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New poll shows strong ‘yes’ support for referendum

Ecuador’s Cedatos / Gallup public opinion poll shows Ecuadorians strongly support President Lenin Moreno’s call for a public referendum and that a large majority will vote “yes” on all seven questions. In a poll taken from December 6 to December 12, 74.3% of respondents said that the referendum is a good idea and that, on […]

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Tram work resumes Monday in several locations

The Cuenca mayor’s office confirmed Friday that work on the long-delayed tranvía project will resume Monday morning. Except for minor work carried out by city crews in the historical district, the project has been stalled since October 2016 when Spanish project manager Consorcio Cuatro Ríos de Cuenca (CCRC) walked off the job in a payment […]

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The Cuenca Dispatch and CuencaHighLife merge, plan expanded news coverage, updated technology

  The Cuenca Dispatch newspaper and the CuencaHighLife website have merged under a new company, Ecuador Media Marketing Services, Cia. Ltda.  Partners in the new business are Michael Soares, founder of The Cuenca Dispatch, and David Morrill and Jonathan Mogrovejo of CuencaHighLife. The move comes on the heels of a partnership arrangement that has been […]

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Moreno says he’ll wait for appeals on Glas’ VP status, blasts corruption of Correa administration

President Lenin Moreno says he will wait for the courts to rule on an appeal to Vice President Jorge Glas’ six-year prison sentence before seeking an official replacement. During an interview with a Spanish television network during his current European trip, he also blasted the “galloping corruption” of the final years of former president Rafael […]

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Tranvía payment, Pase de Niño plans in place, Motor vehicles increase, Basic salary raise discussed, Dance

Jueves, 14/12/2017 Hola, Todos – Pagina cultural – Today’s agenda event cancelled and rescheduled – La Noche de Ópera – The Opera Night scheduled for Thurs., “La Guarida”, has been cancelled and rescheduled for 15/1/2018. Upcoming and ongoing agenda events – Magazine launch – Bareque, an alternative publication will be launched mañana a las 19:30 […]

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Jorge Glas is sentenced to six years in prison

A three-judge National Court of Justice tribunal has sentenced Vice President Jorge Glas to six years in prison for his role in the Odebrecht corruption scandal. The sentence, announced just before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, is the maximum penalty for the crime of illicit association. Also given a six-year sentence was Glas’ uncle, Ricardo Rivera, […]

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More government resignations, Civil Registry online, Christmas concert, Photo exhibit of old Cuenca

Miércoles, 13/12/2017 Hola, Todos – Pagina cultural – Today’s agenda events – Teatro – “Lluvia” will play from hoy until el viernes a las 20:00 in the sala “Alfonso Carrasco”. The play is a fusion of works by Tennessee Williams and Uruguayo Ecuardo Galeano. Concierto Navideño (Christmas concert) – The Filarmónica Atenas Orquesta y Coro […]

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Talented Andean women are the key to success for expat clothing exporting venture

By Sylvan Hardy In 2014, when expats Rick Lewis and Tony Spada toured the indigenous markets of Northern Ecuador, especially the most famous one in Otavalo, they were blown away by the sophisticated designs and high quality of the handmade wool and alpaca products. “The sweaters, shawls and ponchos we found were beautifully crafted, and […]

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