Ecuador children race llamas to save wetland park

LLANGANATES, Ecuador (Reuters) – At dawn on a cold morning characteristic of Ecuador’s highlands, about 20 children got ready to show off their skills in a llama race on Saturday. Kids ride their llamas before the ‘Llamingada’, a race where children ride llamas, at the National Park of Llanganates, near Salcedo, Ecuador February 8, 2020. REUTERS/Daniel Tapia Dayana Toapanta, at just 10 years old, is one of the most experienced riders and decided to return this year after recovering from a hard fall. “It gives me a lot of excitement and my heart says that I can win or not,” … Continue reading Ecuador children race llamas to save wetland park

Weeding out fakes? Lisbon tourism at threat from ‘drug’ dealers

LISBON (Reuters) – Whispering “Hashish? Cocaine?”, street sellers are offering unsuspecting tourists in Lisbon’s center “drugs” which police say are often bay leaves, flour or ground paracetamol. Tourists walk at Comercio square in downtown Lisbon, Portugal April 10, 2019. Picture … Continue reading Weeding out fakes? Lisbon tourism at threat from ‘drug’ dealers