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Pucará

Pucará, a Village in the Clouds

July 3rd 2010
I CLOSE the assemblage of barbed wire and rough poles that does duty for a gate and join the neighbours' children at the roadside. While I´m exchanging morning greetings with Doña Consuela, a camioneta comes along; she shepherds all of us up onto the truck floor. I am among a gaggle of primary school kids and three of the oldest people I´ve ever seen. One has rheumy eyes. On is ben ... read more
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Ecuadorian Flag The "Republic of the Equator" was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Colombia and Venezuela). Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost territories in a series of conflicts with its neighbors. A b... ... read more
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