Articles by: Gary

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 […]

A View From the Roof: Dramatic Changes in Store for Cotacachi, Northern Ecuador

By Gary Phillips Linda and I arrived back in Cotacachi on the evening of Feb. 1 after nearly 5 months in the states.   While walking to Serendipity restaurant for dinner, we met two friends who joined us.  They filled us in on new happenings.   The next morning we went for […]

Restored Quito Central Historico District Condo for Sale

Restored Quito Central Historico District Condo for Sale

Prime Apartment in Centro Historico Style and charm exemplify this choice one bedroom, one bath apartment in historic colonial Quito. It is located in a majestic rose-colored building ornately embellished in the style of a bygone era. This is the entrance to apartment complex and entry courtyard. The apartment is […]

by February 10, 2013 5 comments Condos in Ecuador, Ecuador Real Estate, Quito
Cotacachi Real Estate:  Large, Beautiful House in Prime Location

Cotacachi Real Estate: Large, Beautiful House in Prime Location

THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD Correction:  I just received word from the owner that he has increased the price up to $195,000.  This was after confirming day before yesterday that the price was $180,000.  Maybe he read my price analysis below.    Anyway, that is the condition of real estate in Ecuador.  […]

by November 13, 2012 7 comments Cotacachi Real Estate, Ecuador Real Estate

A View From the Roof: CIA Allegedly Using Drug Money to Defeat President Correa

Since the U. S. election, several things have happened that are already reverberating loudly across Latin America. For decades, the U.S. has been the primary sponsor of the  “War on Drugs.” The primary focus of this war has been the disruption and interdiction of illegal drugs produced in Latin American […]