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Ecuador and Cuba sign higher ed agreement

Cuba and Ecuador have signed an agreement in the field of higher education that provides for strengthened academic cooperation. The agreement,in the framework of the 11th International Conference on Higher Education ‘Universidad 2018’, provides  for mutual recognition of professional diplomas and the certification of Higher Education qualifications. Thursday’s ceremony was presided over by Cuba’s Higher Education […]

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How will Ecuador’s new electronic money system work? It becomes active at the end of March

Beginning March 31, Ecuador residents will be able to make cash transactions through the country’s new digital wallet, or electronic money system. The system, which will be administered by private banks and financial cooperatives, replaces a similar program established in 2014 by the government that operated through Ecuador’s Central Bank (BCE). Users of the new […]

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More than 25,000 Cuenca bus cards have been sold; They become mandatory on March 31

The Cuenca transportation office says that almost 26,000 pre-paid fare cards have been sold to users of the city’s public bus system. In addition, 8,000 have been distributed free to students, the elderly and to people with disabilities. Besides the pre-loaded value, the cards cost $1.75 to the general public. Use of the cards becomes […]

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Venezuela’s Maduro says he will attend Summit of Americas despite being persona non grata in Peru

Venezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro, announced that he will attend the Summit of the Americas “at all costs” to bring “the truth of the country” at a press conference at the presidential palace in Caracas despite the Peruvian government reported that his presence would not be welcome in the Andean country. Aiming at the declaration of […]

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Cuenca’s weird museums

By Tom Larsen Everyone, whether they’re a visitor or a long-time resident of Cuenca, should see all the wonderful sights that the city has to offer — the New and Old Cathedrals, Parque Calderon, the Flower Market, Todos Santos Church—the list goes on and on. But, maybe you’ve seen all of these, or maybe you […]

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