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Ecuador honors ex-diplomat who saved Jews from the Nazis, restores his diplomatic status

Ecuador posthumously restored the diplomatic career of its World War II-era consul to Stockholm, who was removed from his position in 1942 after saving over 100 Jews from the Nazis. Several Ecuadorean officials attended a ceremony Friday in Quito, where Foreign Minister Jose Valencia signed the agreement to restore Manuel Antonio Munoz Borrero as a […]

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Homes of the future will be entirely online

By Heather Kelly Google is testing the future it thinks you want. Inside a beautiful multi-million-dollar house is the Google Assistant Smart Home in San Francisco, the company recently set up a model home for a day outfitted with every Google device and connected home gadget imaginable. The demo highlighted an assortment of new Assistant […]

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Correa supporter booted from National Assembly for alleged interference in kidnapping case

National Assemblywoman Sofia Espin was dismissed from the National Assembly Tuesday on charges of attempting to change a witnesses’ testimony in a kidnapping case involving former president Rafael Correa. Espin’s dismissal, with 94 of the assembly’s 137 votes, is seen as a victory for President Lenin Moreno who had urged legislators to “do their job […]

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Tram drivers selected, Bird woman at the zoo, Movies at Alianza Francesa, Largest nativity scene set up in Cuenca, Bus accident

Martes,13/11/2018 Hola, Todos – Actividades – Pagina cultural – Ciclo de cine – The Tuesday movies at the Alianza Francesa de Cuenca is offering a film series with the theme of diversity. Tuesday’s (martes) film which started at 19:00 was “Guillaume y los chicos, a la mesa!” The movie for el 29/11 will be “Tomboy,” […]

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The foods of the Americas: The potato changes the world and returns home

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series on notable ingredients native to the Americas. In Part 1 we learned that archaeologists have discovered potato remains that date back to 500 B.C.E. in the ancient ruins of Ecuador, Peru and Chile. Part 2 traced the journey of the potato to Europe, where in 1771 French scientist […]

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New buses make debut, Orchestra presents symphonic rock concert, Puppet festival underway, Funding cut worry U. of Cuenca

Lunes, 12/11/2018 Hola, Todos – Actividades – Pagina cultural – Concierto – The OSC and Anima Inside band will present a concert of Rock Sinfónico el miércoles a las 20:00 in the Casa de la Cultura theater. Free. “Escaparate Creativo” (Creative Showcase) – The first of 3 exhibits by young artists Marcela Castillo, Suamy Vallejo, […]

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Measles update 2018: Children are hit the hardest

By Susan Burke March November 6, 2018 — CNN reports that 17 children in the Orthodox Jewish community in the Williamsburg and Borough Park neighborhoods in Brooklyn, New York have been diagnosed with measles. Infected children range from just seven months to four years — many hospitalized with complications. As of Sunday, November 11, Israel’s Ministry […]

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Be a little wiser

Sometimes you just have to cut your losses and move on.  That’s the situation we faced with The Red Dragon restaurant this week.  It’s been open for a little under three months, but just hasn’t seemed to catch on.  The style of food was not the typical Chinese food that most expats are used to.  […]

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