This is a sad post from my dear blogger friend in Ecuador. Her posts are always filled with beautiful photographs of nature and people (remember COPYRIGHT, please). I would recommend you follow it as a glimpse into a vibrant country (which I would love to visit one day!) But sadness there is. My condolences to the families of two Ecuadorian journalists and their driver, who were murdered by rebels reportedly connected to FARC, near the Colombian border. Journalism is a dangerous business in some countries, it seems. My personal condolences too to my dear friend, who recently lost a loved one.
“We are immortal until our work on earth is done.” George Whitefield
April 16 marks the second anniversary of the 7.8 earthquake which devastated a section of Ecuador’s Pacific Coast. Many will go through this day in somber recollection of how that day altered their lives and the lives of their loved ones.
This day also marks the end of four days of mourning for Javier Ortega, Paúl Rivas and Efraín Segarra, the three Ecuadian press workers who were recently murdered.
A dear loved one will be buried today; Efrain Cacay’s life journey ended in the wee hours of April 15, 2018. At 41, he left behind a grieving family, which includes a very-large extended family.