The Big Year

The Big Year

…in Colombia when they saw 1,453 species. There is even a Big Day record. One team in Ecuador spotted 431 different species in a single day in 2015. While I’m…

The History of Tomatoes

The History of Tomatoes

…region of western South America, which today includes Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Northern Chile.  All tomatoes today are thought to originate from a single species known as Solanum lycopersicum. The…

Introduction to the Philippines

Introduction to the Philippines

…By land area, the country is slightly smaller than Italy and larger than Ecuador.  The country can roughly be divided into three groups of islands. In the north is Luzon,…

Nazis in South America

Nazis in South America

…were responsible for killing 100,000 people.  He was actually captured by the Americans after the war, but he escaped. He made it to Ecuador in 1949, then moved to Chile,…

A Brief History of Central America

A Brief History of Central America

…Panama and Belize, because they had separate histories.  Panama was part of the Viceroy of New Granada, which was established in 1717 and included modern-day Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador. …