Archive for March, 2013

Waiting for Manana

Waiting for Manana

After slogging through 2 1/2 years of broken promises, confusing explanations, delays and more delays, excuses, denials and the occasional blank stare, Gary and I are once again very close to final approval on our land project in Cotacachi.  Supposedly just two days away, as in this Friday. The municipality […]

An Environmentalist’s Message to Grandmothers about GMOs

An Environmentalist’s Message to Grandmothers about GMOs

I have to say that all this talk about a possible GMO invasion of Ecuador with President Correa’s blessing makes me very nervous.  Instead of just making sure my food is organic instead of chemical-laced, I may have to worry about what genetically modified oddities might be lurking inside my […]

Dramatic Price Reduction: Cotacachi Adobe Must Sell for Medical Reasons

Dramatic Price Reduction: Cotacachi Adobe Must Sell for Medical Reasons

THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD It started at $189k a few months ago when the owners decided to return to the states to be with family.  Then they reduced it to $170,000 as the pull got stronger.  Finally, yesterday, they told me to list it at $148,500, as now a medical […]

Tierra Firme Resale Lot:  One of the Best Lots in the Development

Tierra Firme Resale Lot: One of the Best Lots in the Development

Tierra Firme is on a roll.   Five houses are complete and 6 houses are just starting construction.  Now, lot number 23 has come available for sale.  This 3/4 of an acre lot is on the canyon rim with unobstructed views of the gorge and of Cotacachi. You can be under […]

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A View From the Roof:  Correa Wins Election!  Does It Mean War in the Amazon?  GMOs?

A View From the Roof: Correa Wins Election! Does It Mean War in the Amazon? GMOs?

Ecuador’s President Correa again won the presidency in the country’s recent election.  In addition, his party won more than a 2/3 majority in the national congress. This means that he now has the power to change the constitution without a national vote. Essentially, he has no opposition that matters. People […]