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3 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

'Very majestic' older tortoise finds new home at Toledo Zoo

Emerson, a dome-shelled Galapagos tortoise estimated to be about 100 years old, arrived at the , greeted by a crowd of staff members.

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Related Topix: Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables, World News,

7 hrs ago | CBS News

Mystery illness hits girls in South American town

A mystery illness has overwhelmed a small town in northern Colombia as scores of teenage girls have been hospitalized with symptoms that parents fear could be an adverse reaction to a popular vaccine against cervical cancer.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

Latin Americans Have Highest Obesity Rate in the World

The countries of the Americas have the highest obesity rate in the world, said Ecuador's representative to the Pan American Health Organization on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition

The Washington Post

Girls in Colombian town struck by mystery illness

A mystery illness has overwhelmed a small town in northern Colombia as scores of teenage girls have been hospitalized with symptoms that parents fear could be an adverse reaction to a popular vaccine against cervical cancer.

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

Ecuadoran police sentenced for attack on...

In this Sept. 30, 2010 file photo, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa, center, wearing a gas mask, is caught in the middle of a police protest at a police base in Quito, Ecuador.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Rafael Correa,

ABC News

Ecuadoran Police Sentenced for Attack on President

An Ecuadoran court has sentenced six police officers to prison for attempting to kill President Rafael Correa during a protest in 2010.

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Star Tribune

6 Ecuadoran police sentenced to 12 years for 2010 attempt on life of President Correa

An Ecuadoran court has sentenced six police officers to prison for attempting to kill President Rafael Correa during a protest in 2010.

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Related Topix: Rafael Correa, South America, World News

Berkshire Eagle

Evolution of a festival

When Jonathan Weiner and Deborah Heiligman first started dating, they were at odds on the iissue of religion.

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St. Petersburg Times

TravelGal pagos, a natural selection for seeing all manner of wildlife

The flimsy sink was positioned right over the bucket, a few tiny leaves thrown into the clear water to demonstrate as the man in khaki pulled the plug.

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Related Topix: World News, Travel, Ecuador Travel

The Washington Post

Chocolate Supplies Buoyed as Ecuador Beans Withstand El Nino

Ecuador, already the world's biggest grower of flavored beans used in fine chocolate, is poised to extend its lead over Brazil as the top cocoa producer in the Americas as exporters forecast a record harvest.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Chocolate, World News, Agriculture, Science, Meteorology, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Science / Technology

InvestorIdeas.com

Ecuador joins the World Energy Council

August 27, 2014 Ecuador has formally joined as a member country of the World Energy Council in a ceremony in Quito last Friday 22 August.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Babalu Blog

Ecuador's Rafael Correa continues his quest for dictator in perpetuity

QUITO, Ecuador-President Rafael Correa, in speeches and televised interviews, assures followers he'd like nothing more than to step aside when his current term ends.

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Related Topix: Rafael Correa, World News, Alianza (Argentina), Daniel Ortega, US News, Conservative Political News

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Memorial set for Sacramento Zoo director Mary Healy

A public memorial is planned next month for Mary Healy, executive director and chief executive officer of the Sacramento Zoo, who died recently while traveling to the Galapagos Islands.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Business Wire

Avianca Holdings And Its Subsidiaries Carried More Than 2.3 Million Passengers In July 2014

Capacity, measured in ASKs , increased by 4.8%, while passenger traffic, measured in RPKs , increased 2.5%.

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Sonoma Valley Sun

Revisiting the scandalous 'Galapagos Affair'

When he came across the long-forgotten memoir "Satan Came to Eden," written by a adulterous young German woman who emigrated with her lover to an uninhabited Galapagos island in 1929, Sonoma author and editor Joe Troise knew he was on to something.

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Related Topix: World News, Sonoma, CA, Sex Scandal

UnBeige

Seven Questions for Karim Rashid

It's been a busy, brightly colored, organic-shaped summer for Karim Rashid . The designer has given lectures, made appearances, and occasionally DJ'ed in cities from Miami and Toronto to Hamburg and Ekaterinburg .

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Related Topix: World News, Dance, Madison Avenue

The Winnipeg Free Press

Distributing bed kits to kids inspires Winnipegger

In the 1990s, the River Heights resident spent time in Vienna, Austria, teaching computer skills to teachers at a private school, and in 2008, she volunteered at a daycare in a poor suburb of Quito, Ecuador.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, World News, Austria, North America, Canada,

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

Ricardo Arjona's "Viaje Tour" Heads to Ecuador

Guatemalan singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona offered a concert in Quito on the weekend, raising the local temperature on a cold night in Ecuador's capital with a show that was part of his international "Viaje Tour."

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Green Left Weekly

WikiLeaks' Quito cables lay US interference bare

Protesters defy tear gas in the uprising that overthrew the corporate-friendly government of Lucio Gutierrez in 2005.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, WikiLeaks, Rafael Correa, Julian Assange, Drugs

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Yahoo!

Galapagos giant tortoise dies

The giant tortoise known as "Pepe the Missionary", a symbol of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, has died at an estimated 100 years of age, apparently from being overweight, Galapagos National Park has announced.

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Related Topix: World News, South America

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