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Cotopaxi, Ecuador: Another Bus Falls into hellish abyss, One Dead

One person killed and two injured when a bus drops into a chasm in the canton of Sigchos.

aldia.com.ec The dawn of this Sunday, a unit of transport of passengers fell to an abyss of the canton Sigchos, province of Cotopaxi, sector Guangocalle. The Ecu-911 Ambato received the alert of the accident at 05:21, after which an operation was started to rescue the passengers who were moving in the car. According to witnesses, the bus rushed to the bottom of the ravine due to the collapse of a bridge. From the operating room of the Integrated System in Latacunga, three ambulances of the Ministry of Health (MSP), an ambulance and Rescue Unit of the Pujilí canton and a patrol of the National Police were sent to the scene.

Staff of the latter institution reported from the site that three people were injured, however residents of the sector who witnessed the incident explained that seven people were traveling in the transport unit. Agents of the Pujilí Fire Department, as well as paramedics of the MSP, said that the three wounded arrived at the hospital of the parish Zumbahua, belonging to the Pujilí canton, where they received primary care. One of them was discharged without presenting serious injuries, while the other two were rushed to the Latacunga Hospital. Due to the severity of the injuries, one of the wounded people died when they arrived at the care home. So far, National Police personnel try to recover the bus, with the help of machinery. Source: ElTelegrafo Read Article

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Rucu Pichincha Volcano Ecuador: Woman Mountain Climber found dead

aldia.com.ec reported a 34-year-old woman was found dead in the so-called death march on Sunday, March 26, 2017 in the Rucu Pichincha volcano. Another hiker was found, taken care of and taken to a hospital. The mountaineer’s body was rescued today. According to the first versions of the Department of Security of the Municipality, the […]

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U.S. citizen allegedly murdered in Ecuador, statement from the victims family

News provided by The Family of Leslie Allison Mar 24, 2017, 16:39 ET SUGARLAND, Texas, March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The family of Leslie Allison, a US citizen allegedly murdered in Ecuador in January 2016, awaits the outcome of her alleged murderer’s trial, which will be held on March 30, 2017. 35-year-old Leslie had traveled […]

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Ecuador: Woman apparently dies of cardiac arrest, dogs eat her face

An older adult was found dead in the Las Playas hamlet and part of her face would have been eaten by dogs. eluniverso.com(machine translated – The woman, identified as Zoila Jiménez Tenelema, 66, would have died because of “force majeure (suspected cardiorespiratory arrest),” according to the police. Before the call of the ECU 911 Ambato, […]

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Ecuador: Dead Man Found Floating Down River Tied to a Toilet

A man was found dead in Portoviejo, tied to a toilet eluniverso.com / Neptalí Palma (machine translated) Portoviejo With a machete the cape was tied yesterday that tied the man’s body with a toilet. A man’s body floated yesterday on the Portoviejo River. The find caught the attention of users, but even more surprised what […]

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Ecuador: Authorities Seize Cocaine Shipment Destined for Syria

Ecuadorian group to send cocaine to Syria eluniverso.com (machine translated) Unusual destinations for drug shipments have detected the police following several seizures of alkaloids in recent weeks. Interior Minister Diego Fuentes reported Friday through his Twitter account of the disarticulation of a narcodelictiva organization that tried to send drugs to Syria. “Disrupted organization of international […]

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Galapagos Islands: Six Tourists Rescued After Being Trapped by Intense Rains

Ecuavisa.com reported six tourists who were lost at the height of Puerto Chino, on the island of San Cristóbal, were rescued on the afternoon of March 23 by members of the National Police and San Cristóbal Fire Department. The ECU 911 reported that intense rainfall caused a strong current in this sector. Citizens were trapped […]

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Galapagos Islands: Two Missing Tourists Found Safe

The two tourists (Ecuadorian mother and son) who have been missing in the Galápagos Islands since Wednesday, were found alive this morning (Friday). They were discovered in a turtle nesting zone on Santa Cruz Island. Rangers followed fresh footprints to locate the pair. Mother and son were taken by helicopter to Puerto Ayora where they […]

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Jujan, Guayas Ecuador neighborhoods evacuated because of river overflowing

ecuavisa.com reported at least a dozen neighborhoods in Jujan, in the province of Guayas, were affected by the Yellow River (Río Amarillo) overflow. In some sectors, the inhabitants evacuated their homes because the water level reached 60 cm. Of height. They are concerned that there is no sewer system to drain excess water. Staff of […]

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Ecuador: Trial Set for Shaman in Death of U.S. Citizen Leslie Allison during ayahuasca cermony

Hearing of the case for the death of Leslie Allison will be in Macas Morona Santiago Province Ecuador VISTAZO.COM reported the following on March 24, 2017 1. Leslie Allison a U.S. citizen died during an ayahuasca ceremony on January 14, 2016, in Gualaquiza, Morona Santiago Province, Ecuador. 2. A trial hearing is set in the […]

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Cuenca, Ecuador: Rains impacting homes and road blockages

eluniverso.com/Sandra Ochoa (machine translated) reported…. Increased flows in rivers and streams, water access to homes and small landslides in several interparroquial roads are reported from 02:30 on Friday, when rains intensified in Cuenca. One of the sectors most affected is the north of the city, with the blockade of the road that leads to the […]

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Family of Dead American goes to Ecuador to attend trial of Shaman in Ayahuasca case

AUTOPSY SHOWED LESLIE ALLISON DIED AS A RESULT OF A BROKEN NECK SHAMAN CHARGED WITH CULPABLE HOMICIDE By Pooja Lodhia Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:39PM BAY CITY, Texas (KTRK) – A Bay City family is heading to Ecuador, hoping to learn more about how their loved one died. 35-year-old Leslie Allison died last year while […]

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One Man’s Look at Safety and Security in Ecuador “no one cares about you here”

It Doesn’t Always Glitter. You’re on Your Own in Quito (opinion) aplanelife.blogspot.com / I’ve mainly written about both Quito and South America from a positive perspective (save for my experience with the Ecuadorian National Police on the way out of Ecuador last year) and by-and-large it has been a very positive experience. Nevertheless, you need […]

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Geologist Searching for Two Lost Cities of Gold in Ecuador

Kitco News)/Neils Christensen – The geologist behind Lundin Gold’s Fruta del Norte, a nearly 5 million ounce gold project, is heading back into the Ecuadorian jungles to find potentially two “Lost Cities of Gold.” While the proposal sounds like a script for a new Indiana Jones movie, geologist Keith Barron, president of Aurania Resources (TSX.V: […]

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Ecuador: Ban on Election Polls in place until election date

plenenglish.com – Quito, March 23 (Prensa Latina) From today, a closure period for the dissemination of polls in the face of the second round of presidential elections scheduled for April 2 rules in Ecuador. Until yesterday 23:59 (local time), the consulting companies accredited by the National Electoral Council (CNE) were able to disclose the results […]

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Cuenca, Ecuador: Senior Citizen Shot, robbed of $10,000 near market

Elderly man shot in leg, subjects on motorcycles steal $ 10,000 in Cuenca, Ecuador – one suspect taken into custody after police search. elmercurio.com.ec (machine translated) reported an elderly man was the victim of an assault on Viracochabamba Avenue and Quillanan Street (near Mercado 12 de Abril) in Cuenca. Two men on a motorcycle approached […]

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Sucumbios, Ecuador: Yellow Fever case confirmed

outbreaknews.com – In Ecuador, the IHR National Focal Point of Ecuador reported a confirmed case of yellow fever to PAHO/WHO; the case is a 31-year-old male patient in the province of Sucumbios, which borders Colombia. Prior to this case, the last confirmed yellow fever case in Ecuador was reported in 2012 in the province of […]

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Salinas Ecuador: Two older women burglarize expats home

On or about March 18, 2017, an expat couple from the U.S. took a trip to visit Montanita. Upon their return to Salinas Ecuador, they discovered their residence had been burgled. burglarize The Victim’s Account – Unedited SOURCE – FACEBOOK GROUP – Name of Victim withheld. Well, it finally happened and we were robbed while […]

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Ecuador: Former Heads of State concerned about elections in second round

lanacion.com.ar (machine translated) – Former presidents and heads of government of Ibero-America expressed concern about “the particular circumstances in which Ecuadorian democracy has developed during the last decade”, when less than two weeks are needed for Ecuadorians to return to the ballot for ballottage To the successor of Rafael Correa…..Fernando de la Rúa, Spaniard José […]

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Ecuador: Three from Australia Detained on Cocaine Smuggling Charges

skynews.com.au reported three Australians have been detained in Ecuador on suspicion of smuggling up to 10 kilograms of cocaine. The trio, two men and a woman from Melbourne, were arrested in late January in the city of Guayaquil, south-west of Quito. Fairfax Media reports they have been in custody ever since and insist the drugs […]

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Sacagawea Dollar: King of Currency in Ecuador

Miamiherald.com/By Jim Wyss QUITO ECUADOR Busy selling fruits and vegetables on a recent weekday, Luzmila Mita dug into her apron and pulled out a fistful of coins embossed with the image of a Native American woman with a baby strapped to her back. “I always thought she was one of us,” said Mita, as she […]

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Ecuador: New Strategy to Eradicate Country from Tuberculosis

redaccionmedica.ec / Diego Mosquera. Quito With the aim of eradicating tuberculosis (TB) in Ecuador, the Ministry of Public Health has changed the strategy to combat this disease through some changes in the Clinical Practice Guide and the incorporation of a manual with new procedures. According to data from the entity, Ecuador ranks sixth in the […]

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Ecuador: Baby Jaguar Shot numerous times, making recovery, may be released to the wild

thedodo.com/ D’Yaria was probably terrified as she rode in the back of a pickup truck. Not only had the 11-month-old jaguar been taken from her home in the Ecuadorian forest, she was also badly injured. Last October, people had shot her several times — 18 shotgun pellets were lodged inside her tiny body. D’Yaria could […]

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Latin America: Survey says these cities among the best to live in the world

Montevideo (Uruguay) is the first city that appears in the ranking occupying the number 79. They are followed by Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 93, Santiago (Chile) in 95, Brasilia (Brazil) in 109 And Asunción (Paraguay) in 115. Quito Ecuador ranked 121. In this 2017, Quito became the only place in Ecuador that entered the list […]

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Seventh-day Adventist school rated as one of the top schools in Ecuador

adventistreview.org/ A government agency in Ecuador recently recognized a K-12 Seventh-day Adventist school as one of the top educational institutions in that South-American country. The National Institute of Educational Assessment granted Ecuador Adventist College Academy (CADE), based in Santo Domingo de las Tsáchilas, Pichincha, the “Rita Lecumberri Award to Educational Excellence” 2017 after the school […]

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Ecuador: Health Ministry expects to vaccinate 96% of dogs and cats against rabies

Cristina Coello/redaccionmedica.ec The country has not had cases of urban rabies transmitted by dogs and cats since 1996. For this reason Carlos Guevara Molina , National Director of Prevention and Control Strategies of the Ministry of Public Health (MSP), has called on health personnel to promote The vaccination of these animals and prevent that disease. […]

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Quito Ecuador: New Text Service on Public Buses to report cases of Sexual Harassment

extra.ec reported the first mobile platform to report cases of harassment on the buses of the Quito transport system will operate will be presented this March 13. The initiative, called ‘Bájale al haroso’, is focused on gender equality and the progressive reduction of attacks on women in public space. The Patronato San José conceptualized this […]

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Ballenita, Ecuador: Knife threatening Thugs, home invasion of Expat

Ballenita, Ecuador: Expat victim of home invasion, threatened with a knife by two assailants, tied up and gagged. On March 10, 2017, an expat from the U.S. was at home alone at about 8:30 am. She heard a knock on the door and thinking it was the garbage man, opened her door. Two men wielding […]

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Ecuador: rains to continue for next 72 hours in Andean Valleys, Amazon region

eltelegrafo.com.ec reported…. Government weather forecasters say the rains will continue for the next 72 hours in the Inter-Andean valleys and the Amazon. The rains will be isolated and stronger in some cities. The moisture is coming from the Brasilian basin.: Merino warned that the estimated rainfall limits for this month are not yet exceeded. In […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Five Armed Assailants Rob woman on way to bank of $25,000

Five armed men intercepted a woman yesterday at the Montebello Food Transfer Market in northern Guayaquil and took away more than $ 25,000 from a bank, according to several people. The money was from the sale of the last hours of some merchants, who had given him to help them with the deposit, said the […]

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Ecuador: 3 percent of population suffers from fungal disease

Jonathan Veletanga. Quito redaccionmedica.ec reported the Global Action Fund for Fungi Infections (GAFFI) has carried out an estimation program to demonstrate country by country the number of people affected by serious fungal diseases worldwide . In this context, 14 of the most affected countries around the world, including Ecuador, have just published their results. Jeannete […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Heavy water flow in rivers being monitored for safety

In Cuenca, rivers are being monitored to avoid dangerous threats Jaime Marín · extra.ec (Machine Translated) Due to the rainfall that fell on the afternoon and evening of Thursday and early morning of this Friday, March 10, the flows of the rivers that cross Cuenca , such as Tomebamba, Tarqui, Yanuncay and Machángara, have been […]

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Heavy Rains Cause Damage Quito Ecuador

March 10, 2017 – extra.ec – The heavy rain of Quito , the afternoon of this March 10, caused several emergencies. In Santa Ana, south of the city, a street was covered with water and a van, which was loaded with children, stayed in the middle of the flood. The infants were rescued by agents […]

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DOJ not release names of Ecuadorian officials possibly impllicated in Odebrecht case

Jim Wyss/Miamiherald.com The U.S. Department of Justice will not provide U.S. lawmakers with the names of Ecuadorian officials who might have been implicated in the sweeping Odebrecht corruption case — as long as the investigation is active. In a statement Thursday, Miami Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said the DOJ had denied her Jan. 6 request […]

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Ecuador expects mining investments to increase 360%

Ecuador expects mining investments to increase 360% in the next four years compared to the period 2013-2016, totalling more than $4 billion. MINING.COM/Cecilia Jamasmie / Ecuador is quickly gaining ground as a mining investment destination in Latin America thanks to a revised regulatory framework and a major investor engagement campaign that has already attracted around […]

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Ecuador: Migrants warn of banking collapse if Lasso wins presidency

telesurtv.net Migrants who left during the crisis could finally return to Ecuador due to improved economic conditions under President Rafael Correa’s government. The network of Ecuadorean migrants who returned to the country in recent years after having fled in the wake of the 1999 banking crisis have warned that in the event that right-wing presidential […]

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Ecuador: LGBTI groups throw support for leftist presidential candidate Moreno

telesurtv.net…. The LGBTI front says they have to be consistent with the gains achieved for the community during the government of President Correa. The Ecuadorean Federation of LGBTI Organizations announced it support for leftist presidential candidate Lenin Moreno, saying the ruling party government has been the only one to protect their community and their rights. […]

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Ecuador: Progress Stalls Out over mining Dispute between govt and Shuar Indigenous Group

In Ecuador, progress stalls on mining dispute between government and indigenous Shuar people 8 March 2017 / Daniela Aguilar Adapted by Romina Castagnino The militarization of the community of San Carlos de Limón in Ecuador’s province of Morona Santiago has triggered the displacement of indigenous Shuar populations who live in areas adjacent to a major […]

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Ecuadorians List Increasing Resentment Towards Expats

By Ernie Millard/cuencahighlife.com Expats Accused of “unconscious privileged entitlement”. Increasing resentment among Ecuadorians stems from the following identified concerns: i.) Chronically ill, aging, and declining health gringos availing themselves of, and abusing the inadequately resourced medical care systems, and increasing pressures from health and dental tourism. After many years of concerned discussions, the new Ley […]

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Ecuador: Women Domestics make labor inroads

telesurtv.net – On International Women’s Day, a small women workers’ association in Ecuador could inspire other domestic workers to organize for their rights. As women’s organizations around the world are set to march for International Women’s Day Wednesday, a women workers’ association in Ecuador stands as a pioneering example in the global fight for transformational […]

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Ecuador: President Correa warns if opposition wins, he may be prevented exit from country

panampost.com/Karina Martín reported Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa warns that if the opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso wins in the presidential elections, a political persecution will be initiated against him, preventing him from leaving the country. “If that guy wins [Guillermo Lasso], who is not going to win, he’s going to start chasing us…Those people will persecute […]

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Ecuador: Fired General of Armed forces claims security breaches in vote count

panampost.com – Former Ecuadorian general Luis Castro Ayala warned of a lack of transparency and security breaches with regard to the vote count during the nation’s elections on February 19. According to Castro Ayala, the Ecuadorian Army was not involved in the chain of custody of the ballot boxes after the voting had concluded. He […]

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Ecuador: Seven out of 100,000 Ecuadorians commit suicide

Seven out of 100,000 Ecuadorians commit suicide A study has revealed with figures how is the situation of this social problem in the country in the last 15 years Diego Mosquera. Quito Seven out of every 100,000 inhabitants commit suicide in Ecuador , so has determined a study conducted by a multidisciplinary and inter-institutional team […]

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Ecuador: Rate of Depression in Relation to other countries in Latin America

redaccionmedica.ec (machine translated) reported a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates that Ecuador is the eleventh country with the most cases of depression and the tenth for cases of anxiety disorders in Latin America. According to the WHO, Brazil is the country with the highest number of cases of depression in Latin […]

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Ecuador: At Least 12 Deaths Since January due to Rains

eluniverso.com reported at least twelve deaths, several due to landslides, and 4,945 affected families have been impacted during the rainy season in Ecuador since January according to the Secretariat for Risk Management (SGR). Due to the torrential downpours that hit the country, 539 people were affected, while 981 are in shelters when they lose their […]

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Buying a SIM card in Ecuador, some tips

Buying a SIM Card in Ecuador toomanyadapters.com/ I never owned a smart phone when living at home (sorry, Blackberry doesn’t count), but I’ve found mine incredibly useful in Central and South America for keeping track of expenses, planning my next move, and generally providing entertainment when I’m traveling solo. As long as you have an […]

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Mafias use new scam in car sales in Ecuador

BUYING A CAR IN ECUADOR WITH COLOMBIAN OR PERUVIAN PLATES – CAUTION – IT COULD BE A SCAM ELCOMERCIO.COM/Sara Ortiz Ortiz (Machine Translated) reported… It was the vehicle of his dreams: engine 3500, ABS brakes, rain sensors, electric mirrors, four airbags … For Gabriel, a 37-year-old agriculturist, the best thing about the offer was the […]

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Ibarra Ecuador Bus Terminal Alert: Expat’s purse stolen while getting off bus

Ibarra Ecuador Bus Terminal Alert: Expat’s purse stolen while getting off bus unedited Ibarra Bus Terminal WARNING. Beware as I had my purse stolen yesterday. I believe they tried while I was getting off the bus, but I noticed my backpack that I had on my shoulder was unzipped but my purse was still inside. […]

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Ecuador: Family not satisfied with sentence for assailant who attacked woman with acid

Assailant receives nine years for attacking x-wife with acid leaving her in a vegetative state…. eluniverso.com (machine translated) reported for now there is no reason to smile in the life of Monica’s family, especially in that of her children. Steven is the eldest son of the woman who was attacked with acid by her ex-husband […]

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Ecuador: 17 Violent Deaths Recorded Over Carnaval Weekend

17 violent deaths in the country left the carnival holiday elunivers.com (MACHINE TRANSLATED) reported ten murders, two femicides and a hitman are among the figures of the 17 violent deaths that occurred in total on the carnival holiday throughout the country, according to statistics from the Interior Ministry, which were exposed yesterday at a press […]

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Manabí Ecuador – Orange Alert due to emergency situation from rains

Manabí declared provincial emergency due to rains metroecuador.com.ec reported…. Six cantons of the province declared the cantonal emergency on February 24, 2017: San Vicente, Chone, Manta, Montecristi, Portoviejo and Tosagua. The Emergency Operations Committee (COE) Provincial signed an emergency declaration for Manabí this Sunday, March 5, 2017 in order to have resources to face the […]

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Ecuador: The infamous train from Guayaquil to Salinas now only a memory

eluniverso.com/(machine translated) Back in 1940, on the streets of Lizardo García y Vélez, near the Vicente Rocafuerte school, the first railroad station operated, the tracks of which linked Guayaquil with Salinas and the whistles like that of locomotive No. 8, woke residents of that neighborhood. When the wooden bridge on the Salado estuary deteriorated, which […]

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Ecuador: La Niña weather phenomenon causing severe rains along the coast

elcomercio.com reported that Ecuador has received a lot of rain this year because of the La Niña weather event. This phenomenon usually causes cooling of the Pacific waters which leads to less rainfall. However, along the coast of Ecuador and Peru, the ocean has actually warmed which causes heavy rainfall. Known as La Niña Modoki, […]

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Castles in Quito Ecuador at risk of vanishing

miamiherald.com/ Jim Wyss reported for more than 80 years, this Andean capital has been guarded by a strange array of kitschy castles — brimming with turrets and towers, spires and faux drawbridges, Moorish cupolas and sweeping staircases. In a city internationally renowned for its colonial architecture (its historic center has been a United Nations World […]

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Ecuador: Some Indigenous leaders align with the right-wing and reject correa’s allies

telesurtv.net / Some Indigenous leaders have increasingly aligned with Ecuador’s right-wing elite in the name of rejecting President Rafael Correa and his allies. As Ecuador prepares for a second and final round of presidential elections in April, Indigenous leaders of a historically progressive organization have tacitly sided with the right-wing candidate that has promised to […]

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So you thought there is no malaria in the highlands of Ecuador, could it come back?

Malaria in Highlands of Ecuador since 1900 – Published April 2012 Historical Review Lauren L. PinaultComments to Author and Fiona F. Hunter Author affiliations: Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada cdc.gov Abstract A recent epidemic of malaria in the highlands of Bolivia and establishment of multiple Anopheles species mosquitoes in the highlands of Ecuador highlights […]

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Ecuador: President Correa Threatens muerte cruzada (“cross-death”) if Opposition wins run-off vote

breitbart.com/ Frances Martel – Rafael Correa, the socialist President of Ecuador, is threatening to use an obscure federal rule to dissolve both the executive and the legislature should pro-freedom center-right candidate Guillermo Lasso win the nation’s presidency in an April run-off vote. “The best way to keep me far away is to behave well,” the […]

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Three Ecuadorian women accept work in Chile to find out it was sex work, escape

Three Women from Ecuador promised jobs in Chile, find they would be forced into sex work. Three Ecuadorian men traveling with them forced to work in a brick factory. Human Trafficking Network Ecuador to Chile. eltelegrafo.com/ (machine translated)A man who only identified himself as ‘Gabriel’ contacted Ecuadorians and convinced them to travel to Chile. He […]

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Ecuador: Study Regarding Young Women’s Sexual, reproductive health and rights

Young women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in Ecuador. HUVUDOMRÅDE: Nursing FÖRFATTARE: Evelina Persson & Linnéa Englund HANDLEDARE: Malin Lindroth JÖNKÖPING 2017 01 An empirical study Introduction The absence of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) is the greatest health problem among women aged 15 – 44 in developing countries. Gender inequalities, lack […]

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Ecuador: When this fellow sings praises of an economy, then it is time to sell (opinion)

forbes.com/Tim Worstall: (opinion) A useful little aide memoire is that when Mark Weisbrot starts to praise the economic policy of a country, then that’s a real good time to sell everything and run screaming for the hills. Toward that stock of shotgun shells and canned beans you’ve got for when it all really does start […]

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Ecuador votes to bar politicians from having assets in tax havens

The ‘yes’ vote wins in the first, historic referendum of its kind, writes Alessio Perrone. Ecuadoreans have voted to bar politicians and civil servants from having assets, companies or capital in tax havens. With 93 per cent of the votes counted so far, some 55 percent of the people voted ‘Yes’ and 45 percent said […]

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Ecuador: Poll Says Lasso to win runoff election against Moreno

Reuters: By Alexandra Valencia Former banker Guillermo Lasso is seen beating leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno for Ecuador’s presidency in a runoff on April 2 with more than half of all valid votes, according to a poll by Cedatos. A nail-biter election left Lasso far behind Moreno last weekend, although Moreno fell just short of […]

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Ecuador: Prisoner murders his wife during conjugal visit

Prisoner accused of killing his partner in conjugal visit in Guayaquil eluniverso.com (machine translated) Olga Rodríguez Quiñones, 39, was identified as the woman who yesterday was murdered by her partner during the conjugal visit at the Center for Social Rehabilitation of Men of Guayaquil, known as the Coastal Penitentiary. The event, which was known after […]

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Cargo Ship with supplies stranded nearly sinking in route to the Galapagos

elclomercio.com reported a cargo ship transporting supplies to the Galápagos Islands stranded nearly sinking near Posorja. The ship had 160 containers with 15 days of supplies for the inhabitants and tourists in the Galápagos. Planes from the Ecuadorian Air Force and smaller boats have begun an emergency operation to take food and other goods to […]

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Manta Ecuador: Citizen alerts to alleged fraudulent votes by dead people (Video)

The Following information is stated in Spanish and machine translation to English. This information is being provided for informational purposes only and has not been verified as to its veracity. From LACE: This election gets stranger all the time. Apparently in the video a man finds what he says are hundreds of cedulas of dead […]

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Ecuador: President Correa blames right wing conspiracy in attacking Latin America Integration

panampost.com/karina martin wrote…. Ecuador President Rafael Correa claimed this week that there have been deliberate attempts by the right to destroy the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). Correa claimed that the right is attempting to attack Latin America integration and its acting organizations. “When […]

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San Vicente, Manabí Ecuador: Pharmacy Robbed at Gunpoint

An unnamed source revealed to latinamericacurrentents.com that on February 22, 2017, a small pharmacy was robbed at gunpoint. The assailant demanded the cash from the register which contained $300 dollars. San Vicente is located across the bay from Bahía de Caráquez. The informant stated that this type of crime previously was very rare in the […]

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Few if any bus tickets remain from the Sierra to the Costa for Carnival weekend

Elcomercio.com/ Isabel Alarcón Two days after the start of the Carnival holiday , the night of this Wednesday, February 22, 2017, some bus companies have already completed bus fares for destinations on the Ecuadorian coast. Up to the Terrestrial Terminal of Quitumbe tonight some travelers arrived trying to get a ticket to travel on Friday […]

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Ecuador: One of three roads between guayaquil and the sierra closed, landslides

elcomercio.com/Cristina Márquez reported this Thursday, February 23, 2017, the road Alausí – Piedrero – Guayaquil dawn totally closed to vehicular traffic. A landslide that occurred after several hours of rain blocks the passage in the sector of Piedrero . This route is one of the three routes that connects the Sierra Centro with Guayaquil and […]

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School Shooting Latacunga Ecuador, one student wounded

elcomercio.com reported (machine translation)…. The Judicial Police and the Prosecutor’s Office investigate the details of the detonation of a firearm within a classroom. The projectile wounded a minor. The incident occurred in an educational establishment in the city of Latacunga today, Wednesday, February 22, 2017. According to the police, the accident happened during the change […]

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Ecuador: 219 people previously reported missing located during elections

eluniverso.com (machine translated) reported during the last two weeks, taking advantage of the electoral process that culminated on Sunday with presidential and legislative elections, the Dinased (National Directorate of Crimes against Life, Violent Deaths, Disappearances, Extortion and Kidnappings) carried out the Reencuentro operation, which Allowed to find 219 people who had been reported as missing, […]

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Runoff Election for President in Ecuador, tense times

nytimes.com Ecuador — Ecuador will hold a runoff election to choose a successor for President Rafael Correa, the country’s electoral commission ruled, in a vote being closely watched around Latin America. The announcement on Wednesday confirmed earlier indications that the governing party candidate, Lenín Moreno, and a conservative former banker, Guillermo Lasso, would face off […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Weak Enforcement of Citing Vehicles without plates (opinion)

eluniverso.com (opinion) (machine translated) Vehicles without license plates public safety risk It is easy to see them in the exclusive lanes of the Metrovía or on fast roads such as the Narcisa de Jesús Highway or the Perimetral road, places where radars are installed to check that the provisions are met Legal and that they […]

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Ecuador: Young Woman Confronts Pervert on Bus (Video)

An important safety and security issue for women in Ecuador is the risk of harassment and aggressive sexual behavior by men when traveling by bus. Below is a video of a young woman on Sunday February 19th, 2017, who boarded a bus from Ballenita to Anconcito. She catches a pervert in the act and confronts […]

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Could it be the end of the Citizen’s Revolution in Ecuador?

Ecuador 2-18-17 Ecuador: The end of the ‘Citizens’ Revolution’? dw.com reported for the first time in ten years the name Rafael Correa will not be on the ballot in this Sunday’s presidential election. The ‘Citizens’ Revolution,’ as Correa calls his administration, could nevertheless go on. INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK Another looming […]

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Los Ríos, Guayas Provinces Alert for Increased Water Flows in rivers due to rains

Inamhi warns increase of flows in Los Ríos and Guayas after the last rains ecuavisa.com reported the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (Inamhi) , warns the danger for several populations of Los Ríos and Guayas by the increase of the flow of the currents, caused by the intense rains of the last days. In […]

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Ecuador: Military emphatically rejects rumors on social media of uprising

vistazo.com (machine translated)- feb. 20,2017 During this morning, pictures and messages from the military circulated on social networks, where they called for a mobilization against alleged electoral fraud. Faced with this, the Armed Forces issued a statement in which they “emphatically” reject such messages. “It is absolutely false that there is an alleged uprising by […]

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Ecuador: Protests outside CNE election facilities in seven provinces

Protests outside CNE facilities in 7 provinces vistazo.com (machine translated) From 17:00 today, February 20, 2017, several citizens self-convoked in Riobamba (Chimborazo), in the avenue Daniel Leon Borja to protest outside the National Electoral Council (CNE) and demand the entity quickly in the delivery of Presidential results. The label to autoconvocarse in networks was #TodosalCNE […]

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Ecuador: uncertainty, tension over election votes

miamiherald.com/By Jim Wyss This Andean nation could face days of uncertainty and tension as election authorities said Sunday’s contentious presidential vote remains too close to call — casting doubt on whether there will be a runoff. The warning came as ruling party candidate Lenín Moreno assured his followers he was on the cusp of winning […]

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Guayaquil Ecuador: General crime down over the election weekend, but three murders recorded

eluniverso.com (machine translated) reported Guayaquil registered a low level of citizen insecurity on the weekend of elections, in terms of common crimes. However, there were three violent deaths in the north and south of the city. “There have been no reported incidents of robberies, thefts or property crimes here at this Unit during the elections. […]

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Ecuador: Man Arrested at Voting Polls for alleged rape of minor in 2014

Eluniverso.com (machine translated) reported Ruddy G., 43, was arrested last Sunday in El Carmen, Manabí, after he exercised his right to vote. He was wanted by the police within an investigation of sexual abuse on a warrant. The crime would have been committed in 2014. The victim was then 11 years old. Within the judicial […]

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Ecuador to wait at least three days to determine if Elections to go second round

eluniverso.com(machine translated) reported because of wielding inconsistencies in electoral records, the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Juan Pablo Pozo, Monday morning called citizens to wait a period of about three days to deliver the final results of Sunday’s elections in section Of the presidential binomial, to determine whether or not there is a […]

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U.S. Expat Attacked on street in Quito Ecuador, hospitalized

This is taken from a post of a facebook page of expats living in Ecuador. There is no indication from the victim’s statement if he was robbed. “From an American friend of mine, who was already previously assaulted when burglars broke into his home in the Mariscal” “Last week I went to DIRECTV on Coruña […]

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Ecuador Election a Nail-Biter, Votes Still Coming in from overseas

reuters.com By Alexandra Ulmer and Alexandra Valencia | QUITO Leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno was within striking distance of winning the first round of Ecuador’s presidential election on Monday, as the Andean country’s electoral body counted ballots late into the night. THINKING OF MOVING TO ECUADOR – THIS IS ONE BOOK THAT IS A MUST […]

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Ecuador Election has International Implications

miamiherald.com/Jim Wyss reported the vote is amplified here because it marks the first time in a decade that President Rafael Correa, a charismatic populist, is not in the running. Instead, his one-time vice president, Moreno, a businessman and advocate for the disabled, is leading the charge. If Moreno wins at least 40 percent of the […]

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Some Common Questions about Visiting the Galapagos Islands Ecuador

travelpulse.com,Manuel Patino/Some of the common questions that we received from people around the globe when they want to come to Galapagos Islands. We hope to help you answer the questions of your customers. Because there are many questions, we split them into three posts. These are the first group of questions: 1. From where can […]

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Salasaca Ecuador: An Ancient People Maintain Traditions

Maintaining traditions in Salasaca of Ecuador’s Andes aljazeera.com/ Here, men and women wear traditional clothes, hold festive rituals, and make handicrafts. Salasaca, Ecuador – Sisters Martina Masaquiza Sailema and Luz Maria Masaquiza Sailema trot towards the outskirts of Mangiua village in Salasaca district, in the Ecuadorian Andes, exchanging a word in Quichua here and there, […]

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Ecuador: Who Will Take Over the Presidency?

Who are the main contenders? bbc.com / With Mr Correa not running again, his governing leftist Alianza PAIS (Country Alliance) party threw its weight behind former vice-president Lenin Moreno. Despite having been a key figure in Mr Correa’s cabinet between 2007-2013, Mr Moreno has sought to differentiate himself from the outgoing leader. Challenged when he […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: U.N. to study impact on life from expat presence

Number of expats living in Cuenca is from between 5,000 and 8,000. cuencahighlife.com …… How is the influx of North American and European residents changing Cuenca? And, what are the steps the city is taking to create a healthy coexistence between the foreigners and local residents? These are questions that the United Nations Development Program […]

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Ecuador Coast: More Flooding Reported in Manabí

CONTINUED FLOODING IN MANY AREAS OF THE COAST – SOME RIVERS OVER FLOWING eltelegrafo.com.ec REPORTED This morning authorities from the Secretariat of Risk Management (SGR) arrived in the area affected by the overflow of the Carrizal river, in the parish La Estancilla, in the Tosagua canton, Manabí, where 200 families are harmed, details the Twitter […]

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Why Ecuador Needs A Change in the Regime after Ten Years (Commentary)

EXCELLENT INSIGHT INTO THE WORKINGS OF ECUADOR This piece is published with permission by an expat of many years experience in Ecuador who has a keen perception as to what goes on above and below the surface in Ecuador. It is highly recommended by Latinamericacurrentevents.com that this article/commentary should be read by any foreigner who […]

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Quito Ecuador: Journalist at Television Station Receives suspicious package, building evacuated

Evacuate Teleamazonas for suspected explosive device elcomercio.com – machine translated Journalists, cameramen and all personnel on the Teleamazonas channel were evacuated to police members to analyze a package sent to journalist Janeth Hinostroza who had cables inside. Police personnel, specialized in explosives, went to Teleamazonas to analyze the package that was sent to the journalist […]

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Quito Ecuador: Post Office Evacuated in north of city, BOMB THREAT

Isabel Alarcón (I) The morning of this Thursday, February 16, 2017, a bomb threat was registered at the Correos del Ecuador facility, located on United Nations and Japan Avenue, in the north of Quito . The alleged explosive device would be located in the parking lot of the place. At the moment are the specialized […]

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Ecuador: Head of National Assembly received lethal explosive device in mail

telesurtv.net reporte: SURVIVES ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT Gabriela Rivadeneira has been sent an explosive device. Gabriela Rivadeneira, the head of the Ecuadorean National Assembly, announced Wednesday that she was sent a lethal explosive device in the mail. “Today I received in my office an envelope addressed to me with a CD that turned out to be a […]

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Colombia: Six Ecuadorians detained with 1.5 tons cocaine, allegedly linked to dissidents from FARC

Six Ecuadorians detained in southern Colombia with 1.5 tons of cocaine eluniverso.com reported Colombian agents seized 1.5 tons of cocaine and arrested six Ecuadorians allegedly linked to dissidents from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country’s defense minister said Wednesday. THINKING OF MOVING TO ECUADOR – THIS IS ONE BOOK THAT IS A […]

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Thailand: Woman from Ecuador behaving strangely, leads to 2.35 kg of cocaine disguised as beauty cream

Thai Authorities Seize Cocaine Disguised As Beauty Creams, With Links To Russian Mob By Mohd Haikal Mohd Isa BANGKOK, Feb 14 (Bernama) — A woman from Ecuador at the Suvarnabhumi Airport became suspicious of an Ecuadorian woman behaving strangely. Narcotics police would then seize 2.35 kg of cocaine that was disguised as beauty cream products. […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Intense Rain, Lighting, thunder, floods

ELUNIVERSO.COM reported Guayaquil was hit hard this afternoon with heavy rain. Lightning and thunder was also present with some parts of the day with bright sun. There was flooding reported in the streets. Read Article THINKING OF MOVING TO ECUADOR – THIS IS ONE BOOK THAT IS A MUST READ

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Ecuador: 16 of 18 defendants guilty in Petroecuador bribery,corruption case

elcomercio.com reported that a criminal court found 16 of 18 defendants in the Petroecuador bribery, corruption scandal guilty. Ten of the defendants were sentenced to five years in prison. They include former officials Carlos Pareja Yannuzzelli, Álex Bravo, Paquita de Mora and Arturo Escobar. The ten must pay $25 million in reparations. In addition six […]

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Ecuador: Italian Expat Meets Tragic Death From Injuries Sustained While Swimming

IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS, TWO ITALIAN EXPATS DEAD FROM UNNATURAL CAUSES Manlio Grazzani age 68, a popular and athletic expat from Italy living in Salinas Ecuador met a tragic death while swimming earlier this month at Chipipe beach in Salinas Ecuador. According to reports from Super Peninsular his corpse was found on the beach […]

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Weather Ecuador: Increased intensity of rains continuing into early March 17′

Weather forecast- increasing intensity this week continuing into early March ELUNIVERSO.COM REPORTED: The National Committee for the Regional Study of the El Niño Phenomenon, after a meeting held on Monday, estimated that there is currently a “bad weather phase” in which moderate to strong precipitation is accompanied by thunderstorms in much of the region Coast […]

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