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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Is it safe to live in Ecuador? It depends what you compare it with. September 2016.

Often, people from US ask forums of expats if it's safe to live in Ecuador.
Not really; considering that Ecuador moving toward socialism, there is danger of becoming Venezuela.  Earthquakes in Ecuador range from destructive to scary and annoying. Crime is a severe problem in Ecuador, you have to be extra careful with your possessions, the thieves are always watching you, looking for opportunity to steal. 

So, it's not really safe to live in Ecuador, but it depends what you compare it with. 
At least here we don't have trucks plowing through crowd, MASS public shootings, bombing and stabbings and very unlikely for that to happen: first, because there are no free handouts here, second, lack of oxygen in the Andes and abundance of sun changing people behavior. 
As for now, I would rather be in Ecuador than in USA  or Europe.

Timeline of the attacks in US: New York, New Jersey and Minnesota. 
Saturday, September 17, 2016.

Saturday 9:35am ET. - New Jersey
Pipe bomb explodes near a charity race at  Seaside Park, New Jersey, organized by the US Marines. 

Saturday 8:30pm ET - New York 
A loud explosion is heard in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York. At least 29 people injured in New York's popular Chelsea neighborhood on Saturday. On Monday, NYPD confirm that suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, a naturalized US citizen born in Afghanistan, has been taken into custody following a shoot-out with police 

Saturday 8:15pm CT -  Minnesota
Knife-wielding assailant dressed in security guard uniform stabs 8 people in a Minnesota shopping centre, a bloody rampage during which he reportedly asked at least one victim whether they were Muslim and referenced Allah.
Authorities didn't identify the attacker, but the Star Tribune of Minneapolis said the man's father identified him as Dahir A. Adan, 22. Speaking to the newspaper through an interpreter, Ahmed Adan, whose family is Somali, said his son was born in Africa and had lived in the U.S. for 15 years.

If you are not safe in Minnesota mall, at New Jersey event and in Manhattan's restaurant , you are not safe anywhere. Myth of safety is long gone!


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Monday, September 19, 2016

InterNations Quito Celebrates Oktoberfest! September 2016.

Message from Alba and María Elena 
InterNations Ambassadors Quito
This is the time of the year to celebrate Oktoberfest in style! Join us at the Marriott Hotel for this Fest of the season! Grilled German sausages, potato salad German style and German beer in the barrel will be waiting for you!
Additionally we are also celebrating InterNations' 9th birthday this month! So don't miss this event since there might also be a cake to celebrate 9 years of connecting global minds around the world!

We look forward to welcoming you to our Quito Oktoberfest! Prost!

When: Thu 22 Sep 18:30 - 21:30
Where:
Terraza El Porfirio at the JW Marriott Hotel Quito
Avenida Orellana 1172 y Avenida Amazonas, Quito

Entrance fee
Albatross Member   Free
Basic Member        $10
Not signed up for event $15
- Grilled German sausages
- Potato salad German style
- German beer


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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Russian speaking in Quito, Ecuador: cultural and political events in September 2016.

When the circus comes to town
Circus from Russia comes to Quito

Classic Russian cinematography you can watch in Quito


Citizens of Russian Federation in Quito can vote on September 18, election of Deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federal Assembly.
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