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Former Waterbury resident sentenced for passport fraud

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - A former resident of Waterbury will spend time behind bars. According to court documents and statements made in court, 34-year-old Manuel Guaman is a native and citizen of Ecuador. Officials say on Aug. 2, 2006, he submitted an application for a U.S. passport in the name of

WTNH.COM - 2018-01-16 22:00:46

This Israeli fighter jet was so good the US Marines used it as an aggressor in training

An air-to-air right side view of a F-21A Kfir aircraft, November 1, 1985.Wikimedia commonsThe IAI Kfir was built by the Israelis out of necessity to combat Russian-made MiG-23s. The Kfir performed so well that the USMC adopted it for use as an aggressor to train its pilots what to do in a dogfight.

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-01-16 22:02:46

Ex-Ecuador leader Rafael Correa leaves leftist ruling party

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - Former President Rafael Correa on Tuesday left the political party that helped cement his rise to power in Ecuador, the latest step in a fight with the man he chose to succeed him and continue his "Citizens' Revolution." Correa announced he is removing himself from Alianza Pais

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2018-01-16 21:43:00

OU Students Study Tropical Field Ecology in Ecuador

Abigail Foster, a self-professed homebody, recently broadened her horizons when she took part in a tropical field ecology class more than 3,000 miles away from home. She and nine other Oakland University students spent part of their holiday recess immersed in the sprawling ecosystems of Ecuador, inc

PATCH - 2018-01-16 18:52:11

Salisbury Zoo to Host Welcome Party for New Andean Bear

SALISBURY, Md.- The Salisbury Zoo will be hosting a welcome party Saturday afternoon for Pinocchio, the zoo's new bear from Ecuador. The event will take place from 1-2 p.m. at the zoo's Andean bear exhibit. The public is invited to join city officials, zoo staff and the Hertrich Family of Automobile

WBOC - 2018-01-16 19:56:00

Assange needs change of address, a courtroom

Subscribed, but don't have a login? What to do with the Guest That Wouldn't Leave? We've all been there. That's where Ecuador finds itself now, stuck with a five-year lodger who's worn out his welcome. The Ecuadorean government wants to rid itself of Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who's been


Science Pick of the Week: UO fungi experts return from Ecuador with multiple new species

If you are looking for a mushroom expert, look no further than Roo Vandegrift. "Think of all the diversity you find in animals, everything from little shrimp to people, you find that same kind of diversity in fungi," Vandegrift, a research assistant professor of fungal ecology at the University of

EMERALD MEDIA - 2018-01-16 14:00:16

Use These Awesome Flight And Tour Deals To Plan Your 2018 Travels

Uproxx/Shutterstock January is a great time to travel. The cold and grey winter doldrums offer all the motivation we need to get out and find some sunshine. January is also a great time to book travel for the coming year. Traffic is low and sales abound, as airlines and travel companies vie for your

UPROXX - 2018-01-16 15:38:02

Two New Dog-Faced Bat Species Discovered in Panama and Ecuador

A study in the journal Mammalian Biology describes two new species of dog-faced bats: Freeman's dog-faced bat, collected by Smithsonian researchers in Panama, and the Waorani dog-faced bat from Ecuador. "Identifying two mammal species new to science is extremely exciting," said Ligiane Moras, who di

SMITHSONIAN - 2018-01-16 08:00:00

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In Congress, the push for a full fix to DACA could mean a government shutdown this Friday. President Trump's inflammatory comments recently torpedoed potential legislation from the Senate, but it's unclear whether Speaker Paul Ryan will be willing to bring a bipartisan bill to the floor of the House

PRI - 2018-01-16 05:00:00

Yellow Fever: PAHO urges member states to remain vigilant

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization (WHO) in its recent epidemiological report about yellow fever in the Americas, encourages Member States to continue efforts to immunize the at-risk populations and take the necessary actions to keep travelers informed and vaccinat

CURACAOCHRONICLE.COM - 2018-01-16 00:27:21

Venezuela asks other countries to adopt oil-backed cryptocurrency

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called for other countries to adopt the oil-backed cryptocurrency Petro, tipped as a way out of the country's economic crisis. SaaS has set off a revolution in the way companies consume services on-demand. We look at how it's spreading to other IT services and

ZDNET - 2018-01-15 10:02:56

Pumping on Colombia's Transandino pipeline halted after bomb attack

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Pumping on Colombia's southern Transandino pipeline was halted on Sunday after a bomb attack by the ELN rebels spilled crude into a river, state-run oil company Ecopetrol and the military said. The National Liberation Army (ELN) is in the midst of a renewed offensive against the m


As Pope Francis Heads to Chile and Peru, Argentina Feels Snubbed, Again

Nuns praying in the Basilica of San Jose de Flores this week in Buenos Aires, in the neighborhood where Pope Francis was born.Credit Anibal Adrian Greco for The New York Times BUENOS AIRES - It was a sweltering afternoon at the rundown central bus station in Argentina's capital, but Amelia Cartes N


STASI: Trump's White House is real s--thole — not Africa, Haiti and El Salvador

America is on thin ice after the UN denounced President Trump for making his racist "shithole" comments about Africa, Haiti and El Salvador and its immigrants.(Evan Vucci/AP) What a s#!thole the White House has become with a f#!%ing moron in charge. What? You think the language is rough and disres


Is WikiLeaks founder being granted freedom because of bad hygiene?

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may be leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for nonpolitical reasons: his body odor. The foreign minister of Ecuador, Mara Fernanda Espinosa, has said the country is "considering and exploring the possibility of mediation" to resolve the "untenable" situation wit


Visitation, Service for Maria Rosario Criollo Lalvay

Maria Rosario Criollo Lalvay, a resident of Ossining, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Westchester Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Maria was born in Giron, Ecuador on December 6, 1963 and was the daughter of Jose Manuel and Maria Ortencia (Pauta) Lalvay. She was 54 years


Expat tales: A professional nomad in South America

Me with friendly parrots in Brazil. Duncan Clarke from Kilbirnie, Wellington roams South America in his role as a tour guide. What inspired your move, and how long have you been there? I got the idea to work in tourism when I was about 10. I saw a sightseeing boat in the Bay of Islands and thought


Four ex-South American leaders back Lula comeback petition

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Four South American ex-presidents are among more than 170,000 people who signed a petition supporting former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva bid for another term as Brazil's president, despite his corruption conviction. US film-maker Oliver Stone also signed the online pet


Julian Assange and Diplomatic Immunity?

This last week Ecuador not only announced the citizenship of Julian Assange but the United Kingdom denied the request to make Julian a diplomat. Had the request been granted. Assange would now be protected under international law. According to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diplomatic_immu