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Ecuador Defends Oil Drilling in Yasuni National Park

YASUNI PARK, Ecuador (Reuters REPORTED) – The manager of state oil company Petroamazonas defended Ecuador’s plans to expand exploitation of major oil reserves in one of the world’s most species-diverse rainforests, saying it will ensure minimum environmental impact and use appropriate technology.

The OPEC country is avidly seeking resources to revitalize an ailing economy, after a fall in oil prices and a major earthquake.

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Ecuador expects to raise revenues of about $2.4 billion annually as of 2022 when it completes the development of the Ishpingo, Tambococha, and Tiputini (ITT) fields and Block 31, located in the Yasuni National Park, a 9,820-square-kilometer (6,100-square-mile) swathe of rainforest on the equator.

“This is the second phase of oil exploration in Ecuador … that allows for cheap and economically profitable exploitation,” said state oil company manager Alex Galarraga. Read Article

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Banos, Ecuador: Do you have the guts to walk across this bridge? I don’t

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Salinas, Ecuador: Expat wakes up to thief trying to break into his residence

FROM POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA, NAME WITHHELD UNEDITED – Hello Salinas Friends, Just wanted to let you know so you can beware. Yesterday a thief climbed up my fence at 3am in San Lorenzo and he was searching for a way in on the backyard, luckily enough they stumbled upon some glass bottles and made […]

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Flu Reports Across Ecuador

ELCOMERCIO.COM – The Ministry of Public Health reports to date(middle of September) in 2017, there have been confirmed 206 reported cases of people with the AH3N2 flu virus. There have been seven reported deaths. Children under five years of age are the most impacted. And, Pichincha Province has had the most cases, with a total […]

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Ecuador: Central Bank uses Gold Reserves to obtain credit abroad

EXTRA.EC (MACHINE TRANSLATED) The Central Bank of Ecuador (ECB) , through its website, confirmed yesterday afternoon that it activated a liquidity credit line that has been approved with one of its counterparts abroad for an amount of $ 200 million, month term and with an annual rate of 1.44%. For the activation of this credit, […]

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Ecuador: Report, conflict between Shuar tribe and govt. causing psychological damage

Signs of lasting trauma in people evicted to make way for giant mine in Ecuador theguardian.com / Kimberley Brown reported, battles with the government and army over land and mining rights has caused indigenous Shuar people long-term psychological damage, report says Months after they were evicted from their homes to make way for a mine, […]

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Gualaceo, Ecuador: Water quality problems due to mudslide, using reserve supplies

eltiempo.com.ec / The heavy rains that occurred during this weekend, caused turbidity in the San Francisco River, which caused that about 30,000 inhabitants remained without vital liquid during several hours of yesterday. This situation was caused because the stone material that rested on the river bed will be displaced and will cause turbidity in Capzha […]

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Ecuador: Former member of Transparency Secretariat alleges he was forced to stop investigations

16 FEB 2017 hispanopost.com – machine translated |MARÍA ALESIA SOSA, Miami Diego Vallejo, a former member of the Transparency Secretariat of Ecuador, denounced how his superiors forced him to stop corruption investigations, involving senior government officials of Rafael Correa. “Now Vice President Jorge Glas directly called my boss, now Minister Jose Serrano, to ask him […]

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Ecuador: Results of 15 Year Study regarding suicide in Ecuador

ECUADOR RANKS ABOVE REGIONAL AVERAGE FOR INDIVIDUALS COMMITTING SUICIDE Data about suicide is still scarce in Latin America, especially in smaller countries like Ecuador. In the last 20 years just very few reports have partially described this phenomenon in the country The disease burden of suicide in Ecuador, a 15 years’ geodemographic cross-sectional study (2001–2015) […]

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Ecuador: Group of tourists missing in Amazon for ten days, found alive

elcomercio.com  (MACHINE TRANSLATED) reported – A group of tourists lost their way in the sector of the Verdeyacu river , in the Tena canton of Napo province, located in the Amazon of Ecuador . According to ECU 911 , people would have lost about 10 days. On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 10:45 am, the […]

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Nine Rescued off of tourist bridge in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Nine people were rescued from the Santay Island Bridge Ecuadortv.ec reported -the Guayaquil Fire Department rescued nine people who were on the bridge between Guayaquil and Santay Island, minutes after a boat collapsed part of the structure. The pedestrians, two of them minors, could not leave the bridge. The rescue team helped them down through […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Fishing Boat Crashes into Tourist Bridge, Collapses

A fishing boat hit this Thursday, October 12 against the wooden bridge of Santay Island, product of the mishap the platform of connection collapsed. According to ECU 911 no injured or deceased persons are reported. The bridge connected Guayaquil with the community of Santay Island. It has an extension of 860 meters in length by […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: What caused the Santay bridge to collapse?

Santay Island Bridge A fishing boat hit this Thursday, October 12 against the wooden bridge of Santay Island, product of the mishap the platform of connection collapsed. According to ECU 911 no injured or deceased persons are reported. The bridge connected Guayaquil with the community of Santay Island. It has an extension of 860 meters […]

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Ecuador: Bus Crash kills mother and daughter in truck on Riobamba-Ambato road(video)

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Ecuador Mobile Phone Operators to tackle stolen phone problem, improve natural disaster response

GSMA We Care Ecuador: Mobile Operators Join Forces to Work on Natural Disaster Response and Tackle Handset Theft bnamericas.com / Ecuador’s mobile industry today launched the “We Care Ecuador” campaign, an initiative of the GSMA in Latin America to set up local actions that will help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Operators […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Robbers assault passenger vehicle front of Malecon (Video)

Undated video shows three assailants at will assaulting a passenger vehicle with weapons on the main road in front of the famous tourist attraction Malecon 2000 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. SAFETY, HEALTH, SECURITY IN ECUADOR – THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ BY ANYONE VISITING OR MOVING TO ECUADOR  

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Ecuador: President seeks to prevent unlimited presidential re-election

(Reuters) – Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno said on Monday he will seek to prevent unlimited presidential re-election via a referendum to change the constitution, potentially blocking former ally ex-president Rafael Correa from returning to power. Moreno in September called for the referendum amid a bitter political dispute with Correa over the country’s economic situation and […]

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Ecuador: U.N. study reveals high prevalence of physical, sexual, psychological violence against children

UN report on violence against children in Ecuador One study has revealed a high prevalence of physical, sexual and psychological violence in homes, schools and other places redaccionmedica.ec – machine translated – The United Nations (UN) Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has criticized the high prevalence of sexual, physical and psychological violence […]

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Ecuador: President moves ahead for referendum

bloomberg.com / Stephan Kueffner October 2, 2017 President sends several questions to Constitutional Court Ex-president Correa charges Moreno seeks to block his return Ecuador President Lenin Moreno on Monday pushed ahead with his plan for a national referendum on amendments to the nation’s charter by proposing that the Constitutional Court review a set of questions […]

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Urdesa Guayaquil Ecuador: Businessman robbed, murdered in cold blood by motorcyclists

eluniverso.com reported (Machine Translated) Martha Gonzalez lives in central Urdesa 30 years ago and yesterday from the portal of her house saw agents of the Violent Death Unit perform the skills to solve the crime of a man who after trying to arrest two individuals who had just raided his business , was shot in […]

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Ecuador: Vice President embroiled in Odebrecht scandal

Jim Wyss/miamiherald.co – V.P of Ecuador – Glas has been hounded by corruption allegations since the Odebrecht scandal erupted last year. The Brazilian construction firm admitted in U.S. court that it had paid at least $785 million in bribes in more than a dozen countries to win construction contracts. According to those company officials, Glas […]

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Ecuador: January 17 through August, 116 People Dead In Bus Accidents

eluniverso.com (machine translated) – MÉNDEZ, Morona Santiago. The bus that covered the route Zamora-Quito was overturned at 01:25 yesterday after losing track at the height of Canton Méndez. Eleven people were injured. Cuenca – A child under 6 died and five people were injured yesterday after a pickup truck hit the back of a bus. […]

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Ecuador: Vice-President, uncle in custody awaiting corruption trial in connection to Odebrecht case

newsobserver.com / AP – Ecuador’s Vice President Jorge Glas was jailed Monday after the Supreme Court ordered his arrest while he is investigated for allegedly taking bribes from a Brazilian construction giant involved in a sprawling regional graft scandal. Police took Glas into custody at his residence in the city of Guayaquil and later transported […]

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Manta, Ecuador: Expat dies in motorcycle accident, hit and run

eldiario.ec / A man of German nationality lost his life in Manta in a traffic accident registered in the round of “El Paraíso”. The event occurred on Saturday at 10:30 p.m. when Wolfgang Klapperich was to be digested at the El Palmar citadel on a motorcycle. The victim died after agonizing 10 hours in the […]

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Machala, Ecuador: Famous Iguanas of Parque Plaza Colón slaughtered with rat poison (video)

MACHALA ECUADOR – EXTERMINATION OF THE GRACIOUS IGUANA FROM A PARK Everyone who has visited Guayaquil, Ecuador wants to see the ancient Iguanas which grace an old park in the middle of this hot and humid port city. Machala, Ecuador also on the hot and humid side has invested millions of dollars in the once […]

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Cuenca, Ecuador: Video shows three thieves ripping off merchant

Cuenca Ecuador: Video shows three thieves working together to steal from a merchant not paying attention to what is going on. Event took place on 10 de Agosto in the commercial area. THINKING OF MOVING TO ECUADOR – BE BETTER PREPARED – READ THIS BOOK Ivan Velesaca Video muestra como 3 ciudadanos aprovechan descuido y […]

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Ecuador: The Attempt to shed itself of poverty

jacobinmag.com/Thea Riofrancos – In Ecuador, both left populism and anti-extractivism were forged in the crucible of anti-neoliberal struggles. In its drive to privatize and marketize social life, capital provoked a counter-movement that transcended defensive resistance and began to imagine a radically different world: communitarian, ecological, plurinational, democratic. This counter-movement drew its power from its unity […]

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Ecuador: 112 Women Murdered through September 17, 2017

Latacunga – Flor Pineda Bamba died at 00:30 yesterday because of an injury to the jugular, allegedly caused by his partner , in the streets Felix Valencia and Quijano, in the city of Latacunga. According to the police department of the uniformed New Circuit Vida, the crime would be a suspected femicide with the use […]

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Montanita Ecuador: Third murderer of young tourists from Argentina sentenced to 40 years prison

eluniverso.com (machine translated) reported Marina Menegazzo and María José Coni, the two young Argentine tourists who were murdered at the end of February 2016 in Montañita (Santa Elena). Archive After three days of hearing , the night of this Friday was sentenced to 40 years in jail to José Luis P., a subject that was […]

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Ecuador: Bus wreck in Otavalo probably due to speeding per preliminary report

ACCIDENT PROBABLY RESULT OF SPEEDING, BUS BRAND NEW, ROADS AND LIGHTING IN GOOD CONDITION eluniverso.com (machine translated)(Amparito Roser) They arrived in the morning of this Monday to remove the bodies in the morgue of Ibarra. The relatives of the people who died in the traffic accident registered on Sunday night in Otavalo came to the […]

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Ecuador: Another Bus Bites the Dust, 14 killed, 30 injured near Otavalo

news24.com / Ecuador is going to a period of numerous bus wrecks and continued carnage of dead. Thirteen people were killed and 28 injured when a bus overturned on a highway between the Ecuadorian capital Quito and the northern city of Ibarra, authorities said on Monday. The accident was at 8:00 PM local time. There […]

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Machala, Ecuador: “Rata Viva”! says customer of rat in large chain supermarket, yes a real one (Video)

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Ecuador: Former President Correa disagrees with Pres. Moreno, may ask for constituent assembly

abc.es reported (machine translated) former President Rafael Correa has assured in Bogota that he does not rule out asking for a National Constituent Assembly in view of the situation that Ecuador is facing because of the public consultation that will be convened by the current president of the country, Lenin Moreno , whose content will […]

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Company in Ecuador breeds rare frogs, trying to stop illegal pet trade

Ecuador is home to over 500 frog species and many face risks from the illegal pet trade. One company thinks it knows how to stop it. These Beautiful Frogs Are in Trouble—Can Selling Them Help? nationalgeographic.com / By Sarah Gibbens Conservationists in Ecuador have taken a controversial approach to fighting the country’s illegal frog trade—they’ve […]

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Ecuador has plenty of unharnessed oil potential, most of it under the Amazon forest

epmag.com /Ricardo Martinez Díaz – Ecuador is not typically the place people think of for booming oil production. Its output has remained stable over the past 10 years due to relatively stagnant exploration activity. But there is plenty of unharnessed potential, and the country’s new administration under President Lenín Moreno is hinting at taking advantage […]

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Montanita Ecuador: Alibi for one of defendants in murder of two tourists, bites the dust

.infobae.com (Machine Translated) Jose Luis Perez Castro (31) is one of the defendants of the double crime of María José Coni (22) and Marina Menegazzo (21) – the Mendocinean tourists who were murdered in the Ecuadorian town of Montañita – and that yesterday suffered a severe setback in full trial: one of the key witnesses […]

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Ecuador: President Moreno making efforts to dialogue with Indigenous groups

unpo.org / In July 2017, President Lenin Moreno met with CONAIE, the Federation of Indigenous Peoples of Ecuador. It had been 8 years since the dialogue between the national government and the indigenous movement had been suspended. Showing his commitment to re-establish the dialogue, President Moreno pledged to restore intercultural bilingual education and guaranteed the […]

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Ecuador: Foreign Ministry still aligned with former President’s position on free speech

.hrw.or / Unlike his predecessor Rafael Correa, President Lenin Moreno has, since taking office in May 2017, publicly endorsed respect for free speech and civil society. The Ecuadorian Foreign Affairs Ministry, however, appears to be adopting positions that are inconsistent with President Moreno’s public statements and seems to be still aligned with his predecessor’s open […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Cause of Death for Dead American Expat still unknown

Prosecutor believes Expat died of natural causes but still waiting for autopsy report. elmercurio.com.ec reported (machine translated) Robert, a US citizen approximately age 75, was found dead inside the San Francisco building, located on Padre Aguirre and Presidente Córdoba streets. At about 8 am yesterday, agents of the National Police accompanied by experts in Criminalistics […]

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Cuenca, Ecuador: Prostitution, insecurity of concern to residents in parish El Vecino

elmercurio.com.ec / Prostitution and insecurity are aspects that concern the inhabitants of the parish El Vecino. In recent weeks they have met with the provincial authorities to put on the table proposals that help improve security in the 34 districts of the parish. Jorge Herrera, president of the parish El Vecino, said that the leaders […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: 75 Year-Old Expat Found Dead in Dental Office (Video)

BREAKING/DEVELOPING – Cronicacuenca, Radiotomebamba reports U.S. Expat found dead in dental office located at Padre Aguirre y Presidente Cordova in Cuenca —– Did not provide name, sex. Age 75. Body transferred by forensics group for autopsy. Ciudadano de nacionalidad estadounidense de unos (75) que fue encontrado muerto es llevado al Centro Forense. @mercurioec @tomebamba pic.twitter.com/2Hw4PJaBeU […]

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Ecuador: Expat from U.S. in early 20th Century contributed to building of country

While not in the numbers present in the 2000’s of expats moving to Ecuador, there have been those adventerous souls seeking adventure and profit long ago. Ecuador was such a market for an American named Evermont Hope Norton.  A native of Kentucy (b. 1873, he moved to Virginia for most of his education. After starting […]

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Ecuador: American taken into custody for investigation in kidnapping of two women

elciudadano.gob.ec / Cuenca (Azuay) (machine translated) – The afternoon of Tuesday, September 12, foreigner Jonathan Matthew P., 33, was detained by the National Police for investigations, for being involved in an alleged kidnapping of two women of Colombian nationality . The incident took place at 4:00 p.m., in the Pórtico del Ejido building, located on […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Authorities discover fake taxi, with seals, color of legal taxi

ecuavisa.com / In an operation of the National Police carried out in Guayaquil, in Samanes stage III, to which were added the transit agents of the ATM, a vehicle was detected that carried a stamp of the Municipal Transit Authority with the number 05525 and a sticker of the which attracted attention and after an […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: U.S. Citizen allegedly abducts two Colombian sex workers

Two sex workers allege they were victims of false imprisonment by U.S. citizen and threatened with a knife when they wanted to leave the American’s apartment. elmercurio.com.ec (machine translated) / Two sex workers of Colombian nationality, 20 and 21, were allegedly abducted by a man of U.S. nationality yesterday afternoon in the Condominios Del Ejido […]

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Ecuador: Missing woman found working in brothel, victim of forced prostitution

eltelegrafo.com.ec (machine translated) reported…The National Police of Ecuador, through the Unit Against the Crime of Trafficking in Persons and Trafficking of Migrants (Ucdtptm), carried out the operation “Fortaleza 89” through which four citizens of Ecuadorian nationality, allegedly engaged in the crime of forced prostitution. The operation took place in Guayaquil, on Thursday, starting at 10:00 […]

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Ecuador: Military locates clandestine oil operation connected to national pipeline

eltelegrafo.com.ec / mcahine translated – An intelligence patrol of the Corps of Engineers of the Army revealed an underground underground installation in the Trans-Ecuadorian Pipeline System (SOTE) of the state-owned Petroecuador in Sucumbíos. The finding, which was detected 1 km from the Lumbaquí station in the canton of Gonzalo Pizarro, consisted of a hose with […]

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Ecuador: 2,402 criminal complaints filed a month by victims

eltelegrafo.com.ec / (machine translated) The most common crimes are micro-trafficking, theft and robbery. Prosecutor’s Office has 174 points of attention in the national territory, more than 40 prosecutors work in Quito and Guayaquil. Lorenzo was injured during a burglary outside his home. Some criminals beat him with the guns to steal the dump. The suspects […]

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Report states as much as 80 percent of crimes not reported in Ecuador

eltelegrafo.com.ec reported thefts, psychological violence, sexual abuse, physical violence and drug trafficking are the five most reported crimes in the province of Guayas. These figures are derived from the State Attorney General’s Office. However,numerous crimes are not reported to authorities. A study found that 80% of crimes in Ecuador go unreported. Other countries also have […]

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Quito, Ecuador: Double Murder in Hotel heist located in Historic Center (Aug. 17′)

Well Planned Heist – Double murder in a hotel in the Historic Center of Quito lahora / (machine translated) QUITO They had everything planned. Two criminals entered a historic downtown hotel to rob guests of many who were foreigners.. The buffoons waited until nightfall to attack the victims. They were willing to do everything in […]

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Award Winning Blog on Life in Ecuador recommends book on living in Ecuador

BLOG: MY LIFE IN ECUADOR by EMILY BLOOMQUIST – Emily writes a fascinating blog about living in Ecuador with her husband. She recently received a Liebster Award  for the high quality of her writing and work. ——————- Wow! I received a blog award! What an honor to be nominated by author and editor Nick Wilford from […]

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Volcano on Galapagos Islands erupts

mpnoticias.com.ec / GalapagosEC.- The volcano of the Fernandina Island is in full eruptive process. The Minister of Environment, Tarsicio Hail, has confirmed it through his Twitter account this Monday, September 4, 2017: “Last minute: The giant of Fernandina awakens … We monitor the development of this natural event.” The eruption, however, poses no threat because […]

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Belarusian firm may have found new oil reservoir in Ecuador

eng.belta.by /  1 September (BelTA) – While building a new well in the Armadillo oil field in Ecuador, specialists of the Belarusian oil company Belorusneft secured free oil flow to the surface of up to 100 tonnes per day, the company’s press service told BelTA. According to the acquired data, the Belarusian specialists may have […]

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Posorja, Ecuador: Groundbreaking for billion dollar port

hellenicshippingnews.com / The President of Ecuador Lenín Moreno and DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem today performed a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of the greenfield multi-purpose port project at Posorja, Ecuador. The ceremony follows the 50-year concession the company won last year from the Government of Ecuador […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Crime of Opportunity still threat for expats, travelers

cuencahighlife.com /Martin Simmons The young man who recently moved to Cuenca from California described how thieves stole his cell phone and $100 in cash the first month he was in town. Late at night, there are places to be avoided. Hearing his story, a middle-aged woman from New Jersey, standing next to him at a […]

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Ecuador to start development of country’s first geothermal project

thinkgeoenergy.com / An important milestone for Ecuador’s energy market has been marked with the start of the development of the country’s first geothermal project at Chachimbiro. Drilling equipment has now been mobilized to the the project site. Therefore, in accordance with the schedule established with Mitsubishi Materials Techno Corp , a Japanese consultant contracted by […]

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Director of IESS claims sufficient medical drugs at hospital in Guayaquil, Ecuador

PATIENTS CLAIM THEY ARE TOLD THERE IS MEDICINE SHORTAGE AT Hospital Teodoro Maldonado Carbo Radiosucre – Full supply of medicines in the HTMC ensures the President of IESS Posted on September 1, 2017 by Press News After conducting a tour of the cellars and pharmacies of the Hospital Teodoro Maldonado Carbo, the President of the […]

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Babahoyo – Vinces Ecuador, bus attacked by armed assailants (video)

Armed criminals assault interprovincial bus that covered the route Babahoyo – Vinces / Some who have viewed this video believe the driver may have been involved with the assailants – notice bus slowing down and picking up passengers not at normal stop for an interprovincial bus. Video is Graphic (No SAFETY, SECURITY, HEALTH IN ECUADOR […]

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Ecuador: Bus Assaults Still threat, another one bites the dust route to Cuenca

BUS ON ZHUMIRAL-CUENCA ROUTE ASSAULTED BY ARMED THUGS (El Tiempo)  On Wednesday August 30th, 2017,  at 7:00 am. a Cooperativa Azuay bus was assaulted by armed thugs who feigned being passengers. Three of the so called passengers(robbers) then then allowed two more assailants on board the bus. One of the robbers fired his weapon into […]

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Ecuador: Cautionary tale of professional thieves targeting passengers on interprovincial buses

Despite all the security measures that have been put in place, travel on inter-provincial or long haul buses have security risks. Awareness is mandatory at all times including while getting on or off of a bus. The following story is an unedited version of a recent experience of an expat in Ecuador taking a trip […]

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Ecuador: Eucalyptus production zapping water supply from indigenous farmers

If you have spent any time in the Sierra, there is one smell that is unmistakable, that is of the Eucalyptus tree. A very strong poignant smell, the tree graces large tracks of the Sierra. They are not native to Ecuador and were originally imported back in the 1800’s at the bequest of former President García […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Crime Wave of Dog Poisonings in neighborhood near San Marino Mall

Robberies in residential sector north of Guayaquil increased after dog poisoning Security ELUNIVERSO.COM (MACHINE TRANSLATED) This series of crimes intensified after they poisoned the pet of Milton, the past 2 of July. Similar crimes have been committed since that day. The whistleblower said his dog (German shepherd) was barking loudly and driving away the criminals. […]

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Guayaquil Ecuador: Woman Arrested on Metrovia for stealing cell phones

eluniverso.com (machine translated) The woman was arrested for stealing at a Metrovía station, in the Florida sector, in the north of Guayaquil. At the time of the arrest, the woman was found with three cell phones. This morning, members of the National Police captured a woman who was subtracting cell phones at a Metrovía station, […]

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Otavalo, Ecuador: 8 year old boy kidnapped for ransom, found safe in hostel

eluniverso.com /(machine translated) OTAVALO, Imbabura. The mother of the kidnapped child was reunited with him in the police units. Otavalo – Dennis, the 8-year-old boy who was kidnapped last Saturday in Otavalo (Imbabura), reunited with his family yesterday. The police rescued him and arrested one of the alleged kidnappers. The little boy enjoyed the last […]

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Colta, Ecuador: More than 20 Venezuelans injured in accident of tourist bus

More than 20 Venezuelans injured by bus accident in Colta eltelegrafo – reported: A traffic accident on a tourist bus was registered Monday afternoon at kilometer 5 of the Balbanera sector, in the Colta area, province of Chimborazo, reported the Integrated Security Service ECU 911. The alert was reported at 15:44. Three ambulances of the […]

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Sucre Manabí : Hepatitis A Outbreak

eldiario.ec / A health technician from District No. 4 arrived at the Sucre fiscal education unit on May 24 to talk about this disease to parents gathered in the courtyard of the entity. Álvaro Baquezea, the father of the family, indicated that they had been summoned to a meeting to talk to them about this […]

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Ecuador: Government Officials Resign, politial gap intensifies

.hispantv.com / The political gap in the Government of Ecuador intensifies: two presidential advisers and the Secretary of Political Management resigned their positions. Ricardo Patiño and Virgilio Hernández, together with Secretary Paola Pabón, all members of the ruling Alianza País (AP) party, announced on Friday that their stance as militants forced them to step down […]

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Ecuador: Tourist Living Insurance Nightmare after severe injuries in bike accident

dailyrecord.co.uk/ A Scots cyclist badly injured in Ecuador has been left stranded by insurance red tape. Insurers have refused to meet 25-year-old Dylan Brown’s medical costs because doctors were told he may have taken drugs before the accident. And even though his family are confident that tests will prove he had not, they have been […]

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Ecuador: Road to Papallacta closed due to snow, cleaning in process

elcomercio.com (machine translated) A layer of approximately 6 centimeters of snow covered a part of the road that leads to Papallacta , this Friday, August 25, 2017. Interprovincial cars and buses were affected, at kilometer 20. At the moment it is closed by works of cleaning. ATENCIÓN | Vía Pifo-Papallacta cerrada por precaución. Mónica Valdiviezo, […]

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Esmeraldas Ecuador: Water Crisis, hundreds of thousands impacted

elcomercio.com (machine translated)The restoration of the drinking water system in Esmeraldas is uncertain. Until Thursday, August 25, 2017, in the afternoon, the technicians of the company EAPA-San Mateo were working on the construction of the bases to place a new pump, according to what had been foreseen. After these tasks, the plant must be tested […]

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Ecuador: “Flowing River Resort”, located high in the Andes mountains, quiet serenity

HOLISTIC HEALING IN THE HEART OF ECUADOR   Spiritual healing and a blissful getaway await you in the exotic highlands of Ecuador. Our location stands as a restorative haven tucked away in the roots of the beautiful Andes Mountains. The Flowing River Resort is a riverside refuge for those seeking the relaxation and recreation necessary to invigorate the […]

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Ecuador: Monster of the Andes, Serial Killer Documentary (Video)

Pedro Alonso Lopez became known as the “Monster of the Andes” in 1980 when he led police to 53 graves in Ecuador, all of the girls around nine to twelve years old, and in 1983 he was found guilty of the murder of 110 girls in Ecuador, confessing to a further 240 murders in Peru […]

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Ecuador: Top Prosecutor to Present evidence of corruption against Vice President Glas

(Reuters)(US News and World Report -Daniel Tapa – Ecuador’s top prosecutor said on Monday he would present evidence of corruption against the country’s embattled vice president, who was stripped of his duties by a presidential decree that stopped short of firing him earlier this month. Vice President Jorge Glas was sidelined early this month by […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: scopolamine not only drug used to incapacitate victims

eluniverso.com (machine translated) Restricted substances are used in thefts of individuals They blow a substance from a piece of paper, they give them a towel, they touch them, they apply some substance to them, like perfumes, or they give them some drink and minutes later they lose their will to act or the knowledge, the […]

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Playas Ecuador: Bus accident with van injures two, drivers arrested

eltelegrafo.com.ec /(machine translated) An accident occurred around 1 pm Sunday, about 800 meters from the entrance to General Villamil Playas. According to personnel from the Ecuador Transit Commission (CTE), the GST-1950 plate van transported a family to Playas and was hit in the back by the company’s GAZ-463 plate bus, disc 06, Trans. July 25th […]

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TAME Flight suspended, Quito – New York due to unscheduled maintenance

eluniverso.com / A group of passengers who planned to fly from Quito to New York in Tame complained Sunday morning about the suspension of the operation. “Solution”, “Solution”, shouted passengers in the hall of the airport Mariscal Sucre, in Tababela. Travelers were due to depart on the EQ550 flight scheduled for 01:20 this Sunday, bound […]

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Quito, Ecuador: History of Tramways

The Tramways of Q U I T O Ecuador BY Allen Morrison Ecuador’s capital city sprawls along a narrow valley at altitude 2,850 m (9,350 ft), about 20 km (12 mi) south of the Equator. It is one of the world’s highest capitals and was the last in South America to have rail transport. Quito […]

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Guayaquil Ecuador: History of Tramways

Allen Morrison: Ecuador’s principal port and largest city (2000 population: 2 million) sprawls along the west bank of the Guayas River, about 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean [see area map]. At sea level and latitude 2° S, its climate is quite different from that of the country’s capital, Quito, up in the mountains at […]

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Totoracocha, Cuenca, Ecuador: Video of robbery with knife of pedestrians

2. Con cuchillo en mano así roban a transeúntes en Totoracocha #Cuenca. #MercurioEc @mercurioec @tomebamba pic.twitter.com/XgRDfwVavf — Ivan Velesaca (@cronicacuenca) August 18, 2017 SAFETY, SECURITY, HEALTH IN ECUADOR – READ THIS BOOK

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Cuenca Ecuador: Video of Motorcyclists Assaulting, Robbing Pedestrians

1. in #Cuenca video reveals how they operate criminals on a motorcycle in the Totoracocha sector. #MercurioEc | IVM 1. En #Cuenca video revela como operan delincuentes en moto en el sector de Totoracocha. #MercurioEc @mercurioec @tomebamba pic.twitter.com/K3XO6ENgBK — Ivan Velesaca (@cronicacuenca) August 18, 2017 SAFETY, SECURITY, HEALTH IN ECUADOR – THIS BOOK IS A […]

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Petroecuador claims no gas shortage despite rumors on social media

Despite saying no gas shortage, petroecuador leaves open possiblity of shutdown of one of the country’s refineries expreso.ec (machine translated Petroecuador says there will be no gas shortage The company denies a future without fuel, but leaves open the possibility of a planned stoppage in one of its three refineries. Although the statement is clear, […]

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Ecuador: Real Estate Tours in Southern Ecuador

Welcome to the Southern Ecuador Real Estate Tour! Is Ecuador on your radar as a place to live, invest, or purchase a second home? Whether you are looking for a healthier more tranquil lifestyle, to be closer to your food and water supply, or for the next hot South American investment opportunity – Ecuador has […]

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Ecuador: Full Real Estate Services, Abundant Living Ecuador

About Us Abundant Living Ecuador offers an unparalleled, full service, real estate, and relocation experience. We provide a transparent, standardized, market clearing mechanism for real estate in Southern Ecuador and facilitate a smooth transition for those relocating. Prior to Abundant Living Ecuador, the process for buying and selling real estate in Southern Ecuador was unwieldy […]

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Ecuador: Experienced and Professional Relocation Services

Moving to Ecuador? There are a lot of amazing reasons to do so! But have you thought about the logistics? How will you find temporary housing? Open bank accounts? Get a visa? Obtain your drivers license? Do you know the requirements and how to fulfill them? Are you prepared with what you need to bring? […]

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Ecuador: Graphic Video of Knife Wielding Bus Robbers

#URGENTE | #COMPARTE TO BE CAPTURED STRONGLY ARMED CRIME ROBANS TO PASSENGERS OF THE CITIM COOP IN THE VIA MILAGRO-GUAYAQUIL Moments of terror lived the passengers of the bus of the coop. #Citim when heavily armed criminals untied them. The unit covered the route #Milagro – #Guayaquil. The National Police dismantled a band that operated […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Ambulance carrynig three victims of accident, hit by another vehicle

AMBULANCE CARRYING THREE PEOPLE INJURED WAS HIT BY ANOTHER VEHICLE ELUNIVERSO.COM – The ambulance moved a woman and her 2 daughters who had been injured in a traffic accident occurred shortly before in Loja and Córdoba streets. (I) An ambulance carrying three people injured, who had suffered a traffic accident moments before, was struck this […]

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Sangay National Park, Ecuador: Six Hikers Missing

elcomercio.com / Search and rescue teams are looking for six hikers who have not been heard from in nearly a week.  They are believed to be somewhere in Sangay National Park. Specifically they were to be in the area known as Laguna Negra de Palitahua. Last contact with the group was on August 8.  Several […]

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Two Murders in Two Days in Portoviejo, Manabi Ecuador

PORTOVIEJO. The body of the victim, who was 50 years old. eluniverso.com With at least three shots, two of those visible in the head, Jimmy León Zambrano, 50, was killed yesterday morning in the sector of the Santa Cruz bridge in the capital of Manabi. Staff from specialized police units, such as the Dinased, were […]

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Oyacoto, Quito, Ecuador: Another Bus Accident injures at least six

At least six injured after Oyacoto toll accident eluniverso.com (machine translated) QUITO. In the zone of the toll of Oyacoto an accident was recorded today that was attended immediately by the firemen of the city. (Twitter Bomberos Quito) Enlarge QUITO. In the Oyacoto toll sector, five people were injured after the vehicle collision between two […]

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353 Ankle Bracelets in Use for monitoring criminal defendants in Ecuador

The use of the apparatus depends on the penitentiary regime of the accused and the type of trial and sentence issued by the judge. Writing Justice Andrés (protected name), 18, 20 days ago had problems with justice and the judge, as a precautionary measure, ordered the young man to use an electronic device of free […]

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Ambato Ecuador: Taxi Drivers protest against photo radar

thenewspaper.com / The streets of Ambato, Ecuador were filled with taxi drivers protesting against photo radar on Monday, La Hora reported. Thousands showed up to march along Avenida Cevallos waving banners and signs. Read Article

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Travel Ecuador: Galapagos Islands

By LAWSON LAU/news-gazette.com Six hundred miles off the Ecuadorian coast in South America are the Galapagos Islands, an archipelago of volcanic islets bathed in equatorial warmth emerging from the enormous expanse that is the Pacific Ocean. What scientific mysteries are harbored in this land closely linked to Charles Darwin and the theory of evolution? My […]

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Professional Real Estate Services Salinas Ecuador: Re/Max Pioneer Realty

Pioneer Realty is a bi-lingual, full-service real estate sales, rental, management and relocation consulting company located in Salinas, Ecuador. We are incorporated in Ecuador and are fully licensed according to Ecuadorian law. Pioneer Realty serves our broad ex-pat community as well as our Ecuadorian neighbors. Our services and real estate emphasis are on the purchase, […]

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Professional Ecuador Relocation Services: Journeyman Jack

Sponsored page/post Serving incoming and outgoing Ecuador Expats Since 2008~ We are a based in Quito (Near UIO Int. Airport) A full-service relocation firm for singles, couples, families, and businesses thinking of moving to or from any area or part of the Republic of Ecuador. We have the experience, know how, and team of professionals […]

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Travel to Quito Ecuador and environs

NEWS-GAZETTE.COM / LAWSON LAU / While in bed on our first night, however, we had an unscheduled experience. We awoke when we felt the earth move: the ever so brief but distinct tremor of an earthquake. We were on the ninth floor of the Best Western hotel. At 9,000 feet above sea level, Quito is […]

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German Firm Investing Substantial Dollars in Ecuador, primary focus tourism

(Prensa Latina) German’s investment opportunities in Ecuador are growing today, with the proposal of DSH (Deutsch Spanische Handelsgesellschaft) company to allocate $500 million USD to implement tourism projects in this South American country. During a meeting at the Presidential Palace with Head of State, Lenin Moreno, DHS president Claudio Chaques also expressed his company’s interest […]

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Ecuador: Middle of the World monument in wrong place

Hugh Morris 9 August 2017 • 1:23pm telegraph.co.uk Noteworthy geographical points have long been a motivation for travel – from Land’s End at the northern tip of mainland Britain to Four Corners in the US, where the borders of a quartet of states meet – but how many visitors know that they are often of […]

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Ecuador: President Moreno showing he is not puppet of Rafael Correa

WILL Lenín Moreno be his own man? Or will he be the puppet of his forceful predecessor, Rafael Correa? Ecuadoreans have been wondering that since Mr Moreno became president on May 24th. An answer came on August 3rd, when Mr Moreno removed the vice-president, Jorge Glas, from any active role in government. Mr Glas has […]

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Ecuador: Young Tourist from UK tragically dies while white water rafting in Ecuador

By Sara Kamouni/thesun.co.uk SCHOOL TRIP TRAGEDY IN ECUADOR UK schoolboy, 17, dies after falling from an inflatable boat while white water rafting with classmates on trip to Ecuador Matthew Hitchman was on a month-long trek across the Andes A 17-year-old boy has died on a school trip to Ecuador after he fell from an inflatable […]

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