Cuencano Slang

When I arrived to Cuenca, Ecuador I really thought I had a great knowledge of Spanish. I had studied in the US and Madrid and felt relatively comfortable with the language. Ha! I’ve had a fun time learning the Cuencano slang and accent. Cuenca has a great influence from their indigenous roots, and many of […]

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In Ecuador, “Peoples Power” Works

Originally published by www.gringotree.com in Cuenca, Ecuador. Ecuador has a history of mobilization for social change. Social movements in Ecuador have influenced governmental regimes, policies and social norms. These movements have been mostly nonviolent, unlike others in Latin America. Although many critics argue that nonviolence is a passive or ineffective means to influence change, nonviolent […]

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