The Patio de Comedias was established roughly 21 years ago when Raul Guarderas got together with a number of friends and ex-members of the Independent Theatre and decided to release a theatrical play called ‘In the Empty Eyes of People’ by Francisco Tobar. It was to be directed by Guillermo Tobar and originally the actors started practicing in a room in the Guarderas family home in the city ...
Ecuador's economy is mainly based on mining, agriculture and fishing. The mining and exporting of oil have played a dominant role in the country's economy since the early 1970's. Recent years have seen Ecuador's economy depend more and more on the export of cocoa and bananas, of which Ecuador is the world's largest exporter and has been for several decades.