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At least seven people have been killed in landslides in Baños de Agua Santa, a resort town east of Ambato, with another 22 injured. As of Sunday afternoon, at least 10 people were reported missing. The landslide buried several homes beneath tons of rock and mud which careered down a hillside following days of torrential...
By Lauren Irwin Former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield said he predicts a bird flu pandemic will happen, it’s just a matter of when that will be. Redfield joined NewsNation Friday to discuss the growing concern for bird flu, as the virus has been detected in dozens of cattle across...
Many Quito neighborhoods were without electricity late Sunday following heavy rains that disabled three hydroelectric plants, including Coca Coda Sinclair on the Coca River. The closures forced the government to make an emergency purchase of electricity from Colombia. According to Energy Minister Roberto Luque, the rain in the central and northern Andes Saturday night overflowed...
By Alexander Sammon Phone service was down. A fuse had blown in the cell tower during a recent storm. Even though my arrival had been cleared with the government of Cherán in advance, the armed guard at the highway checkpoint, decked out in full fatigues, the wrong shade to pass for Mexican military uniform, refused...
Ecuador’s Constitutional Court ruled Friday that President Daniel Noboa’s emergency declaration in seven provinces is unconstitutional. It is the second time in three months the court has rejected a declaration on the grounds that the government did not provide adequate justification. In its ruling, the court said the claim of internal armed conflict was not...
Ecuador’s Vice President Verónica Abad, for now, will not be indicted in a corruption case against her son after lawmakers blocked the move on Friday. The National Assembly denied the authorization of Abad’s criminal prosecution in a vote prompted by an order from the country’s National Court to decide whether prosecutors could move forward. Although...
Viernes, 14/6/2024 Hola, Todos – Actividades – IV Festival Nacional Infantil de Interpretación Musical (IV Festival Nacional Infantil de Interpretación Musical) – The Concierto al Mérito Artístico at the IV Festival Nacional Infantil ‘Edgar Palacios 2024’ will be el miercoles, 19/6 a las 15:00 in Loja. The Conservatorio de Música “José María Rodríguez” will be...
Newly elected Mexican president of Mexico Claudia Sheinbaum said Wednesday she will not restore diplomatic relations with Ecuador until her country receives an apology for the April raid on the Mexican embassy in Quito. “What Ecuador did to Mexico is not something minor, so it is not a matter of sitting down and talking,” Sheinbaum...
The word “Cuenca” means “watershed” which is appropriate. A confluence of four rivers run through town on their way to the Amazon. In fact, the town’s full name, “Santa Ana de los Cuatro Ríos de Cuenca” pays tribute to the Tomebamba, Yanuncay, Tarqui and Machangara rivers. The Rio Tomebamba flows along the border between the historic...
By Lance Morton Millions of metric tons of plastic are produced worldwide every year. While half of this plastic waste is recycled, incinerated, or discarded into landfills, a significant portion of what remains eventually ends up in our oceans. In fact, many pieces of ocean plastic waste have come together to create a vortex of plastic waste thrice the size...
The government said Thursday that it will provide full details of its plan to eliminate subsidies for Extra and Ecopaís gasoline Friday, June 14. In an interview on Radio EXA, Finance Minister Juan Carlos Vega said that the subsidy would be phased out during the remainder of the year, with total elimination expected before December....
By Gabriela Mesones Rojo and Alicia Chen Last August, Ecuadorians made history by voting to permanently keep over 700 million barrels of crude oil in the ground beneath Yasuní National Park, one of the most biodiverse areas on earth. This made Ecuador the first country in the world to halt oil exploitation through a referendum. Despite the...

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The word “Cuenca” means “watershed” which is appropriate. A confluence of four rivers run through town on their way to...
By Jeremiah Reardon Cuenca’s Hearts of Gold charity is celebrating ten years of service in Ecuador. It is a registered...
By Mariana Mazzucato When you picture the tech industry, you probably think of things that don’t exist in physical space,...
Open auditions will be held for Azuay Community Theater’s production of “The Waverly Gallery,” by Kenneth Lonergan, on Tuesday, June...

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By Lauren Irwin Former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield said he predicts a bird flu...
By Mina Elwell When you’re planning to spend time away from home, one of the most important things you need...

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By Gabriela Mesones Rojo and Alicia Chen Last August, Ecuadorians made history by voting to permanently keep over 700 million barrels of...
By Mariana Mazzucato When you picture the tech industry, you probably think of things that don’t exist in physical space,...
By Arthur Nelson More than $100 billion of public money has been awarded to private investors in investor-state dispute settlement...

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