Hola, Todos –
Pagina cultural –
Inauguración – of the sala iTUR on Wed (2/12) at 11:00 in the Museo de la Ciudad (formerly the Escuela Central on corner of Gran Colombia y Benigno Malo).
Clown – Carolina Machuca will hold a laboratory of erotic clowns from Mon (1/12) to Fri (4/12) from 18:30-20:30 in el Sono (calle Borrero 6-83). $30.00. (How erotic is a bulbous red nose?)
Danza – Fri (4/12) at 19:00 el Encuentro de Música y Danza (Meeting of Music and Dance) “Ch’Amampi (con fuerza) (with force – we’re all getting a Quechua lesson, too)) in the theater of the Casa de la Cultura. $5.00.
Articles about –
Penélope, a Cuencano version of Odyseus set in the 50’s, was performed Mon (1/12) at 20:00 in the Teatro Sucre.
The Orquesta Sinfónica de Cuenca played Tues (1/12) at 20:00 in the Seminario San Luis.
The Novena Cultural starts Tues (1/12) at 17:00 in the ex Escuela Centreal and will finish on 11/12, (not including Sat and Sun.)
The Simposio Internacional de Museos Etnografía y Comunidad started today, the goal of which is to draft a Memorandum of Cuenca and generate new discussion about ethnographic museums. (Sounds like a highly academic exercise when there are a lot of tourists who just want to see the shrunken heads.)
Otras cosas –
Titular – ‘Llueven’ las propuestas en la COP21 (A rain of proposals at the COP21).
The Mega Nacimiento (Sorry, but I associate “Mega” with commercial endeavors like MegaMalls, MegaDeals and MegaFries and not with manger scenes) – will be lit on Sun (7/12) in the plazoleta de El Otorongo along with the lights lining 12 de Abril and 3 de Noviembre. The circuit has 350,000 LED lights.
Constitutional amendments – will be debated in the National Assembly for the 2nd time this Thurs (3/12), and unions and social organizations are preparing to march. (My guess is don’t plan on going anywhere fast in El Centro on Thur.)
Markets – in the city have electronic scales that you can use to check if the weight of your purchase is correct. The 27 de Febrero and 12 de Abril markets will be improved next year with structural work and relocation of the stalls.
Legal notice from Cuenca – notifying car owners that full taxes were not collected in 2012 and 2013 because the assessment was not based on the vehicle’s actual value. Starting Tues 1/12, “títulos de crédito” (credit titles?) will be issued. This tax adjustment will be collected during 2015 and 2016. If you registered (the matricula) a car in 2012 or 2013, you can pay at the Tesorería Municipal, at the payment windows of the municipal program “Aquicito Nomás” (You know you’re in Cuenca when you see that “cito” diminutive) or on line at www.cuenca.gob.ec. For more info about the outstanding taxes go to www.cuenca.gob.ec and the link to “Consulta Tus Deudas.”
Your sliver of life article – is about indigenous justice which will be recognized in Gualalcay, a community in the El Valle parish in the southeast part of Cuenca canton. The Constitution guarantees indigenous communities the right to create, develop, apply and practice their own justice as long as they don’t violate the constitutional rights.
The city’s Risk Management Department presented a plan to face El Niño. The budget is $870,000. They identified 18 most vulnerable zones including Luz y Guía in Molleturo, and the Chaucha parrish on the border with the coast. Barabón and Tarqui Parish in Narancay are especially prone to flooding. The plan will help the city allocate machinery. (Sounds like the El Niño plan is to clean up the messes after they’ve happened. I guess there’s not much else you can do when faced with Mother Nature in a malicious mood.)
Inmates in the maximum security pavilions at the jail set fire to newspapers and other paper in their cells to incite a riot. (Do you think they incinerated their toilet paper?)
A new app by some young Cuencanans called MEGABite (Megamordida – this is the reverse translation) for food delivered to your door. So far they have 20 places including BBQ, ceviches, burgers, Chilean food and more. Use your iPhone, Android smartphone, or computer to order food and have it delivered by moto for a fee of $1.50-$3.00. This app is paired with MEGADrink, an alcohol delivery service. Must be 18 or more to buy alcohol. Go to www.megabite.menu for more info.
Nestle/Purina – has a campaign to help animal welfare foundations. For every $10 in Purina products a customer buys, Purina will donate a plate of food to an foundation. Purina has brought in 2.5 tons of food. (I hope it’s not food too old to sell in any market.)
And that´s all for today so Hasta Mañana –