chris92069

by Christopher
(Punta sol, Peru)

I have spent months in Ecuador in the past and will be returning next week. I really like it there BUT, the far left leaning government maybe following Venezuela's communist political philosophy, and secondly...lately, there have been instances of guiltless 'gringos' getting big problems from the Ecuadorian police. Both of these situations worry me.

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Jan 26, 2014
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Don't believe the propaganda
by: Anonymous

Obama is strong-arming Ecuador because it is giving asylum to that Wikileaks fellow in London embassy. They have, also, beefed up military at American Embassy in Quito as well. Obams is presently teaching the 'world' a lesson. It's typically effeminate on his part. Our secret service forced boarded the Ecuadorian President's airliner in Europe searching for Snowden. Stupid. So, I'd guess its propaganda from a wounded president and his disastrous administration.

Jan 26, 2014
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so-called leftist President.
by: Anonymous

I think you are buying into to anti-Ecuadorian garbage that spews out of the U.S. almost on a daily basis.
President Correa is a U.S. educated economist who has now been elected for a third time.
He is NOT a communist...he has increased spending on roads, schools, hospitals & other infrastructure.
The only people here who hate him are the wealthy who are FINALLy been told to pay taxes.
Obama & his Chicago henchmen are a hundred times more corrupt than Correa but the Yanks are scared to criticise him & be branded racist.

Open your mind, the futeure belongs to latin America & Asia...come see Ecuador for yourself & stop listening to the garbage that CNN & all the other lefties spout.

Mike.

Jan 26, 2014
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To David and others who may.....
by: Anonymous

Hello David,
Its good to hear that Loja is
a low crime city and great place for foreigners.
My wife and I are thinking about visiting Ecuador soon. Possible retirement on mind. What is the fastest way to get there from Midwest USA? What do you think we will miss the most there? If you please, my email is ken.yasui@sbcglobal.net
Thanks, Ken

Jan 26, 2014
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To David and others who may.....
by: Anonymous

Hello David,
Its good to hear that Loja is
a low crime city and great place for foreigners.
My wife and I are thinking about visiting Ecuador soon. Possible retirement on mind. What is the fastest way to get there from Midwest USA? What do you think we will miss the most there? If you please, my email is ken.yasui@sbcglobal.net
Thanks, Ken

Jan 20, 2014
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not as left as present administration is now
by: David

Chris,
The Indigenous people in Ecuador keep their eyes on their presidents.They don't allow them to go too far left,if they do they will kick them out.Do some research and you will find out how many presidents they have had in the last 10 years.My wife is Ecuadorian, we live in Ocala, Florida,and it is my dream to move to Loja,a hidden gem.We are working
on that dream right now.Loja and Cuenca has very little crime and it is minor.I know americans both
in Cuenca and Loja.Go for it ,you won't be sorry.

David
Ocala Fl.

Jan 08, 2014
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Political climate in Ecuador
by: Zosh

Yes I have been considering taking a trip for a look-see, see if weather, altitude agree with me.
Many of my friends tell me Cuenca is a good place to go, as it is a heritage city.
However, traveling solo in a foreign country at my younger age, is another matter considering the post about extreme left wing political scene.
I too would love to research this with links.
Bless,
Zosha
Canada

Dec 22, 2013
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Cultural dissonance?
by: Anonymous

Understand, if a police officer in America tells you to get out of your car from his car, you do it.

Or if they say keep your hands on the steering wheel, you do it...or possibly get shot.

Possibly, you have an ole' American "Why can't they be like us?" problem.

Dec 05, 2013
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What sort of police problems for the gringos?
by: Nancy Ries

Read your post and am now very curious as to what police problems for expats have been showing up in Ecuador. If you have links to news articles, etc., I'd love to read about it. Thanks!

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