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Ecuador: Stricter Controls for Electronic Items and Hand Luggage on flights to U.S.

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Controls for passengers and their hand luggage and electronic devices have intensified since July 19, 2017, on flights to the United States . The goal is to comply with the provision issued last June by the Transportation Security Administration ( TSA ). According to TSA information, people will not be stripped of their devices like tablets, cell phones, computers ; But they will not be able to board their flights until the review and inspection process is completed. The provision, which comes into effect today, will cover all airlines, including American airlines such as American Airlines , Delta , among others. The Transportation Security Administration has ordered all airlines to conduct more detailed and continuous safety inspections in boarding rooms and gates. The intention is to raise the level of security in flights to the United States and in this way to avoid possible acts of unlawful interference and / or terrorism . In the case of Ecuador, airlines Avianca and Latam ratified the application of these provisions as of today, in their direct flights or connections .

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According to a statement from the company Latam, to avoid delays in review processes, the company requests passengers traveling to that nation to arrive at the airports of Quito and Guayaquil with three hours in advance . In addition, they are presented at the boarding gate according to the time stipulated in your ticket . The idea is to avoid delays, inconveniences and comply with the schedules established for travel . Likewise, in the information issued by the airline Avianca , it was indicated that compliance with these regulations is mandatory. For this reason, he asked travelers to come forward in good time. Avianca also stressed that passengers who do not allow the inspection of their electronic equipment will not be able to take them with them on the flight to the different American cities. This Colombian company recalled that these additional measures apply to all flights to the United States from different airports in the world. In the case of Ecuador, it will be used for travel from the international airports Mariscal Sucre in Quito and José Joaquín de Olmedo in Guayaquil and through connections such as El Salvador, Lima, Bogotá , among others. According to information from the Transportation Security Administration, today, the ban on carrying electronic devices in cabin only applies to 10 airports in the world . They are the hubs of Queen Alia, Cairo, Ataturk, King Abdul-Aziz and King Khalid . Also, the airports of Kuwait, Mohammed V, Hamad, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The biggest controls on travel to the USA Are applied in approximately 280 airports worldwide and are executed by 180 airlines, which meet a daily average of 2,100 trips and carry about 325,000 passengers during a day.

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Ecuador: Study shows Green Constitution Didn’t Stop Expansion of Oil or Mining under Correa’s leadership

Correa ALSO OPENED ECUADOR UP TO MONSANTO FOR TRANSGENIC SEEDS AND CROPS mongabay.com / Daniela Aguilar – Although a landmark was marked as the rise of the Rights of Nature in the Magna Carta, experts agree that the Green Constitution did not prevent the expansion of the oil border and the establishment of megaminería in […]

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Ecuador halts construction of border wall with Peru

panampost.com/elena toledo – The Ecuadorian government informed Peru of its decision to halt the construction of a border wall that had strained diplomatic relations between the two countries. Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa made the announcement on the decision to stop the controversial construction project during her visit to Peru. “Ecuador‘s Foreign Ministry confirms […]

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Ecuador producing, selling rare frogs to keep them from poachers

trtworld.com / Ecuador firms sell rare frogs to save them from poachers To curb the lucrative illegal trade of amphibians captured in the wild, Ecuador is promoting an “ethical” bio trade of rare, colorful frogs and toads for the global pet market. Poachers in Ecuador have long known the hefty prices their country’s rare frogs […]

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Ecuador to increase oil output, ignore quota limits by OPEC

theguardian.com reported – Ecuador risks Opec split by increasing oil output Ecuador has become the first country to publicly admit it will not meet Opec’s production curbs, saying it needs to pump more oil to address its fiscal deficit. The South American country’s promised cut of 26,000 barrels of oil a day is a tiny […]

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Ecuador: Bus Overturns, catches fire, passengers trapped in inferno

elcomercio.com reported a bus crashed at kilometer 30 of the Alóag – Santo Domingo road on Friday night July 14, 2017. The exact number of people injured in the incident is unknown; The removal of the victims trapped in the means of transport is currently underway, ECU 911 reported. The emergency coordination center received a […]

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U.S. expat arrested in Ecuador for IRS charges, established gofundme account

In January of 2017, former U.S. expat in Ecuador, Daryl Giesking established a gofund.com page attempting to raise $50,000. On July 13, 2017, Daryl Giesking was sentence to 2.5 years in Federal prison for submitting fraudulent income tax returns. He had hired an enrolled IRS agent in 2008, to prepare his 2007 taxes. He received […]

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Colorado Man Arrested in Ecuador for Income Tax Refund Scheme, Sentenced to Prison

Justice.gov – Sought More than $1 Million in Bogus Refunds; Funds Received Spent on Precious Metals and Coins, a Truck, Jewelry and Luxury Travel A Loveland, Colorado businessman, who owned a delicatessen franchise in Fort Collins, Colorado, was sentenced to serve 24 months in prison today for conspiring to file fraudulent claims for tax refunds, […]

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Ecuador: Shaman to be sentenced to Prison Term in Death of U.S. citizen, during Ayahuasca Ceremony

SHAMAN MIGUEL CHIRIAP RECEIVES SHORT PRISON TERM – GUILTY OF HOMICIDE FOR PROFESSIONAL MALPRACTICE IN THE DEATH OF AMERICAN LESLIE ALLISON DURING AYAHUASCA CEREMONY – PROSECUTOR APPEALING DECISION ON BEHALF OF VICTIM’S FATHER – COURT APPEARS TO HAVE MODIFIED CHARGES AGAINST MIGUEL CHIRIAP PROVIDING LESS TIME IN PRISON Leslie Allison from the United States died […]

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Ecuador: Outlook for 4G Broadband Networks

businesswire.com/ The report “Ecuador: Fiber Network Deployments Coupled with Investments in 4G Network Expansion to Support Telecom Growth” provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in Ecuador today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2021. Broadband lines will grow moderately during 2016-2021, with the penetration of population to increase from 10.3% in […]

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Peru Recalls Ambassador from Ecuador in Row over Border Wall

voanews.com Peru has recalled its ambassador to Ecuador after Quito refused to stop building a wall along a canal separating the two, Peru’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said on Monday as both countries expressed concern over flood risks. Peru said construction of the concrete wall, part of an urban revival project, violates a peace treaty signed […]

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Galapagos Islands, Ecuador: After three years no resolution in the death of U.S. expat

Valerie de la Valdene, a world-class underwater photographer, died in the Galapagos in 2014. Authorities ruled it a suicide, but friends and family believe there’s more to the story. By Jim Wyss (Miami Herald) It has been three years since Valerie de la Valdene, a 47-year-old Palm Beach native and underwater film-maker, met an ugly […]

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Members of Sinaloa Cartel Detained in Cocaine Distribution Operation in Ecuador

ecuavisa.com/Machine Translated – In the operation denominated Sinaloa, authorities dismantled an extension of a Mexican cartel composed by a Colombian and 11 Mexicans. After the raids, carried out in various sectors of the province of Pichincha, 101 kilos of cocaine were seized, which narcos hid in cocoa seeds and then sent to North American markets. […]

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Cuenca, Ecuador City Buses Security Cameras Not Broadcasting in Real Time

eltiempo.com.ec reported the urban transport system of Cuenca, by operation topics, have a closed circuit recording, not broadcast in real time, by cost, which records for 15 days without interruption. This system was implemented to control evasion in the payment of fares and delinquency acts within the units. You can only see the recordings after […]

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Cuenca, Ecuador: Three Armed Men on Motorcycle Assault Small Store

eltiempo.com.ec / (machine translated) Three individuals who were mobilized on a motorcycle stormed a local located on Calle Tarquino Orellana and Camino Viejo in Baños, and after intimidating the owner with firearms they took money. According to police investigations the criminal act was committed at 21:50, when the antisocials targeted the owner of the business […]

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Cuenca, Ecuador: Two Colombians dead in murder, suicide

eltiempo.com.ec (machine translated) reported two Colombian citizens who died of gunfire during an incident on Saturday afternoon in Enrique Arízaga Avenue, Medio Ejido sector, will be repatriated to Colombia, once they comply with the corresponding legal procedures. The victims were identified as Jorge Enrique Quiceno Flores, 34, and Pablo Andrés Sandoval Londoño, 33. The necropsies […]

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Imbabura Volcano: Two German hikers reported lost found safe

Two German tourists who became lost on Imbabura Mountain were rescued, by a multi-agency search force. The hikers, both 19-year-old women, were located this afternoon after a helicopter flew searched for the pair of 19-year-old women, were located by a helicopter. A medical evaluation, it determined their health as stable. One firefighter suffered a fracture […]

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Anger against tourist posting pictures on social networks, touching animals on Galapagos Islands

METRO ECUADOR (MACHINE TRANSLATED) Anger on social networks for tourist who touched and kissed animals in Galápagos displaying pictures on instagram. In the account in Instagram of the tourist @welcomadventure have been published the images that have indignado to users of the networks in Ecuador. Through the social networks have circulated photographs of a Russian […]

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Rafael Correa former President of Ecuador loses slander suit against journalist

panampost.com/Karina Martín reported that journalist Martín Pallares has been found innocent of all charges made against him by Ecuador’s former President Rafael Correa. Pallares, a journalist with the website 4Pelagatos, had been accused of slander for an opinion piece he wrote about Correa’s connection to the Odebrecht scandal, in which officials took bribes from the […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: 60 Percent of Crimes Committed From Individuals on Motorcycles

The proposed ordinance would establish regulations on the purchase of motorcycles and a strategy for reviewing the Police. Eluniverso.com / Ángel Aguirre reported (machine translated) More than 60% of the crimes registered in Guayaquil are committed on motorcycles. Places, times and days when the cases are increasing were part of the diagnosis analyzed by the […]

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Ecuador: LATAM Airlines to begin new rates for domestic flights

eluniverso.com reoprted (machine translated) Latam Airlines, Latin America’s largest airline business, lists its new rates for domestic flights in Ecuador. This model was announced last year in Chile – seat of the airline – was the first country where it was applied . The new scheme of Latam is to offer options of passages between […]

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Former President Rafael Correa to Leave Ecuador for Belgium on July 10th

Rafael Correa States He May Run For Mayor of Guayaquil elunierso.com reported former President Rafael Correa presented results of his 10 years of government on the campus of La Prosperina de la Espol. Víctor Serrano The trip of former president of Ecuador Rafael Correa is already dated. This Monday revealed that this will be his […]

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Ecuador’s Medical System Recognized by United Nations

The South American country’s constitution guarantees free health care. telesurtv.net reported Public health care in Ecuador was internationally recognized as the most innovative and progressive in the world when they were awarded the United Nations Public Service Award. The prestigious award, presented on June 23, praised the South American country’s delivery of health services which […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Victim of Bus Crash not allowed to leave hospital until bill paid

Eluniverso.com/(machine translated) Maura Bravo, 27, was discharged from the Luis Vernaza hospital in Guayaquil late Saturday afternoon, hours after the crash between two interprovincial transport busses Valencia and Zaracay, which left 2 dead and 26 wounded, but could not leave the hospital until she canceled(paid) the $ 381 charged by the hospital. This was stated […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Gay expat victim of poisoning, robbery at his residence

The following information was submitted to Latinamericacurrentevents.com/ The name of the source and victim are not shared in this post. There is limited details to the event and LACE is attempting to obtain more information. The name of the victim’s home country also is not mentioned in order to protect his identity. On or about […]

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Ecuador may raise tariffs on 400 imported products

elcomercio.com (machine translated) reported that the Foreign Trade Minister Pablo Campana announced on June 29, 2017, that he plans to raise the tariff of 400 imported products as much as five percentage points. This decision has taken a number of businessmen by surprise. Of the 1,243 imported products under review after the safeguards were removed […]

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Ecuador: 6.3 Quake felt across country, near Perdaneles sight of 2016 quake

From Eluniverso.com (machine translated) Earthquakes off the coast of Manabi, the strongest magnitude 6.3 Sismo de magnitud 6.3 con epicentro frente a las costas de Manabí Manta fright after quake Susto en Manta tras fuerte sismo Two movements of 4.1 reports the Geophysicist of Ecuador Dos movimientos de 4,1 reporta el Geofísico de Ecuador Quito […]

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Guayaquil: Three Victims of Yellow Taxi Robberies in less than one hour

Victims of robberies in ‘yellow’ taxis Eluniverso.com (machine translated) On June 27, 2017, In less than an hour, three citizens were victims of crime while going in ‘yellow taxis’. The first case was registered at 20:30. Víctor A. told the prosecutor’s office that he was going to the airport where he works, when two armed […]

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Guayaquil Ecuador: 400 military troops put in service to patrol streets in effort to curb crime

eluniverso.com/Víctor Serrano reported (machine translated) The Marine Corps, Operational Group 2.4 Guayaquil prepared yesterday to leave to the control operations that began in the Guasmo. Víctor Serrano Marines began patrolling within a new strategy to curb crime. The Armada of Ecuador was the first branch of the Armed Forces. In jumping to the streets of […]

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Ecuador: 24 Dead, 39 Injured in Bus and Vehicle Accidents in Fifteen Days in Four Provinces

THE CARNAGE CONTINUES -24 DEAD 39 INJURED in bus and vehilce accidents over the past 15 DAYS Eluniverso.com reported that over the last fifteen days seven deaths and twelve injured in vehicle accidents. One passenger lost a limb (arm) in a bus accident while riding in cooperative San Cristóbal, in the border between Pichincha and […]

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Ecuador’s Greatest Conman Scams Swiss Tourists

Ecuador’s Greatest Conman Scams Swiss Tourists From the Upcoming Book ECUATROCITY by Nicholas Crowder. Scam artists exist around the world and Ecuador is no exception. One of the most unique scams happened back in 1980, in the port city of Guayaquil. A couple of tourists from Switzerland were amazed at the beautiful Moorish style clock […]

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Cuenca Ecuador, Victim of Unbridled Growth according to Architect

elmercurio.com.ec (Machine Translated) When planning the city lack philosophical order, says expert; Pleads For balance between ecology and human action. The growth of the city in the last years has occurred in an unbridled way and without a philosophical or “ecosfico” order (according to the ecosophy). There is only one economic order when doing business […]

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Ecuador on alert for Foot and Mouth Disease after detection in Colombia

Víctor Gómez/ELUNIVERSO.COM Ecuador on alert for foot and mouth deisease after cases reported in COlombiavwaa8boj.jpg Ecuador will intensify the control of the sanitary guide of cattle mobilization, added the county director zone 1 of Agrocalidad. Sucumbíos – Ecuador has put itself on alert and takes preventive measures to avoid a possible contagion of foot-and-mouth disease […]

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Cotacachi, Ecuador: Dozens Injured in Inti Raymi Celebrations (Videos)

Videos of this past weekend of neighborhood fights between different factions in what many call the small tranquil village of Cotacachi, Ecuador. This time of year are the traditional Inti Raymi celebrations. There are numerous injuries. Celebrations and or fights will continue next weekend. SAFETY, SECURITY, HEALTH IN ECUADOR – THIS IS ONE BOOK THAT […]

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Ecuador: Reventador Volcano Shows Increased Activity

Reventador Volcano Vistazo.com The Geophysical Institute (IG) of the National Polytechnic School warned today of a change in the behavior of the volcano Reventador, which for some months had a “high” activity. The IG said that since Thursday afternoon has recorded seismic tremors and pyroclastic flows (red rocks) that have raised emissions or clouds with […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Illegal Banking Operation shutdown, some expats may be impacted

CUENCAHIGHLIFE.COM reported Hundreds of Cuenca investors, including some North American expats, may be victims of an illegal banking operation shut down over the weekend. Police began making arrests Friday and seized office equipment and vehicles Saturday belonging to MTCoin Banco del Futura (Bank of the Future) at the firm’s offices in Cuenca and Santa Isabel. […]

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Puembo, Ecuador: Video Shows Hit and Run Accident of Moped Driver

Riding around with Journeyman Jack in Puembo, Ecuador near the Quito airport Dashcam Footage Hit & Run SUN 25 JUL17 Puembo, Ecuador, a taxi zooms by Jack, and then a black SUV with no license plates zooms around Journeyman Jack’s vehicle, driving at imprudent speed in a secondary neighborhood road. The driver of the SUV […]

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Quito Ecuador: ” Get Out of Here” Yell Patrons in Restaurant at Former President Correa (Video)

FORMER PRESIDENT CORREA BOOTED OUT OF RESTAURANT AMID SHOUTS BY CUSTOMERS The former president Rafael Correa could not be attended in a restaurant, his presence generated the rejection of the attendees and had to leave the premises amid the cries of ‘Fuera (outside) Correa, outside’. Restaurant diners in quito restaurant forces President Correa to leave. […]

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Santa Elena Ecuador: Mayor Victim of Armed Robbery in Gated Community

extra.ec (machine translated) Six armed men entered at 03:00 today, Thursday, June 22 at the home of the mayor of Santa Elena, Dionicio Gonzabay Salinas , and assaulted him, according to a police report. Gonzabay told investigators that while he was resting with his wife, armed men entered the bedroom to intimidate and tie them; […]

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Ecuador: Five Dead, at least 12 Injured in Horrific Bus Accident (Video)

vía Santo Domingo- Quevedo, Bus Accident Leaves Five Dead and Many injured, Bolivar Velasco/elcomercio.com (machine translated) reported the emergency units of ECU 911 in Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas , west of Ecuador , attended this Friday June 23, 2017 a traffic accident between an interprovincial transport bus and a vehicle . The road accident […]

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U.S. / Brazilian National Murdered in Ecuador (Feb. 2016), Suspected of Money Laundering

U.S. / Brazilian National Murdered in Ecuador Marcello Mello, age 46, lived in a suburban area of St. Louis, Missouri. In February of 2016, he was on a business trip to Guayaquil, Ecuador when things went terribly wrong. He was kidnapped along with a friend, taken to a vacant lot on February 19th, 2017 and […]

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Quito Ecuador: City wants to relocate sex workers from historic center

Daniel Romero/elcomercio.com (machine translated) – The Municipality has a new plan for the relocation of sex workers working in the Historic Center. The associations that represent them accepted the official proposal, but there is a problem: at least 10 neighborhoods oppose. In the dialogue tables, which since May 2017 coordinates the Ministry of Social Inclusion […]

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Reason Why Rains Persist over Areas of Ecuador

According to the Meteorological and Hydrological Forecasting and Alerts Department of the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (INAMHI), in its warning bulletin issued on Monday, June 19, the circulation of the wind in the lower levels of the troposphere, carries high moisture content Towards the northern and interior part of the Ecuadorian littoral with […]

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Ecuador: Driver Murdered in Bus Gang Assault on Guayaquil – Cuenca Route

BUS DRIVER RESISTED ROBBERY, SHOT IN HEAD eltiempo.com.ec (machine translated) The bus driver of the Cooperativa San Luis, which covered the Guayaquil-Cuenca route, died after receiving a bullet impact from the assault and robbery committed by a criminal gang of seven individuals. The bus driver of the Cooperativa San Luis, which covered the Guayaquil-Cuenca route, […]

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Galapagos Islands Ecuador: Land Based options for tourism

NYTIMES.COM / The Galápagos Islands, with their gorgeous scenery, unparalleled and rare wildlife unafraid of humans, and paramount historical and scientific importance, were once a place you saved for years to see, a splurge that made a ski trip to Aspen look positively cheap in comparison. The only way to visit was by cruise ship, […]

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Ecuador receives certification for detecting nuclear tests, stations located on Galapagos Islands

mundo.sputniknews.com – Ecuador received certification for the worldwide use of the RN24 Radionuclide Monitoring Station for detection of nuclear tests and for the inauguration of the IS20 Infrasound Station, both located in the Galapagos Islands, as part of its commitment to The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. THINKING OF MOVING TO ECUADOR – THIS IS […]

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One Expat Claims he would be dead had he stayed in U.S. and not moved to Ecuador

Wendy DeChambeau / Internationalliving.com “If I Had Stayed in the U.S., I’d be Dead Now” “I’m in better shape now than I’ve been in many years,” says Warren Sklar, reflecting on his new life in Ecuador. “I was 140 pounds heavier, I was having a very difficult time controlling my blood pressure with three medications, […]

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FARC dissidents may be behind drug lab along Colombia,Ecuador border

insightcrime.org/Tristan Clavel Authorities in Colombia dismantled a cocaine processing laboratory in the department of Putumayo along the border with Ecuador, a further indication that dissident elements of the demobilizing FARC guerrilla group are maintaining operations in this traditional trafficking hub. INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK The head of Colombia’s anti-narcotic police, General […]

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Videotapes Implicating Ecuador Officials in Odebrecht Case

Karina Martín /panampost.com reported a former Odebrecht executive in Ecuador has produced videotapes of his meetings with government officials. The videos are expected to reduce his sentence, as he is cooperating with the trial currently taking place in Brazil. The former executive will now reportedly receive the lowest sentence of the 77 people who have […]

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Diplomatic Row Between Ecuador and Peru over border wall

theguardian.com / It is just over a mile long and only a few feet tall, but a wall which Ecuador is building along its frontier with Peru has prompted a fierce diplomatic row between the two South American countries. Peru’s top diplomat for the Americas, Hugo de Zela, has demanded an urgent bilateral meeting over […]

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Ecuador under President Moreno: Rethinking the U.S. relationship with Latin America’s left

Ecuador under President Moreno: Rethinking the U.S. relationship with Latin America’s left By Evan Ellis / May 26, 2017 DEMOCRACY & ELECTIONS The inauguration of Lenin Moreno as Ecuador’s new President on May 24th creates an opportunity for the United States to reconstruct its relationship with Latin America’s left. It’s a new relationship that the […]

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Ecuador: Customs Initiates new baggage control system at international airports

revistalideres.ec reported Ecuador’s customs service began using a new baggage control system today. The goal of the new system is to optimize the experience of passengers who arrive in Ecuador, and hopefully reduce the waiting time for luggage checks/inspections in customs. Quito’s airport provided a demonstration today. The passenger’s passport is scanned to determine the […]

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Restaurant clients in northern Guayaquil, Ecuador assaulted

Restaurant clients in northern Guayaquil are assaulted Security ELUNIVERSO.COM (MACHINE TRANSLATED) INCREASE IN ASSAILANTS USING MOTORCYCLES IN COMMITTING ASSAULTS, CRIMES. Motorcycle robberies, home burglaries and armed robberies, using a motorcycle to mobilize, are part of the criminal acts that were reported in the last few hours in the Office of Public Prosecution of the Albán […]

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Ecuador: Oil drilling not only threat to Yasuni National Park, report on illegal loggers from Peru

rpp.pe reported… In the deepest part of the Ecuadorian Amazon, right on the border with Peru, indigenous communities have been denouncing an uncontrolled onslaught of illegal logging and hunting by traffickers, who claim they are Peruvians and penetrate into their territory along the Curaray River , Province of Pastaza in Ecuador. The problem is to […]

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Ecuador: Two French Tourists Report Theft of Computers on bus, security camera not on

eluniverso.com /machine translated Two French tourists report theft of computers on bus from Peru to Guayaquil The foreigners, students of the University of Toulouse, France, went to the Office of the Public Prosecutor yesterday with part of their luggage. Research work on the ethnicities of Colombia, which she had compiled for her thesis on anthropology […]

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Shushufindi, Sucumbíos Ecuador: Pipeline oil spill affects 170 families

Oil spill affects some 170 families in Shushufindi, Sucumbíos Ecuavisa.com (machine translated) Residents of the Kichwa Santa Elena community in Shushufindi canton are affected by the oil spill from one of the pipelines of an oil company. The fact was registered in a forest protected by the community and some 170 families have been harmed, […]

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Ecuador: One of last remaining dry forests faces threats

aljazeera.com / On the outskirts of Ecuador’s port city of Guayaquil lies the Cerro Blanco reserve, one of the last remaining dry forests in the country. Dry forests are named as such due to the ability of the vegetation to survive long periods without rain, using natural water conservation methods. Cerro Blanco is threatened by […]

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Challuabamba (Cuenca Ecuador): U.S. expat Terry Schaefer missing

ALERT: MISSING EXPAT TERRY SCHAEFER: The following information was obtained from the wife of Terry Schaefer, both U.S. citizens and resident expats in Challuabamba,Ecuador. (INFORMATION ALSO POSTED ON FACEBOOK GROUP ECUADOR EMERGENCY) On June 12, 2017, at approximately 5:00 pm Virginia Schaefer noticed that her husband Terry Schaefer seemed to have left the house. They […]

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Ecuador: Average of 3.5 percent of loans to banks delinquent

metroecuador.com.ec (machine translated) The level of delinquency in Ecuador has declined and stands at an average of 3.5 percent, said today, June 7, the president of the Association of Private Banks of Ecuador, Julio José Prado. “Numbers are declining,” he said in an interview on public television recalling that until the middle of last year, […]

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Supermaxi Ecuador victim of social media spreading of fake offers from retailer

metroecuador.com.ec(machine translated)Supermaxi denies false publications on its behalf One of the fake publications tells users that they have earned a Chevrolet Sail for their loyalty. The corporation Favorita through its brand Supermaxi notified through its social networks that in the last days have been published false promotions using the name of the mark. SPANISH SLANG […]

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Two Arrested in Heroin Smuggling Network from Ecuador to Miami, commercial flights used

miamiherald.com/By Alfonso Chardy Drug Enforcement Administration agents arrested a Miami couple after discovering a narcotics smuggling network that transported heroin from Ecuador on commercial flights to Miami, according to federal court records. In the case uncovered by the DEA, the investigation began in 2016 when investigators learned about a narcotic supplier from Ecuador. Read Full […]

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Ecuador: Man Loses Fingers in Explosion while trying to charge cellphone battery

eluniverso.com / machine translated – SANTO DOMINGO OF THE TSÁCHILAS. Elsita Valencia, the mother of the one affected by the explosion, said that her son was trying to charge his cell phone with a homemade tool. The battery was connected with improvised cables. Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas – A homemade alkaline battery burst in […]

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Ecuador: At least 30 people injured when pedestrian bridge collapses (video)

eluiverso.com reported that thirty people were injured when a pedestrian bridge collapsed in Tosagua Canton (Manabí Province). Approximately 150 people were on the suspension bridge watching a rafting event in the community of La Madera when the bridge seemed to buckle and 50 of the pedestrians tumbled into the river. Thirty people suffered injuries. Some […]

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Baños Ecuador: Man dies in bungee jumping accident

lahora.come.ec (machine translated) At approximately 1:00 pm today an accident was reported on the San Francisco Bridge in Baños de Agua Santa . Supposedly a young man of 23 years of age was practicing Bungee Jumping and the moment of launching of the bridge the rope was very long, reason why it was hit in […]

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Los Ríos, Ecuador: First case of baby with microcephaly from Zika virus

The one-week-old patient will be seen next week by specialist neurologists. Los Ríos, Ecuador lahora.com.ec / reported: Through a press conference, the director of Zone 5 of the Ministry of Public Health (MSP), Ricardo Beltrán, officially announced that there is in Quevedo the first case of a baby born with microcephaly associated with zika virus. […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Band of Thieves Posing as Contractors, Municipal Workers

Eluniverso.com (MACHINE TRANSLATED) Periodically municipal workers give maintenance to the luminaries that are the competence of the Cabildo, above all, in the regenerated zones. Archive They come to different sectors of the city with the argument that they will remove public luminaires in good condition for better quality ones. They wear uniforms and are transported […]

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Galapagos Islands: Sharkiest Place on the Planet

Monitoring sharks in the mid-Pacific: a journey to the sharkiest place in the world Posted by Florencia Cerutti of Charles Darwin Research Station in Sciencetelling Stories on June 9, 2017 The Darwin Arch. Credit: Patricia Marti Puig/Charles Darwin Foundation voices.nationalgeographic.com A long-dreamed opportunity for any biologist, I finally found my way to the Galápagos Islands […]

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Galapagos Islands: Catamaran Yacht Sinks, 24 people rescued

elcomercio.com reported that twenty-four people were rescued from a catamaran yacht that sank in the Galápagos. 15 passengers and 9 crew members from the Queen of Galápagos are reported to be safe and in good health. The event unfolded at on Friday June 9th, 2017 at 01:55 in the morning, the vessel had an emergency […]

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Ecuador: Study reveals U.S. retirees causing conflict in Cuenca

breitbart.com/Frances Martel – The small city of Cuenca, Ecuador is struggling to address a growing wave of American “Baby Boomers” who have decided to retire there to take advantage of a socialist welfare state designed for its locals. U.S. retirees, a recent city study revealed, are also causing conflict in the city, raising real estate […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Upsurge in Murders First Five Months of 2017

eltelegrafo.com.ec / There were 22 murders reported in Cuenca Ecuador during the first five months of 2017. This is an increase of seven more murders for the same time period in 2016. Four of the 22 murders were the result of fights. March was the most violent month so far in 2017. There was also […]

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Ecuador: Shaman Found Guilty In Death of U.S. Citizen During Ayahuasca Ceremony

BREAKING NEWS: SHAMAN FOUND GUILTY IN DEATH OF U.S. CITIZEN LESLIE ALLISON IN ECUADOR On June 8, 2017, a judicial court in Macas, Ecuador found shaman Miguel Chiriap guilty of culpable homicide in the death of U.S. citizen Leslie Allison. Leslie who was 35 years old at the time of her death is described by […]

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Beautiful Oceanfront Home For Sale Near Salinas Santa Elena Ecuador

sponsored post BEAUTIFUL OCEANFRONT HOME FOR SALE NEAR SALINAS SANTA ELENA, ECUADOR Barandua Point Step out the front door to your Pacific Ocean beach. Enjoy unobstructed sunsets 365 days a year from the west-facing patio, master bedroom balcony, dining room, kitchen and master bathroom. Listing Location Barandua Point is approximately 20 minutes northeast of Salinas, […]

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Ecuador: Assembly takes actions to combat corruption

radiolaprimerisima.com / The National Assembly of Ecuador approved Wednesday to take actions to prevent and combat corruption, within the framework of the Odebrecht case, with a total of 106 votes in favor and 22 against. After a debate, during session 458, lawmakers established the definition of definitive solutions to combat corruption in public administration. @Ecuador […]

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Study Says Out of 78 Countries, Ecuador Scores Next to Last in 4G Speed/Service

REPORT STATES ECUADOR ONLY SCORES ABOVE SRI LANKA OUT OF 78 COUNTRIES FOR 4G SPEED trak.in / After analysing 17 billion measurements, across 500,687 devices between July 1st and September 30th, OpenSignal has published their 7th State of LTE Report, and there are strong indications about India’s 4G revolution in their findings. Testing speed and […]

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Ecuador: Comptroller reports some funds, donations for 2016 earthquake not used for victims

elcomercio.com reported the comptroller’s office determined that funds allocated for the earthquake victims (April 2016) were used for other purposes. The investigation revealed that in some instances money was used for unjustified expenditures. The Armed Forces was charged with the responsibility distributing donations. SAFETY, SECURITY, HEALTH IN ECUADOR – THIS IS ONE BOOK THAT IS […]

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Ecuador: ECU 911 receives reports of damages after earthquake

metroecuador.com.ec The ECU 911 reported that it received consultations in several jurisdictions of the country where the earthquake was felt: In Machala five consultation calls, while in Samborondon three calls By: Metro Ecuador June 5, 2017 / machine translated Three houses in El Limo and Huacas, Puyango province, were affected by the earthquake of 6.2 […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Computer Tablets One of Most Reported Stolen Items

elcomercio.com / (Machine Translated) – In areas of the bahia of Guayaquil the offers are repeated daily. “Friend, I’m selling this cheap tablet. Give me 50 USD for it. It is negotiable, “repeated a man of about 30 years in a low voice. In the same sector, three other ‘hookers’ offered these electronic equipment at […]

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UK Advice Report on Safety and Security in Ecuador

Safety and security Ecuador – gov.uk Crime Muggings and pick pocketing are very common. In Quito, take particular care in ‘La Carolina’ and ‘El Ejido’ parks, the districts of ‘La Mariscal’, ‘La Floresta’ and ‘La Marin’, the bus terminals and the old town including the main square and ‘El Panecillo’ hill. Avoid travelling to ‘El […]

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Ecuador: Five Arrested in Odebrecht case including relative of V.P

(Reuters) – Ecuador arrested five people on Friday including a relative of the vice president, and raided several companies as part of a local investigation into Brazilian construction company Odebrecht’s corruption scandal. The state prosecutor’s office did not provide names, but Vice President Jorge Glas, who oversaw the oil and infrastructure sectors while serving as […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: hotspot for U.S. retirees

miamiherald.com / Jim Wyss CUENCA, Ecuador To casual visitors, this colonial town in southern Ecuador looks like it was torn from the pages of history. With its cobbled streets, soaring cathedrals and bustling markets, it exudes a lazy, old world charm. But Cuenca is also on the cutting edge of a very modern trend: providing […]

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Cajas National Park Ecuador, Tips for a Daytrip

Kelly Mitchell /gringotree.com Cajas National Park is a MUST if you are travelling Cuenca or the southern provinces of Ecuador. For me Cajas is a mystical land full of geological mystery. Every time I arrive to Cajas I feel like I’m in a land that could be Narnia. Really, you won’t see anything else like […]

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La Ronda in Quito Ecuador, one street not to be missed

On my first visit to Quito in 1980, a friend told me about an ancient street in the historic section of the city that once was inhabited by Incans and through time evolved into serving many purposes including a hideaway for artists and poets. It also eventually would become rundown with the tawdry side of […]

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Quito, Ecuador: Foreigner Detained For Alleged Child Pornography Crimes

Foreigner arrested in Quito for alleged child pornography Dance Instructor Detained is from Chile – provided classes to young children eluniverso.com (machine translated) After several weeks of follow-up, agents of the General Intelligence Directorate of the National Police arrested the Chilean citizen David L. in the sector of Barrionuevo, south of Quito, for the alleged […]

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Guayaquil Ecuador: So far in 2017, three foreigners murdered

Most Murders Involve Drug Activity per authorities….. three murders of foreigners so far in 2017 in Guayaquil 1. Albanian 2. Venezuelan, 3. U.S. eluniverso.com (machine translated) reported on Tuesday night a man was shot in the streets 36 and the Ch, near the Grau Ruiz municipal market. Ronny Zambrano He arrived in the streets 36 […]

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San Pablo Lake Ecuador: Two Bodies Recovered, bad weather may have been factor in deaths

LAGO SAN PABLO ECUADOR – Bad weather may have contributed in victims being swept away. ecuadortv.ec (machine translated) On May 29, in the province of Imbabura, the Special Operations Group (GOE) managed to find two bodies on Lake San Pablo. After several hours, the National Police group was able to locate the two victims of […]

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Quito Ecuador: Contigency plans in place for upcoming fire season

ecuadortv.ec/Lautaro Andrade Castro (machine translated) / The Mayor of Quito, Mauricio Rodas , presented the afternoon of this Tuesday May 30 the plan of the Municipality to face the summer and drought season of this 2017. The city begins to enter the time of year when it does not rain and the heat And wind […]

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Ecuador: Former President Responds to Journalist who charges him of having billion dollars

Guillen (Colombian Journalist) mentioned that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had provided him with information about Correa’s alleged millionaire deposit. According to a posting on Twitter on Saturday, May 27, Guillén says that Correa made an “initial deposit of $ 1 billion” at the Swiss Bank Corporation in a bank transaction dated October 2011. Correa’s alleged […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Expat’s teenage daughter robbed twice in seven days of cellphone

SUBMITTED TO LATINAMERICACURRENTEVENTS.COM from Social Media. “Warning: we are residents of Rio Sol near Monay shopping. My 17-year-old daughter has been robbed twice in 7 days for her telephone on the river walk in front of our house. Once at knife point. Be careful. (Name of expat witheld) SAFETY, SECURITY, HEALTH IN ECUADOR – READ […]

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Ecuador: Alleged mastermind in murder of U.S. Expat, wanted

Jonathan Gilchrist, age 65, a U.S. expatriate living in Salinas Ecuador was reported missing under mysterious circumstances to Latinamericacurrentevents.com on January 12, 2017.(Read Article) On March 30th, 2017, Mr. Gilchrist’s body was found by authorities in six feet of concrete under a home in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Police reported that money appeared to be the motive […]

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Finding the Right Judge in Ecuador: challenges of jurisdiction between indigenous and ordinary adjudicators

Finding the right judge: challenges of jurisdiction between indigenous and ordinary adjudicators in Ecuador Ruiz-Chiriboga, Oswaldo http://journal-dl.com ABSTRACT Ecuador is a country with several normative systems coexisting within the same territory. Having a multiplicity of systems facilitates the clashes of jurisdiction among them. This contribution studies the applicable rules Ecuador has to allocate jurisdiction among […]

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Ecuador: $13.9 billion spent on higher education over last decade

SPANISH SLANG ECUADOR – READ THE BOOK telesurtv.net Over the past decade, the government has spent a total of $13.9 billion on higher learning making Ecuador the country that has invested the most in this area. According to Ecuador’s Secretary of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (SENESCYT), René Ramírez, the government spent $207 million […]

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Ecuador: President Reaches Out To World Bank to help fund social programs

Alexandra Valencia reuters.com Ecuador’s new leftist president, Lenin Moreno, said on Thursday he had reached out to the World Bank – an organization scorned by his predecessor – in a bid for financing that could help him fund ambitious social programs. Former President Rafael Correa ordered the expulsion of the World Bank’s representative in the […]

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Ecuador focuses on trying to attract 2.9 million annual tourists by 2025

expreso.ec (MACHINE TRANSLATED) reported the Government’s goal is very high, expects that by the year 2025, some 2.9 million tourists will arrive in Ecuador. But the hotelier and former president of the Salinas Chamber of Tourism, Otón Arboleda told EXPRESO that in order to achieve that goal it is necessary to make an inventory of […]

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Ecuador: Former President Rafael Correa Hospitalized

LAHORAHORA.COM.EC (machine translated) At Carlos Andrade Marín Hospital, in the north-central part of Quito, the former president, Rafael Correa , was taken this afternoon. This happened minutes after he left the National Assembly handing over power to Lenin Moreno. An internal source from the hospital confirmed this information to La Hora. The first information leaked […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Scopolamine attack against four men, women were assailants

Using the Date Rape Drug – Know in Ecuador as “dulces suenos” “sweet dreams” Assault using this modality is reported as rare in Cuenca cuencahighlife.com Four Cuenca men were taken to a local hospital Saturday morning after friends found two of them unconscious in their historic district apartment. Police say that the men had been […]

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Ecuador: State Owned CET to invest $4.3 million in high-speed broadband communications for govt.

Ecuador’s CNT invests USD 4 mln in govt communications telecompaper.com Ecuador’s state-owned operator CNT to invest 4.3 million investment in a high-speed broadband, telephony, cloud and unified communications platform for government entities. The platform was inaugurated by the country’s president Rafael Correa and offers a transmission capacity of up to 10 Gbps, equivalent to connecting […]

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Ecuador: New President Declares new proposed $150 monthly bono for only most impoverished

elcomercio.com / Andrés Jaramillo (machine translated) The increase in the development bonus will not be the same for all people who perceive it. He clarified the new president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno , during his possession, this May 24, 2017. The campaign offer, he said, was an increase of up to USD 150 a month. […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Thief finds neighbors take things into their own hands (video)

A thief entered a house knife in hand but, residents activated the community alarm and gave a lesson that he will not soon forget. SPEAK SPANISH LIKE AN ECUADORIAN – READ THIS BOOK

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TV Anchor During Video of Earthquake

SPEAK SPANISH LIKE AN ECUADORIAN – READ THE BOOK – SPANISH SLANG ECUADOR

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Quito Ecuador (Beautiful Vistas via Drone)

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