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Milton Ramirez

Milton Ramirez is an educator, writer, a part-time blogger, connector, and advocates for the Technology in Education. He holds an Ed. D., translates for GVO and has been working as a Math & Spanish Teacher in New Jersey, where he lives now. Milton's thoughts can be found on Education & Tech. TonNet is his online persona.

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12 April 2010

Ecuador: Dispelling Misconceptions About the Saraguro Indigenous Community

The Saraguro indigenous community in Ecuador is facing challenges - young people lose many typical customs, as well as the ability to speak Kichwa. However, one blogger Angel Gualán is...

17 March 2010

Ecuador: The Yasuni-ITT Initiative

In 2007, the Ecuadorian government unveiled the Yasuni-ITT Initiative, which would call for the oil reserves found in the Yasuni National Park to remain underground in exchange for compensation from...

10 March 2010

Ecuador: Guayaquil Demands Greater Budget Allocation

The municipal government of Guayaquil, Ecuador, recently held a "March for Dignity" demanding greater budget allocation from the central government. However, it was also an opportunity for its Mayor, Jaime...

14 February 2010

Ecuador: Governmental Help for Haiti

In Ecuador, the local press has focused on the efforts of the Ecuadorian government and its President, Rafael Correa and their role in bringing aid and support to Haiti.

14 January 2010

Ecuador: Radio Voice of Arutam Taken Off the Air

Radio Voice of Arutam, which broadcasts to the indigenous community of the Shuar, was taken off the air because the Ecuadorian government said that it had incited violence during protests...

7 January 2010

Ecuador: The Year in Blogs 2009

The new year is here, and blogger Carlos Correa takes a detailed look back in the year of Ecuadorian blogs and related technology events and occurrences throughout the country in...

18 December 2009

Ecuador: Debates Over New Communication Law

In Ecuador, there is an ongoing debate about a proposed Communication Law, which would require practicing journalists to hold degrees, require journalists to reveal sources, and other changes. Opponents are...

24 November 2009

Ecuador: Technical University in Loja Hosts Campus Congress

The Technical University of Loja, Ecuador will be the host of several days of educational and technological events. One of the organizers is Carlos Correa Loyola, who spoke to Global...

11 September 2009

Ecuador: New Taxes Will Attempt to Help Economy

The Ecuadorian government recently announced plans to implement several changes in the tax code, as a way to boost employment and help the economy. However, several economic bloggers are concerned...

1 September 2009

Ecuador: The Latest BarCamp Held in Santa Elena Province

Ecuador's third BarCamp in 2009 took place on August 29, away from the larger cities, and was held in the province of Santa Elena with the special emphasis on technology...

30 August 2009

Ecuador: All Aboard the Trolley Bus

The trolley bus system in Quito, Ecuador has been helping to alleviate traffic congestion. A recent experiment invited the city's twitterers to submit live news about riding on this form...

27 August 2009

Ecuador: The Frustrations of Being a Writer

Being a writer in Ecuador can be frustrating. Whether it is the lack of books available or how politicians use cultural events to spread their message, many authors just want...

4 August 2009

Ecuador: Two New Bus Stations Open in Quito

Bus transportation in Ecuador received a boost with the construction of 2 new terminals in Quito. Arriving at the stations may take longer than before, but it is worth the...

28 July 2009

Ecuador: Woman Attempts to Auction Virginity Online in Spain

An Ecuadorian immigrant living in Valencia, Spain decided to put her virginity up for an online auction to help pay for medical care for her ailing mother. The ads were...

12 July 2009

Ecuador: The Passing of Writer Jorge Enrique Adoum

Ecuador is mourning the passing of writer Jorge Enrique Adoum, who Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda once said is "the greatest poet in Latin America." Many seem to agree, as bloggers...

29 June 2009

Ecuador: State Contracts With President's Brother Raise Concerns

Contracts between the state petroleum company and several private companies raised some eyebrows when it was discovered that the brother of current president Rafael Correa was a member of some...

16 June 2009

Ecuador: Galapagos Islands Advance in 7 New Wonders Competition

Ecuador's Galapagos Islands have advanced to the next round in the online competition for the 7 New Wonders of the World. These islands boast some of the most diverse flora...

2 June 2009

Ecuador: Evaluating Public School Teachers

The reform of the educational system in Ecuador has been a goal of the current government, and now it has its sights on the performance of the public school teachers...

19 May 2009

Ecuador: The Legacy of Indigenous Leader Mama Tránsito

Many Ecuadorians are mourning the passing of one of its indigenous leaders, Rosa Elena Tránsito Amaguaña, better known as "Mama Tránsito." Her role in society as an activist and defender...

11 May 2009

Ecuador: Lawsuit Against Oil Company for Environmental Damage

Communities in the Ecuadorian Orient are suing the multinational company Texaco, and its parent company Chevron for environmental damages and resulting health problems in their residents. However, the company claims...

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