Dia De Los Defuntos

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One of the main places in Ecuador I would like to visit is the Cotopaxi. It’s one of the world’s tallest volcanos. It’s also one of Ecuador’s active volcanos, located in the Andes Mountains. I would also like to visit the Galapagos Islands. The islands located in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Ecuador and close proximity to the equator. They are a chain of volcanic islands consisting of 18 main islands and three smaller islands. I would like to visit these places because they’re known for the volcanic activity, unique species and lush landscapes.
Ecuador’s political system is a representative democracy. They elect officials just as we do in the United States. As in the U.S., Ecuador’s government is divided into three branches: executive, legislative and judicial. Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador, since 2007. Correra was elected to a third term in 2013.
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I chose this cultural event because I feel it is important to remember your loved ones. I think it’s great to have a day set aside that everyone can celebrate the memory of family or friends. Ecuadorian’s celebrate Dia de los Defuntos on November 2nd, by gathering at the graves of loved ones. They place a plated of the descendants’ favorite foods on the gravesite. Some of the meals consist of traditional foods like Guaguas de Pan and Colada Morada. Guaguas de Pan translates to “Bread Babies”. They’re made of dough and shaped like a swaddled baby. The babies are decorated with colored icing and filled with jelly or other sweets. Colada Morada is a thick purple fruit drink. It’s made from blueberries, blackberries, cinnamon, cloves, oatmeal and other fruits and spices. It is blended until smooth and served hot or

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