Ecuador 60 Day Brief: 12 Stories You Should See
Everything you need to know that happened in the last 2 months in Ecuador.
Each day we sift through hundreds of articles in English & Spanish to bring you the very best ones from Central America. From investment indicators to new infrastructure projects. Adventure stories to politics. It’s all here.
Ecuador June 2014.
- South America Emerges As New Hub for Adventurous Expats (Emigrate UK) Ecuador is being touted as the perfect place to live the expat dream for many Americans, but watch out, those Brits are on their way as well.
- Man to Run Across Ecuador’s ‘Avenue of the Volcanoes’ (BBC News) One ultra marathon runner is going to have some hot toes when he attempts a run across Ecuador’s 100-mile ”Avenue of the Volcanoes” in just one day.
- Development on the ‘Lost City of Giants’ in Ecuador (Epoch Times) Grossly large pyramids, unknown to man, have been discovered in the remote jungles of Ecuador. Not so fast, says the government of Ecuador whose team concluded that the site was a natural formation and not man-made, ruling out any government funded excavations, or preservation of the site.
- Ecuador Eyes Legal Reform, Tax Incentives to Spur Mining Sector (Reuters) Big plans are in the works for Ecuador to change its mining law and offer tax incentives to attract foreign investors and spur investment. They hope to accomplish this by adjusting a windfall tax and make changes to its mining law.
- Quito, Ecuador Nominated As South America’s Leading Destination for Second Consecutive Year (Zawya) Way to Go Quito! The world’s second highest capital city, one of Latin America’s leading tourist and trade destinations, was nominated for the second consecutive year as the South American Leading Destination at the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2014.
- Hitting Ecuador’s Highlights — and History (Seattle Times) Where can a traveler find direct links to a nation’s past? Ecuador, of course, when they visit a revitalized Quito, centuries-old haciendas and famous Otavalo market nestled in the Andean mountains.
- Ecuador: Taking a Hike in the Clouds (The Province) A jungle hike through Mashpi Preserve in the Chocó cloud forest of Ecuador is like stepping back in time — a long, long time ago.
- Ecuador’s President Backs Indefinite Re-elections, Coy About His Plans (Reuters) How does one keep their presidential job in Ecuador? Ask Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa who is backing a constitutional change which will allow politicians to run indefinitely, potentially paving the way for the leftist himself to seek the top job again in 2017.
- Can Rafael Correa Deliver His Citizens’ Revolution for Ecuador? (The Guardian) President Correa faces tough challenges in modernizing his country’s economy and overcoming an intractable colonial legacy which divides his nation.
- Ecuador Becomes First Country to Undergo Innovative UNCTAD Programme to Assess ‘Green Export’ Potential (United Nations) The United Nations is taking an active role in Ecuador’s move to develop national “green sectors” that will expand exports and employment, while promoting sustainable development, in the first stage of a new programme on green export potential and policies.
- Ecuador Issues Permit to Drill In Pristine Amazon Reserve (Huffington Post) Ecuador has issued an environmental permit for oil drilling in its Amazon reserve. Two indigenous groups living in voluntary isolation inhabit Yasuni, which the U.N. in 1989 declared a biosphere reserve.
- Ecuador Declares Emergency in Galápagos Islands (Wall Street Journal Online) Ecuador has declared a state of emergency on the Galápagos Islands following a freighter accident which was carrying chemicals and dangerous products leaked toxins into the surrounding sea. Ecuador enacted the emergency in order to deal with the nearly 1,000 tonnes of pollutants the ship was carrying.
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