Ecuador Economy

A View From the Roof:  An Overview for Our 1,000 New Readers!!

A View From the Roof: An Overview for Our 1,000 New Readers!!

By Gary Phillips March and April have been stellar months for Pro-Ecuador.com.   In March, we had 258,000 page views on our website and we have signed up more than 1,000 new subscribers since March 1. So my column this issue is devoted to familiarizing our new readers with a little […]

Ecuador Chocolate: An Eagle and Condor Story

Ecuador Chocolate: An Eagle and Condor Story

Ecuador chocolate is some of the finest in the world.  I’ve tasted it in gourmet chocolate shops all over the U.S.  But despite its sought-after status, it has hardly benefited the locals who grow it.  However, the Kallari chocolate story is one of triumph over almost impossible odds that ended […]

by January 28, 2011 10 comments About Ecuador, Ecuador Economy, Ecuadorian food
Ecuador Food Price Update

Ecuador Food Price Update

Fresh food in Ecuador is plentiful, healthy and still fairly inexpensive.  Although food prices have risen in the four years Gary and I have lived in Cotacachi, I’m not complaining.  Buns at the bakery are now $.20 each instead of $.08 and $.10 each back when we were following our […]

Part III: Ecuador and the World: A Macrocosmic View

By Linda McFarlin Europe Ignites in Righteous Anger at Govt Austerity Measures In the larger scheme of things, the latest clash of wills in Ecuador seems pretty mild compared to the looming chaos in Europe.  The EU is poised to fall in a domino effect as weaker economies like Greece, […]

Ecuador Economy: Is Ecuador Blackmailer or Savior to the World?

Ecuador Economy:  Is Ecuador Blackmailer or Savior to the World? Ecuador says, “Pay us $3.5 billion and we won’t drill our oil in Ecuador.  We’ll leave it in the ground.”  And the United Nations Development Program has agreed to this proposal, signing an agreement with Ecuador a few days ago. […]