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1 hr ago | The Globe and Mail

The live-cheaply-abroad retirement plan: A reality check

A man uses a container to remove water out of a boat during low tide at the main fishing port of Panama City September 14, 2014. A man uses a container to remove water out of a boat during low tide at the main fishing port of Panama City September 14, 2014.

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5 hrs ago | Hispanically Speaking

Ecuador and China Strengthening Military Ties

Ecuadorian Defense Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa and her Chinese counterpart, Chang Wanquan, agreed during a meeting Tuesday in Beijing to strengthen bilateral military ties. The meeting took place at the Defense Ministry on the first day of the Ecuadorian minister's visit to China.

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9 hrs ago | Hotel Business

HB on the Scene: Marriott Hotels Plans First Hotel in Ecuador

Marriott International's signature brand, Marriott Hotels, plans to open the 202-room Marriott Hotel in Guayaquil in 2016, The Guayaquil Marriott will be Marriott International's third property in Ecuador and is being developed by Hotecapsa. The company made the announcement today during the South American Hotel Investment Conference here.

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15 hrs ago | CNN

Volcano about to blow

Thousands of people are being evacuated from the area around an active volcano in the Philippines after the country's seismology agency issued an alert saying a hazardous eruption could happen "within weeks." Mount Mayon, which towers over the city of Legazpi in the central Philippines, has shown "a noticeable escalation of unrest," the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said in a bulletin late Monday.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

West Australian

Venezuela airline crisis makes travellers ever more inventive

Buses across jungle borders, boats through Caribbean waters and private flights from small airfields have become a new norm for departing Venezuela as a multi-billion dollar pay dispute turns the country into something of a 'no-fly' zone. Major international airlines have slashed seat availability by half since last year, pulling many routes entirely in a spat with Venezuela's socialist government about the repatriation of $3.6 billion in ticket revenue.

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Silicon Alley Insider

Venezuela Airline Crisis Makes Travelers Ever More Inventive

Buses across jungle borders, boats through Caribbean waters and private flights from small airfields have become a new norm for departing Venezuela as a multi-billion dollar pay dispute turns the country into something of a 'no-fly' zone. Major international airlines have slashed seat availability by half since last year, pulling many routes entirely in a spat with Venezuela's socialist government about the repatriation of $3.6 billion in ticket revenue.

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Hotel Business

HB on the Scene: Wyndham Hotel Group Signs Deal with Pronobis for Quito Airport Hotel

Wyndham Hotel Group has signed a franchise agreement for the Wyndham Quito Airport Gran Condor, the first Wyndham Hotels and Resorts property in Ecuador's capital city. The announcement was made during the South American Hotel Investment Conference also here.

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Examiner.com

Destination Ecuador announces 2014 rates for Huaorani Ecolodge program

Ecuador's leading purveyor of extraordinary nature and cultural experiences, Tropic , announces that 2014 rates will remain unchanged for 2015 programs at its award-winning Huaorani Ecolodge in Ecuador's Amazon. Guests will also benefit from new shared departures on multi-day Galapagos programs, a 24/7 concierge phone connection and exclusive transfers services.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Newkerala.com

Gail Nicole Da Silva placed second in Miss United Continent 2014

Goa-based model Gail Nicole Da Silva was placed second in the Miss United Continent 2014. The first spot went to Dominican Republic's Geisha Montes De Oca and Venezuela's Wi May Nava stood third.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Green Left Weekly

Ecuador: WikiLeaks exposes how US sought to stop democratic process

Leaked US diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks show sought to stop President Rafael Correa from pushing ahead with a constituent assembly to draft a new, more progressive, constitution. In November 2006, leftist candidate Rafael Correa won the second round of the Ecuadorian presidential election with 57% of the vote, compare with his conservative opponent, Alvaro Noboa, who won 43%.

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The Louisville Cardinal

Helmsley Trust Enables U of La s Cancer Center Research

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has provided a grant of $5.5 million over the past 3 years to the James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville to develop new treatments and vaccines for various forms of cancer. U of L 's research teams partnered with the trust with the hope to work towards one day curing this disease.

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Star Tribune

Ecuador's out-of-the-way attractions easy to miss

Tourists watch a humpback whale leap from the Pacific waters in Machalilla National Park off the coast of Puerto Lopez, Ecuador. Two and a half hours and still no sign of llamas.

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ScienceBlogs

Ten Thousand Birds [Greg Laden's Blog]

There are over 10,000 species of bird on the Earth today. There is one blog called "10,000 Birds" for which I write a monthly article , in case you did not know.

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Hispanic Business

National Science Foundation Grants Foster Faculty Research

"This instrument has two special capabilities," explained Rowlett. "It is able to make measurements on extremely small sample volumes, which is important for working with trace quantities of valuable materials like proteins.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Independent

Stonehenge access-all-areas, half-term air fares, and a new hotel in the Galapagos: Travel agenda

You need not be US president to visit the stone circle at Stonehenge. Access-all-areas visits to the neolithic site are possible every morning and evening for up to 26 people.

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Xinhuanet

American tourist contracts mosquito-born Chikunguna virus in Colombian

An American tourist has contracted the mosquito-borne Chikunyunya virus in Colombia's Caribbean city of Cartagena, the country's Ministry of Health confirmed on Thursday. The American tourist tested positive for the Chikungunya virus, which is carried and transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes, confirmed Fernando Valderrama, deputy director of contagious diseases of the ministry.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

OUPblog

Earthquake at the lightning huaca of San Catequilla de Pichincha

On 12 August 2014 at precisely 2:58 a.m., a 5.1 earthquake struck, centered at the hilltop lightning huaca San Catequilla de Pichincha. Since this initial earthquake, there have been 57 aftershocks, all centered at or close to this hill.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Developing Countries To Close Ranks In Dealing With Transnationals

Venezuela is hosting the Second Ministerial Conference of States Affected by Transnational Interests urging the design of common mechanisms to defend developing countries from the pressures of multinational businesses. The event at the Foreign Ministry, intends to debate and advance in the creation and launch of an agency called the Observatory on Investment and Transnationals.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

Colombian Government Says Aerial Fumigation Will Not Affect Ecuador

The aerial fumigations that Colombia has carried out recently against coca plantations along its southern border have not affected Ecuador, Quito's top diplomat said Tuesday. Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino sought to reassure Ecuadorians that three operations carried out recently by the Colombian authorities took place at least 15 kilometers away from the border.

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CiteULike

Evolution: Geology and climate drive diversification

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. Data from the Galapagos Islands exemplify how geology and climate can interact to cause episodes of isolation and fusion of the biota across a landscape.

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