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Volume 5, Issue 27

From the week of April 11, 2021

A new species of lion monkey is found in Ecuador

A new species of lion monkey is found in Ecuador

Scientists were able to confirm the existence of a new species of lion monkey in the Ecuadorian Amazon, where it was believed until now that only one existed, reported the San Francisco de Quito University (USFQ). The study has been ongoing since 2015 by Stella de la...

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The pandemic completely changed Ecuador’s tourism sector

The pandemic completely changed Ecuador’s tourism sector

In 2020, more than $1.3 trillion was lost in the global tourism sector. In Ecuador, revenues fell 60%. Experts predict that recovery will take between 2 and 4 years. In early 2020, the Grand Hotel Lobo de Mar, on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, had huge pre-sales thru...

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Civil. Civility. Civilization.

Civil. Civility. Civilization.

Well, I’ve been in the US for a week, and I can’t say that it has been as enjoyable as I imagined it would be. Because frankly, I am mentally in what I can best describe as an alternate reality. Really, being back in the US is very odd for me this time. Perhaps it’s...

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Volume 5, Issue 26

From the week of April 4, 2021

Rebound in cases or new wave of COVID-19 infections?

Rebound in cases or new wave of COVID-19 infections?

Since the beginning of the year, the epidemiological curve of the Ministry of Health graphs has registered an increase in cases, which has caused hospital centers to become saturated, mainly in Quito and Guayaquil, but also in other locations in the country as well....

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I don’t know that guy, but tell me about him

I don’t know that guy, but tell me about him

I’m sitting in the Sheraton Hotel in Cuenca in preparation of my flight out in the morning to Quito, and then from there to the Miami, Florida. As you all know, I’m going to go get my COVID vaccine(s), and I’m also going to go spend some overdue time with my mother....

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Restrictions Reduced Mobility, Country Awaits Impact Of Holiday

Restrictions Reduced Mobility, Country Awaits Impact Of Holiday

While the restrictions of this past week will not show up in the number of new cases and related deaths for two to three weeks, there was some improvement in both the number of new cases and deaths from COVID-19 over last week. That glimmer of hope comes at a time...

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