Iran plans to send warships to Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean; Vessels to visit Latin American ports

Iran’s new naval commander has vowed to send warships to America’s backyard. Rear Adm. Hossein Khanzadi said plans were being drawn up for vessels to be deployed to the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean “in the near future.” They would also visit South American countries, he added. Tehran has long complained about U.S. ships […]

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U.S. expats celebrate Thanksgiving in Cuenca

By Liam Higgins Hundreds of U.S. expats gathered in restaurants and private homes Thursday to indulge in the traditional feast of Thanksgiving. Several El Centro restaurants offered turkey dinners with all the fixin’s, including Santorino’s, Santa Canela, El Mesón, Windhorse Café, and La Cilindrada. “Personally, Thanksgiving was always my favorite holiday and I think a […]

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Tame adds Galapagos flights, Climate change impact, Yunguilla landslide damages homes, kills livestock

Jueves, 23/11/2017 Hola, Todos – Pagina cultural – Upcoming agenda event – Música contemporánea – The contemporary music group of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Cuenca (OSC) will play “Lamento,” experimental music from the Twentieth and this century, Friday a las 20:00 in the Capilla del Museo de la Medicina. <It’s on 12 de Abril east […]

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Cuenca’s La Orquídea film festival begins Friday, features 80 movies from 18 countries

The sixth edition of the La Orquídea Cuenca Film Festival begins Friday with the screening of Aquarius, starring special festival guest, Brazilian actress Sonia Braga. The festival includes 80 films from around the world, including 20 from Ecuador. Braga, known for her Golden Globe performances in Kiss of the Spider Woman and Moon Over Parador, […]

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Ecuador warns Assange against his public support of Catalonia independence following protest from Spain

Ecuador’s foreign ministry has issued a statement repudiating social media comments by Julian Assange that support the Catalonia independence movement in Spain. The ministry has repeated an earlier order to Assange that he refrain from making “statements or engaging in activities that could affect the international relations of Ecuador.” Assange, who is holed up in […]

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Comptroller recommends that Moreno fire IESS director for handling of agency debt

Ecuador’s Comptroller General Pablo Celi is recommending that President Lenin Moreno fire Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security (IESS) director Richard Espinosa. Celi says Espinosa failed to meet a deadline to justify his handling of a $2.5 billion debt owed to IESS by the government. The comptroller had given Espinosa 30 days, until November 21, to […]

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Protests block roads in six provinces, Meter readers, 109 public health centers in Cuenca, Cuy festival

Martes, 21/11/2017 Hola, Todos – Pagina cultural – Upcoming agenda event – Hip-Hopera – The “Per-versos” Collective <No, not Roy Moore, Donald Trump or Al Franken> will present their latest work at a Hip-Hopera event el jueves y viernes a las 20:00 at the Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno (MMAM). Articles about – Literatura – […]

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Climate change threatens the iconic Cuban cigar

By Nate Erickson Alejandro Robaina lived through revolution, defied Fidel Castro, and traveled the globe for decades as an ambassador for Cuban tobacco. His plantation earned him recognition as the best grower in his home country, but the Cohiba cigars bearing his crop are sought after throughout the world. And before cancer took his life […]

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