News

Voters say ‘no’ to mining near Girón

Voters in the Girón canton, south of Cuenca, have voted overwhelmingly to ban mining. The results of the public referendum has immediate consequences for the proposed Loma Larga gold and silver mine project and its Canadian owners, INV Metals. The vote is also certain to spark a nationwide debate on the government’s plan to expand […]

Read More…

Join the party to support Frank Angelo Gonzalez today! Belgian pianist at Carlos Cueva theater, Olides but Goodies Dance at Common Grounds

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 […]

Read More…

It’s election day, Belgium week in Cuenca, Ecuador to join regional organization, Severed hand reattached, IMF loan conditions

Sábado, 23/3/2019 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De la pagina cultural – Books of the week – El secreto del migrante by Gonzalo Eduardo Vaquero, published by the CCE. Los capos del comercio by John Cajas-Guijarro, published by FLACSO – Ecuador. Tilogía Bandolera by Eliécer Cárdenas, published by the CCE. Semana de Bélgica (Belgium Week) […]

Read More…

The season of blinding light, thundering rain, and cool mountain evenings

Perhaps I did not understand the remark correctly. The man said, “We are moving away from Cuenca because the weather is getting old.”  And, perhaps he is right. I left my place the other morning after returning once for a hat, and a second time for an umbrella. This ritual is becoming so common as […]

Read More…

Heavy rains to continue in the sierra and coast

Intense rain and dense fog are expected to continue in the inter-Andean valley through early next week, according to the National Institute of Meteorology (Inamhi). There will be a gradual improvement over the next week to 10 days, the institute says. The rains, which have triggered landslides and flooding, will also continue in the coastal […]

Read More…

Moreno and Alianza Pais expected to suffer major loses in Sunday’s election

By Jonathan Nack Though President Moreno will not be on the ballot in Sunday’s elections, nor will any seats in the National Assembly be contested, the President’s party, Alianza PAIS (“AP”), has a lot to lose. It, along with allied parties, currently holds the majority of the prefectures, mayor’s offices, and local council seats in […]

Read More…

Stay in touch

I wasn’t going to write a column this week because I wrote about our friend Michel Blanchard and I didn’t think I had anything else to say after the sadness of writing that. But one of the things that bothered me the most about his death, aside from him being gone, is that we was […]

Read More…

Election ‘dry law’ goes into effect, Corruption money recovered, Landslide creates tourist attraction, LP gas subsidy safe for now

Jueves, 21/3/2019 Hola, Todos – Actividades – Del cuerpo del periodico – Tourism in Nabón – Nabón turned a major landslide that blocked the Curiquingue and Tiohuayco creeks into a tourist opportunity when a large lake was formed. The community of Chunazana offers half hour rides around the lake in small boats for $1.50. The […]

Read More…

U.S. threatens to boycott Inter-American Bank meeting if China does not allow Venezuela opposition representative to attend

By Lesley Wroughton and Roberta Rampton The United States on Thursday threatened to pull out of the annual meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank in China next week if Beijing refuses to allow a representative of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to attend. The Washington-based IADB, the biggest lender to Latin America, voted last week […]

Read More…

More News