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a city in Ecuador, on the Pacific Ocean. Population, approximately 44,400 (1969). Manta is the principal port for the export of coffee (two-thirds of the country’s coffee export). It has a vegetable-oil extraction plant, fish canneries, and enterprises of the wood-products industry. Manta is well known for the manufacture of Panama hats.

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MANTA, ECUADOR (TAP) - The death toll from Ecuador's biggest earthquake in decades soared to at least 235 on Sunday as rescuers using tractors and bare hands hunted desperately for survivors in shattered coastal towns.
A group of telecommunications operators consisting of Cable & Wireless Communications, Setar, Telconet, Telefonica a Global Solutions and United Telecommunication Services (UTS) has signed a turnkey contract with Alcatel-Lucent to deploy the Pacific Caribbean Cable System (PCCS), a 100G submarine cable system linking Jacksonville, Florida to Manta, Ecuador.
Al amparo del Plan Colombia ya se han instalado alli tres grandes bases militares de Estados Unidos, una en Tres Esquinas en el Departamento de Caqueta, otra en Florencia, tambien en el Caqueta,la tercera en el Departamento del Meta, en la ciudad de Villavicencio y Estados Unidos presiona para que se abra una cuarta que reemplace a la que tiene en Manta, Ecuador, donde no se les renovara la autorizacion para ocupar esa localidad y que vence el proximo ano.
during its four-month deployment to Forward Operating Location Manta, Ecuador.
Since there was no spare, the frigate rigged the vessel for towing and "delivered" Don Teo and crew to Manta, Ecuador.
He said US bases in Aruba and Curazao in the Caribbean, and Manta, Ecuador, were sufficient.
The company based in Manta, Ecuador is vertically integrated from palm plantations to the refinery.
The seminar, which opened today in Manta, Ecuador, brings together managerial and technical staff of State radiocommunication authorities involved in spectrum management matters in the Americas region.
When not fighting the war on drugs, volunteering is the in thing to do at Forward Operating Location Manta, Ecuador.
Bases in Latin Number of America and the Caribbean military personnel Guantanamo Bay, Cuba 8,100 (as of April 2004) Soto Cano, Honduras 550 Manta, Ecuador 475 Aruba & Curacao 450 Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico 118 Comalapa, El Salvador 100
EarthFirst Americas, Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of EarthFirst Technologies, Incorporated (OTCBB:EFTI), today announced that the second shipment of biodiesel had departed from Manta, Ecuador en route to the United States.
I went to Forward Operating Location Manta, Ecuador, in late July to see how Airmen there fight the war on drugs.