Ecuador Attorneys May Be Guilty of Fraud
September 26, 2010
Ecuador Indigenous: Attorneys for Ecuador plaintiffs May Be Guilty of Fraud in Chevron Lawsuit. While there’s no doubt in my mind that severe damage has been done to the environment and people of Ecuador as a result of Texaco/Chevron/PetroEcuador oil drilling, the plaintiffs in the case against Chevron are being accused of fraud. Despite Ecuador attorneys claiming that it’s just the way they do things in Ecuador and not denying the fraud, their behavior is not sitting well with U.S judges who will have a final say in enforcing any final judgments against Chevron.
View From the Roof: Some tours are so much fun we almost feel guilty charging for them (I said almost. . .) Gary just finished a wonderful Cotacachi real estate tour and all the participants would make great Cotacacheños. We had meditators, a Harley aficionado and a real-life Hollywood actor.
Ecuador Roses: Now you can have your roses and eat them too. Edible organic roses are the newest export from Ecuador as restaurants use them for everything from rose soufflés to rose martinis.
Ecuador Living: I Say Frittata and You Say Frittada. Make sure you know what you’re getting before you order a frittada in Ecuador. It’s probably not what you think it is. Then take a look at our recipe video for an Ecuadorian-style frittata, which is not a frittada.
Ecuador Culture: Amazon Indians watch the block-buster “Avatar” in a Quito theater and find the movie’s themes very similar to their own lives in the jungles of Ecuador. An article and related video.
Machu Picchu Tour: In addition to our real estate and Introduction to Ecuador tours, Gary and I are going to take a small group on a special pilgrimage to one of my favorite places on earth--Machu Picchu, Peru-- April 15-23, 2011, with a 3-day extension to Nazca. I’ve been there 5 times and I can’t wait to go again. Let us know if you have an interest in going with us.
Cotacachi/Imbabura Real Estate Tour and Introduction to Ecuador Course: Join us November, 2010, if you are considering living in Ecuador or investing in Ecuador real estate. You’ll see our current real estate listings and learn how to wisely invest. We include our informative workshop, Introduction to Ecuador, in this tour, so you’ll receive 2 tours for one low price, only $299 per person.
Next Real Estate Tour date: November 11, 12 & 13, 2010
New Real Estate Tour dates: January 13, 14 & 15, 2011 and March 17, 18, 19, 2011
View the tour webpage and sign up.
Cotacachi Real Estate for Sale: One of the best real estate values in Cotacachi. Save $10,000 on this brand-new single-family home. The owner just reduced it and wants a quick sale. Custom features include large laundry room/pantry, breakfast room, formal dining room, walk-in closets, striking wood-burning fireplace in the living room and two more in the bedrooms. Price reduced to $89,900!