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  • Ecuador: Central Bank uses Gold Reserves to obtain credit abroad October 18, 2017
    EXTRA.EC (MACHINE TRANSLATED) The Central Bank of Ecuador (ECB) , through its website, confirmed yesterday afternoon that it activated a liquidity credit line that has been approved with one of its counterparts abroad for an amount of $ 200 million, month term and with an annual rate of 1.44%. For the activation of this credit, […]
  • Ecuador: Report, conflict between Shuar tribe and govt. causing psychological damage October 17, 2017
    Signs of lasting trauma in people evicted to make way for giant mine in Ecuador theguardian.com / Kimberley Brown reported, battles with the government and army over land and mining rights has caused indigenous Shuar people long-term psychological damage, report says Months after they were evicted from their homes to make way for a mine, […]
  • Gualaceo, Ecuador: Water quality problems due to mudslide, using reserve supplies October 17, 2017
    eltiempo.com.ec / The heavy rains that occurred during this weekend, caused turbidity in the San Francisco River, which caused that about 30,000 inhabitants remained without vital liquid during several hours of yesterday. This situation was caused because the stone material that rested on the river bed will be displaced and will cause turbidity in Capzha […]
  • Ecuador: Former member of Transparency Secretariat alleges he was forced to stop investigations October 14, 2017
    16 FEB 2017 hispanopost.com – machine translated |MARÍA ALESIA SOSA, Miami Diego Vallejo, a former member of the Transparency Secretariat of Ecuador, denounced how his superiors forced him to stop corruption investigations, involving senior government officials of Rafael Correa. “Now Vice President Jorge Glas directly called my boss, now Minister Jose Serrano, to ask him […]
  • Ecuador: Results of 15 Year Study regarding suicide in Ecuador October 14, 2017
    ECUADOR RANKS ABOVE REGIONAL AVERAGE FOR INDIVIDUALS COMMITTING SUICIDE Data about suicide is still scarce in Latin America, especially in smaller countries like Ecuador. In the last 20 years just very few reports have partially described this phenomenon in the country The disease burden of suicide in Ecuador, a 15 years’ geodemographic cross-sectional study (2001–2015) […]
  • Ecuador: Group of tourists missing in Amazon for ten days, found alive October 14, 2017
    elcomercio.com  (MACHINE TRANSLATED) reported – A group of tourists lost their way in the sector of the Verdeyacu river , in the Tena canton of Napo province, located in the Amazon of Ecuador . According to ECU 911 , people would have lost about 10 days. On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 10:45 am, the […]
  • Cuba: Sound Sample of Sonic Warfare that diplomats heard October 13, 2017
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  • Nine Rescued off of tourist bridge in Guayaquil, Ecuador October 13, 2017
    Nine people were rescued from the Santay Island Bridge Ecuadortv.ec reported -the Guayaquil Fire Department rescued nine people who were on the bridge between Guayaquil and Santay Island, minutes after a boat collapsed part of the structure. The pedestrians, two of them minors, could not leave the bridge. The rescue team helped them down through […]
  • Guayaquil, Ecuador: Fishing Boat Crashes into Tourist Bridge, Collapses October 13, 2017
    A fishing boat hit this Thursday, October 12 against the wooden bridge of Santay Island, product of the mishap the platform of connection collapsed. According to ECU 911 no injured or deceased persons are reported. The bridge connected Guayaquil with the community of Santay Island. It has an extension of 860 meters in length by […]
  • Guayaquil, Ecuador: What caused the Santay bridge to collapse? October 13, 2017
    Santay Island Bridge A fishing boat hit this Thursday, October 12 against the wooden bridge of Santay Island, product of the mishap the platform of connection collapsed. According to ECU 911 no injured or deceased persons are reported. The bridge connected Guayaquil with the community of Santay Island. It has an extension of 860 meters […]
  • Ecuador: Bus Crash kills mother and daughter in truck on Riobamba-Ambato road(video) October 10, 2017
    SAFETY, HEALTH, SECURITY IN ECUADOR, THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ 1. Hoy, en la vía #Ambato #Riobamba, sector #Mocha, murió madre e hija que se movilizaban en esta camioneta. @mercurioec pic.twitter.com/8Nv4UQK9vz — Ivan Velesaca (@cronicacuenca) October 10, 2017
  • Mexico: U.S. State Department allegedly not including some unnatural deaths in stats October 9, 2017
    jsonline.com reported the U.S State Department updated its data this week on the number of U.S. citizens who died in Mexico of unnatural causes during the first half of the year. Not included in the list? Abbey Conner, 20, a UW-Whitewater student who was pulled lifeless out of a pool under mysterious circumstances just hours […]
  • Ecuador Mobile Phone Operators to tackle stolen phone problem, improve natural disaster response October 9, 2017
    GSMA We Care Ecuador: Mobile Operators Join Forces to Work on Natural Disaster Response and Tackle Handset Theft bnamericas.com / Ecuador’s mobile industry today launched the “We Care Ecuador” campaign, an initiative of the GSMA in Latin America to set up local actions that will help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Operators […]
  • Guayaquil, Ecuador: Robbers assault passenger vehicle front of Malecon (Video) October 8, 2017
    Undated video shows three assailants at will assaulting a passenger vehicle with weapons on the main road in front of the famous tourist attraction Malecon 2000 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. SAFETY, HEALTH, SECURITY IN ECUADOR – THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ BY ANYONE VISITING OR MOVING TO ECUADOR  
  • Ecuador: President seeks to prevent unlimited presidential re-election October 5, 2017
    (Reuters) – Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno said on Monday he will seek to prevent unlimited presidential re-election via a referendum to change the constitution, potentially blocking former ally ex-president Rafael Correa from returning to power. Moreno in September called for the referendum amid a bitter political dispute with Correa over the country’s economic situation and […]