobae, many of the migrants are using the social media platform TikTok to chart their course. Ecuador, one of only two...
By Rob Mason Contrary to an apparently widespread belief back in the U.S. – and especially, it sometimes seems, among certain lawmakers in Washington – most American expats are not rich, and don’t live abroad in order to avoid their U.S. tax obligations, a new survey has found. Just 33% of some 1,602 American expats...
By Liam Higgins The reaction to Citizens Revolution President Luisa González’s suggestion that the Correistas form a leftist coalition with the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie) has been less than enthusiastic. “It is true we need to build bonds with other movements to win the presidency but I don’t see the advantage of...
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...

Expat Life

By Jim Smith Upon entering Solano Bistro, I was greeted warmly by Debby Degamo, the owner who immediately made me...
By Cecilia Nowell Candy lines every inch of the mercado de dulces in Mexico City’s historic center. Tantalizing strawberry-flavored chocolates and Tajín-covered mango gummies...
By Rob Mason Contrary to an apparently widespread belief back in the U.S. – and especially, it sometimes seems, among...
By Jennifer Abbasi A poor diet now outranks smoking as the leading cause of death globally and in the United States, according to...

Health News

By Cecilia Nowell Candy lines every inch of the mercado de dulces in Mexico City’s historic center. Tantalizing strawberry-flavored chocolates and Tajín-covered mango gummies...
By Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Staff We are all aware of the dangers of pollution to our air, water, and Earth. In...

Opinion

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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