Ecuador’s Response to the Pandemic

by | May 7, 2020 | Archives

The Pandemic is a global concern and the best that could be gained from this infection is a closer union among the citizens of the world.

Modern technology that has eased national boundries over the past century have made us all richer, unequally to be sure, but almost all have more.   We can benefit from more international cooperation as people come together in neighborhoods, cities, counties, states and nations.

Let’s hope and work towards such a goal.

Dr. Andres Cordova shares in this message how the people of Ecuador are helping one another.


andres cordova

Dr. Andres Cordova


As most countries in the world went into lockdown, with severe restrictions and curfews in place, and as people started taking the risk to heart, stocks plummeted, aviation and other mass transport ground almost to a halt, supply chains were broken or severely diminished and the livelihoods of millions upon millions were put in danger. This pandemic has brought a catastrophic change in fortune for so, so many.

One of the people of Ecuador’s greatest gifts is a special capacity to adapt and endure. There are many excellent examples worldwide of people finding ways to cope with the pandemic helping themselves and especially helping others. Ecuador is no exception.

I go to the minimarket about once a week to stock up on essentials, including snacks and diet coke. Every time there I see several people clad in complete safety gear shopping for others, providing a much-needed service to those who, for many reasons, can ill afford to go out.

I see neighborhoods coming together in so many ways. Where I live, we have two entry gates with guards on each. Closed neighborhoods are common in Ecuador, especially in the suburbs. We have decided that each house will take turns providing meals for the guards. While they use to be fed via delivery by the agency or had to bring their own food, we’ve thought it is best if we take care of them this way too. This should endure after the pandemic.

In my GFs neighborhood, where I spend time some weekends, binging on movies and playing with her children, a truly impressive network has developed where pretty much all foodstuffs you can think of are on offer. We bought fresh baked bread and pre-cooked pizza dough. Hamburger patties and pork ribs. People are finding ways to cope.

People have started to manufacture masks, especially due to the severe shortages we had at first.

While some of these masks can be flimsy and not up to spec (you can blow out a candle through them), most are rather well made and you have to look for those. I bought a couple dozen from a gentleman a few weeks ago. Masks are mandatory when out and, also, who’d want to go out without them?

Banks and major businesses have come together to raise millions of dollars for relief. We see donations every single day.

Universities are offering free online courses and banks, cellphone companies, utility companies and more are not collecting payments nor charging interest or penalties, taking a bit of the hit on behalf of their users.

Local artists are sharing music on YouTube.

Also, companies have come together with universities and other entities to develop low cost ventilators. The list entrepreneurship spirit examples and of people helping other people is long.

The social distancing has prompted many to come together using technological platforms like Zoom. My son (22yo), who lives in Southfield, Michigan and recently lost a dream-job he had obtained through so much work and passion to the pandemic, has been “hosting” get-togethers where many family members play games and have a good time.

The job was in a wonderful architectural firm. He was to start in the past few days. Far from being brought down by this, he’s scrambled to cope in the most creative ways. I am so proud of him.

We seek to adapt and make the most of what we have.

Of course, there are also people who seek to take advantage of the crisis in most unethical ways. Just recently a scandal flared up when it was detected that a public hospital had bought body bags at $148 each, at approximately 10x the actual cost. It’s a good thing that they got caught red-handed and the law is being enforced.

The pandemic will leave a wounded but much enlightened world. I trust businesses can pick up again soon, lost jobs re-gained in time and a better spirit of cooperation emerge. Most of all, it should make us reflect on the need to embrace family and friends so much more, even at a distance.


Best wishes to all Gary Scott readers from my family, my two children, Isabella (center) and Andres Felipe (first at right), my two sisters and nephews and nieces.

Stay safe,

Andrés Córdova


Food – Comida
Music – Música
Job – Trabajo
Sober – Sobrio
Neighborhood – Barrio

Why You Can Learn Spanish in Three Days

You can learn Spanish in a day, or a week, month or any time frame that works for you.

I’m Gary Scott.  Over fifty years ago I started a business that has helped hundreds of thousands of subscribers learn about investing in Hong Kong (1960s and 1970s), Switzerland, London, Isle of Man (1970s and 1980s) and across Europe. My wife Merri and I took thousands on investing tours to these countries.

In the 1990s we began taking investors to Panama, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador.  That’s when we realized an incredible need for an easy, super fast way to learn Spanish.  Our delegates were business people with hard schedules and tight deadlines.  They did not have months, or even weeks to learn a second language.

Plus, even though these delegates were successful international business people, most did not have degrees in grammar.  When it came to sentence structure, punctuation rules, parts of speech, morphology and especially derivation of verbs, they were at a loss. They wanted good basic ways to communicate in Spanish that worked and sounded eloquent, right now, without having to become educated in grammar.

Fortunately there is a scientific method of learning (called Super Learning) that was created and refined by a Soviet educational master, Georgi Lozanov.   Lozanov transformed the entire Soviet Union’s educational system to such a degree that this third world nation beat the USA into space.

My wife Merri was lucky to be one of a handful of students outside the Soviet Union who were taught this system by Lozanov himself in the early 1970s.  She practiced this unique and remarkable form of education for decades so we used it to create a Super Spanish course that has helped thousands of subscribers learn Spanish in three days and less.

This course is now available online.


Merri teaching a Super Spanish course in Florida.

Does it sound impossible to learn Spanish in three days?  Yes, it is impossible when you try to learn Spanish in the old, traditional way, but the scientific Super Learning method of learning… proven and described in numerous best selling books creates educational jumps by making education natural, easy and fun.   This course works because it is education without stress!

How The Course Works

The first tactic is to use Baroque music to create Relaxed Concentration in the learning process.  At least three best selling books, “Superlearning”, the “Mozart Effect” and “Superlearning 2000” have revealed insights about how to learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Soviet educational master, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.

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Here is the proof.

“Most words in English that end in ION are almost identical, just pronounced differently. 

For example action is accion.


Manipulation- manipulacion, etc.”

There you have it.  How long did it take you to read these four sentences? 

Ask yourself.  “How many words do you know that end in ION”.

You now know all these Spanish words that you will never forget.

How long would it have taken you to memorize all those words?  How soon would you have forgotten them?

The next lesson teaches how to pronounce each of the nouns.

The third lesson teaches almost as many verbs, almost as quickly.

The fourth lesson shows how to avoid conjugating verbs by sticking with the infinitive (far easier than it sounds).  This simple lesson leaves a person sounding like a Spanish professor without ever conjugating a verb.

Lesson five shows how to sound infinitely polite and yet get almost anything desired in Spanish.

Lesson six gives valuable connectors and the seventh lesson triples the Spanish capacity with three words for “yesterday,” “now” and “tomorrow”.

In an incredibly short time you feel comfortable speaking Spanish.

Plus the system is Impro-Dynamic.  This means your Spanish keeps getting better even though you do not seem to be studying… practicing… or speaking Spanish.

I was amazed by this as I traveled back and forth from the USA to Ecuador.  The longer I was away from Ecuador… the better my Spanish became.  My second language was automatically improving.  The self improving feature comes because you learn to create Spanish sentences rather than remember them.

The portion of the brain that creates is more powerful than the portion that recalls.  When your mind creates something… it owns it!  You do not have to remember .

During the course you learn 4005 Spanish words that you already know.   This eliminates the need to memorize 99% of Spanish words.

You then learn how to create Spanish sentences from these words.

Throughout the course you learn how to pronounce the sentences you create.

When the course ends… the mind keeps working… and creating… so next time you begin to speak Spanish you’ll be surprised .  You improve even though you have not actively worked on your lingual skill.

Due to the difficulty of getting groups together to learn this valuable technique, we created an online program for subscribers to use the Super Spanish course at home.   The normal three day in person course fee is $499 ($749 for a couple).

The ONLINE course is available at the highly reduced price of $149, but in this special offer we are knocking another $70 from the price so you can start now for only $79.  

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Here are some testimonials from the course.

Here are a few quotes from delegates of the course.

One delegate from St. Louis wrote:  Hi Gary,  Just ended forty-five years in dentistry last week, and I’m on to a new career.  What is my new career?  Still formulating, but the eye -opening,mind expanding Super-Spanish course last weekend in St. Louis surely shows me the opportunity exists to expand my horizons.

Besides having a lot of nice people to learn our new language; the methods Merri and you developed proved to be just what you said they would be.  We all and I in particular relaxed our way to new learning.  I feel so very comfortable with the basis of my new language skills that I know I will be spitting out great Spanish sentences by the time I reach Ecuador in October.  Last year I spent six weeks in Ecuador and now I plan on conversing with the people.

Today’s excerpt of your newsletter really hit home. You do what you say you will. There are no surprises or hidden sales tricks. The only tricks are beneficial to our learning.  Thank you for a wonderful experience that I was quite unable to grasp how you would pull it off.  You did, however, and I look forward to other courses that you offer, and I have absolutely no doubt they also will work beneficially.  Best regards, Denis Molloy.

Another wrote about the Super Spanish course:   Buenos Dias, here is a testimonial for Super Thinking-Super Spanish.  Please feel free to use all or part in promotions for the course.  In addition, you may give my email address to any prospect “on the fence” about enrolling.  Yesterday, in Cotacachi, Ecuador, I finished Super Spanish.  I had high expectations for the course and they were exceeded.

After three days, I can speak Spanish in complete sentences. In simple conversations, such as buying groceries or ordering a meal, I can make myself understood. I think that’s incredible!

Although I am far from the competence level of a native speaker, I feel I’ve taken a giant step forward in learning Spanish so that I can experience the people and culture of Ecuador.  The foregoing benefits would have more than justified the time and money I invested in Super Spanish.  And learning some Spanish was not the most important benefit I got from the course.

Prior to leaving the USA, I had felt for some time that the pace of life there was unhealthy for me (and for most people) and I did nothing about it.

I’ve thought about the pace issue during the course.  One of the key elements Merri Scott designed into Super Spanish is placing the student in the optimal state for learning.  In class, the past three days, I’ve been re-introduced to guided journeys and introduced to the calming effects of Baroque music (  What a blessing! I’m inclined to make one or both a daily part of my life.   Rob Christi.  Cotacachi, Ecuador

Another attendee from a course wrote:   “I took this incredible class a few weeks ago, and I would like to tell anyone that is interested, that it is an amazing three days of learning with lots of laughs included. You leave everyday wanting to learn more and are so excited to do so.

“Other Spanish classes and tutoring made us feel like it would take forever to get to the point where we could put it into practice, but this method gave us a more fluent use for everyday life almost immediately AND the confidence to use it.  It is a fantastic way to show people how much they know and give confidence to learn and use Spanish creating a momentum.

“They made learning Spanish easy and fun in a very relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.  I would definitely recommend this course.  Even if you know some Spanish, this helps make it easier because of the less stress that no verb conjugations gives you.  This gives you more confidence in yourself to try and speak it more.

“I liked how simply the course was organized and the positive attitude about learning.  Thank you so much for helping me to learn Spanish!” Nadine Taylor

The ONLINE Super Spanish course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee. Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund. 

The course is available at the highly reduced price of $149, but in this special offer we are knocking another $70 from the price so you can start now for only $79.  

Learn Spanish online $79 - using coupon code SPANISH70 at checkout to immediately save $70 off the regular price of $149.

Still not sure?

Take just ten minutes to let me prove to you that this super fast way to gain the basics can let you can communicate in Spanish in an incredibly short time.



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The ONLINE Super Spanish course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee. Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund. 

The course is available at the highly reduced price of $149, but in this special offer we are knocking another $70 from the price so you can start now for only $79.  

Learn Spanish online $79 - using coupon code SPANISH70 at checkout to immediately save $70 off the regular price of $149.



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