Last night, upon returning to Latacunga after traveling with my god-daughter and her family for Carnival, I invited everyone out for pizza. All I had to pay was a stack of $2 bills. That’s all I ever have in Ecuador. Since the nation was dollarized in 2000 not many of these bills have made
You can learn a lot about a place by observing how dogs exist within that society. I’ll compare the U.S., Ecuador and Laos; three nations I have lived in with vastly different cultures. In the U.S. stray dogs are almost entirely non existent because any that do are quickly trapped and put in cages. Many
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It’s my last night in Ecuador and I’m leaving a bar with some friends when one of the bartenders runs out after us.
“Are you the guy who exchanges $2 bills?”
He pulls out a ten. “I’ll take five.”
Bill passed last July gives Central Bank authority to create digital dollars, but opinions divided along party lines amid concerns of a presidential power grab
I’ve published accounts of three different arrests, on three different continents, in three different publications. That seems worth celebrating.