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2 hrs ago | Berkshire Eagle

Evolution of a festival

When Jonathan Weiner and Deborah Heiligman first started dating, they were at odds on the iissue of religion.


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4 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

TravelGal pagos, a natural selection for seeing all manner of wildlife

The flimsy sink was positioned right over the bucket, a few tiny leaves thrown into the clear water to demonstrate as the man in khaki pulled the plug.


Related Topix: World News, Travel, Ecuador Travel

6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Chocolate Supplies Buoyed as Ecuador Beans Withstand El Nino

Ecuador, already the world's biggest grower of flavored beans used in fine chocolate, is poised to extend its lead over Brazil as the top cocoa producer in the Americas as exporters forecast a record harvest.


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6 hrs ago |

Ecuador joins the World Energy Council

August 27, 2014 Ecuador has formally joined as a member country of the World Energy Council in a ceremony in Quito last Friday 22 August.


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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Babalu Blog

Ecuador's Rafael Correa continues his quest for dictator in perpetuity

QUITO, Ecuador-President Rafael Correa, in speeches and televised interviews, assures followers he'd like nothing more than to step aside when his current term ends.


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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Memorial set for Sacramento Zoo director Mary Healy

A public memorial is planned next month for Mary Healy, executive director and chief executive officer of the Sacramento Zoo, who died recently while traveling to the Galapagos Islands.


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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Business Wire

Avianca Holdings And Its Subsidiaries Carried More Than 2.3 Million Passengers In July 2014

Capacity, measured in ASKs , increased by 4.8%, while passenger traffic, measured in RPKs , increased 2.5%.


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Sonoma Valley Sun

Revisiting the scandalous 'Galapagos Affair'

When he came across the long-forgotten memoir "Satan Came to Eden," written by a adulterous young German woman who emigrated with her lover to an uninhabited Galapagos island in 1929, Sonoma author and editor Joe Troise knew he was on to something.


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Seven Questions for Karim Rashid

It's been a busy, brightly colored, organic-shaped summer for Karim Rashid . The designer has given lectures, made appearances, and occasionally DJ'ed in cities from Miami and Toronto to Hamburg and Ekaterinburg .


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The Winnipeg Free Press

Distributing bed kits to kids inspires Winnipegger

In the 1990s, the River Heights resident spent time in Vienna, Austria, teaching computer skills to teachers at a private school, and in 2008, she volunteered at a daycare in a poor suburb of Quito, Ecuador.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, World News, Austria, North America, Canada,

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

Ricardo Arjona's "Viaje Tour" Heads to Ecuador

Guatemalan singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona offered a concert in Quito on the weekend, raising the local temperature on a cold night in Ecuador's capital with a show that was part of his international "Viaje Tour."


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Green Left Weekly

WikiLeaks' Quito cables lay US interference bare

Protesters defy tear gas in the uprising that overthrew the corporate-friendly government of Lucio Gutierrez in 2005.


Related Topix: South America, World News, WikiLeaks, Rafael Correa, Julian Assange, Drugs

Sat Aug 23, 2014


Galapagos giant tortoise dies

The giant tortoise known as "Pepe the Missionary", a symbol of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, has died at an estimated 100 years of age, apparently from being overweight, Galapagos National Park has announced.


Related Topix: World News, South America

Daily Mail

Famous giant tortoise 'Pepe the Missionary' who became one of the...

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Science Daily

Citizen scientists saving lives around deadly 'Throat of Fire' volcano

Citizen scientists are saving the lives of people living in the shadow of deadly volcanoes according to research.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, World News

Cate Blanchett And The Galapagos Affair

What I most love about being a long-time travel journalist is the ever-changing mix of environments I find myself in.


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A man rides a "Velib" bicycle on a designated bike lane on a cobblestone street in Paris.

Back in the summer of '65, a group of self-styled anarchists whitewashed 50 bicycles and stationed them in the center of Amsterdam.


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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Dinner honors center's 50 years

When Elm Grove resident Pat Parks was a young mother with seven children she would often get letters from her sibling, Sister Miguel Conway, who was a Catholic missionary at the Working Boys' Center in Quito, Ecuador.


Related Topix: Elm Grove, WI, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, World News, Milwaukee, WI, South Milwaukee, WI, Marquette University, Entertainment

Wed Aug 20, 2014


S&P raises long term ratings on Ecuador to B-plus

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's on Wednesday raised its long-term sovereign credit ratings on the Republic of Ecuador to B-plus from B. The ratings agency affirmed the B short-term issuer credit ratings on Ecuador and raised the transfer and convertibility assessment to B-plus from B. "We raised the long-term ratings on Ecuador as a result of the ... (more)


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Off the Kuff

Transforming the GRB Convention Center

I don't think I'd realized that there was a renovation of the George R. Brown Convention Center in the works, but after reading this story , I'm excited about it.


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