Country: Ecuador

From Inroads to Transportation

Early Amazonian trade and transportation generally floated along the vast lower riverine system or was trekked on backs across many rapidly moving headwaters.  In the mid- to late- 20th century, the first roads opened, leading largely to resource extraction, not…

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Gendered Cycling and Covid-19

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“Are you okay? Are you going to make it?” Fernanda Garcia shouted to me as we cycled up the hillside of Pichincha toward her gated community on the periphery of Quito, the capital city of Ecuador. I replied back, “Let’s just keep going.” A few moments later, when I was struggling…

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A “Nonsensical Notebook”

English + Español
The 19th century continues to live within us in many ways. One of those ways is the presence of national typologies in our imagination. Cowboys, gauchos, harvesters and horsemen make up a portfolio of picturesque images that have found their way into movies, posters…

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