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Correa demands that Moreno explain May meeting with former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort

By Ciaran Giles  Former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa called on his successor Lenin Moreno to explain to his country why he met with the indicted former campaign chairman for U.S. President Donald Trump earlier this year. “If they keep it secret it’s because they are hiding something,” Correa said in an interview Saturday with The […]

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Cuenca hosts a masterpiece: Scenes from the opera

Story and photos by Bartley D’Alfonso Musicologists agree: at any given moment there’s a live performance of an opera by the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed somewhere in the world. It was Cuenca’s turn on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights. That was when performers took the stage at the University of Cuenca’s Carlos CuevaTamariz Theater to […]

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Second earthquake rattles buildings and nerves; Some damage reported in Guayaquil from morning tremor

Friday morning’s 6.2 magnitude earthquake was followed late Friday night with a strong 5.8 tremor south of Guayaquil. Both quakes were felt in much of the country, including Cuenca. Guayaquil officials said that the morning earthquake, which struck about 8:30, caused damage to about 80 structures but said evaluations continue. Several residents, mostly elderly, were […]

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After 50 years, Cuenca’s cathedral domes get repairs, a clean-up and a new color

It’s been a half-century since the iconic domes on Cuenca’s Immaculate Conception Cathedral have been repaired and painted. That was when tiles and marble slabs from Czechoslovakia were installed on the domes and towers, says rector César Santacruz. “Much of the installation from that job has deteriorated and was in need of major repairs,” says Santacruz. […]

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Renowned Spanish theater group Els Comediants inaugurates Loja international performing arts festival

The Loja International Festival of the Live Arts began its 10-day run Thursday night with its headliner event, a world premier performance by Els Comediants, one of Europe’s most celebrated theater troupes. Els Comediants performed its new production, Zibaldone, at  Benjamín Carrión. The group performed again Friday in the Plaza de Las Culturas, when it […]

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