Tranvía public information campaign begins, 18 sales locations for old year dummies, Symphony plays Sigsig, Rio Machángara power and water

Dec 20, 2018

Jueves, 20/12/2018

Hola, Todos –
Actividades –
Pagina cultural –

Exposición de Nacimientos – There will be an exhibit of nativity scenes from the Republican Era until 6/1/2019 on the 2nd floor of the Museo Pumapungo.

Chorus and symphony – The OSC will perform a Christmas program with Soloists and the Chorus from the Fundación Cultural MusArtEH Thursday in the iglesia de La Merced y and Friday in the main church in Sígsig.

Fotografías – “Y cuando yo me vaya” (And when I go), an exhibit of photos of trades that are becoming extinct opened Thursday in “La Vitrina” (Pres. Córdova y Luis Cordero). Students at the colegio Benigno Malo are using their cellphone cameras to record trade and crafts that are disappearing from Cuenca. <Kind of ironic – how many trades might those phones have replaced?> The exhibit will run through diciembre.

Monigotes go on sale

Cemuart – The Centro Artesanal Municipal (Cemuart) will be having Christmas related activities until 25/12 including an exhibit of nativities which were entries in a contest last week.

Exposición – “Atlas de un país desconocido” (Atlas of an unknown country) by Fernando Falconí opened Thursday in the Saladentro (Todos Santos sector).

Muestra – “Las secuelas del alma” (The aftermath of the soul) by Jorge Luis Custa Lazo is showing in the Búnker Espacio Cultural in Challuabamba.

Del cuerpo del periodico –

Museo de la Energía – This museum is located in the Central Hidroeléctrica Arturo Salazar Orrego in Saymrín. The plant which generated 6.4 megawatts, was built between 1952 and 1956 by the Empresa Eléctrica Miraflores which no longer exists. Two turbines, made in Germany, can be seen.

Otras cosas –

Titular – Alza de gasolina atiza protestas (Gasoline boost fuels protests) – See Thursday’s story in CHL for details.

Monigotes – There are 18 sites where you can buy your Old Year dummy starting on 26/12. <Buy one – no one will take kindly to your burning the one you’re living with.> Fireworks vendors receive training on how to handle pirotécnicos and must have permits to sell. Unauthorized vendors can be punished with 15-30 days in jail. Permits have been issued to 414 people, 90% of whom worked in 2017 and only need to renew their permits. Dummies should not be stuffed with sawdust due to cleanup issues. Sales of diablillos o camaretas are prohibited. <Now you 10 year olds at heart are going to go out looking for those, sí?>

Tranvía ad – No estacionar sobre la zona reticular (Don’t stop on the crosshatched area) <The public education campaign seems to have started. Now can they explain the new signal lights? Those of you who drive need to start paying attention to these announcements.>

Años Viejos – The Amistad Club has registered 20 barrios for the annual Años Viejos contest so far.

Machángara – The upper watershed for the Río Machángara has supplied potable water klto Cuenca, power for the entire country and irrigation water to farms for 2 decades. Two dams feed the Elecaustro’s Central Hidroeléctrica Saucay which generates 24 mv. A lower reservoir supplies the Saymirín plans which generates 15.5 mv. after which the water goes to ETAPA’s potable water plant in Tixán and to irrigation systems in Machángara and Ricaurte with about 2,000 users each.
An alliance among the water users, the Comité de conservación de la cuenca del Machángara (Committee for the conservation of the Machángara watershed), has been formed to preserve and care for the water ecosystem. The organic farmers in the watershed sell their products in Cuenca at the Elecuasto building (12 de Abril y José Peralta, esq.) with the next sale on viernes, 28/12.

Descuentos y compras –

RM – Trasnochón – jueves, 20/12 from 18-23:00 – from 20% off all clothing to 50% off selected merchandise.

CVConfecciones – factory sale – 2×1 deals, Jeans for $14 & $17 – second item half price – 10 de agosto y Paucarbamba).

Supermercado Center Plaza – up to 80% off Christmas baskets – Tomás Ordóñez 7-72 y Sucre.

And that´s all for today so Hasta ? –


Editor’s note: Jeanne’s Periodico is a translated digest of news from the Cuenca daily newspaper El Mercurio. If details, such as event dates and times, do not appear in the translation, they did not appear in the newspaper. The text between the carrots, or guillemets (< … >), is Jeanne’s personal opinion and not part of the news translation.

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