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Chlorine Dioxide pushed by health official as treatment for Covid; Sex workers demand right to work; Cross-border shipments pick up

Mauro Falconí, director of the National Agency for Health Regulation, is pushing for a “quick study” of the use of Chlorine Dioxide solution (known as CDS) as a treatment for Covid-19. He says that its use in Spain, Bolivia, Germany and Brazil have shown promising results. Falconí says CDS must go through a process of […]

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Two more top government officials resign

Ecuador Foreign Minister José Valencia announced Wednesday that he is resigning his position for personal reasons. Valencia’s announcement followed the resignations on Tuesday of Vice President Otto Sonnenholzner and Communication Secretary Gustavo Isch. In his statement, Valencia said his resignation was unrelated to Sonnenholzner’s departure and that he expected to continue in government service. Sources […]

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Caring for a Covid patient; Landslides obstruct Amazon access; Moreno to choose new VP; Anger grows about fraudulent disability cards

Miércoles, 8/7/2020 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De la pagina cultural – Charla – El Instituto Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural and the Universidad Católica de Cuenca are holding two talks, one miércoles and the other hoy a las 17:00. The talks are about Cuenca’s patrimony and are part of the bicentennial celebration. <The abbreviated COVID […]

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We are ‘hard-wired’ to perform acts of kindness

By Seth Borenstein Acts of kindness may not be that random after all. Science says being kind pays off. Research shows that acts of kindness make us feel better and healthier. Kindness is also key to how we evolved and survived as a species, scientists say. We are hard-wired to be kind. Kindness “is as […]

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Business campaign aims at reopening, revitalization; Flower market reopens; School bus owners protest; Tram cards go on sale soon

A consortium of business and professional groups gathered Tuesday in the San Luis convent courtyard to announce a campaign to revitalize Cuenca. Called “In Cuenca there are good people”, the campaign aims to show the city’s resolve to overcome the Covid-19 health crisis. “Our objectives are to emphasize the importance of maintaining the precautions to […]

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Infections increase 228 in a week; Traffic accidents drop; Election deadline approaches; 18 gov’t employees test positive; Debt payment plan

Martes, 7/7/2020 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De la pagina cultural – Archives – Documents dating from 1563 are in the archives of the Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, Núcleo del Azuay. This archive contains the oldest book in Ecuador and are the records for the Notaría Tercera for 1563. <If you’ve bought property here, […]

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Sonnenholzner resigns the vice presidency amid speculation of a presidential run

Vice President Otto Sonnenholzner resigned Tuesday morning and although he said he has not made a final decision it is widely believed he will announce his candidacy for president within a matter of days. “Ecuador faces one of the most important elections in its history and I offer my services to help eradicate the inequality, […]

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