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The United States Government presents a virtual platform to document and protect the cultural legacy of Ingapirca and Pumapungo in Ecuador 

This regional project encourages greater protection of cultural heritage.   Quito, August 8, 2022. The United States Government presented the grand opening of the “Touring the Qhapaq Ñan – the Andean Road System” virtual tours, a regional project that encourages greater protection of cultural heritage along the Andean roadways, by telling the stories of people and ...
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Health Alert – Monkeypox

Location: Countrywide Event: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Monkeypox in Multiple Countries. The World Health Organization has determined the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (click here to view the WHO’s determination). The Ecuadorian Ministry of ...
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U.S. Social Security Administration – Regional Federal Benefits Unit Visit to Quito, Cuenca & Guayaquil August 29th to September 2nd, 2022

The U.S. Embassy in Quito and the U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil are pleased to announce that representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Unit will visit Quito, Cuenca, and Guayaquil from August 29 to September 2 to offer services for beneficiaries or individuals with questions regarding U.S. Social Security and other federal benefits. Quito Location: ...
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Worldwide Caution: Al-Qa’ida Leader’s Death

AUGUST 2, 2022 On July 31, 2022, the United States conducted a precision counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and successor as leader of al-Qa’ida.  Al- Zawahiri was one of the masterminds of the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, and had continued to urge his ...
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Earthquake Alert: U. S. Consulate Guayaquil

Location: Ecuador, country-wide Event:  A 6.0 magnitude earthquake of moderate intensity was registered near Guayaquil at approximately 5:30PM this evening.  Aftershocks may occur. Actions to Take: Monitor local media for updates. Avoid areas where damage may have occurred, including buildings and roads. Notify friends and family of your safety. Prepare and review emergency-response plans.  Useful information ...
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