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‘No foreign bases on the Galapagos’: Moreno attempts to clarify U.S. use of island airstrip

Claiming his intention is to leave a legacy of “peace, sovereignty and national security,” President Lenin Moreno pushed back Tuesday against charges he is allowing the United States to establish military operations in the Galapagos Islands. “There are not and there will never be foreign military bases in our country,” the president said in reaction […]

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New airline details, Another public hospital planned, Inti Raymi in Cuenca, Transport strike, Cultural budget reduced, Prison riot in Guayaquil

Martes, 18/6/2019 Hola, Todos – Correction: Desculpeme – pienso que mi “menta” estaba cosechando lana ayer. Actividades – De la pagina cultural – Aniversario de el Avispero – This theater lab and workshop is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a performance of “El Vendedor” el 21 & 22/6 in the sala Alfonso Carrasco <in the […]

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They take hotdogs seriously at Jugueria Hilli

By Sylvester Grahame The life of a restaurant reviewer is not for the faint of heart. Besides the obvious stress of deadlines, food-stained clothing, and, the nightly habit of drinking Pepto Bismol mixed with cheap gin — giving a fresh take on the classic, Pink Lady —  is the challenge to find appealing places for […]

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Reflections on Conscious Living and Conscious Dying: Part 4

I ended my last column with a quote from Jonathan Livingston Seagull about becoming a finder. What exactly does this mean? It is worth our exploration, as our personal awakening is the most important accomplishment possible as humans. Eckhart Tolle was very clear about this, and it is also the whole point of the teaching […]

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Local motorcycle boom means more accidents, more licensing and inspection violations

The number of motorcycles on Cuenca streets is skyrocketing. So are the number of motorcycle accidents and citations written for drivers. According to the Cuenca Mobility Corporation (EMOV) the number of motorcycles and motorized scooters operating in the municipality has more than doubled in less than three years, growing from 6,465 at the end 2016 […]

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Like other Latin American countries, Chile will not restrict Huawei’s access to cell market

Saying that it is “open to all fair competition,” Chile will not put any restrictions on the Chinese cell phone and internet service company Huawei. The country’s vice minister for commerce, Rodrigo Yáñez Benítez, said he is unaware of any security problems regarding the company’s products and activities. To date, no Latin American country has […]

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Inti Raymi festival agenda, Robbery in Puertas del Sol, Herbal entrepreneurs from Paute, Chocolate dreams, Tunnels of the Inca

Lunes, 17/6/2019 Hola, Todos – Actividades – Del cuerpo del periodico – Teatro – “Lluvia” (Rain) <don’t ask me if it’s the Somerset Maugham play> will be presented el próximo jueves, 20/6 a las 20:00 in the Sala Alfonso Carrasco at the CCE (Pres. Córdova y Luis Cordero). Children’s painting contest – Children from 6-14 […]

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U.S.-style health insurance available in Cuenca

As expats from North America and other foreign lands start their new lives in Cuenca, health insurance is just as necessary to have in Ecuador as it was “back home”, and as will be discussed in a future story, obtaining and maintaining your health insurance policy is, at this date, mandatory to not only receive […]

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Ripping off the Band-Aid

Ouch, this is gonna hurt.” That’s a thought we have all had when we’ve had to make the decision about whether to pull a Band-Aid off quickly or slowly.  I’m not sure if either way is really better.  But for me, I tend to be a “rip it off!” kind of guy. I’ve made a […]

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