Artisans parade today, City offers cultural tours, President promises Cuenca projects, Report predicts more Venezuelan migration

Nov 5, 2018

Domingo, 4/11/2018

Hola, Todos –

Actividades –

De la pagina cultural –

Exposición – Vitrina, a photo essay inspired by gender roles and the psychological portrait will be at the Casa de la Cultura (CCE) until 26/11.

Del cuerpo del periodico –

Desfile Artesanal – There will be a parade of the Provincial Federation of Professional Artisans on Monday, 5/11 starting at 8:30 in the parque San Blas and marching to parque Calderón. The different guilds will have art cars and artistic demonstrations.

(Photo by Bartley D’Alfonso)

Los Hermanos Miño Naranjo – There will be a gala el próximo viernes, 9/11 a las 20:00 in the “Benjamín Carrión” Theater at the CCE in tribute to this pair of brothers and their 55 year career as singers.

Bienal – The XIV Bienal de Cuenca will open on 23/11. A special insert section contains part of the schedule of activities from lunes, 19/11 to sábado, 24/11. The inauguration ceremony will be el viernes, 23/11 a las 19:30 in the Teatro Pumapungo.

Rutas culturales – The city is sponsoring cultural routes in noviembre in the city, rural areas, and to ancestral hills.
11/11 – 8-16:00 – visit to Paredones in Molleturo
17/11 – 8-14:00 – visit to the El Valle Parish
24/11 – 8-14:00 – visit to the Checa and Chiquintad Parishes
29/11 – 19-22:00 – visit to the following cultural centers: Casa de la Bienal, El Prohibido, and La Casa del Artista.
Go to to sign up for the tours.

Otras cosas –

Titular – Alcalde pide apoyo a Moreno por deuda pendiente del tranvía (Mayor asks for support from Moreno for outstanding tram debt) – At a special session of the city council which was attended by Pres. Moreno, several issues were discussed including a request for help in paying the initial debt for the Tranvia. The issue of mining and the importance of eliminating any risk of contaminating Cuenca’s water sources was also raised. <And this is for you statistics junkies.> In the canton, 97.11% of houses have potable water and 94.8% have sewer service. Starting this month the fleet of 475 urban buses will be replaced. In 2017 and 2018, Cuenca received an average of 1,000,000 national and international tourists. Pres. Moreno said he has instructed the Ministerio de Electricidad y Energá Renovable to grant preferencial electricity rates to the Tranvía system. He also said that he will start the process of having airlines currently operating in Ecuador open direct routes between Cuenca and the US. <So who are all you gringos going to vote for in the next Ecuadorian presidential elections? I wouldn’t hold your breath, though, since we can’t even get a flight to Guayaquil. It only took about 70 years for the SF Plaza to get remodeled.>

Azogues – Azogues celebrates its independence today.

Venezuelans – According to a report by the Banco Mundial, the exodus of Venezuelans will be maintained and even accelerate in the coming months with the deepening economic crisis making it impossible for them to return. “Migración desde Venezuela a Colombia: impactos y estrategia de respuesta en el corto y mediano plazo” (Migration from Venezuela to Colombia: impacts and response strategy in the short and medium term) showed that Colombia will need to budget between .23% and .42% of its GDP to provide services and strengthen its institutions to attend to the Venezuelans. President Duque is asking for an international response for a fund that will provide funds to deal with this migration.

And that´s all for today so Hasta ? –


Editor’s note: Jeanne’s Periodico is a translated digest of news in 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.

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