Image taken in Baños-Ecuador between the top ranks of a National Geographic contest

The 2014 Traveler Photo Constest, organized by the National Geographic,  received about 18 000 photos from around the world related to nature and travel. The first place went to Marko Korosec for ‘Independence Day’, the second place to Agnieszka Traczewska for...

Ecuador participates in the gastronomic festival `Fiesta Latina 2014´ in India

In a hotel in New Delhi, the gastronomic festival “Fiesta Latina 2014” is being developed since April 2, and will last for 9 days. Representative chefs from Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Dominican Republic will gather and learn from this experience. The Spanish...

The iconic Eiffel Tower is 125 years old

Today is the 125th anniversary since the inauguration of the Eiffel Tower, which is an iconic symbol of Paris, the City of Light. This Metallic building 324 meters high, which was originally built for the Universal Exhibition of 1889, has been the scene of countless movies,...

Manuel becomes hurricane and damages in Mexico continue

Unlike Ingrid, which in recent days was lowering its intensity, the storm Manuel intensified its strength yesterday to become a Category 1 hurricane, directly affecting the Pacific coast of Mexico and threatening to increase the damage to the country and increase the number of...

Nigerian wins first “Miss Muslim” beauty pageant

Aishah Obabiy Ajibola, 21, from Nigeria, became the first “Miss Muslim” , beauty pageant held in Jakarta, as a response to the next Miss World, to be held in Bali. “We want to show the world that Islam is beautiful (…) We are free and the veil is our...

Mexico continues adding victims because of Ingrid and Manuel

Dozens of states in Mexico, in the last three days, have been hit by the torrential rains, product of the combination of Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel, generating, so far, about 40 deaths and 230 000 homeless across the country. According to the National Weather...

“Bows for Smiles”: Helping Children With Cancer in Guayaquil

Students from the Casa Grande University, in Guayaquil, prepare for the official launch of the campaign “Lacitos por Sonrisas” (Bows for Smiles), this September 5 at 5:30pm in the auditorium of the university. This campaign, which works with the foundation Manitos Guerreras,...

Chucho Benitez: One month after his death

One month has pases since  the death of Ecuadorian soccer player Christian “Chucho” Benitez, who passed away in Qatar after a cardiac arrest, just days after arriving to the city to play for his new team, Al Jaish Christian is still considered one of the top scorers...