Which has been bubbling for a long time.
I'm not there any more, but one of the last things I heard was that Ecuadorians were getting tired of all the noobs pouring in and buying up land, houses, and whatever.
The following is a good summary. The Ugly American revisited: arrogance plus ignorance is a recipe for trouble as more N. Americans move to Ecuador
And another piece: Who are all these gringos, anyway? A sociological examination of Cuenca's growing expat community
Lee Dubs is a gem. Visit him and Caroline at the Carolina Bookstore in Cuenca if you drift through there.
Lucrum cum iactura famae damnum est, non lucrum.
(Profit, with the loss of reputation, is loss, not profit.)