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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...
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...

Expat Life

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...
By Julia Angwin It’s a little hard to believe that just over a year ago, a group of leading researchers asked...

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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...

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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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