Diary of an Earthquake First Responder

CITIZEN JOURNALISM – Diary of an Earthquake First Responder

ISSUE 10 PAGE 13 by Lorrie Beno April 22, 2016 DAY 1-2: We made it to the coast last night after dark. It was a 12-hour trip. The last 100 km had many landslides but there was earthmoving equipment near, keeping the dirt and rocks out of the way. It was slow going. St. Vincent
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CITIZEN JOURNALISM – Eye witness account of the earthquake

ISSUE 10 PAGE 12 by Court Rand On the night of April 16th, I was with my parents, Sylvain, our mechanic Diego Ordoñez and his wife Nancy Rogel and their three kids. We were enjoying the beach when the quake struck. We ran outside. The ground moved for another 45 seconds. We headed across the
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CITIZEN JOURNALISM - Celebrating Life Together

CITIZEN JOURNALISM – Celebrating Life Together

Celebrating life together may seem like a contradiction these days with masks, gloves, lockdowns, and social distancing, but for Cuenca Expats Magazine, life together could not be more celebrated. Sure, people are frustrated, angry, and confused by the contradicting statements coming from the medical community and governments these days. But let’s face it, regardless of
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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHTS – Who Ya Gonna Call?

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHTS – Who Ya Gonna Call?

By: John Williams Photos: Courtesy of EcuaAssist Picture this in your mind. You’re an Expat and you’ve been in Ecuador long enough to know you love it and want to stay, but you’re still learning and trying to figure out how a lot of things work here—a process that will ultimately take several years. You
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CITIZEN JOURNALISM – Es su Bandito?

ON-LINE ISSUE JULY By Teresa Drake Photo By: i.pinimg.com It was another beautiful morning here in Cuenca and I needed to do a little grocery shopping. With the restrictions on movement, I needed to find a place within walking distance as getting a taxi was an iffy proposition. So, as I slowly sipped on my
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PHOTO ESSAY – From The Top of THE YELLOW BUS

PHOTO ESSAY – From The Top of THE YELLOW BUS

ISSUE 9 PAGE 28 Photos by Sherry b. Johnson I was talking to a friend the other day in El Centro and the Yellow Bus drove by. The conversation stopped for a minute and then he said, “Ya know…the city looks much different from the top of a bus.” I agreed with him and, as you
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TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE – Corona Time with the “World’s Most Unusual Mammal”

TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE – Corona Time with the “World’s Most Unusual Mammal”

Pangolin ON-LINE ISSUE JULY By: Jeff Salz Photos: Courtesy of Jeff Salz and The Wonderful Photography of Adrian Steirn Revenge of the Pangolin: Corona Time with the “World’s Most Unusual Mammal” It’s only a tragedy if nothing changes While ultimate blame has not been assigned for the source of our current pandemic, one unusual animal
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COVER STORY – Offering Expats Financial Alternatives in Ecuador

COVER STORY – Offering Expats Financial Alternatives in Ecuador

Financial Alternatives in Ecuador ON-LINE ISSUE JULY By Henry G. Noël Photos: Tiro al Blanco, Flechas con Proposito. Agencia de Publicidad Courtesy of Plusvalores With universal mobilization precautions established in reaction to worldwide confusion surrounding the Novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and the relaxing of restrictions, Ecuador, like most countries of the world, continues to face public
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winners of the Creative Arts Competition

Winners of the Creative Arts Competition

Cuenca Expats Magazine and the Mayor’s office would like to thank all those that participated in the “Expats in Quarantine Creative Arts Competition”. The voting committee was very impressed with the many entries they received. In fact, an additional category was added in the area of Art. Thank you to all those that participated! The
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