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The Blue Zones: Where people live the longest and healthiest lives

By Nicole Spector Move over seven wonders of the world! We’re obsessed with the five Blue Zones, the mysterious regions where people statistically live the longest. These five locales, Sardinia, Italy; the islands of Okinawa, Japan; the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California; don’t appear to have too much in common at […]

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Ecuador, Colombia and Peru are not waiting with bated breath as a new round of Venezuelan talks begin this week in Barbados

Talks between the Venezuelan opposition and the government of President Nicolas Maduro to resolve the country’s political crisis will resume this week in Barbados but the countries most affected by the millions of Venezuelans leaving home have low expectations for the results. The Norwegian foreign ministry, which has been acting as a mediator, said the […]

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Ecuador set to join the Pacific Alliance Latin American-Asian trade organization

Ecuador will join the market-friendly regional trade bloc the Pacific Alliance next year, the president of Peru said on Saturday, in the latest sign of the South American country’s rightward shift under President Lenin Moreno. The Pacific Alliance was formed by Peru, Mexico, Colombia and Chile in 2012 to promote free trade and strengthen ties […]

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Vacation bus schedule announced, Ownership of La Orquídea film festival in doubt, Tame Airlines revitalization plan, Weavers from Biblián

Viernes, 6/7/2019 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De la pagina cultural – Festival de Cine La Orquídea Cuenca – <This is a confusing article, so be warned I might be 180 degrees off.> The ex-prefect of Azuay, Paúl Carrasco, resigned from his office to run for mayor of Cuenca. Sometime before that, the paperwork to […]

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All About “All-­On‐Four” Dental Implants: Learn about the Procedure, Recovery, Costs and Possible Complications

An All-On-Four dental implant is just one of many kinds of dental implants. In this article, we’ll talk about the All-On-Four implant in detail: what it is, information about the procedure to have them installed, recovery times, and possible complications with them. And so to begin, note that Dental implants are specifically designed to provide […]

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Activities and Attractions To Visit In Ecuador

Ecuador is a small country, but one where there’s always quite a lot to do. Its small size is a big advantage when it comes to finding things to do in Ecuador, because it’s easy to travel across the country in a short amount of time and see a variety of attractions. If you’re seeking […]

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Selling off the pieces, one by one

“My grandfather brought this back from Bolivia in 1924. He was stationed down there, working for a mining company when he was young. He always spoke of South America with great fondness as being a very special place; ‘It is not the United States at all,’ he would say.” I’m sitting in the courtyard of […]

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Sicilian town abandoned after devastating earthquake 50 years ago hopes to repopulate with the help of foreign investors

By Silvia Marchetti Half a century ago, the picturesque Sicilian town of Poggioreale was hit by an earthquake that caused most of its citizens to flee for good, even though many buildings remained standing. About 350 citizens died in the magnitude 6.1 quake while another 800 were injured. What the survivors left behind has become […]

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Most Venezuelans can no longer afford beer and turn to a traditional agave liquor

Amid the worst economic meltdown in Venezuela’s history — a crisis that has forced thousands of businesses to shut their doors — one unlikely product is flying off the shelves: the equivalent of Venezuelan tequila. Called cocuy, the alcoholic beverage was first produced by indigenous groups 500 years ago. It has long been stigmatized as […]

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Police dismantle encampment of Colombian protesters at the Quito UN refugee office

Dozens of police executed an early morning raid Thursday to remove more than 100 Colombians camped out near the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Quito. After dismantling tents and tarps, national and municipal police loaded the Colombian protesters and their belongings in trucks and buses for relocation to other areas of the […]

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Salvador Dalí exhibition at Pumapungo Museum will be one of Cuenca’s biggest

Works by one of the 20th century’s iconic artists, the Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí, will go on public display Friday, July 12 at the Pumapungo Museum. Pumapungo’s director of contemporary art, Juliana Vega, said the exhibition, the first major display of Dalí’s work in Ecuador, is an important stepping stone for establishing Pumapungo as a […]

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