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By Mary Johnston My name is Mary. I am pleading for your help to save the life of my friend. The photo is of my beautiful friend (inside and out) Maria Jose and her daughter, my goddaughter, Amelia. Maria Jose, we call her Majo, is the director of an amazing charity, Hearts of Gold, in...
Ecuador on Tuesday announced the suspension of an agreement with China that had waived visas for Chinese citizens traveling to the South American country, citing a “worrying” increase in irregular migration. Ecuador’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the suspension of the bilateral agreement is temporary and would start on July 1. It added...
Energy Minister Roberto Luque admitted Monday that lack of coordination between his office and local power companies was confusing utility customers. “We are all frustrated by the poorly planned communication,” he said, promising that future messaging will be coordinated. Luque’s apology followed conflicting reports sent out by power companies in Quito and other cities, in...
Lunes, 17/6/2024 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De El Mercurio del sábado, 15/6 (1 article): Más de 90 marcas tendrá la ‘Expo Mujer’ (More than 90 brands at the ‘Expo Mujer’) -The ‘Women’s Expo’ 2024 will be at the Quinta Lucrecia los 22 & 23/6 with the event opening a las 10:00 el sábado. The...
At least 12 people have been killed in landslides in Baños de Agua Santa, a resort town east of Ambato, with another 24 injured. As of Monday, local authorities said “dozens” are still missing. The landslide buried several homes beneath tons of rock and mud which careered down a hillside following days of torrential rain....
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...

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By Mary Johnston My name is Mary. I am pleading for your help to save the life of my friend....
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,...

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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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