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Around Quito

Illegal gambling halls were shut down. Legal casinos and all gambling have been voted down and will close in stages... all within 6 months.

More Ecuador Problems - Solutions

The total death toll from the toxic bootleg liquor continues to rise... 50 so far... 244 remain ill.


"Ecuador's first wind farm to generate electricity will be built in September in the southern province of Loja.

"The Electricity Corporation of Ecuador puts the cost at $34Million.

AFP sez:

Ecuador, the world's top banana exporter, has adopted emergency measures to protect its key industry... which accounts for 1 in 10 jobs in the country, and is reeling from low prices due to over-production.

The government has set aside $15Million to buy back bananas from producers who cannot sell to exporters... 1.4Million Ecuadorians work in the sector."

Wow! That's government we can live with. Literally. Obama could take a few lessons from this.

Tourism in Ecuador

For the third year in a row, Ecuador has been selected as the top retirement destination in the world by International Living Magazine...

So, go ahead and tour - with retirement in mind. On the other hand, I'd be happy to keep it to myself.

Tour Guide

Angel, of Quinde Adventures leads an adventurous life guiding tours.

To join his adventures or have him map out your dream ones, contact him now to give him your dates and find out his rates.