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Almagro ), breaking the record previously established by Diego Maradona in 1976, when Independiente's coach, Oscar Ruggeri sent Agüero onto the field as a substitute for Emanuel Rivas (Emanuel Benito Rivas) in the 69th minute of the match. http: articulo deportes

story?id 443923 http: 788856-aguero-todos-piden-por-el In a 2-0 away victory against Olimpo de Bahia Blanca in round 17 of the Torneo Clausura, Agüero received his fifth yellow card of the season. This prevented him from playing his last game for Independiente in a fixture against Boca Juniors in Avellaneda one week later. The yellow card brought tears to the eyes of Agüero, as television cameras recorded. http

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and payments to producing countries. At first OPEC had operated as an informal bargaining unit for the sale of oil by resource-rich Third World nations. OPEC confined its activities to gaining a larger share of the profits generated by the Western oil companies and greater control over the members' levels of production. As a result of this and other events in the early 1970s, it began to exert its economic and political strength; the major Western oil conglomerates, as well as the importing

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reporte_status.pdf title Appendix A Presidential Documents month December year 2005 accessdate 2007-10-01 format PDF the US may dispose of Puerto Rico by transferring it to another sovereign country as a mere disposition of property. "While the approval of the commonwealth constitution marked a historic change in the civil government for the islands, neither it, nor the public laws approved by Congress in 1950 and 1952, revoked statutory provisions concerning the legal

relationship of Puerto Rico to the United States. This relationship is based on the Territorial Clause of the US Constitution", further, in a footnote, "The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State." US Const., Art. IV, Sec. 3, cl. 2

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, less in smaller towns. Foreign films are typically shown in the original language with subtitles - but not always, so ask first. Learn Spanish classes Quito is a great place to learn Spanish, the accent in Quito is soft and clear and easy to understand. Quite a few private Spanish academies exist, they offer one on one and group courses with personalized programs that focus on grammar but also in helping to improve speaking and comunicational skills in a short period of time. Quality varies


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in Mexico, which are officially recognized by the government as "national languages" along with Spanish. Joseph Kobzon appeared with solo concerts in most cities of the former USSR. He was also bestowed the rare honour of performing international concerts tours as a representative of USSR in United States, Panama, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Argentina, Israel, Republic of the Congo, Zaire, Angola, Nigeria

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Linnaeus (1771) http: nature-online species-of-the-day biodiversity loss-of-habitat titanus-giganteus index.html There is a local 'cottage industry' in French Guiana of leading tours specifically to collect specimens of this beetle. Dried beetles are commonly available to collectors, but the very large specimens, in particular, are sought after and routinely command high prices, running into hundreds of US$. For instance, a 150 mm male secimen was sold on the internet auction site eBay in March 2012 for US$540. Other countries' ecotourism agencies mention these beetles in their advertisements. Then, two years later, she went on to represent her country in the Miss Universe 2004 pageant held in Quito, Ecuador, where she reached the top fifteen and finished in the 11th place. The pageant was won by Jennifer Hawkins, Miss Australia. '''Fioravanti''' is a fruit-flavored, carbonated soft drink first sold in 1878 in Ecuador. It is notable for being one of the first soft drinks commercially sold. In 1991, it was acquired by the Coca-Cola Company. '''Apu Mallku''' is an Aymara (Aymara people) title meaning "supreme leader" or "king" conferred on a Mallku or "prince". The Apu Mallku's mandate is to oversee the vast network of '''Ayllus''', an ancient Andean system of governing councils that predates even the Inca empire. It appears that the mandate of the Apu Mallku was initially restricted to the Collasuyu (the traditional Aymara lands of Bolivia, parts of Peru and northern Chile) but it could now be interpreted (since a resolution in 2000) to extend to the bounds of the much larger former Inca realm of the Tawantinsuyu which stretched throughout the Andes incorporating the modern states of Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Chile and Argentina. The self-appellation for the people of this combined territory is ''Qullana''. Common names Some of the common names applied to this snake are ''terciopelo'', ''fer-de-lance'', ''barba amarilla'' (Guatemala, Honduras; "yellow beard"), ''equis'' (Ecuador & Panama; "x"), ''nauyaca'' (México; from Nahuatl ''nahui'', four, and ''yacatl'', nose; "four noses"), ''Diccionario de la Real Academia Española'', 22a. ed. Consulted March 27, 2009 and ''yellow-jaw tommygoff'' (Belize). Distribution It is found in the Atlantic lowlands of eastern Mexico and Central America, including Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. An isolated population occurs in southeastern Chiapas (Mexico) and southwestern Guatemala. In northern South America, it is found in Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. The type locality (Type locality (biology)) given is "Obispo, on the Isthmus of Darien" (Panama). Venom thumb 160px right Severe necrosis tissue necrosis (Image:Tissue necrosis following bite from Bothrops asper PLoS Medicine.jpg) following ''B. asper'' envenomation - the victim was an 11-year old boy, bitten two weeks earlier in Ecuador, but treated only with antibiotics. Leg necrosis This species is an important cause of snakebite within its range. Together with ''Crotalus durissus'', it is the leading cause of snakebite in Yucatán, Mexico. '''Puerto López''' (16,000 inhabitants) "Puerto Lopez Area Road Map." is a small fishing village set in an arched bay on the Pacific coast in the Ecuadorian Manabí Province. Puerto Lopéz is the Machalilla National Park headquarters. The main industries include fishing and ecotourism. The street closest to the beach has many restaurants, cabanas that provide drinks, and some nightclubs. Slavin is a veteran educator and activist in Peterborough (Peterborough, Ontario). Rudy Platiel, "Miller sweeps Muskoka in non-controversial Central Ontario voting," ''Globe and Mail'', 3 May 1985, 12. She was awarded a Development Education Award in 1992 for her field mission work in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. "TEN CANADIANS RECEIVE DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION AWARDS," ''Canada News-Wire'', 29 January 1992, 15:12. In the same period, she helped develop a junior high school course addressing themes of poverty, the environment and international development. "Poverty comes to classroom," ''Hamilton Spectator'', 26 March 1992, C6. She later worked through the International Program at Trent University to target water pollution at Lago San Pablo in Ecuador and the Rio Texcoco in Mexico. JoElle Kovach, "Cleaning Ecuador's water supply: Trent project is making a difference," ''Peterborough Examiner'', 10 July 2001, B1. She opposed Canada's military intervention in Afghanistan in 2001 and later opposed the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Floyd Howlett and Linda Slavin, "Are we at war?", ''Peterborough Examiner'', 23 November 2001, A4; Alan and Linda Slavin, "This would be a racist war," ''Peterborough Examiner'', 17 February 2003, A5. She was granted Trent University's Eminent Service Award in 2003. "Professor Emeritus and Eminent Service Awards announced," ''M2 Presswire'', 12 June 2003. Today Cottolengo Fathers, Sisters, and Brothers still work together in activities primarily geared at communicating God's love for the poorest. They are spread out all over the world: Ecuador, India, Italy, Kenya, Switzerland, Tanzania and United States. '''''Dendrophryniscus''''' is a genus of true toads (Bufonidae) in the Bufonidae family endemic (endemism) to the atlantic forests of Brazil, amazonian Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and the Guianas. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. '''Mindo''' is a rural parish in Ecuador, located in the Los Bancos (Los Bancos (canton)) canton in the province of Pichincha (Pichincha Province). The parish is known for its growing ecotourism industry based in the Mindo-Nambillo Protected Forest. '''La Villa de San Antonio de Caráquez''', known simply as '''Bahía de Caráquez''' or '''Bahía''', is a coastal city in the Ecuadorian province of Manabí (Manabí Province). The city is located on a sandy peninsula on the country's western coast at the mouth of the Río Chone (Chone River). It has seen significant development during the last 15 to 20 years, particularly because it has become a vacation destination for people from Quito and Guayaquil. As a trained lawyer and writer, he has documented U.S. policy in nearly two dozen countries. Since 1986, Willson has studied on-site policies in a number of countries, among them Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Cuba, Haiti, Iraq, Israel (and Palestinian territories), Japan, and Korea, both North (North Korea) and South (South Korea). Documenting the pattern of policies that he says "violate U.S. Constitutional (United States Constitution) and international laws prohibiting aggression and war crimes," Willson has been an educator and activist, teaching about the dangers of these policies. He has participated in lengthy fasts, actions of nonviolent civil disobedience, and tax refusal (Tax resister#Refusing to pay) along with voluntary simplicity. *Costa Rica: Haden (Haden (mango)), Irwin (Irwin (mango)), Keitt (Keitt (mango)), Mora (Mora (mango)), Tommy Atkins (Tommy Atkins (mango)) *Ecuador: Ambassador (Ambassador (mango)), Alfonso (Alphonso (mango)), Ataulfo (Ataulfo mango), Criollos (Criollos (mango)), Haden (Haden (mango)), Julie (Julie (mango)), Keitt (Keitt (mango)), Kent (Kent (mango)), Reina (Reina (mango)), Tommy Atkins (Tommy Atkins (mango)) *Egypt: Alfonso (Alphonso (mango)), Hindi (Hindi (mango)), Hindi Besennara, Beid El Agl, Oweisi, Fuss Oweis, Taymoor, Zebdiah * 1979 - The Sino-Vietnamese War begins. * 1995 - The Cenepa War between Peru and Ecuador ends on a cease-fire brokered by the UN. :''For the Mexican river, see Balsas River. For the Ecuadorian canton, see Balsas, Ecuador. '''Balsas''' is a canton (canton (subnational entity)) in El Oro Province (El Oro Province, Ecuador), Ecuador. Its seat is Balsas (Balsas, Ecuador). right Coca tea thumb 250px Two cups of coca tea (Image:Mate de coca Peru.jpg) '''Coca tea''', also called '''mate de coca''', is a tisane (herbal tea) made using the leaves of the coca plant (Coca); typically the raw leaves of the plant. It is made either by submerging the coca leaf or dipping a tea bag in hot water. The tea originates from the Andes mountain range, particularly Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru. The '''common shrew opossums''' (genus '''''Caenolestes'''''), are members of the Caenolestidae family (family (biology)). They are found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. The team flies the Extra 300 aerobatic aircraft. Their aerobatic routine has been shown in Ecuador, Brazil, England, Belgium, United States, Canada, Israel, France, Peru and Bolivia, among others. 27 * María Capovilla, 116, Ecuadorian oldest person in the world (Oldest people), pneumonia. Tee Corinne , 62, American (United States) writer and artist. Rothenberg , 76, American lawyer, former president of Copyright Society, complications of popliteal (popliteal artery) aneurysm surgery. Spencer , 68, Ecuadorian footballer (Association football) (Peñarol, Ecuador (Ecuador national football team)), highest scorer in Copa Libertadores, infection after heart surgery. Convention 1968 The Vienna Convention on Road Traffic has been ratified by 70 countries. Examples of countries that have not ratified the Convention include Chile, Ireland (Republic of Ireland), the Republic of China (Taiwan), Israel, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, the Holy See, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Spain, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and Venezuela. '''Luis Adrián Morejón''' (born March 28, 1973 in Guayaquil) is a former tennis player from Ecuador who turned professional in 1991. He represented his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was defeated in the second round by Italy's Renzo Furlan. The right-hander reached his highest singles ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) ranking on June 24, 1996, when he became the number 122 in the world. Mexico has about six million citizens who speak indigenous languages. That is the second-largest group in the Americas after Peru. However, a relatively small percentage of Mexico's population speaks an indigenous language compared to other countries in the Americas, such as Guatemala (42.8%), Peru (35%), and even Ecuador (9.4%), Panama (8.3%), http: est contenidos espanol rutinas ept.asp?t mlen21&c 3349 Paraguay and Bolivia. * ''N. p. pentlandii'', the nominate race, occurs in the Andes of western Bolivia, northwestern Argentina, and extreme northern Chile . * ''N. p. ambigua'' occurs in the Andes of southern Ecuador and northwestern Peru . * ''N. p. oustaleti'' occurs on the west slope of the Andes in central and southern Peru . Range and habitat The Andean Tinamou can be found in the Andes of Ecuador, northern Chile, Peru, Bolivia and northwestern Argentina. The '''Buffy Tuftedcheek''' or '''Lawrence’s Tuftedcheek''', ''Pseudocolaptes lawrencii'', is a passerine bird in the ovenbird family (Ovenbird (family)), which breeds in the tropical New World in Costa Rica, western Panama and the Andes of Colombia and Ecuador. It is sometimes considered conspecific with the Streaked Tuftedcheek, ''P. boissonneautii'', of South America. Birds from Colombia and Ecuador sometimes are considered a separate species, the '''Pacific Tuftedcheek''' ''(P. johnsoni)''. --- * May 31, 2006 - Lloyd Monserratt (1966-2003), was born in Los Angeles (Los Angeles, California), California. Lloyd was the eldest son of Ecuadorian immigrants Carlos and Olga Monserratt. His father was an architect and named his eldest son after Frank Lloyd Wright. Lloyd graduated from UCLA and was politically active, especially on behalf of minorities. He died from complications during surgery. '''''Osornophryne''''' ('''Plump Toads''') is a genus of true toads (Bufonidae) endemic to Colombia and Ecuador at Cordillera Central region. - Maldonado Base Summer

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and his family then settled in Ecuador, later shifting to Chile." "Walter Rauff" in ''Disclosure'', above cited. Former members are Bolivia, Ecuador, and soon to be Venezuela. ref>

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the Tigre we have the Parinari, Chambira, and Nucuray, all short lowland streams, resembling the Nanay in character. ''Tigre'' is Spanish (Spanish language) for "tiger". In 1902 Theodore Roosevelt appointed him as the United States' Consul General to Guayaquil, Ecuador in South America. During a deadly yellow fever outbreak, Nast stayed to the end helping numerous diplomatic missions and businesses escape the contagion. He contracted the disease and died

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has the largest population of African descendants outside Africa. Other countries such as Jamaica, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador still have sizeable populations identified as Black (Black people). However countries such as Argentina and Chile do not have a visible African presence today. Census information from the early 19th century shows that people categorized as Black made up to 30% of the population, or around 400,000 people.


'''Ecuador''' ( west of the mainland.

Ecuador's official language is Spanish (Spanish language), which is spoken by 94% of the population; thirteen indigenous languages are also recognized, including Quichua (Quichua language) and Shuar (Shuar language). Ecuador has a land area of 283,520 km 2 and a population of approximately 15.2 million. Its capital city is Quito, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the 1970s for having the best preserved and least altered historic center (Historic Center of Quito) in Latin America. url http: en list 2 title City of Quito publisher accessdate 2010-06-26 The country's largest city is Guayaquil. The historic center of Cuenca (Cuenca, Ecuador), the third-largest city in the country in size and economically, url http: BibliotecaPortlet descargar 802ca618-9bb7-4ada-81ca-647f2b133c06 title Statistics of income tax for Ecuador Cities publisher date 2008-12-31 accessdate 2008-12-31 was also declared a World Heritage Site in 1999 as an outstanding example of a planned, inland Spanish-style colonial city in the Americas. url http: en list 863 title Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca publisher date 1999-12-02 accessdate 2010-06-26

In addition to its rich history, Ecuador is known for hosting a variety of species, many of them endemic (endemism), such as those of the Galápagos Islands. It is one of seventeen megadiverse countries in the world, , Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund. Retrieved 2009-09-07.

Ecuador is a presidential (presidential system) republic. In the territory now known as Ecuador there existed many indigenous groups before it became a part of the Inca Empire. It became an independent country in 1830 after having been part of the Spanish colonial empire (Spanish colonization of the Americas) and, for a much shorter time, of the republic of Gran Colombia. It is a medium-income country with an HDI (Human Development Index) score of 0.711 (2013).

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