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Ecuador and Peru resolve border wall dispute, agree to pursue environmental goals in the Amazon

President Lenin Moreno agreed Friday to make changes to a retaining wall on the Ecuadorian-Peruvian border to satisfy concerns of the Peruvian government. Meeting with Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in Trujillo, Moreno also said that the two countries are committed to protecting the Amazon basin. The wall, part of a linear park in the […]

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Preventive detention order against Juan Pablo Eljuri is reversed

A Pichincha Province court ruled Friday that Cuenca businessman Juan Pablo Eljuri does not need to be jailed as he awaits trial on charges of participating in the Odebrecht bribery scandal. A three-judge panel reversed an earlier order for pre-trial detention. The judges ruled that Eljuri does not represent a flight risk but ordered that […]

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More bike paths, Gov’t floats $2.5 billion bond issue, City offers self-defense classes, Oktoberfest activities, Holiday agendas available,

Viernes, 20/10/2017 Hola, Todos – Pagina cultural – Upcoming agenda events – Concierto – Altiplano de Chile will bring their “El Reencuentro” (Reunion) tour to Cuenca on 26/10 a las 20:00 in the teatro Carlos Cueva Tamariz. Auditions – Roles in “Cabalgata Nocturna” are being cast Saturday in the auditorium of the Museo Remigio Crespo […]

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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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