Archive for December, 2007

How to Spell Ecuador

Pro-Ecuador Reader Comment: Just curious. Why do you spell Equador with a “c” instead of a “q” ? Jason´s Response: The Republic of Ecuador, or just Ecuador, is spelled with a “c” in Spanish. The name “Ecuador” comes from the word “equator” meaning “an imaginary line (or one drawn on [...]

by December 31, 2007 0 comments About Ecuador
Florida, Montana, or Ecuador???

Florida, Montana, or Ecuador???

I just finished talking to a friend in Montana, the land of cold, snow, and ice. He shared with us that he had just been delivered a wallop on the side of the head from the sub-prime real estate crisis. Then he gave us a piece of news that was [...]

Rumble in the Jungle–A Must Read from Greg Palast

There is a battle going on in the Amazon Rain Forest that could change the dynamic between indigenous peoples and big business everywhere. Greg Palast is recognized as one of the best, perhaps the last great investigative journalist in the United States. Unfortunately, his work is rarely recognized by the [...]

by December 28, 2007 0 comments Uncategorized
Gifts For a Wedding in Ecuador

Gifts For a Wedding in Ecuador

Pro-Ecuador Reader Question: Last year my son married a lovely Ecuadorian young lady whose family is from Ambato, now they live in New Jersey. Her parents were unable to travel north for the ceremony. This year they have scheduled a ceremony to repeat their vows there and we would love [...]

by December 24, 2007 2 comments Ecuador Culture
Lunch in Santo Domingo

Lunch in Santo Domingo

Tania and I have been working hard lately so we decided to have lunch at the local mall. For $3.80 you can get a delicious chicken breast with fries (or yucca) and a salad. Excellent!   In just the past few years Santo Domingo, Ecuador, has received its first large [...]