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International Chorale open rehearsal, Auditions for expat theater, Salsa lessons, ‘Selma’ screens at La Guarida, University orchestra begins season

If you plan your time around what’s happening in Cuenca’s creative community, then this column is for you. Published every Monday, “What’s Happening Under the Domes”highlights the exhibits, concerts, workshops and other not-to-be-missed artistic events scheduled for the coming week. We cannot guarantee a complete listing, but we’ll try our best to keep you informed. This week: […]

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Moreno’s reaction to Ibarra murder incited violence against Venezuelan refugees, critics say

Comments by President Lenin Moreno are being blamed for inciting violence in the northern city of Ibarra following the Saturday night murder of a pregnant Ecuadorian woman by her Venezuelan boyfriend. After the woman was stabbed in front of dozens of national police and a crowd of bystanders, Venezuelan refugees were chased and beaten and […]

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Local hotel joins Wyndham chain, Tram talks, New taxi app, Fiestas, Night museum tours, San Francisco Plaza displeasure, Possible gas pains

Sábado, 19/1/2019 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De la pagina cultural – Book recommendations for the week – “Carvalho: Problemas de Identidad” by Carlos Zanón, published by Planeta. “Los Crímenes de Alicia” by Guillermo Martínez, published by Destino. “La Impunidad” by Baltasar Garzón, published by Debate. Ruta nocturna – The last “Noches Circulares” will be […]

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Colombia says bomber was leftist guerrilla with illegal drug connections; Ecuadorian students say they will remain at Bogotá police academy

The chief suspect in a car bombing that left 21 people dead Thursday near Bogotá was a member of the ELN leftist guerrilla group, the Colombian government said Friday. Colombian defense minister Guillermo Botero said that an investigation has “positively confirmed” that José Aldemar Rojas Rodríguez was a member of the guerrilla army that has […]

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U.S. wants information about Assange visitors at the Ecuadorian embassy in London

U.S. investigators will on Friday begin to question diplomatic staff who were stationed at the Ecuadorian embassy in London during WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s years-long stay about his visitors, according to the whistleblower group. It follows international subpoenas from the US Department of Justice, which is probing a report that President Donald Trump’s disgraced former […]

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Colombia police academy bombing kills 21, including an Ecuadorian; Tragedy sparks fears of a return to the ‘days of Escobar’

Twenty-one people have been confirmed killed and another 52 injured in a car bombing at a Colombian police academy in Bogotá, recalling the high-profile attacks associated with the bloodiest chapters of the country’s guerrilla and drug conflicts. One Ecuadorian was killed in the blast and another, Carolina Sanango, 20, from Cuenca, was injured. Among the […]

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A new park and a new pizza restaurant

You may have noticed that the title of this column has been changed to acknowledge that my wife (and resident expert on Japanese food) and I are collaborating on these reviews. Also, these reviews will no longer be limited strictly to restaurants; indeed, we have been given free rein to talk about any food-related issues. […]

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