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Miércoles, 29/5/2024 Hola, Todos – Actividades – Semana del piano en Cuenca (Piano week in Cuenca) – The Conservatorio “José María Rodgríguez” will bring Cuenca Piano Week to different venues in the city until viernes, 31/5. There will be a concert with the students of María Eugenia Arias in the Casa de la Cultura (Pres....
By Gonzalo Serano Almost two months after police raided the Mexican embassy in Ecuador, the South American country’s government wants to re-establish communication with officials in Mexico and reach a solution to the diplomatic rift that followed the extraordinarily unusual use of force. Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Gabriela Sommerfeld, in an interview with The Associated Press...
By Hetty Lui McKinnon and Alice Callahan Longtime vegetarians already know: To be a vegetarian is to eat really well. But if you’re looking to make the switch to vegetarianism or just a more plant-forward diet, you may have questions, even concerns. What should I cook? How do I think about meals? How will I know if I’m...
By Carlos Espinosa and Paola Lopez Like Charles Darwin did in 1831, a group of scientists and environmentalists last year set sail from the English port of Plymouth, headed for the Galapagos islands off the coast of Ecuador. But what they found on their arrival last month differed vastly from what naturalist Darwin saw while...
Richard Carapaz will not be at the Paris Olympics to defend his road cycling title. Ecuador’s only representative at the Olympics in the road cycling race and individual time trial will be Jhonatan Narváez, the national cycling federation said in a statement on Monday. Carapaz said on his social media he wished “the best of...
By Nicole Goodkind Laura Barnett has always had a bit of wanderlust. When she was a kid, her father took a job as a teacher with the U.S. Department of Defense and moved his family from rural Kentucky to Poitiers, France, which is when the travel bug hit. She’s been to over 38 countries in...
By Emily Cooke Worldwide, more than 80 million people live at least 8,202 feet (2,500 meters) above sea level, mainly in South America, Central Asia and East Africa. Some of the highest permanent settlements include Wenquan in China’s Qinghai province, at a staggering 15,980 feet (4,870 m) above sea level, and Korzok in India, around 15,000 feet (4,572 m) above...
Lunes, 27/5/2024 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De El Mercurio del domingo, 26/5 (2 articles): Exposición en el CIDAP (Exhibition at CIDAP) – The Salón Ardis de Artesanía Contemporánea at CIDAP will be open until el 11 de junio. Hours are from 8-17:00 from lunes a viernes, and from 8-16:30 los sábados. Free. Taller de...
By Bianca Bujan From the adrenaline rush of snorkeling nose-to-nose with white-tipped reef sharks to the wonder of watching up-close as blue-footed boobies perform mating dances on the sand, visitors can experience firsthand how locals coexist in harmony with the creatures of the Galápagos Islands – home to the rarest and most diverse species found...
Sexual diversity activists protested in Peru’s capital in front of the health ministry Friday to demand that the government repeal a decree that characterizes seven gender identities, including transgenderism, as “mental illnesses.” Protesters also gathered outside the Peruvian Embassy in Ecuador’s capital, Quito. Ecuador’s government recognized gender diversity in 2019. The demonstrations coincided with the...
By Maria Abi-Habib First the cartel cut its teeth with drug trafficking. Then avocados, real estate and construction companies. Now, a Mexican criminal group known for its brutality is moving in on seniors and their timeshares. The operation is relatively simple. Cartel employees posing as sales representatives call up timeshare owners, offering to buy their...
Hours before they were scheduled to begin, Energy Minister Roberto Luque said electric blackouts in six provinces are suspended. The National Electricity Corporation (CNEL) announced Saturday that power cuts would be carried out in six provinces to conduct “scheduled work to electrical infrastructure.” “The suspensions announced for tomorrow (Monday) by CNEL have not been fully...

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By Nicole Goodkind Laura Barnett has always had a bit of wanderlust. When she was a kid, her father took...
By Maria Abi-Habib First the cartel cut its teeth with drug trafficking. Then avocados, real estate and construction companies. Now,...
The National Police are stepping up efforts to catch thieves and con artists who prey on tourists and expats in...
By Bruce Lee The continuing spread of anti-science sentiment and misinformation and disinformation about science has become a very dark...

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By Hetty Lui McKinnon and Alice Callahan Longtime vegetarians already know: To be a vegetarian is to eat really well. But if you’re...
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...

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By Jacob G. Hornberger In the final debate between Mexico’s two leading presidential candidates, Claudia Sheinbaum and Xochitl Galvez, before...
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...

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