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Ecuador News
June 19, 2013

Ecuador News

Yes crime does exist in Ecuador. Unfortunately some do involve tourists/expats. But this is no more than what goes on in your own country. The majority of expats living in Ecuador feel they are living in a safe environment.

Below is a story about Australian Fiona Wilde and British Katy Cox, tourists who were kidnapped for 36 hours from the Amazon jungle.

Tourists Kidnapped in Ecuador

Fiona Wilde an Australian tourist was on a guided tour up the Amazon when she and British tourist Katy Cox were kidnapped and kept hostage for 36 hours. Fiona returns to Ecuador after 8 months to testify against one of the kidnappers. Read and see the video interview. CLICK HERE


On a lighter note:

Jobs available in Ecuador

Yanapuma Spanish School

Yanapuma Spanish School recently opened its school in Cuenca. We are seeking a motivated, outgoing person to help with customer service and promotion on a part-time basis.

Email: admin@yanapuma.org

Financial Services

We are looking for people with experience in the US financial services industry that now reside in Ecuador. MLOs, Processors, Underwriters, etc. All experience levels will be considered. Please e-mail your resume along with contact information to mtg.ecuexpat@yahoo.com. Your submission does not guarantee a job, interview or response. Your information will be kept on file for a minimum of 12 months.

Home Stay in Ecuador

For those of you who are looking for a home stay in Ecuador you can send through a form to Yanapuma Spanish School who will will be more than happy to help you.

Changes to Website

Retire in Ecuador website is currently going through some major changes and will be continually adding more information for our readers. Please be patient as many pages are in the process of being rebuilt.


Expat Classifieds

Don’t forget to check out the expat classifieds which are free for personal placements. There are many interesting new ads being placed weekly and those who seeking to find new friends and those who are looking for a pen pal in Ecuador. CLICK HERE.

Ecuador Latest News

For the latest news in Ecuador go to ECUADOR NEWS.


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