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Will I stay or will I go?

Will I stay or will I go?

Friends here keep asking me what I think about the future of Ecuador, with the likelihood that Andres Arauz will win the April 11th Presidential run-off election. All I can tell them is that from what I read, Arauz will return the country to the ways of Rafael...

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SPECIAL ELECTION EDITION

Ecuador heads to the polls this week to elect its next President (and Vice president and some Assembly members), in what is likely to be an historic outcome, moving the country either slightly to the right or firmly back into the far left that ruled during Rafael...

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You did okay Lenin

You did okay Lenin

Well, Ecuador elects a new president this Sunday. But the odds are that no candidate will get enough votes in the first round for outright victory (there are 16 candidates!). So, there will be a run-off in April. Oddsmakers say it will likely be between Rafael...

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A huge opportunity

A huge opportunity

Well, the day has finally arrived. The inauguration of a new President in the United States will happen tomorrow. Of course, what the day will look like is only known to a handful of people who a) are trying to make sure that it happens and that everyone is safe, or...

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She died helping others

She died helping others

As many of you know, I lost two friends to COVID-19 last year. One in May and one in August. Some people didn’t believe me when I wrote about this, said it was all a hoax. With all the death and illness since then, I suspect many of those doubters have now been...

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I hope you all can be thankful this year

I hope you all can be thankful this year

“I’m thankful.” It’s the time of year for us to all look back on how things have gone, and are going for us, and hopefully feel that way. This year that will be difficult for so many people. Not just here, or in the US, but throughout the world. So many people have...

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