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More than $700 million in earthquake relief funds were funneled through families of officials

An investigation by Ecuador’s Citizen Participation Council (CPCCST) has resulted in charges that $707 million earmarked for reconstruction following the 2016 coastal earthquake was channeled through companies owned by families of government officials. In one case, according CPCCST, the former technical secretary for the reconstruction of Manabí Province delivered contracts totaling $399 million to a […]

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The first symptom of high blood pressure is…?

High blood pressure is a global health crisis. The worldwide prevalence of hypertension has soared past 1.39 billion persons, more than 31 percent of all adults. Take this quiz to see how much you know about high blood pressure. The most common symptom of high blood pressure is: Headache Irritability Fatigue Blurry vision All of […]

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Judge stops local mining referendum

A judge has temporarily suspended a referendum on a large mining project south of Cuenca, ruling that Ecuador’s Constitutional Court, the country’s highest court, must make a final decision before the vote proceeds. The referendum is on the March 24 election ballot in Girón and San Fernando cantons and could derail plans for the Loma […]

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American Airlines suspends use of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in Ecuador flights

With Wednesday’s U.S. decision to ground Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 and 9 aircraft, only Brazil’s Gol Airline continues to fly the jet to Ecuador. On Wednesday night, a spokesman for President Lenin Moreno said the president has asked Gol to suspend use of the 737 MAX until investigations into recent crashes are concluded. The 737 […]

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Los Vaqueros

It was the end of an unseasonably hot day and not a leaf stirred. Tiny particulate, back-lit by rays of the diminishing sun, seemed to float like a dirty mist over the scene. Darwin, Edie and I were pretty worn out after spending the day in the countryside celebrating with the people who call that […]

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China offers to help Venezuela restore power

China offered on Wednesday to help Venezuela restore its power grid, after President Nicolas Maduro accused U.S. counterpart Donald Trump of cyber “sabotage” that plunged the South American country into its worst blackout on record. Maduro, who retains control of the military and other state institutions as well as the backing of Russia and China, […]

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Water service being restored to 7,000 residents,12 de Abril Mercado to reopen soon, Drug plane crashes near Manta, Power still out in Venezuela

Martes, 12/3/2019 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De la pagina cultural – Planetarium women events – The Municipal Planetarium is recognizing women working in science, art and social areas with film, photo exhibits and conferences. There will be 2 programs per week starting mañana a las 17:00 with Daniela Ballari talking about “La vida secreta […]

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See the Galapagos Islands in style … on the new megayacht MV Theory

By Amanda Castleman A bird darts below, his tuxedoed, bottle-shaped body slicing through the cobalt water. “Penguin!” someone shouts. He soars up in great arcs around the snorkelers, chasing fish glinting bright as new dimes against the rocks’ green algae. Every Galápagos traveler has some breathless “eureka” moment like this: their first hammerhead shark, a […]

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The Tomato Part II: From food fights in Spain to fame on the streets of Istanbul, the tomato colors International cuisine

By Michelle Bakeman Two centuries after the tomato was introduced to Europe, finally victorious over years of attempted character assassination, the fruit began to win a place of honor in the kitchens of the countries around the Mediterranean Sea. The Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Italians were industriously employing it wherever they wanted to add color […]

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