Expat Life

By James A. Roberts How many times a day do you check your smartphone? According to a recent survey, the typical American checks once every 6½ minutes, or approximately 150 times every day. Other research has found that number to be as high as 300 times a day. Studies in Europe and the UK yield...
By Ray Horsley A recent article in CuencaHighLife made the claim that Boomer parents are to blame for their millennial kids not being responsible. It mostly addressed financial responsibility but also blamed these parents in a vague way for not preparing their children “for life”. Among those referenced were several women 38 years old. One...
By Ruth Margolis When you move abroad, you expect some bureaucratic befuddlement. You’re setting up from scratch in a country whose systems and procedures you don’t know. But for Brits, U.S. red tape should be simple to scoot around and under. Right? We very nearly speak the same language, and Americans seem like such a...
By Kate Dore Millions of Americans are scrambling to file returns as the federal tax deadline approaches. But U.S. expatriates have extra filing rules — and the burden is making some expats question their American citizenship. Nearly one-third of U.S. expats have plans to renounce their American citizenship or are “seriously considering it,” according to a new survey from Greenback Expat Tax Services....
By Jeannine Mancini A discussion on an online platform has unveiled a shared sentiment among millennials regarding their upbringing by baby boomer parents, specifically highlighting a perceived lack of preparedness for adult life. The conversation, initiated by a 38-year-old woman on Reddit in January, reflects on personal experiences and seeks input from others on how they...
By Harriet Welty Rochefort Unlike most countries, the U.S. does not treat its expatriates well. Far from being considered an element of “soft power,” as expats from other countries are seen by their governments, millions of American living abroad are instead treated like people who, somehow, have betrayed their country and, therefore, do not deserve...
By Ray Horsley I have to respectfully disagree with the recent article in CuencaHighLife that had suggestions for staying young. I agree with one of the comments that dying my hair is silly. It also risks contracting cancer, but my real objection goes beyond hair dying. It’s to the overall approach in this article, an...
By Barbara Brosco Let’s be honest! No one wants to get old. Yet, days go by, years roll along, and the next thing you know, right along with everyone else your age, you have arrived! The aging process sneaks upon us like a thief in the night, and if we live long enough to experience...
By Saskia O’Donoghue Málaga locals are frustrated by the growing influx of tourists and now they’re expressing their feelings in no uncertain terms. The Spanish city’s centre has been hit with a wave of stickers, posted on walls and doors, telling visitors what residents think of them. Walk the streets of Málaga and you’ll see these...
By Judy Siegel-Itzkovich Alzheimer’s disease (AD) – the most common type of dementia – was first discovered by clinical psychiatrist Dr. Alois Alzheimer who described a 50-year-old woman, Auguste Deter, in a Frankfurt psychiatric hospital in 1901. It affects one person in 14 people over the age of 65. one in every six people over the...
By Stephen Vargha The global organic food market was valued at $227.5 billion in 2023. And it is expected to reach $785.5 billion in ten years, according to a research report published by Spherical Insights & Consulting. Casa Yangoe, on Benigno Malo near Calle Larga in El Centro, is doing its part for the organic...
By Leah Asmelash We’ve all seen those white streaks trailing behind jets, creating stripes against the blue sky. The lines are called contrails, short for condensation trails, and they appear when water vapor condenses and freezes around the exhaust from an aircraft, according to the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. At least that’s what science...

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Week of May 26

Cleaning and Rock-Filling Work Completed at Coca Codo Sinclair Plant.

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Germany Advises Ecuadorian Exporters to Comply with European Union Standards: Impacts on Cocoa, Coffee, and Palm.

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The True Cost of Extra and Ecopaís Gasoline Subsidies.

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