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Milton Ramirez

Milton Ramirez is an educator, writer, a part-time blogger, connector, and advocates for the Technology in Education. He holds an Ed. D., translates for GVO and has been working as a Math & Spanish Teacher in New Jersey, where he lives now. Milton's thoughts can be found on Education & Tech. TonNet is his online persona.

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16 August 2011

Ecuador: President Correa's Tumultuous Relationship With the Media

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa recently won a libel case against newspaper El Universo, for an article in which journalist Emilio Palacio gives an account of Correa's actions during the September...

22 May 2011

Ecuador: Citizen Reflections on Referendum Results

Ecuador's latest referendum results, which among other things gave President Rafael Correa more powers over the media and the judiciary, sparked a debate about the campaign and prompted reflections by...

9 May 2011

Ecuador: Voters Back President Correa in 10-Question Referendum

According to the latest results, President Correa's 10 question referendum has passed by a slimmer margin than exit polls first reported. Ecuadorians voted on the 10 questions on Saturday, May...

24 March 2011

Ecuador: Investigation Around Newborn Deaths Continues

According to Ecuador's latest census, more than 14 million people live in the country, but there is still no consensus on the national infant mortality rate. Recent incidents have called...

27 January 2011

Ecuador: Netizens Discuss Referendum on Constitution

President Rafael Correa has presented 10 questions in a "popular consultation," a referendum which amends several parts of the most recent Constitution drafted in 2008. Ecuadorians are using blogs and...

18 January 2011

Ecuador: Crime as the Government's Main Challenge for 2011

One of the outstanding social responsibilities of the government of Rafael Correa is public safety. Ecuadorian bloggers share their experiences, analysis and opinions about the growing problem of crime.

17 November 2010

Ecuador: Preparing for the 2010 Census

Ecuadorians are getting ready to participate in the 2010 Census that will take place on November 28.

27 October 2010

Ecuador: Seeking Those Responsible for September 30 Uprising

After almost one month since the September 30 police strike, things in Ecuador have calmed down; but investigations to determine who is responsible for the uprising have continued, and Ecuadorians...

3 October 2010

Ecuador: Bloggers Try to Make Sense of Chaos Caused by Police Strike

Days after a police strike caused chaos in the country, Ecuadorians are trying to understand what happened on September 30. Bloggers are asking questions and trying to find answers: Was...

27 September 2010

Ecuador: Former Football Referee Caught Smuggling Heroin to United States

Ecuadorians are devastated and surprised by news about one of their citizens: this past week, football referee Byron Moreno Ruales was caught trying to smuggle 6 kilos of heroin strapped...

16 September 2010

Ecuador: President Vetoes Higher Education Bill

President Rafael Correa recently vetoed a law that aims to reform higher education; the law he received for a final confirmation differed from the original project he had pushed. University...

14 August 2010

Ecuador: Twitter Users Love Their Country

Ecuadorian Twitter users decided to commemorate their country's independence day by promoting the use of the #teamoecuador (I Love You Ecuador) hashtag on August 10.

18 July 2010

Ecuador: The National Day of the Condor

A resolution taken by the Ministry of Agriculture in 1991 declared July 7 as the National Day of the Condor in Ecuador. Unfortunately, the day goes by unnoticed by many...

21 June 2010

Ecuador: Bloggers Analyze Truth Comission Report

On May 2007, a Truth Commission (TC) was created by presidential decree; its purpose is to investigate and collect information on human rights violations attributed to the security forces in...

9 June 2010

Ecuador: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Visits Ecuador

U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Ecuador on June 8, where she met with president Rafael Correa to discuss various issues. Twitter users commented on Clinton's visit, reflecting a...

29 May 2010

Ecuador: Tungurahua Volcano Erupts and Spreads Ash

In Ecuador, the Mama Tungurahua volcano erupted on Friday, May 28 canceling school classes, closing the international airport, forcing some residents to evacuate their towns, and spreading ash all across...

4 May 2010

Ecuador: Social Groups March in Celebration of Labor Day

Like many countries around the world, Ecuadorians commemorated International Worker's Day on May 1st. This day has historically been a day where workers in the country have pushed for better...

27 April 2010

Ecuador: Latest Unemployment Figures

The National Institute of Statistics and Census released its quarterly report about unemployment in Ecuador. Some are investigating the causes for the increase in unemployment and how the government plans...

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