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Tram work on schedule, Pet fair at Parque El Paraíso, Mercado security improvements, Low-cost housing

Jueves, 22/2/2018 Hola, Todos – Pagina cultural – Ongoing agenda event – Exhibit – The Alvarado academy of art is showing “Introspecciones” in the galería de la Alcaldía (Bolívar y Borrero). Free. Articles about – Cursos y talleres – Art classes and workshops are available for children at academies and cultural locations which offer music, […]

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Ecuador ranks high in Latin America for number of internet connections and 4G speed

By a wide margin, Ecuador has exceeded the government’s goal for internet connections. At the beginning 2018, 55.6 percent of the population had direct internet access through 10.6 million accounts. Three years ago, the government’s Communication Technologies Plan had set a goal of 45 percent market penetration. According to the Ministry of Telecommunications (Mintel), the […]

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Second attack on soldiers, Economic reactivation, Citizen committee selections, Bonsai congress, Cherry festival, Venezuelan parents protest

Miércoles, 21/2/2018 Hola, Todos – Pagina cultural – Today’s agenda events – Exhibit – A show of work by students in their 3d cycle at the Dep’t of Arts in the U. of Cuenca opened Wednesday at the Municipal Casa de las Posadas. Free. Articles about – Historia de Cuenca – Juan Cordero launched 3 […]

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Revitalized real estate and construction markets expected as government confirms repeal of 2016 law

Better days are ahead for Ecuador’s real estate and construction industry, experts say. In Cuenca, real estate agents say the turn-around is already underway. Ecuador’s Housing and Urban Development Minister Adrián Sandoya confirmed Tuesday that the administration of President Lenin Moreno is calling for a full repeal of the Ley de Plusvalía, or capital gains […]

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No foreign military bases allowed, French presence in Ecuador, Citizens’ committee controversy, Canadian violinist, Billiards championship of Azuay

Martes, 20/2/2018 Hola, Todos – Pagina cultural – Ongoing agenda event – Morlaquita – The Department of Culture at the U. Católica de Cuenca announced that registrations are open for the Morlaquita 2018 contest. This beauty contest is part of the history and traditions in Cuenca. Articles about – France and Cuenca – La Alianza […]

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Ecuadorian soldiers and drug traffickers engage in firefights near the Colombian border

For the second time in three days, Ecuadorian soldiers came under gunfire from suspected drug traffickers in Esmeraldas Province, on the Colombian border. Ecuador’s military command claims that the aggressors are former FARC guerrillas who now work for Colombian and Mexican drug cartels. The command said that two special forces soldiers were injured in Monday’s […]

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Use your seat belts or get fined, Haunted Inca cave, Cattle rustlers, 5k and 10k races, El Valle protest

Lunes, 19/2/2018 Hola, Todos – Pagina cultural – Upcoming agenda event – Conversatorio – There will be a conversation on the life and work of the Cuecano saint, Hermano Miguel el próximo miércoles a las 19:00 in the Museo de las Conceptas. Free. Articles about – Juan Cordero – The city’s “cronista vitalicio” (life chronicler/historian) […]

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Study shows that most small Ecuadorian businesses are off the tax rolls and have no accounting systems

According to a study by the Network of Development Financial Institutions (RFD), 65 percent of small Ecuadorian businesses do not have taxpayer registration numbers (RUC) and pay no taxes other than VATs on some purchases. The government says there are 4.2 million small businesses, or micro entrepreneurs, in the country, with 39% of them, or […]

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