Lately it became outright crazy, like a horror movie where electricity has its own mind.
October 20, 2016 - third day of Habitat III in Quito, the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. While participants from around the world were discussing "new urban agenda" and "sustainable urban development" - the power went off at noon for a few hours in Quito.
According to El Comercio
"A blackout occurred at noon on October 20, 2016 in several sectors of the city of Quito and some provinces"
As you probably know, China's economic ties with Ecuador have grown. In 2009 China began loaning Ecuador billions of dollars in exchange for oil shipments. As of November 2016, Ecuador owes China up to $8 billion, repayable in crude, according to the national oil company. China owes Ecuador zero dollars in debt or close to zero.
Chinese president arrived in Quito Thursday, November 17, afternoon to sign more deals and the power went off at noon for a few hours in Quito.
Plaza Grande, Centro Historico Quito, November 17. Ecuadorians are welcoming Chinese president.
|Photo: Carlos Rodríguez/Andes|
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Chinese-owned mining camps built on Indians ancestral homeland, in the country's south, in a remote Amazon jungle area - guarded by military. Indigenous population were evicted by armed military soldiers.
|Photo Juventud Pachakutik. November 2016.|
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