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Common Cuisine

  • Llapingachos

  • Pan de yuca

  • Choclo con queso

  • Almuerzos ejecutivos 



Recommended Readings

  • The Indigo Notebook by Laura Resau
  • The Gringo: A Memoir by J. Grigsby Crawford
  • Micrograms by Jorge Carrera Andrade
  • The Queen of Water Laura Resau

Who's Who?

Michael Craig "Mike" Judge is an animator, director, screenwriter, voice actor, actor, producer, and musician. He is best known as the creator and star of the animated television series Beavis and Butt-head (1993–1997, 2011), King of the Hill (1997–2010), and The Goode Family (2009).He also wrote, directed and in some instances produced the films Beavis and Butt-head Do America (1996), Office Space (1999), Idiocracy (2006) and Extract (2009). Judge is also known for his role as Donnagon Giggles in the Spy Kids movie franchise.

Boris Cepeda is a German-Ecuadorian Pianist and Diplomat. Boris got his first piano lessons at four. He appeared in public for the first time in Ecuadorian television at five. Since then he has performed worldwide. Boris Cepeda studied at the University of the Arts Bremen in the class of Kurt Seibert. In 1999 he become assistant manager to the artistic director of the Festival Weidener Max-Reger-Tage From 2002 to 2007 he acted as Cultural attaché at the Embassy of Ecuador in Berlin.

Christian Rogelio Benítez Betancourt, also known as Chucho was an Ecuadorian footballer who played as a forward for El Jaish of the Qatar Stars League at the time of his death.

Diego Serrano is an Ecuadorian-born American actor. He has appeared on The Young and the Restless as Diego Guittierez (2001–2002) and the long-running, defunct soap opera, Another World as Tomas Rivera (1993–1997). In 2000, he starred alongside star Jennifer Love Hewitt on the Fox television series Time of Your Life. He also appeared in the 2005 film The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green playing Kyle Underhill, a professional baseball player who comes out as gay and authors an autobiography. Serrano played the role of Richard in the film The Ode (2008) based on the novel Ode to Lata by Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla. He also appeared as "Eddie Diaz" with Rosie Perez, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and Tony Award winner Patti Lupone in Nancy Savoca's The 24 Hour Woman.


Rafael Vicente Correa Delgado is the President of the Republic of Ecuador and the former president pro tempore of the Union of South American Nations. An economist educated in Ecuador, Belgium and the United States, he was elected President in late 2006 and took office in January 2007. In December 2008, he declared Ecuador's national debt illegitimate, based on the argument that it was odious debt contracted by corrupt and despotic prior regimes. He announced that the country would default on over $3 billion worth of bonds; he then pledged to fight creditors in international courts and succeeded in reducing the price of outstanding bonds by more than 60%.He brought Ecuador into the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas in June 2009. To date, Correa’s administration has succeeded in reducing the high levels of poverty, indigence, and unemployment in Ecuador.

 Jorge David Glas Espinel is an Ecuadorean politician and electrical engineer. He has been Vice President of Ecuador since 24 May 2013.

Cultural Activities

  • Visit the Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus in Quito
  • Explore El Cajas National Park (Parque Nacional Cajas) in Cuenca
  • Meander Ruta de las cascadas in Banos
  • Enjoy Tortuga Bay, Puerto Ayora in Santa Cruz


Page last modified January 4, 2018