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Ecuador Women’s Right

Dr. Andres Cordova shares details about women’s right in Ecuador.

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Dr. Andres Cordova

Andres wrote: For the past several weeks I have been helping a young woman who has been the victim of abuse from his ex husband (now and then). If any of your female readers is going through this in Ecuador I will be glad to provide guidance and support at no cost if they wish me to.


Weeks of social distancing and strict curfews to stem the spread of the coronavirus have put special strain on the relations of family and couples spending long periods together, often in close quarters.

Countries around the world have seen a spike in divorce filings and, most worryingly, in reports of domestic abuse as the long periods of close contact stress negative relationship behaviors.

“For many women and girls, the threat looms largest where they should be safest… in their own homes. We know lockdowns and quarantines are essential to suppressing COVID-19. But they can trap women with abusive partners.” Stated UN Secretary-General António Guterres in a recent tweet.

Ecuador is no exception. The lasting pandemic has not only taken a toll on the economy but has also augmented domestic abuse cases. ECU 911 reports it is has been receiving a shocking average of 278 calls a day about domestic violence. That is over 22.000 calls on the reported period.

This problem with abuse has especially hit home with me – well, so to speak – as for the past several weeks I have been providing emphatic emotional and legal support to a woman that is the victim of psychological abuse by an ex-husband; a maltreatment that continues and has been exacerbated by the pandemic.

While she is divorced and they have been many years apart, her need to be in contact especially for the sake of their young children provides ample grounds for his abuse to continue in so many ways.

Emotional and verbal abuse can have and long-lasting effects that are just as serious as the effects of physical abuse.

The scourge of this abuse and the need to prevent it and especially protect women as its most common victims has been increasingly in the spotlight in Ecuador.

In February 2018 our National Assembly approved the Organic Law for the Prevention and Eradication of Violence Against Women. This law is a solid step forward that, in conjunction with other measures, can contribute towards curving abuse against women and providing them with due tools and support.

This and other laws enacted in Ecuador provide a legal framework that, in addition to increased public awareness, support institutions and groups and a proactive agenda empowers women and society to denounce this violence, helps punish perpetrators and creates conditions that should help towards the increased well being of the victims.

Our Constitution stipulates that all people are equal and enjoy the same rights and that no one can be discriminated due to race, place of birth, age, sex, gender identity or civil status among several other considerations.

It also establishes the right to personal integrity, which includes a life free of violence, torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

The cited Organic Law for the Prevention and Eradication of Violence Against Women defines gender violence against women as any action or conduct based on their gender that causes harm or death, or physical, sexual, emotional or economic damage.

It wisely looks into power relationships often used by men to abuse women referring to them as the acts, omissions and social, political, economic and cultural practices that determine the imposition of the will of a person or group from a domination or subordination perspective, implying an asymmetrical distribution of power.

Very importantly too, the law looks into and provides for situations in which the victim can become re-victimized with new sorts of aggressions in the different phases in which it has sought and is receiving attention and protection, including legal processes and also in cases where institutions or authorities may be slow or inadequate in their particular actions.

Lastly, among the main elements of the law worth mentioning, it procures the empowerment of woman through actions and tools to help them fully enjoy their rights and recover control of their lives.

There are several State based institutions, whether from the central government or from municipalities that provide support for women who are victims of abuse. There are several foundations that provide support too.

Police throughout Ecuador are called to immediately assist women suffering from abuse that seek such help or when the abuse is flagrant. There are a series of incremental steps a woman can take that range from the filing of reports to the implementation of “panic buttons” or special messaging, to the obtainment of restraining orders and more. Women have the right to be compensated for emotional and other types of abuse.

Support from family and friends is key. Psychological assistance in its many forms can be of great help too, especially towards understanding and recovering self-confidence.

If you or any person you know is suffering abuse of this nature in Ecuador and would like guidance and support, please contact me as I will be glad to provide it with no cost and in the strictest confidentiality.

Human relations are never easy. We all come from family, societal and biological conditioning that in many ways affect and even dictate our actions. Trying to summon understanding and especially empathy is key. Establishing red lines is also important.


Andrés Córdova

Spanish Words:

Rights – Derechos
Empowerment – Empoderamiento
Security – Seguridad
Relationships – Relaciones
Close – Cerca

Why You Can Learn Spanish in Three Days

You can learn Spanish in a day, or a week, month or any time frame that works for you.

I’m Gary Scott.  Over fifty years ago I started a business that has helped hundreds of thousands of subscribers learn about investing in Hong Kong (1960s and 1970s), Switzerland, London, Isle of Man (1970s and 1980s) and across Europe. My wife Merri and I took thousands on investing tours to these countries.

In the 1990s we began taking investors to Panama, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador.  That’s when we realized an incredible need for an easy, super fast way to learn Spanish.  Our delegates were business people with hard schedules and tight deadlines.  They did not have months, or even weeks to learn a second language.

Plus, even though these delegates were successful international business people, most did not have degrees in grammar.  When it came to sentence structure, punctuation rules, parts of speech, morphology and especially derivation of verbs, they were at a loss. They wanted good basic ways to communicate in Spanish that worked and sounded eloquent, right now, without having to become educated in grammar.

Fortunately there is a scientific method of learning (called Super Learning) that was created and refined by a Soviet educational master, Georgi Lozanov.   Lozanov transformed the entire Soviet Union’s educational system to such a degree that this third world nation beat the USA into space.

My wife Merri was lucky to be one of a handful of students outside the Soviet Union who were taught this system by Lozanov himself in the early 1970s.  She practiced this unique and remarkable form of education for decades so we used it to create a Super Spanish course that has helped thousands of subscribers learn Spanish in three days and less.

This course is now available online.


Merri teaching a Super Spanish course in Florida.

Does it sound impossible to learn Spanish in three days?  Yes, it is impossible when you try to learn Spanish in the old, traditional way, but the scientific Super Learning method of learning… proven and described in numerous best selling books creates educational jumps by making education natural, easy and fun.   This course works because it is education without stress!

How The Course Works

The first tactic is to use Baroque music to create Relaxed Concentration in the learning process.  At least three best selling books, “Superlearning”, the “Mozart Effect” and “Superlearning 2000” have revealed insights about how to learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Soviet educational master, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.

You gain six valuable ONLINE Baroque Relaxed Concentration Sessions in the online course that is delivered via the internet.

The second tactic uses 17 unique lessons to provide Spanish fluency in a short time.   Let me prove to you how this tactic works by teaching you hundreds of Spanish words in less than 30 seconds.

Here is the proof.

“Most words in English that end in ION are almost identical, just pronounced differently. 

For example action is accion.


Manipulation- manipulacion, etc.”

There you have it.  How long did it take you to read these four sentences? 

Ask yourself.  “How many words do you know that end in ION”.

You now know all these Spanish words that you will never forget.

How long would it have taken you to memorize all those words?  How soon would you have forgotten them?

The next lesson teaches how to pronounce each of the nouns.

The third lesson teaches almost as many verbs, almost as quickly.

The fourth lesson shows how to avoid conjugating verbs by sticking with the infinitive (far easier than it sounds).  This simple lesson leaves a person sounding like a Spanish professor without ever conjugating a verb.

Lesson five shows how to sound infinitely polite and yet get almost anything desired in Spanish.

Lesson six gives valuable connectors and the seventh lesson triples the Spanish capacity with three words for “yesterday,” “now” and “tomorrow”.

In an incredibly short time you feel comfortable speaking Spanish.

Plus the system is Impro-Dynamic.  This means your Spanish keeps getting better even though you do not seem to be studying… practicing… or speaking Spanish.

I was amazed by this as I traveled back and forth from the USA to Ecuador.  The longer I was away from Ecuador… the better my Spanish became.  My second language was automatically improving.  The self improving feature comes because you learn to create Spanish sentences rather than remember them.

The portion of the brain that creates is more powerful than the portion that recalls.  When your mind creates something… it owns it!  You do not have to remember .

During the course you learn 4005 Spanish words that you already know.   This eliminates the need to memorize 99% of Spanish words.

You then learn how to create Spanish sentences from these words.

Throughout the course you learn how to pronounce the sentences you create.

When the course ends… the mind keeps working… and creating… so next time you begin to speak Spanish you’ll be surprised .  You improve even though you have not actively worked on your lingual skill.

Due to the difficulty of getting groups together to learn this valuable technique, we created an online program for subscribers to use the Super Spanish course at home.   The normal three day in person course fee is $499 ($749 for a couple).

The ONLINE course is available at the highly reduced price of $149, but in this special offer we are knocking another $70 from the price so you can start now for only $79.  

The ONLINE course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee.  Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund.

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Here are some testimonials from the course.

Here are a few quotes from delegates of the course.

One delegate from St. Louis wrote:  Hi Gary,  Just ended forty-five years in dentistry last week, and I’m on to a new career.  What is my new career?  Still formulating, but the eye -opening,mind expanding Super-Spanish course last weekend in St. Louis surely shows me the opportunity exists to expand my horizons.

Besides having a lot of nice people to learn our new language; the methods Merri and you developed proved to be just what you said they would be.  We all and I in particular relaxed our way to new learning.  I feel so very comfortable with the basis of my new language skills that I know I will be spitting out great Spanish sentences by the time I reach Ecuador in October.  Last year I spent six weeks in Ecuador and now I plan on conversing with the people.

Today’s excerpt of your newsletter really hit home. You do what you say you will. There are no surprises or hidden sales tricks. The only tricks are beneficial to our learning.  Thank you for a wonderful experience that I was quite unable to grasp how you would pull it off.  You did, however, and I look forward to other courses that you offer, and I have absolutely no doubt they also will work beneficially.  Best regards, Denis Molloy.

Another wrote about the Super Spanish course:   Buenos Dias, here is a testimonial for Super Thinking-Super Spanish.  Please feel free to use all or part in promotions for the course.  In addition, you may give my email address to any prospect “on the fence” about enrolling.  Yesterday, in Cotacachi, Ecuador, I finished Super Spanish.  I had high expectations for the course and they were exceeded.

After three days, I can speak Spanish in complete sentences. In simple conversations, such as buying groceries or ordering a meal, I can make myself understood. I think that’s incredible!

Although I am far from the competence level of a native speaker, I feel I’ve taken a giant step forward in learning Spanish so that I can experience the people and culture of Ecuador.  The foregoing benefits would have more than justified the time and money I invested in Super Spanish.  And learning some Spanish was not the most important benefit I got from the course.

Prior to leaving the USA, I had felt for some time that the pace of life there was unhealthy for me (and for most people) and I did nothing about it.

I’ve thought about the pace issue during the course.  One of the key elements Merri Scott designed into Super Spanish is placing the student in the optimal state for learning.  In class, the past three days, I’ve been re-introduced to guided journeys and introduced to the calming effects of Baroque music (www.sundaybaroque.org).  What a blessing! I’m inclined to make one or both a daily part of my life.   Rob Christi.  Cotacachi, Ecuador

Another attendee from a course wrote:   “I took this incredible class a few weeks ago, and I would like to tell anyone that is interested, that it is an amazing three days of learning with lots of laughs included. You leave everyday wanting to learn more and are so excited to do so.

“Other Spanish classes and tutoring made us feel like it would take forever to get to the point where we could put it into practice, but this method gave us a more fluent use for everyday life almost immediately AND the confidence to use it.  It is a fantastic way to show people how much they know and give confidence to learn and use Spanish creating a momentum.

“They made learning Spanish easy and fun in a very relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.  I would definitely recommend this course.  Even if you know some Spanish, this helps make it easier because of the less stress that no verb conjugations gives you.  This gives you more confidence in yourself to try and speak it more.

“I liked how simply the course was organized and the positive attitude about learning.  Thank you so much for helping me to learn Spanish!” Nadine Taylor

The ONLINE Super Spanish course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee. Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund. 

The course is available at the highly reduced price of $149, but in this special offer we are knocking another $70 from the price so you can start now for only $79.  

Learn Spanish online $79 - using coupon code SPANISH70 at checkout to immediately save $70 off the regular price of $149.

Still not sure?

Take just ten minutes to let me prove to you that this super fast way to gain the basics can let you can communicate in Spanish in an incredibly short time.



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The ONLINE Super Spanish course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee. Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund. 

The course is available at the highly reduced price of $149, but in this special offer we are knocking another $70 from the price so you can start now for only $79.  

Learn Spanish online $79 - using coupon code SPANISH70 at checkout to immediately save $70 off the regular price of $149.