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CITIZEN JOURNALISM – U.S. CITIZEN SERVICES – All Services Available by Appointment Only

ROUTINE SERVICES BY APPOINTMENT First Time U.S. Passports or Minor Renewals (Under 16) Please visit our website for exact forms and supporting documentation required and to schedule an appointment. Appointments can only be scheduled on our website: https://ec.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen services/passports/ NOTE: Routine passport appointments are currently only available at Consulate General Guayaquil Embassy Quito is not
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CITIZEN JOURNALISM - Emergency Blood Donors List now in Cuenca

CITIZEN JOURNALISM – Emergency Blood Donors List now in Cuenca

CUENCA, ON-LINE ISSUE 04. By Karla Betania Sánchez Arismendi. Photos: Courtesy of Karla Betania Sanchez Arismendi. Not long ago, I received a message from Abby Osman, saying: “Were you contacted to donate blood for a man who is at Hospital Del Rio?” I immediately checked my email, and a Cuencano lady asked me desperately to
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CITIZEN JOURNALISM- The Real Matter of Psychotherapy

CITIZEN JOURNALISM – The Real Matter of Psychotherapy

CUENCA, ON-LINE ISSUE 03. By: Gabriela Camacho. Mental and emotional health has often been a forgotten topic, a taboo, something for crazy people, and something no one speaks or talks about because at some point it may cause shame. But Why? Why has mental health therapy often been considered so negatively? Today I am going
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Top 10 Reasons Why We Chose Ecuador (over Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Portugal, etc.)

CITIZEN JOURNALISM – Top 10 Reasons Why We Chose Ecuador (Over Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Etc.)

COASTAL, ON-LINE ISSUE 03 By Amelia and JP Amelia and JP, the popular video bloggers, explain why they considered several other countries before they chose Ecuador as their expat home away from home. In this popular video, they share the main reasons why they didn’t choose Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Uruguay, Portugal,
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CITIZEN JOURNALISM – GIVING A HELPING HAND TO OTHERS IN NEED

CUENCA, ON-LINE ISSUE 03 Writed by Bartley D’Alfonso Photos: Courtesy of Bartley D’Alfonso Perhaps it was Helen Keller who said it best: “The true test of a character, is to face harsh conditions, with the determination to make them better.”  There are many of us retired expats who can weather the storm clouds of this pandemic,
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CITIZEN JOURNALISM – CUENCA A CITY WITH MANY SOULS

CUENCA, ON-LINE ISSUE 03 By Dr. Jaime Astudillo Romero Photos Courtesy of Dr. Jaime Astudillo Romero. Lucho Barrera and Yenis Bejas Gonzalo Zaldumbide, an Ecuadorian writer and diplomat from the early 20th century, described Cuenca’s energy and feeling by saying it is “a city full of soul.” We feel its soul in the trail of
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CITIZEN JOURNALISM ARE YOU PREPARED?

CITIZEN JOURNALISM – ARE YOU PREPARED?

ON-LINE ISSUE By Miriam Drake Photos by Miriam Drake It is challenging anywhere in the world to care for a husband whose health has deteriorated to the point that he cannot speak, one side of his body is completely paralyzed, and he has no sensations in his core. In Cuenca, Ecuador it is beyond challenging.
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