Ecuador aims for record with pyramid of roses

Half a million roses have been placed in the shape of a flat-topped pyramid in Tabacundo, Ecuador, in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. Currently, the world record for largest flower arrangement is held by the Dubai Miracle Garden in United Arab Emirates, which created a life-size sculpture of a Airbus […]

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First tram station is installed, Law protects Ecuador’s elderly, New TSA rule

First tram station is installed The first of 25 tram platforms was installed yesterday near the Rio Yanuncay. The platforms, where the tram will stop to take on and discharge passengers, are being built on raised concrete pads and will have steel roofs and ticket machines. According to the director of the tram project, Jaime […]

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High court upholds right of lesbian couple to give daughter their last names

Ecuador’s Constitutional Court has upheld a ruling by a Cuenca district court allowing a six-year-old girl to be named for her lesbian parents. The country’s Civil Registry had appealed the decision, claiming that their rules prohibit a child from having the last names of two women. The Constitutional Court said that, effective immediately, the legal […]

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Cuenca gasoline shortage ends, Moreno vetoes parts of economic bill, Quito taxi drivers threaten to strike, Road stops look for weapons and drugs

Moreno vetoes parts of new economic law President Lenin Moreno has vetoed 66 provisions of Ecuador’s Law of Productive Development although he allowed most of the legislation to stand. The law was passed by the National Assembly on June 21. Moreno’s main objections were to “vague language” regarding the national debt limit and to what […]

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Many expats head for the exits as political violence spreads in Nicaragua

By Allison Nance As the death toll mounts in Nicaragua’s anti-government protests, one casualty may be this country’s reputation as a prime destination for U.S. retirees. In early 2017, a popular live-overseas website estimated that as many as 20,000 North Americans live in Nicaragua and ranked it among the top ten foreign destinations for retirees. […]

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