Glas trial begins second week, Nutcracker ballet, Falconry demonstration, Cuenca film festival

Nov 28, 2017 | 2 comments

Lunes, 27/11/2017

Hola, Todos –

Tis the season to break my own rule about not posting anything I didn’t read in El Mercurio. I’m looking for 2 or 3 sponsors/field trip helpers to help me take the 14 kids from a little country school in Sustag to the Bioparque Amaru this Fri. morning. $40/sponsorship. Email me at jeannemchiang@gmail.com if you’re interested in helping. I’ve been told that touring the zoo involves a fair amount of walking and the path is not friendly to those with mobility problems.

Pagina cultural –

Upcoming agenda events –

Fotografía – “Cuerpo y Territorio” is a photo exhibit that reflects on the nexus between patriarchal violence and violent extractivism. It will be el jueves a las 17:00 in the Centro Municipal Artesenal (Cemuart).

Taller – There will be a national workshop organized by the Cantonal Council for the Protection of Rights and the Action Against Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria el viernes from 8-18:00. <I’m not sure how those two organizations would have gotten together.>

Festival Inclusivo de las Artes – The festival will be from 11-16/12. Cost: $5.00.

Ballet – “Cascanueces” (Nutcracker) will be performed from 12-14/12 in the teatro Carlos Cueva. There will be 400 dancers from various dance academies. <With 400 dancers, the venue will probably be filled with family and friends.

Articles about –

Rally Cinematográfico – The winner of this film contest in which 6 teams were selected to submit a film to be made in 3 days was announced today.

Otras cosas –

Titular – Emelec está a un solo paso de final (Emelec is one step away from the finals) – Fútbol, period.

Cetrería (Falconry) – “Halcones, lechuzas, and quillillicos” (falcons, owls, and kestrels), <oh, my> and more were part of the show on falconry at the Bioparque Amaru ayer.

Glas – The 3d day of the trial against Glas, his uncle and several others ended. Over 20 witnesses and peritos (experts, your word for the day) <not little dogs which would be perritos> have testified against him.

Internacional –

Honduras – Over 6,000,000 voters had a field of 9 presidential candidates to pick from yesterday.

Cuba – Cubans also voted yesterday. Raúl Castro will leave the presidency in Feb. 2018 at age 86. Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel was named Raúl Castro’s #2 in 2013 and is expected to succeed him.

Descuentos y compras –

VI Festival de Cine La Orquídea Cuenca – The schedule of films for today was listed on page 3A. Go to www.elmercurio.com.ec or to the festival’s web site for the list. <The web site has the schedule for all the days.>

And that´s all for today so Hasta Mañana –

Jeanne

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