Upgrade to the Malecon
Not sure if people think about what is going on in the background, but here on the malecon it will make things look very different.
The street lighting is being upgraded to LED lighting.
Lower maintenance, lower power consumption, lasts longer than the incandescent or sodium lights they are replacing.
So next time you are walking along the malecon, look up and see the new technology at work for your community.
Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru
What have these countries got in common?
They all now have free trade agreements with the European Union.
The world's largest trading block, and for Ecuador that is big, because the EU is the largest buyer of Ecuadorian exports, except for oil, totaling in 2013, $3 billion.
Here is an example of what EU's consumers want to buy: its cut flowers, coffee, cocoa, tropical fruit juice, and bananas.
Because of this pact agreement, it means that the EU has a market for cars manufactured there and luxury goods, such as alcoholic beverages.