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Dogs Give Sick Kids In Ecuador A Fighting Chance!

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It's pretty hard not to smile when a happy-go-lucky pooch enters the room.

But Veronica Pardo's dogs in Quito are not only making sick children smile, they are helping them fight cancer.

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Newly Discovered Tree Frog Gets Royal Treatment, Named After Prince Charles!

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Looks like this story is more like The Princess and the Frog!

A new species of tree frog was discovered in Ecuador in 2008, the Hyloscirtus princecharlesi.

What's so special about this new frog?

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Progress! Ecuador Shutting Down 'Ex-Gay' Torture Clinics!

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Words cannot properly express how happy we are to hear that these horrendous facilities are being shut down.

Earlier this week, Ecuador's government announced that they'll be shutting down 'ex-gay' clinical programs, which were basically clinics that "were torturing and abusing people with promises to 'cure' them of homosexuality."

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Bo Derek Wants To Save The Rainforest

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Bo Derek is leading the campaign against oil drilling in Yasuni National Park in Ecuador.

There are 10 billion dollars worth of oil in the rainforst.

Even though Ecuador is a developing country, and could really use the revenue, they are willing to accept less than half that amount in donations from around the world.

If they reach their 3.6 billion dollar goal, they won’t drill.

The money will go to reforestion, social development, renewable energy, and clean up.

Derek said:

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Mother Nature Presents Never-Before-Tasted Chocolate

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And the world will never be the same again.

Right now, you might be nibbling on a piece of a Hershey bar or fantasizing about that last bit of Easter candy hidden in your fridge, but what if we told you that a NEW kind of chocolate has just been discovered that'll make your half-eaten hollow bunny taste like garbage in comparison?

A group of Americans living in Peru ventured to Ecuador not too long ago and were fortunate to discover a rare cacao bean, the key ingredient in making chocolate, that was thought to be lost forever. The beans are the size of footballs and are said to be "the most genetically pure expression of cacao ever found." Basically, that means that these white cacao beans have a far less bitter taste to them than the traditional purple cacao bean used to make chocolate now. Experts say that the finding of these rare beans will lead to creating the most intensely-flavored chocolate of all time - and probably the most expensive.

This…this makes our mouths water. What does the world's most intense chocolate taste like we wonder? Bliss? Heaven? Ecstasy?

Alright, how much does a bar of this shiz cost? We need to have it NOW!!!

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Smart Move! Miley To Tour Overseas!

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Been a while!

After almost two years since her last concert tour, Miley Cyrus is going overseas to perform for her international fans.

Things kick off at Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa in Quito, Ecuador on April 29. From there, she'll hit Lima, Peru on May 1st. A full list of tour dates/locations has yet to be announced.

Here's what a source had to say about Miley's tour:

"Miley has a huge fanbase worldwide. She's pumped that her scheduled has opened up and allowed her to perform for fans abroad."

Looks like she's most likely not going to perform in the U.S., which is probably not a bad idea.

Unfortunately, her last album didn't do so well and her fans are starting to grow up, so we could see why she might not be a huge draw in America right now.

We wish you the best of luck with your overseas tour, Miley!

Will U try to catch one of Miley Cyrus' shows during her international tour?

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Angelina Doing Good

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UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie is doing what she does best - making people smile, while visiting a refugee center in Ecuador.

Angelina is currently on a mission to raise awareness for World Refugee Day on June 20.

Good work!!

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