Stories about Ecuador from May, 2007
Ecuador Elige [ES] posts a YouTube video of an interview with Marcelo Ruiz, a pre–candidate for the Constituent Assembly.
Luigi Salas [ES] had never traveled on a train in Ecuador. However, after reading the blog El Tren mas Dificil del Mundo [ES] (The Most Difficult Train in the World) he feels that maybe he should. The aforementioned blog is written by Héctor Villagrán Cepeda, who is president of the...
Marco Chinchero, a local taxi driver, has plenty to say about the direction of his country. At ¡¡¡Cambiemos Ecuador!!! [ES], the blogger asked Mr. Chinero about his views and recorded it as a podcast. Hear his views on various subjects here.
The use of YouTube to disseminate messages has now reached the presidential palace in Ecuador. President Rafael Correa last month spoke about the use of free software and its benefits for his country. The video was featured on the channel used exclusively for videos coming from his office. Bloggers, not only in Ecuador, but bloggers all across the region applauded this new use of technology.
For fans of the “beautiful game”, a new blog site dedicated to the biennual football tournament, the Copa America, will come as a welcome surprise. The Copa America 07 Blog will feature news and stories about the South American national teams and guests, that will participate in this tournament in...
Christian Espinoza of Cobertura Digital [ES] links to a study that found that Ecuador ranks the highest in costs per kbps, and it is almost three times as much as Peru.
At Peru Politico [ES], Mariana Costa breaks down whether the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (or ALBA for its initials in Spanish) and the Banco Sur will be good for the integration of the region. She is hopeful for the prospects of the Banco Sur, which will provide an alternative...
Eduardo Palacios of Erebe.net [ES] links to a recent poll that found that Ecuadoran president Rafael Correa has the highest approval rate of any Latin American head of state with 76% approval.
In Ecuador, when one wanted to change service providers or utilize a phone not purchased from the company, it was a complete headache. Luigi Salas [ES] tells us that all of that will be made easier due to a ruling by the Telecommunication Superintendency in that country.