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Mama’s mercado, Heavy metal in Centro, Hospital helpers phased out, Yaku Pérez questions new debt, High demand for university admission

Viernes, 10/5/2019

Hola, Todos –
Actividades –

De la pagina cultural –

Nothing that isn’t already over.

Del cuerpo del periodico –

Teatro – “Saulo,” a tragicomedy will be at the Break café-bar Saturday (sábado) a las 20:00.

Mercadito Mamá (Mom’s Mercadito) – Hand made goods will be at this market mañana from 9-21:00 in the Terraza de Todos Santos (Calle Larga y Bajada de Todos Santos).

Azuay’s Prefect-elect Yaku Pérez.

Infernua Metal Concert – Be prepared for noise in El Centro from this metal concert Saturday desde (from) 15:00 at the Casa Victorian (Simón Bolívar 1022 y Padre Aguirre 10-31).

Almuerzo – The Ladies of the Santa Inés Barrio will celebrate Mother’s Day at the Restaurante La Floreana (vía Buenos Aires Sayausí). <If you want to put your Spanish to the test, this would be a place to do it.>

Otras cosas –

Titular – El GAD del Azuay ya cobró parte de deuda (The Azuay GAD has already collected part of the debt) – The new prefect of Azuay, Yaki Pérez, was surprised when the Board of Eléctrica Centro Sur approved a $17,200,000 second installment on a debt to Azuay Province for purchases of shares. Centro Sur also paid $10 million in 12/18 and Pérez wants to know where that money is or how it was spent. The total debt repayment of $49,815,200 was to have been used for his road plans.

End of “Chalecos rojos” at IESS – The hospital workers wearing red vests at the the IESS hospital are there to help patients, especially the elderly, pregnant <Did you know that if you’re human and pregnant, you’re embarazada; but if an animal is pregnant, it’s pregnante (I think)>, disabled, and catastrophically ill, navigate the system. They will be gone at the end of the month. <Why?>

Pensions – A citizens’ collective, Quinto Poder Somos Todos, started collecting signatures to eliminate the monthly annuities to ex-presidents and VP’s. <Since so many seem to leave office carrying bags of cash or numbers for off-shore accounts, will they really miss their government pensions of $4,255 or $4,022?>

University spaces – The demand for university admissions is not being met. 21,000 students applied for 3,600 spaces at the U. of Cuenca. All together, the city’s 4 universities have 9,700 spaces. Careers in high demand include Medicine, Architecture, and Law.

Descuentos y compras –

Mother’s Day lunch buffet – 12/5 – Mall del Río Convention Center – $19.99 including soft drinks – reserve at <07 – if you’re calling from a cell phone> 2881 477.

And that’s all for today so la Hasta la Proxima Semana –

Jeanne