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Airport runway to be extended, Bear with us, Flash flood in Limón Indanza, Red Cross seminar on disaster assistance, New life for Tame

Lunes, 1/7/2019 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De la pagina cultural – Museo de antiguedades – The “Zoila Quezada” museum of antiguities, collected by Sra. Zoila and her children is located at Lamar 21-45 y Convención del 45. There is a clock room with American and German clocks dating from 1890, Italian lamps, string toys […]

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Dental Implants: The Good, the Bad and the NOT so Ugly

Contrary to popular belief, dental implants are now less painful (often with even no pain at all) in comparison to that of extractions or tooth removal. In fact, most patients opt for this type treatment rather than going for dentures or other type options. However, it is natural for you to have some apprehension before […]

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Ecuador’s NEW Investor Visa: NOW Travel as Often as You Like!

Well folks, here we are with news of yet another change to Ecuador’s Immigration Law for visa purposes, though this is one that should generally be considered a very positive change, at least for those wishing to spend more time in Ecuador but whom are not able or wanting to be relegated to the usual […]

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Trump reversal is good news for Huawei and China — and for Latin America telecom

U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to lift some restrictions on Chinese communication giant Huawei could provide a big boost to Latin American telecommunications interest, especially its move to 5G technology. It will also provide a boost to Huawei’s bottom line. Trump reversed course following a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at last week’s G20 […]

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Two Saturday parades highlight differences over gay marriage in Cuenca

Two Saturday parades, one in the morning opposing same-sex marriage and the second, part of the international LGBTI Pride weekend, illustrated sharp public differences on the issue of equal rights for gay Ecuadorians. Marchers in the “Ecuador for the family” procession marched up Calle Simon Bolivar and across to Calle Sucre, chanting to drum beats […]

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How the Baby Boomer generation has ruined the U.S. for future generations

By Lyman Stone The Baby Boomers ruined America. That sounds like a hyperbolic claim, but it’s one way to state what I found as I tried to solve a riddle. American society is going through a strange set of shifts: Even as cultural values are in rapid flux, political institutions seem frozen in time. The […]

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Homage to the truth tellers

Journalists are informants, watchdogs, and storytellers. They report the news people want to hear, and too often, news they do not. They are the primary connection to the world outside our windows, and it is through their reporting that we see the world. If information is freedom, journalists hold the key to liberty. Reporters may […]

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Dépaysement: Stepping out of your comfort zone

Dépaysement is a French word that roughly translates as “being out of one’s element.” It’s a feeling one can have anywhere but travel enhances this desirable sense of disorientation like a drug. I often feel like a tourist in my own hometown, but alienation is not dépaysement. It may stem from being different, but for […]

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Looking for a guide to Ecuadorian (and other) cooking? Laylita’s recipes and advice have gained a worldwide audience

If you’ve been looking for Ecuadorian recipes with a little international flare, your hostess is Layla Pujol, commonly known as Laylita. Layla grew up in Vilcabamba and Loja, south of Cuenca, but lives today in Seattle, in the U.S., with her French husband and two sons. She says her cross-cultural influences have made her appreciate […]

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Assembly debates limiting the powers of Citizen Control Council and a referendum on marriage

Seven changes to Ecuador’s constitution are being discussed in the National Assembly, including ones that would limit the authority of the Council for Citizen Participation and Social Control (Cpccs) and reduce the number of members in the assembly. Another proposal would order a national referendum on gay marriage and, depending on its outcome, add language […]

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