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June 01, 2014

Ecuador Soccer team off to the World Cup in Brazil 2014 by Harrison Stark

If Ecuador feels like the forgotten man of South American soccer, that’s because it is. Literally. In 2004, Ecuador almost withdrew from the Copa América tournament after a hotel canceled the team’s reservation to make way for Argentina’s national team. “If the hotel doesn't respect our reservation then, logically, we wouldn't have anywhere to stay, so we wouldn't go,” said Luis Chiriboga, president of the Ecuadorian Football Federation at the time. “Logically, it's a question of respect.”

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Healthcare is a very important factor for those of you who are thinking or relocating to another country. When people think about medical procedures in South America they have many misconceptions, especially when it comes to Ecuador. Some easily believe it’s an over-grown jungle where doctors work out of huts. Others are fearful that it’s not safe to walk down the street alone. But the reality is very different. Cuenca, Ecuador has been elected the No.1 Retirement Location in the world for 3 years running by International Living.

Though it is the third largest city in the country, Cuenca has the one of the lowest crime rates in all of Ecuador. And the medical care is just as incredible. In fact, Cuenca is the home of the best medical program in the entire South American region. Students travel from all over the continent to receive medical training from the specialists in Cuenca. In addition to the rigorous medical training, students are also trained in the science of pharmacology. After completing the medical program, many students travel throughout Latin America, Europe and even the U.S. to receive continuing and specialty training in their elected fields.

One of the major motivators behind Medical Tourism is the huge potential for savings. Medical travel used to be considered a luxury for the rich, but with healthcare costs at home skyrocketing and an estimated 48 million Americans uninsured, that may no longer be the case.

Medical Tourism (or medical travel) has developed rapidly over the last 15 years. With more and more people traveling abroad for medical procedures, the industry is expected to grow to $100 billion dollars in 2015.

Find Health in Ecuador has provided a Free Ecuador Medical Report that you can download by clicking HERE. You will find the link for the download half way down the page.

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