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2015-05-18 13:28:52

You go, Ecuador! According a Tweet by Ecuador’s Environment Minister, Lorena Tapia, 44,883 people took part in the record-breaking dig-in which covered more than 4,942 acres.

2015-04-24 08:24:28

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, Nobel Laureate and renowned indigenous rights advocate Rigoberta Menchu joined more than one thousand civil society demonstrators

2015-04-20 23:13:48

Ecuadorian expats can send 100% extra credit valid for national calls and SMS when making a top up to a Claro mobile in Ecuador by April 30, 2015. Atlanta, Georgia

2015-04-20 23:03:08

Expats' family and friends in Honduras, Costa Rica and Ecuador receive free national & international calls, SMS and data for Internet traffic each time someone abroad refills their mobile

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2015-04-08 13:16:02

Cue the Game of Thrones theme song! A trio of new wood lizards, creatures also known as “dwarf dragons” due to their resemblance to the mythical beasts, have been found and identified by scientists in Peru and Ecuador.

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2015-04-03 19:01:32

It’s the middle of the night in the steamy rainforests of Ecuador and dedicated scientists wearing head lamps are shimmying up the slippery trees. They are trying to answer a burning question which is “Do females prefer males with larger appendages?”

2015-04-02 16:22:46

Overwhelming Support for Strike in Chile LONDON, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the upcoming days, various airports in Latin America will be confronting

2015-03-26 23:19:11

Ecuadorians worldwide can send double airtime to Claro mobiles in Ecuador, while paying for one regular top up with LlamaEcuador.com. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB)

2015-03-24 16:21:48

Unions in Ecuador, Colombia and Miami are coordinating actions with a potential strike in Chile WASHINGTON, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A number of flights of South

2015-03-17 08:42:49

QUITO, Ecuador, March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Nacional de Investigacion y Educacion del Ecuador (CEDIA) has adopted a Wolfram Technology System that will be available to all CEDIA-member


Latest Ecuador Reference Libraries

Imbabura Volcano
2014-10-04 17:36:59

Imbabura Volcano is an inactive stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the southern Ring of Fire and one of many volcanoes created along an arc by the subductions of the Coolyo Plate underneath the South American Plate. This volcano was shaped by strombolian eruptions, which are less violent than plinian eruptions and are characterized by the expulsion of lapilli, lava bombs, and cinders as well as the accumulation of tephra around the point of eruption like a vent....

Spectacled Bear, Tremarctos ornatus
2013-05-17 11:07:19

The spectacled bear or the Andean bear (Tremarctos ornatus) is native to South America. This bear is locally known as jukumari, ukuko, or ucumari and is the only remaining species of short-faced bear existing today, making it the sole member of the sub-family Tremarctinae. The range of the spectacled bear includes western Venezuela, eastern Panama, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, northwestern Argentina, and western Bolivia. It is only found in the Andes Mountains, but it is thought to be an...

Magnificent Frigatebird, Fregata magnificens
2013-04-23 14:48:18

The Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) was occasionally previously known as Man O’War or man of War, a reflection of its rakish lines, aerial piracy of other birds, and speed. It’s widespread in the tropical Atlantic, breeding colonially in the trees in Florida, the Caribbean and the Cape Verde Islands. In addition, it breeds along the Pacific coast of the Americas from Mexico to Ecuador including the Galapagos Islands, as well. It is known as a vagrant as far from its...

Crested Eagle, Morphnus guianensis
2012-04-02 17:47:01

The Crested Eagle, (Morphnus guianensis), is a species of bird of prey found from Guatemala through Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, and Bolivia to north Argentina. In Brazil, this species has suffered greatly due to habitat destruction and is mostly found only in the Amazon basin in that region. In Ecuador it is mainly found in the Eastern Andean mountains. It is the only member of its...

Red-throated Caracara, Ibycter americanus
2012-04-02 16:55:31

The Red-throated Caracara, (Ibycter americanus), is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family. It is the only member of its genus Ibycter. It is sometimes incorrectly placed in the Daptrius genus with the Black Caracara. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. The habitats of this social bird are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests...

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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.