Friday Jul 18
The Miami Herald
A taste of Ecuador: volcanoes, vegetables and historic haciendas
American and LAN airlines fly nonstop from Miami to Quito in just over four hours; several airlines make the trip in five to 10 hours with a connecting flight.
Your Move/Readers Write: Quito Go Tourney, Anyone?
"I am tentatively planning to attend the 16th Ibero-American Go Tournament in Quito, Ecuador this October and wonder whether there may be other AGA members who might also be interested in making the trip," Bob Gilman writes.
Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Former resident pleads guilty to setting up - sex tours'
Last week, Patrick R. Minga, 50, entered the plea to attempting to induce and facilitate, for his own financial gain, the travel of an individual from Brevard County, Fla., to Quito, Ecuador, so that the individual could engage in illicit sexual conduct with minor girls, according to federal officials.
Growth Hormone Defect May Protect against Diabetes, Cancer in Unique Ecuador Population
People who lack growth hormone receptors also appear to have marked insulin sensitivity that prevents them from developing diabetes and lowers their risk for cancer, despite their increased percentage of body fat, new research finds.