Tatiana Hidrovo Quiñónez

Tatiana María del Carmen Hidrovo Quiñónez (Portoviejo, 1961) is an Ecuadorian writer, university professor, researcher, historian and politician. From 2007-2008 she was a member of the constituent assembly of Ecuador, whose purpose it was to draft a new constitution for Ecuador. She is the daughter of Horacio Hidrovo Peñaherrera and granddaughter of Horacio Hidrovo Velásquez, both important literary figures in Ecuador. She has written historical books related to the Manabí region of Ecuador, on topics such as politics, the Catholic church, colonial-era proselytization of indigenous populations, and more. She was the president and director of the Ciudad Alfaro Civic Center in Montecristi, Ecuador.

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Vicente Espinales Tejena

Vicente Espinales Tejena (Portoviejo, 1940) is a lawyer, doctor, painter, poet and former president of the Manabí chapter of the House of Ecuadorian Culture. He is cardiologist with a medical degree from the University of Guayaquil and earned a law degree from the Vicente Rocafuerte Secular University. He has also worked as a radio newscaster and as a university professor at the Technical University of Manabí. He has received national and international awards for his poetry.

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