The press magnify events to such an extent I rarely believe what I read.
Gary, The strikes are over and the country has resumed its normal
peaceful state. Agreements were reached between the Noboa government and the leaders of the Indigeneous people and Ecuador has returned to its usual state of calm. Interestingly enough, even during the worst of the strikes, one had to look hard to find the trouble areas! One of the frequently asked questions by you, our IL readers, is about the state of security. Once again, I am pleased to re-iterate that I feel that Ecuador is a safe place to both visit and live. Sometimes, when talking to the locals I often hear about how different and now un-safe they consider Ecuador to be. However, upon questioning them further, this is usually confined to now having to lock their doors to their houses and having to install alarms on their cars!