Bridge reconstruction, Craft beer brewer, First reconstructive surgery, Experts study volcano

Martes, 25/7/2016 Hola, Todos – Pagina cultural – Upcoming agenda events – Pictorial Show – “La Gravedad siempre gana” (Gravity always wins) <My butt will attest to the truth of that.> by Gabriel Zamora will open on jueves a las 19:00 in the Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno (MMAM). Conversation – “La Andariega,” a journalism […]

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An expat pioneer remembers the time when foreigners in Cuenca were considered ‘exotic’

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series about long-time Cuenca expats and the changes they have seen over the years. By John Keeble What was Cuenca like before the gringo invasion? Frank Illing, owner of Wunderbar and Café Austria, can be considered an expert on the subject. He arrived in the city […]

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VIP on board and lack of equipment make Tame’s Cuenca flight fiasco a national drama

If it were not for a high-profile passenger, last Friday’s peripatetic morning flight from Quito to Cuenca would have probably not rated more than a single news headline. As it was, the incident has resulted in the resignation of the Tame CEO, an examination of airline procedures and protocols, and questions about lack of aircraft […]

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Assembly awaits Moreno’s budget, Saraguro spiritual drink, New safety checks on long-distance buses

Lunes, 24/7/2016 Hola, Todos – I will not translate El Mercurio starting este viernes, 28/7 hasta el miércoles and will be back el jueves, 3/8. Pagina cultural – Upcoming and ongoing agenda events – Encuentro Binacional de Narradores (Binational Storytellers’ Meeting) – this event will be Tuesday a las 20:00 in the sala “Alfonso Carrasco” […]

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Weekend symphony report: Music and culture are two of the major attractions of living in Cuenca

Photos and text by Bartley D’Alfonso Among the many attractions for moving to and living in Cuenca are the city’s many cultural events. Some people, in fact, call Cuenca the cultural capital of South America. Those who appreciate classical music were treated to two weekend performances by the Cuenca Symphony Orchestra,  Friday at the Pumapungo […]

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Beware of the popular scams, Summer art camp, New Ecuador- Miami cargo route, Bioeconomics

Domingo, 23/7/2017 Hola, Todos – Pagina cultural – Upcoming agenda event – Teatro – “Teatro de la Vuelta” will celebrate 15 years with performances of “Plush” on 26, 27, & 28 de agosto a las 20:00 in the Sala “Alfonso Carrasco” at the CCE. Cost: $5.00 & $7.00. Articles about – Summer art camp – […]

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Tame cancels flight but Cuenca-bound passengers refuse to get off the airplane

When passengers on a Tame flight bound for Cuenca were diverted to Guayaquil Thursday morning, they assumed the delay would be short and that they would soon make their destination. Instead, the flight was sent back to Quito and the captain announced that the flight to Cuenca had been cancelled due to bad weather. Looking […]

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Bus safety, Low octane gasoline, Ricaurte festival, Chevron appeal, ETAPA to extend digital tv coverage

Viernes, 22/7/2017 Hola, Todos – Pagina cultural – Friday’s agenda event – Exibición – A group of art students in their 2nd cycle at the U. of Cuenca opened an exhibit of their Fri. in the Casa de las Posadas. <It’s nice that budding artists from 5 year old dancers to art students to tercera […]

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Demolition begins at San Francisco Plaza, Phone scam warning, Jungle genetic heritage, Día del Jubilado

Jueves, 20/7/2016 Hola, Todos – Pagina cultural – Upcoming agenda event – Tattoo – José Luis Zhinín González, who represents a new generation of tattoo artists, was invited to participate in the 9th edition of the Panama City Ink Fest on 11, 12, & 13/8. <Not exactly next door, but close enough if this is […]

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