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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 manage to deceive with the absence of plates, which prevents their identification.

The rule indicates that vehicles can not leave the dealerships without the corresponding plates, so there is no excuse. The explanation is undoubtedly that those who drive them take the plates, and it is not risky to suppose that they do not to be identified if they break the law, putting at risk their lives and others.

The control must be permanent and the fines, applied without excuses, as the consequences of disrespect to the law can be very serious.

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Citizens must demand that members of the Municipal Transit Authority do their duty, but we must comply with ours. Without such cooperation there will be no orderly traffic in the city and some tragedies could occur. Read Article

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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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Ecuador Election Primer for 2017, Biggest Problems Facing Country

26% Percent of Ecuadorans who say the country is on the right track. 69% Percent of Ecuadorans who say the country needs “important” changes, while another 20% say it needs “gradual” change. What’s being voted on as-coa.org/Holly K. Sonneland / On February 19, Ecuadorans head to the polls for general elections to choose the president […]

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Ecuador officials connected in corruption investigation entangled with Australian firm

couriermail.com.au reported a corruption investigation entangling Brisbane-based engineering outfit Cardno reached the top levels of government in Ecuador, according to leaked legal documents. Payments of more than $US1.5 million ($A1.95 million) were alleged. The documents further detailed a secret code and allegations of payoffs to high-ranking officials. THINKING OF MOVING TO ECUADOR – THIS IS […]

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Ecuador’s Success as a leftist government (opinion)

It doesn’t fit with neoliberal orthodoxy, but President Rafael Correa has made remarkable progress. Will the next government sustain it? By Mark Weisbrot (Opinion) thenation.com  In a shift supported and welcomed in Washington, Latin America has been moving to the right in the last year or so. Three of South America’s largest economies—Brazil, Argentina, […]

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Ecuador: Criminal Assailants of Armored Cash Vehicles better armed than guards, police

vía Quito – Lago Agrio extremely vulnerable to attack on armored trucks carrying cash Assailants Using AK 47′s, sub-machine guns, dynamite, military style weapons Attacks against armored trucks are well thought out and sophisticated in nature. Attacks similar to some assaults in Colombia and Peru Police at disadvantage Javier Ortega. Editor/elcomercio.com (machine translated) The Police […]

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Ecuador: President’s brother claims Odebrecht helped finance election

RCNRADIO.com (MACHINE TRANSLATED) reported After Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa will anticipate that the opposition had prepared a ” bomb “, denouncing that the Brazilian company Odebrecht financed his election, his brother Fabricio said that the company helped in the campaign and even offered a meeting later Of the triumph, to clean up the contracts. ” […]

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Indigenous Group Claim governement of Ecuador allocating territory for large-scale mining

Rafael Correa: cease your violent attacks on Ecuador’s Shuar Arutam People! Governing Council of the Shuar Arutam People In law, the Shuar Arutam People of Ecuador’s Amazon control their ancestral forests. But the government has allocated more than 38% of their territory to large-scale mining, and a gigantic hydroelectric dam is about to be built. […]

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Ecuador’s Presidential Election Looms in Ecuador, Indigenous Movement Takes Center Stage

remezcla.com/Brayan Vázquez wrote Gabriela Garces is 17, and over the past four years she has watched as the land of her ancestors transformed into an oil drilling battleground between her people and the state. The homes of her community near Puyo, Ecuador’s southeast Amazon, have been evacuated and destroyed; their leaders persecuted and incarcerated. “The […]

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Samanes, Ecuador: Interprovincial bus assaulted by armed gunmen and gunwomen

Two Women Detained in holdup. Assault happened at 2:00 AM/ On Route from Guayaquil to Chone / No Injuries/Tried to Escape through the sewer/flood pipelines. eluniverso.com (Machine Translated) Three men and two women who were aboard the Reina del Camino interprovincial transport bus stormed yesterday morning to the passengers of the vehicle while driving along […]

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Ecuador: Newspaper victim of hacked Twitter accounts

eldiario.ec reported that Diario El Comercio (newspaper) reported that two of its accounts on the social network Twitter were hacked. The announcement was made by the media through the same social network, last night, February 12, 2017. The national newspaper indicated that the accounts violated were from the magazine Líderes and Deportes de El Comercio. […]

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Skymet forecasts El Niño growing

deccanchronicle.com Hyderabad: After a normal monsoon in 2016, Skymet Weather Services, a private forecasting service, says the El Niño could influence the 2017 monsoon. Director General of the Indian Meteorological Department Dr K.J. Ramesh, however, said it was too early to make predictions for the 2017 monsoon. The IMD does so only in the first […]

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Ecuador: Group of Cuban Doctors ask for end of xenophobia and end to medical missions

martinoticias.commartinoticias.com / In an open letter to the opposition presidential candidates, the Cuban X Movement candidates called for the closure of the agreements signed by the current president Rafael Correa and Raúl Castro. The X-Movement Cuba (MXC), which groups health professionals born on the island and based in Ecuador, asked candidates opposed to the government […]

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Ecuador: Prosecutor opens up case in apparent gas poisoning event shrimp packing company

eluniverso.com reported a total of 62 people were treated at Santa Teresita hospitals in the Santa Rosa district, Arenillas hospital, IESS hospital and Teófilo Dávila de Machala. These people would have inhaled some kind of gas while doing their work in a shrimp packing company in Puerto Jelí, canton Santa Rosa, last Friday. According to […]

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Afro-Ecuadorean challenges in upcoming Presidential Elections in Ecuador

telesurtv.net reported Afro-Ecuadoreans have achieved unprecedented gains under President Correa but political participation and education are crucial to end structural racism. As Ecuador prepares for its presidential and parliamentary elections, the Afro-Ecuadorean community braces for the challenges ahead while recognizing the gains that have been made by outgoing President Rafael Correa and his Alianza Pais […]

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Ecuador: President to send reform banning use of drugs in public spaces

ambito.com reported Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa announced that he will send a reform to the National Assembly (Parliament) to ban drug use on public roads , and stressed that this impediment should have already been applied to municipalities, just as they do With alcohol intake. “Drug use is not a judicial problem ,” Correa said […]

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Ecuador: Grim Reaper’s lead singer released from hospital after amputation

loudwire.com reported there’s good news for Grim Reaper vocalist Steve Grimmett, as the singer has been released from a hospital in Ecuador after recently having his leg amputated to combat an aggressive infection. Grimmett spent nearly a month in the hospital, and he’s now checked in with fans to let them know he’ll be returning […]

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Four things to be cautious of if buying real estate in Ecuador

Things To Be Aware Of in purchasing real estate in Ecuador Sara Chaca/gringotree.com Buying a property in Ecuador, if you are really in love with one, can in fact be a WONDERFUL idea, so long as you are aware of the possible pitfalls. Firstly, unlike in places such as the US, Canada, Europe and Australia, […]

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Ecuador: Bank Inside Ministry of Foreign Affair’s Passport Office Robbed

ASSAILANTS STORMED THE BANK, HIGHLY ARMED, PASSED THEMSELVES OFF AS MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIR’S EMPLOYEES, NEARLY 50,000 US DOLLARS STOLEN eluniverso.com reported that shortly before the amounts are collected by a armored vehicle and near the closing hour of a BanEcuador branch windows in the interior of Guayaquil Zonal Government, between five to eight criminals […]

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Salinas Ecuador: Canadian expats file criminal complaint against U.S. expat for theft

U.S. expat allegedly steals expensive construction equipment from Canadian expats. facebook.com/SuperPeninsular reported Eldo Concari an attorney for Canadian expats in Ecuador has filed criminal charges with the prosecutors office in Salinas. The Canadians allege an expat from the U.S. living in Ecuador was left in charge of some expensive construction equipment and stole said equipment. […]

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Real Estate in Ecuador: An Analysis for the Expat (abundant living ecuador)

Real Estate In Ecuador: an Overview January 10, 2017 Darnell Dunn – Managing Partner/ABUNDANT LIVING ECUADOR Summary We are often asked what is needed for foreigners buying real estate in Ecuador. In some ways it is a very straightforward process, in some ways less so. First and foremost, outside of a simple and easy to […]

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Monjas Quito Ecuador: Police find arsenal of weapons on domestic violence call

Rifles, pistols and ammunition were found in Monjas Former Military member had no permission for weapons lahora.com.ec Thursday, February 9, 2017 The urban service police went to the Monjas sector to deal with alleged domestic violence and found an arsenal of weapons. The police of urban service went to the sector of Monjas, center of […]

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El Salvador: Television personality accused of drug trafficking with Ecuador connection

Salvadoran speaker traffics drugs from Ecuador eluniverso.com/AP (machine translated) The Salvadoran Public Prosecutor’s Office yesterday accused Pamela Posada, a 26-year-old publicist and television presenter, of conspiring for international drug trafficking. Along with Posada, another 28 people identified as belonging to an international drug trafficking network linked to the Sinaloa Mexican cartel were arrested during an […]

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Ecuador: Alvaro Noboa promises a parliamentary coup if…..

telesurtv.net reported Five-time failed presidential candidate Alvaro Noboa promises a parliamentary coup if his slate wins enough seats in the national assembly. In a rambling statement posted on his campaign’s Facebook page on Monday, Ecuador’s richest man and banana magnate Alvaro Noboa promised a parliamentary coup if his slate wins enough seats in the upcoming […]

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Conoco Phillips wins $380 million dollar judgment against Ecuador

seekingalpha.com/By: Carl Surran, SA News Editor A ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) subsidiary wins a $380M judgment against Ecuador by a World Bank panel for the unlawful 2009 seizure of rights the company held to oil and gas land in the Amazon rainforest. Ecuador had said that the consortium abandoned the area illegally in a dispute over taxes, […]

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Alpacas Being Used To Help Secure Water Supply for Quito Ecuador

(Thomson Reuters Foundation)DAILYMAIL.CO.UK – High on Ecuador’s Andean plains, the Comuna Espejo co-operative is counting on a recent delivery of 20 woolly alpacas to keep its moist grasslands in better shape than the sheep that normally graze there – and in turn help secure water supplies to the nearby capital city of Quito. “Little by […]

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Fileless Computer Attacks Seen in Ecuador, Hard to Detect

The attacks used Windows utilities and open-source tools instead of easily detectable malware programs cio.com/By Lucian Constantin reported: Using its sensor network, Kaspersky found similar PowerShell scripts inside the registry of computers from around 100 other enterprise networks worldwide. The U.S., France, Ecuador, Kenya and the U.K. are the countries with the largest number of […]

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Guayaquil Ecuador, other coastal areas increased numbers of mosquitoes

Mosquitoes ‘more than in other years’ eluniverso.com reported (machine translated)….They hum in the ears, they lie on their arms, they stick on the legs of those who do not wear pants. Pican. They are stuck to the walls or scuffed in the rooms. They are in downtown areas, in the urbanizations of the road to […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Nearly 500 year old street reopens after being closed for 50 years

SPEAK LIKE AN ECUADORIAN – READ THE BOOK – SPANISH SLANG ECUADOR eltelegrafo.com.ec reported the small artery is located in the historical center. There are still pending work to be done by the Municipality of the city. Regional Writing South The reopening of Santa Ana Street in Cuenca was not attended by the municipal authorities. […]

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Ecuador: 102 national police fired for disciplinary acts in 2016

eltelegrafo.com.ec reported in 2016, the Ministry of the Interior separated 102 gendarmes from the institution for in disciplinary acts. In less than two months, there are three detainees. Writing Justice Police Néstor Leonardo GA, 34, was detained – before dawn on Sunday – after allegedly stealing a cellphone and a charger from a home, where […]

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Cayambe, Ecuador: Man detained with 1,700 capsules of heroin

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 lahora.com.ec reported man detained for transporting 1,700 capsules of heroin, in Cayambe, Manolo J. was yesterday with an order of preventive custody for the alleged crime of drug trafficking. In a hearing of qualification of flagrancy, developed in the Judicial Criminal Unit of Cayambe, the prosecutor Jose Cevallos reported that last […]

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Quitumbe Ecuador: Increase in assaults robberies by assailants on motorcycles

South of Quito, some assailants are using fake pistols and knives in their assaults. Assailants often work in a group of two individuals on a motorcycle. They often use fake or tamptered vehicle plates to throw off authorities. The constant robbery of people registered in Quitumbe forced the police of that jurisdiction to change the […]

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Ecuador’s new govt needs to reach trade agreements with U.S. to benefit country

QUITO (Sputnik) -sputniknews.com The new government of Ecuador elected in the elections on February 19 will have the character necessary to reach trade agreements with the US that are positive for the country, said the president of the Chamber of Industries of Guayaquil , Caterina Costa. “I am very positive, I believe that with the […]

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Ecuador: Winter Season, Rains affects more than 700 homes across country

RAINS ALSO IMPACT AT LEAST 15 ROUTES ACROSS COUNTRY Eluniverso.com reported (machine translated) From January 1 to Monday, the winter season has affected more than 700 homes in different provinces of the country, according to reports from the Department of Risk Management. The latest casualties have been reported in El Empalme, Guayas, where three homes […]

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Ecuador: Basic family basket of goods for January 2017 is $701.93

eluniverso.com(machine translated) The basic family basket was calculated in January 2017 at $ 701.93. This was reported yesterday by the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses, in its monthly report. According to the institution, monthly family income (which takes into account that the family receives income equivalent to the basic salary multiplied by 1.6 recipients) […]

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Guayaquil Ecuador: Brawl at Soccer Match leaves 40 fans injured

thesun.co.ukBARCELONA saw their match abandoned yesterday after violence in the stands left 40 fans injured in Ecuador. A fight broke out after 11 minutes between different factions of the club’s ultras, Sur Oscura, which Ecuador’s Ministry of Communication says left seven supporters with serious injuries. The national champions, whose badge looks strikingly similar to that […]

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Ecuador: Chinese Vehicle gains market share

(XinhuaNET.COM) reported: — A Chinese car brand is gaining market shares in Ecuador, the daily El Comercio reported on Sunday. Great Wall, China’s largest SUV manufacturer, went up from the eighth place in 2015 to the fifth last year in the list of the top 10 best-selling brands in Ecuador. Great Wall’s bestseller was the […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Slower paced life, reduced costs for one expat couple

internationalliving.com/sandra dodge – When my husband Michael reached 57 he decided he wanted to retire by the age of 60. While he loved his job, being the sole IT person for an engineering firm with offices in various locations around the country was stressful. I couldn’t really argue with that, since after working as an […]

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Iran, Ecuador exploring expanding agricultural ties

In a meeting between Ecuador’s Ambassador to Tehran Germán Alejandro Ortega Almeida and the country’s Commercial Attaché in Iran Guido Zambrano with officials from Iranian Agriculture Ministry including Hooman Fathi, the general director of Bureau of International Affairs and Specialized Organizations, and Changiz Esfandiari, the general director of Agricultural Industries Office, proper grounds for enhancement […]

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Pascuales Ecuador: Some victims of Express Kidnappings being released near bus station

Abandon victims of highway robbery Terminal Terrestre-Pascuales eluniverso.com reported the Terminal Terrestre-Pascuales highway has become the last stop in cases of express abduction that have been committed in Guayaquil. Two weeks ago, a driver who was intercepted by motorcyclists was abandoned, handcuffed, near an Interagua pumping station. The guys took the car. The victim of […]

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Guayaquil Ecuador: Heavy Rains, Flooding

eluniverso.com reported Friday night streets and flooded and congested avenues left the heavy rain that fell the night in the main port. The situation registered in social networks, where citizens posted the news in their sectors. While the Municipality of Guayaquil asked the drivers to circulate with caution for certain avenues, such as the Kennedy, […]

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Ecuador: Congressional Candidate Physically Attacked, hospitalized

panampost.com reported a major congressional candidate was hospitalized this week after a confrontation with two unidentified figures. Enrique Ayala Mora, a congressional representative candidate for the Imbabura province with the Unidad Popular party, is under medical observation following an aggressive encounter with two unidentified attackers. https://www.amazon.com/Spanish-Slang-Ecuador-Nicholas-Crowder-ebook/dp/B00VM2KL6I/ref=pd_sim_351_4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=39FW1P4PVY94W5H8NDFH The attack against the 66-year-old politician reportedly took place […]

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Ecuador could reap bonanza in bonds if opposition wins

Dion Rabouin/reuters – “Ecuador has the potential to be a breakout story depending on how the elections go,” said Arif Joshi, emerging markets debt portfolio manager at Lazard Asset Management, who said Ecuador was one of his top picks for 2017. “If the opposition wins you will likely see the same type of spread compression […]

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Ecuador: Former Oil Minister asks for Clemency

Ecuador: Ex-Minister Admits to Corruption, Asks Correa for Clemency telesurtv.net reported Ecuador’s leader released emails from the former-minister-turned-fugitive where the latter acknowledges his “mistakes.” Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa released emails Friday where the country’s former oil minister admits to being involved in a corruption scandal involving the state oil firm, and subsequently asked the president […]

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Ecuador in final stretch to the elections, leaked videos hurts Alianza Pais party

The OPEC nation of Ecuador is seen as third-most corrupt in South America, ahead of only Venezuela and Paraguay, in Transparency International’s latest annual ranking of corruption perceptions worldwide. fox news/ap In one of the videos, Oil Minister Carlos Pareja is seen taking a lie detector test in which he affirms all decisions at Petroecuador […]

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Ecuador: 16 percent of deaths occur from cancer, number of cases increase

IN THE LAST THREE DECADES, NUMBER OF CANCER CASES TRIPLE lahora.com.ec reported About 16% of all deaths in Ecuador occur from cancer. According to the most recent data in 2015, 10,000 people died. This disease is the second leading cause of death behind cardiovascular disease, according to Patricia Cueva, director of Solca’s national tumors registry. […]

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U.S. Expat in Cuenca Ecuador Arrested for Attempted Murder in U.S., extradited

Correction: Latinamericacurrentevents.com originally titled this aggregated article as the expat was arrested for murder. That is incorrect according to the article. The expat was detained on attempted murder in the first degree as well as other charges. Suspect used several aliases, was well-known in the U.S. expats communities in Cuenca as well as on the […]

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Ecuador: More Bus Crashes Leave Dead and Injured

Bus crashes leave more victims in Ecuador Quevedo Eluniverso.com reported two roads of Los Ríos were stained this Thursday with blood and again in accidents involving transportation buses. One of the incidents was reported on the Babahoyo-Montalvo road between a unit of the Citam cooperative and a light truck. As a result of the impact, […]

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Manta, Montecristi, Portoviejo Ecuador: Heavy rains floods houses, bridge collapses

Flooded houses and bridge collapsed by heavy rain in Manabí Neptalí Palma/eluniverso.com Manta-Montecristi-Portoviejo The barking of his dog alerted María Flores. It was almost 01:00 this Thursday and the water was already at the height of the mattress of his bed. Had it not been for her pet, she believes her fate would have been […]

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Montañita, Ecuador: Enchanced Police Intervention to Combat Insecurity

INCREASED POLICE INTERVENTION IN MONTANITA/WILL BE REVIEWED IN SIX-MONTHS 0ecuavisa.com reported this Thursday, February 2, 2017 begins in Montañita the intervention prepared by the authorities in security, mainly for the subject of micro-traffic, robberies and other crimes that have been registered in the resort of the province of Santa Elena. It happens a year after […]

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The Challenges of Death in Ecuador for Expats, Survivors

Dodie Schadlich/gringotree.com/ We have been in Ecuador long enough to know that the only thing that is consistent here is the inconsistency in practically everything a person can experience. My recent ordeal involved death and dying on the coast of Ecuador. I am sure there are others who have dealt with their own death and […]

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Ecuador: Cost of Living surpasses many families monthly income

The deficit per family reaches 143.81 dollars. The testimonies confirm it. Food is the main expense. Lucía Gámez is the mother of two teenagers. She and her husband work and family income reaches $ 700 a month. “Only in food spending an average of 160 dollars a week, a year ago spent 130. Meats of […]

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Ecuador: Ten Cities to Explore in the Emerald of the Andes

Chloe Hay/THECULTURETRIP.COM Quito The capital city of this country of a million landscapes, Quito is situated at 2850 meters above sea level in the central north of Ecuador. With a population exceeding 1.6 million and a history rich in Incan heritage, Quito has the best of both the modern and the traditional worlds. Rich in […]

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San Antonio de Ibarra Ecuador: Small Hamlet Dedicated to Wood Carvings

eltelegrafo.com.ec reported: San Antonio de Ibarra is a small hamlet located just west of Ibarra in Imbabura. The Province is well known for its wood carvings and furniture making. It is best known for their religious carvings and there are as many as a thousand artisans. Also, there are three goldsmith shops in San Antonio. […]

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El Pedregal Ecuador close to Quito: Sweeping Landscapes for those searching tranquility

El Pedregal is located 52 kilometers from Quito, in the foothills of the Rumiñahui Volcano. This community has received recommendations from international media outlets including. Hacienda El Porvenir, Santa Rita and El Tambo formed a tourist group called Tierra del Volcán which originated in 1999 and employs people from nearby communities including Güitig (famed for […]

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Puerto Limón, Ecuador: Montuvio Traditions Live On

Maria Victoria Espinosa Editor (F- Intercultural Content) Elcomercio.com Puerto Limón still retains the traditions of its Manabi ancestors. This rural parish of Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas was founded more than 60 years ago by montuvios de Chone, Santa Ana, Olmedo, Flavio Alfaro, Montecristi and Portoviejo. Asisglo de la Cruz arrived in the parish 60 […]

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Quito Ecuador: One of most severe winter seasons in recent memory

extra.ecThis has been one of the most severe winters in recent years. This was stated by Mayor Mauricio Rodas , after announcing the number of emergencies that have been reported from October 2016 to January 2017: 172. Especially because of the heavy rains that fell in recent days, whose major affects were recorded in the […]

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Feb. 1, 2017 New Rules for Credit, Debit Card Issuers in Ecuador

cisepp.com (machine translated)reported starting today, new rules apply for the use of credit, debit and payment cards (bonds), stipulated in resolution 310-2016-F of the Monetary and Financial Policy and Regulation Board issued on December 8, 2016 The standard regulates cards issued and / or operated by financial institutions under the control of the Superintendency of […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Robbers targeting drivers while in traffic when exiting Santa Ana tunnel

eluniverso.com reported the robberies in the midst of intense traffic were presented again last Monday night with drivers leaving the tunnel taking Pedro Menendez Avenue. That day, in addition, the congestion was intensified by the intense rain of the night and the damage in a car. At the end of last year, the manager of […]

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Ecuador: Three Weather Anomalies Contributing to Increased Rains

eluniverso.com reported the intense rains that affected in the last hours (mainly Monday) to several cities of the country, like Salinas, Quito, Quevedo and Guayaquil, have been given by three atmospheric systems, according to the experts. The first is the so-called intertropical convergence zone. This is a strip of low pressure or areas with bad […]

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Ecuador: More than half of violent crimes are acts of gender violence

globalvoices.org /In Ecuador today, more than half of all violent crimes committed nationally are acts of gender violence. According to the government, there were 80 femicides recorded in 2016. In the first four days of 2017, police recorded one femicide every 32 hours. The activists say they want to “break the silence.” According to the […]

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Manabi Ecuador: Argument over changing music at party results in stabbing death

eldiario.ec(machine translated) The tragic event was registered at the site San Pablo de Rio de Oro, El Carmen, yesterday at approximately 05h00, reports the agents. The relatives of the victim told the police that the crime was raised in the house of Patricia Romero, mother of the victim, when a dance was taking place. Relatives […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Theft of Water Meters Increases

Increases in theft of water meters elmercurio.com.ec reported in 60% in relation to the previous year, it increased in the Municipal Company of Telecommunications, Drinking Water, Sewage and Sanitation (ETAPA EP) the citizens’ complaints for the theft of drinking water meters. In the year 2016, an average of three to four complaints per month were […]

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5.5 magnitude earthquake shakes northwest Ecuador, felt in Quito

M 5.5 – 26km S of Propicia, Ecuador 2017-01-31 14:22:40 UTC 0.698°N 79.673°W 21.4 km depth revistapuntodevista.com.mx/ An earthquake measuring 5.5 degrees Richter rocked the northern coast of Ecuador on Tuesday and felt strongly in the country’s capital, where many abandoned high-rise buildings and took to the streets, but no injuries or injuries were reported. […]

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President Correa says Ecuador shining example of how to treat foreigners

euractiv.com/ By José Manuel Sanz Mingote | euroefe.es | Translated By Samuel Morgan The head of state and government explained that “it’s the same story in Ecuador. We host the most refugees of anyone in Latin America, due to the Colombian conflict, and we are an example to the rest of the world”. “While elsewhere […]

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U.S. Real Estate Investor lives off of passive income, moves to Ecuador for a year

businessinsider.com reported it’s not uncommon to dream of escaping work for a while to immerse yourself in the culture of a far-off country. For Chad Carson, a 37-year-old who lives entirely off passive rental income, that’s reality. On a recent episode of the Mad Fientist podcast, Carson, who recently moved to Ecuador with his wife […]

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Rain Slams Salinas Ecuador, many businesses closed

Heavy rain flooded streets and forced closure of business in Salinas Salinas In a river became the second avenue and the streets next to the malecón of Salinas, after the heavy rain registered yesterday in the Peninsula and that lasted several hours. The water came a little above the knees in that sector and forced […]

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Guayas Province Ecuador: 1 – 8 cases a day reported of missing persons

Most cases of missing individuals are adolescents – eluniverso.com reported…Margarita, André, Josué, Juana, Genesis are names of people who were reported missing last week at the Flagrant Unit of the Guayas Public Prosecutor’s Office in the Albán Borja Mall, located in northern Guayaquil. There are four prosecutors in the Administrative Actions Unit, which is the […]

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Ecuador: President’s Aircraft Makes Mysterious Flight to Quatar

263/5000 Published on Jan 30, 2017 Hispano Post Emilio Palacio reported Through a web page that monitors airspace, Palacio investigates where one of the Ecuadorian presidential aircraft is located. It verifies that the ship flew to a tax haven (Quatar) without having been informed the reason of the trip. SOURCE – Hispano Post INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED […]

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Ecuador: monkeys, trees, chocolate and conservation

NPR.org/wutc.org reported Mika Peck, a conservation ecologist at England’s University of Sussex, was frustrated. He’d been researching and publishing papers for years on the near-extinction of the Ecuadoran brown-headed spider monkey, and not much was happening to change the primate’s extremely threatened status. Not much, that is, until he started connecting the monkeys to gourmet […]

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Ecuador: Bus travelling from Cuenca to Guayaquil Assaulted by gunmen

One of the assailants detained / Assault took place in Cascajal / Bus Compnay Express Sucre NO SECURITY CAMERAS ON BOARD eluniiverso.com reported police recovered wallets, suitcases, cell phones, perfumes, among other belongings of passengers of a bus of the cooperative Express Sucre, that were assaulted after 23:00 of Saturday 28, after two assailants in […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Nine Arrested linked to two robberies of businesses

9 arrested in Cuenca allegedly linked to two robberies Cuenca Ecuador eluniverso.com reported nine people allegedly linked to two robberies were arrested in an operation in Cuenca. One of the premises assaulted is a business of chickens, and the other a pharmacy located in the avenue of the Americas. The arrests were recorded with the […]

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Illinizas Volcanoes Ecuador: Four Lost Hikers Found Safe

Four people remained lost for several hours Sunday afternoon after losing the trail in their ascent to the Illinizas. On Sunday, at 17:01, a call was received alerting four people lost in the ecological reserve of Los Illinizas via Chaupi, province of Cotopaxi, reported the 911 Ambato ECU. Apparently, the weather conditions did not allow […]

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Ecuador’s President calls for strong unity in Latin America against Trump

President Rafael Correa said the region needs to stand together to fight discrimination and human rights violations. telesurtv.net reported Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said on Monday that Latin America needs to respond with a strong front and united speech against the anti-immigration measures of U.S. President Donald Trump. Correa said there needs to be “a […]

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