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BioMar appoints new general manager in Ecuador

Denmark's BioMar Group has promoted Danny Velez (pictured) to the role of general manager of Alimentsa, the Ecuadorian feed producer it bought 70% of earlier this year. Velez replaces Roberto Bolona, who had been general manager for the firm for almost 25 years, according to a press release from Bi

UNDERCURRENTNEWS.COM - 2017-11-21 01:52:00

Studying to become a citizen at the New-York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society is using its collection to help green card holders prepare for the citizenship exam. (Credit: amNY / Mark Chiusano) They were from Uzbekistan and Guyana, France and Ecuador, but maybe it was the approach of Thanksgiving that led the teacher to joke last week that the

AMNY.COM - 2017-11-20 21:12:00

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Potsdam student trip to Galapagos at Elks Club Nov. 28,

POTSDAM - A spaghetti dinner fundraiser to support the Potsdam Student Expedition to the Galapagos will be held at the Elks Club on Nov. 28, from 5-8 p.m. On Feb. 18, 26 students from Potsdam High School will embark on a nine-day trip to the Galapagos Islands and Quito, Ecuador, on the western coast

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2017-11-20 17:07:00

Ecuador activist group plans nationwide strike to protest country's loosening of GMO restrictions

Burning soy seeds lit up the city streets of Guayaquil, Ecuador, last May as dozens of farmers, activists and indigenous people protested a controversial decision allowing research with genetically altered, or transgenic, plants. Since then, demonstrators have marched in different cities across the


How to slash your Airbnb costs by up to 60 percent

Having spent a lot of time traveling in South America (and most of that while bringing in little to no income), I have learned how to stretch a dollar (or five). Besides airfare, your number one expense while traveling is usually going to be where you lay your head at night. And if you are traveling

CNBC - 2017-11-20 17:05:28

Tennis great Pancho Segura dies at 96

Pancho Segura, who rose from poverty to win six U.S. Pro singles and doubles championships and was one of the world's top amateur players in the 1940s and professionals in the 1950s, has died. He was 96. Segura died Saturday from complications of Parkinson's disease at his home at the Omni La Costa

LA TIMES - 2017-11-20 01:00:00

Lucas scores in Deportivo defeat

Login to play video Login or Sign up Login for FREE Digital Membership to watch Arsenal Player videos It took a Lionel Messi masterclass to secure Argentina's place at next summer's World Cup - and Arsne Wenger is pleased that the Barcelona forward will be in Russia next summer. The two-time champio

YAHOO SPORTS - 2017-11-20 08:00:00

Benedetto facing Argentina World Cup KO with cruciate injury

Argentina forward Dario Benedetto is set to miss the World Cup next year after suffering knee ligament damage. Benedetto ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament during Boca Juniors' 2-1 defeat at home to Racing on Sunday - a result that ended their 100 per cent start to the campaign. Argentina 17/2

MSN.COM - 2017-11-20 14:24:05

New 100-passenger Celebrity Flora will explore Galpagos Islands on weeklong itineraries

A rendering of the Celebrity Flora, a custom-built 100-passenger ship that will debut in Ecuador's Galpagos Islands in 2019. (Celebrity Cruises) The Galpagos Islands in Ecuador give visitors a once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness animals found nowhere else on the planet. Now Celebrity Cruises has

LA TIMES - 2017-11-20 13:45:00

Bid for Power in Bolivia Is Just Another Reach for Autocracy

BUENOS AIRES - President Evo Morales of Bolivia seems obsessed with staying in power. In 2016, he called a referendum on a constitutional amendment that would have eased term limits in the country's Constitution and allowed him to run for a fourth time. After 51 percent of the voters rejected the am

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-11-20 14:08:17

Port Manatee-Ecuador Trade Opportunities Abound

PALMETTO Port Manatee is seen as an ideal gateway for Ecuadorian imports to burgeoning Central and Southwest Florida markets, according to a top trade official visiting the Florida Gulf Coast port this week. "Opportunities are really growing for reaching Central and Southwest Florida by way of Port

THEBRADENTONTIMES.COM - 2017-11-19 07:11:03

Correa says Ecuador leader must explain Manafort meeting

MADRID (AP) - Former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa called on his successor Lenin Moreno to explain to his country why he met with the indicted former campaign chairman for U.S. President Donald Trump earlier this year. "If they keep it secret it's because they are hiding something," Correa said

TOWNHALL - 2017-11-19 18:08:00

Sofer checks out thousands of letters as he repairs Torah at Temple Israel

There are 304,805 letters in the text of a Torah and when Rabbi Yochanan Salazar is at work he meticulously examines each. None are allowed to be missing from the Hebrew writing. None can be broken. None can be faded. He peruses the parchment searching for even the most diminutive rip. He seeks any


Colombian military seizes more than two tonnes of cocaine

Bogota (AFP) - Colombian authorities have seized more than two tonnes of cocaine belonging to a splinter group from the now-disarmed FARC guerrilla organization, the military said Saturday. A coordinated operation of air and ground troops destroyed a coca laboratory in the restive border municipalit


Film Fest Brings Latin American Directors To Town

After decades of cool antagonism, the United States restores full diplomatic relations with Cuba, and a New Yorker returns to the island nation of her birth to look after her ailing father. Cut to: four men playing dominos as they speculate on the political future of Cuba. Or to the story of the fi


Latest Kushner revelation once again brings WikiLeaks into spotlight

Jared Kushner is coming under scrutiny for failing to provide Senate investigators with an email related to WikiLeaks as part of the Judiciary Committee's Russia probe, according to reports Thursday. Kushner - President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser - did not disclose a document he w


Crumbling buildings, classic cars and mojitos: What it's like to spend 2 days in Havana

When the rumble of the cruise ship's engines abruptly increased around 6 a.m., I knew immediately what the noise meant: We were approaching Havana's harbor. I drew aside the curtains over our porthole. The sky was still dark, but pinpoints of light stretched in a straight line across the horizon. I


Magnitude 5.2 quake felt in Ecuador but no reports of damage

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - A magnitude 5.2 earthquake has shaken the Ecuadorean city of Guayaquil, sending frightened people into the streets. No injuries or significant damage have been reported following the 8:40 a.m. (1340 GMT) quake. The U.S. Geological Survey says it was centered 17 miles (27 kilome


Marcos Rojo: Returning to the Argentina squad 'is what I want most'

Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo is targeting a return to the Argentina squad for the 2018 World Cup. Rojo was sidelined in April with a cruciate ligament injury but is playing again and took a step closer to a first-team return when completing 45 minutes for United's under-23s on Wednesday. A


10 Intrepid trips you can still join in time for the holidays

Is it too cliched to say that one of the best presents around is the gift of travel? Probably, but we'll say it anyway. Because the festive season doesn't just have to be about cheesy music, sweet holiday drinks and exchanging presents with colleagues, friends and family. It can be about ending one