By Sylvan Hardy As they do every year, a small group will gather Wednesday on the banks of the Rio Paute, near the town of Paute, to remember those killed 30 years ago in what has become known simply as the Josefina Disaster, a giant landslide that blocked the Rio Paute. The blockage created what […]


By Matt Blitz Deep in the heart of Ecuador’s Amazon basin, in the shadows of the Andes and just below the equator, lies what may be the most biologically diverse place on the planet. Yasuní National Park in eastern Ecuador is home to millions of species of plants, birds, insects and mammals. It teems with […]


By Jillian Ambrose Beer and soft drinks could soon be sipped from “all-plant” bottles under new plans to turn sustainably grown crops into plastic in partnership with major beverage makers. A biochemicals company in the Netherlands hopes to kickstart investment in a pioneering project that hopes to make plastics from plant sugars rather than fossil […]


By Susan Burke March If you are a nature lover, there’s a special way to experience the unique and distinctive flora and fauna of Cuenca and Ecuador. Cuenca-based PassifloraCourses offers educational programs  to help you fully appreciate the local nature, culture and natural health options. They are professionally led field trips and lectures, given in […]


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The Cuenca Dispatch

Week of September 17.

Correismo candidate Luisa González says she was the target of an assassination plan Read more.
CNE announces topics for widely anticipated second-round presidential debate Read more.
Customs Reforms Allow for Tax-Free Imports of a Wider Range of Products via Air Travel Read more.

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