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Real Ecuador Risk

For some reason I have been getting many questions recently about Ecuador risk from volcanoes, mudslides, spiders and snakes. First…spiders and snakes.  Outside the Amazon I have seen one snake in Ecuador over 14 years.   This was such a big deal to the shaman I was with, he brought all his apprentices to look and […]

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Ecuador Vs. US Debt

Ecuador recently defaulted on some of its bonds when foreign obligations reached 21 percent of its $44 billion gross domestic product (GDP) compared to the  U.S. national debt of about 400% of U.S. GDP. This means there is a good chance that expats will continue to arrive. The sun always shines somewhere.  Most often in […]

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Cotacachi Rose New Year’s Offer

Cotacachi roses are a great way to start the new year Merri and I received a gift of Cotacachi holiday roses on December 9. They were  sent by a rose plantation owner we know from Cotacachi Ecuador.   Here were the roses on my dining room table that day. We thought,  “How nice let’s repay […]

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Sucre is Sugar & Can Be Sweet

Sucre has several meanings in Ecuador…sugar for one.  Sucre is the name of a great Ecuador libertarian….and the name of Ecuador’s former currency, the sucre. Years ago, after a spate of huge inflation,  the sucre, in a short time, collapsed from 3,000 sucre per dollar to 25,000 sucre.  Ecuador abandoned the sucre and made the […]

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Ecuador Economics & Real Estate

Ecuador economics has an impact on Ecuador real estate but not what most investors think. A reader asked about in reaction to yesterday’s message about the sucre asking: Hi Gary.  As someone who has a substantial investment in the Vistazul project in San Clemente, are you not concerned how this will affect real estate prices? […]

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Cotacachi Roses

Cotacachi has many rose plantations. This creates opportunity well beyond Cotacachi.  This is also why we have been able to make the special Ecuador Christmas rose offer…a hit!  Over 5,000 sold in the last week! I just received my latest batch of fresh Ecuador Christmas roses. I also just ordered 50 more to arrive December […]

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Ecuador Holiday Roses

Ecuador holiday roses do more than just decorate your home. We gain three valuable insights about endurance…real beauty and Ecuador business opportunity from last week’s message Ecuador Christmas Roses That message shared the inspiration of a gift of Ecuador holiday roses on December 9.   Here they were on my dining room table that day. […]

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