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Presidential hopefuls jockey for position ahead of 2021 national election

Although the next national election is a year-and-a-half away, two of the leading candidates to succeed Lenin Moreno as president are busy laying the groundwork for their campaigns. In recent weeks, former Guayaquil mayor Jaime Nebot of the Social Democratic party and Guillermo Lasso of CREO, have been holding strategy meetings with elected and party […]

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New government ministers named, Mayor says ‘stop the music’, On-line permitting, Post office upgrades, Entrepreneurial fair

Martes, 20/8/2019 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De la pagina cultural – Jueves cine – The Dirección de Cultura de la Municipalidad de Cuenca (Culture Directorate of the Municipality of Cuenca) will present the 2nd edition of Thursday Cine el próximo jueves. During the season 17 Ecuadorian films will be shown, both fiction and documentals. […]

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Coke couldn’t beat Peru’s popular Inka Cola so it bought half the company

By Mark Hay In 1999, the Peruvian press celebrated a decisive victory for their nation over the great avatar of globalized consumerism, Coca-Cola. For decades, the transnational behemoth had tried to become the top-selling soda in Peru. Yet it never managed to surpass a locally beloved brand, Inca Kola. A brew the Chicago Tribune once […]

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‘Mobile wallet’ app ready to launch but some question its need and restrictions

Ecuador’s long delayed mobile wallet – Bimo for short – will be available to the public in September but some financial experts question whether it will accomplish its original objective of providing banking services to the “unbanked.” The banking app, to be managed by private banks, will allow those with cell phones to make cashless […]

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Mining referendum efforts continue, Max Uhle tribute, ‘Visit Cuenca’ tourist app, Prison overcrowding solution, One million pilgrims

Lunes, 19/8/2019 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De la pagina cultural – Concurso de Literatura “Miguel Riofrío” 2019 – This competition sponsored by the CCE of Loja is accepting submissions of short novels until 16:00 el 6/7 from Ecuadorians of any age or sex. <So if among you writers, there are some who write in […]

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How the inhumanity of social media comments led me to silence and submission

By Brett Easton Ellis Somewhere in the last few years — and I can’t pinpoint exactly when — a vague yet almost overwhelming and irrational annoyance started tearing through me maybe up to a dozen times a day. This annoyance was over things so seemingly minor, so out of my usual field of reference, that […]

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Can the quality of your diet hasten or delay menopause?

Could the foods you eat help determine when you start menopause? They might, says a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Researchers found that women who ate more fish and beans and other legumes started menopause at a later age, while women who ate a diet heavy on refined pasta and […]

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U.S. aid agency will reopen offices in Quito

The United States Agency for International Development (Usaid) will reestablish its headquarters in Quito following a five-year absence. The agency, which had operated in Ecuador for decades, was expelled in 2014 by former president Rafael Correa. John Barsa, U.S. deputy for Latin American and Caribbean Affairs, said Friday that he had reached an agreement with […]

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