Following a deep slump, Cuenca contractors and real estate agents looking for recovery

By LIam Higgins Cuenca building contractor Carlos Taiano sees better times ahead for his business. Acknowledging the hard times he’s gone through in recent years, he borrows an old maxim to illustrate his point: It’s usually darkest just before daybreak. “The last three or four years have been terrible for anyone involved in the construction […]

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IESS boss faces dismissal, Referendum questions review, Barrio residents march against crime, Sacred art exhibit, Nighttime 10k run

Jueves, 19/10/2016 Hola, Todos – Pagina cultural – Today’s agenda events – Cine en CIDAP – “Silver Sponn” (sic), directed by Keisuke Yoshida, was shown Thurs. in the auditorio at CIDAP as part of the film series on crafts. Ingreso libre (Free entrance – your words for the day). Upcoming and ongoing agenda events – […]

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Cuenca holidays celebration could be the biggest ever, organizers say, as El Centro is draped in flags

For most Cuencanos, the city’s independence is the biggest celebration of the year. Not only does it attract the largest crowds but it lasts the longest. This year, the holidays begin officially on Wednesday, November 1 and wrap up Sunday, November 5. The celebration of Cuenca’s 197th anniversary of independence from Spain will attract crowds […]

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Indigenous communities are torn apart, physically and psychologically, by government’s mining program

By Kimberly Brown Months after they were evicted from their homes to make way for a mine, almost half the population of an Ecuadorian village is suffering from psychological damage, experts say. Psychiatrists found 42% of the indigenous Shuar people of Tsuntsuim village suffering from mental health problems and trauma. Many of the villagers had […]

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It’s easier to get your car metricula, Alpaquero and painting exhibition, October is old folks month,

Miércoles, 18/10/2017 Hola, Todos – Pagina cultural – Upcoming and ongoing agenda events – Conferencia – “Práctica de derechos de autor” (Copyright practice) will be the subject of a conference mañana from 16:45-19:15 at the CCE. Conciertos – The OSC will perform Thursday and Friday a las 20:00 in the Catedral Vieja. On viernes it […]

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Andean nations confront climate change, More phys ed, less science, Spanish diplomats go on strike, IESS hospital implants cardiodesfribiladores

Martes, 17/10/2017 Hola, Todos – Pagina cultural – Upcoming and ongoing agenda events – “Poetry Slam Cuenca” – The second poetry slam is calling for participants. Register at poetryslamcuenca@gmail.com until 27/10. <Nothing I saw said it had to be in Spanish. So if you feel like running your mouth in front of an audience, go […]

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Tame’s Cuenca-Guayaquil flights are not drawing a crowd; Users blame cost and scheduling

Since government-owned Tame airlines resumed flights between Cuenca and Guayaquil July 31 it has sold less than 50% of its seats on the 60-passenger ATR aircraft that cover the route. “The response has been disappointing but there are reasons for it,” says Carlos Jácome, manager of Cuenca’s Mariscal La Mar Airport. According to Jácome, only […]

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Bus fare hike delay, Ecuador’s 911 system wins recognition, Loja pre-festival tour, Dancing couples, Cuenca holidays are coming

Lunes, 16/10/2017 Hola, Todos – Pagina cultural – Upcoming and ongoing agenda events – Exposición – Paintings reflecting 40 years of work by Julio Montesinos Burbano are on show at the Casa de la Provincia (sector San Blas). Cine foro (Film Forum) – “Pompoko,” a film about veganism will be shown on miércoles in the […]

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