Hola, Todos –
Today’s agenda events –
Cine de Francia – “La French” showed Tues. in the Alianza Francesa.
Upcoming agenda events –
Titeres (puppets)– Teatro de Titeres Candilejas is presenting “La gallinita sembradora” (The seeder chicken – kind of like Johnny Appleseed only Johnny’s a little chicken.) to school children through jueves at 9:30 in the Sala de Conciertos in the CCE (Pres. Córdova y Luis Cordero).
“Monólogo de la Escoba” (Broom Monologue) – This performance by Juana Estrella will benefit the Instituto de Parálisis Cerbral del Azuay. It will be jueves at 20:00 in the teatro Carlos Cueva Tamariz.
Articles about –
The Universidad Católica de Cuenca– The university is increasing its publications. It has magazines in the social, technical and health fields and there are currently 90 publications in the pipeline. (Is it publish or perish in South American universities, too?)
Multi-disciplinary arts event – “Pancho” Aguirre will present his monologue, “El Loco” (that’s practically English – no translation needed.) along with folk dance groups Ame Wainkiata and Ilarik on sábado at 19:00 in the sala “Alfonso Carrasco” in the CCE. Cost: $5.00. (I can finally figure out if an event has happened or will be happening from the verbs! I can tell the difference between past and future tenses.
Art debate – The Encuentro Nacional de Estudiantes de Arte (National Meeting of Arts Students) will be from jueves to sábado and take place in the Facultad de Artes at the U of Cuenca. (There’s a schedule of round table topics too artsy for me to translate.)
Coro – The Santa Catalina Chorus had a recital in the Teatro Sucre today at 20:00.
Otras cosas –
Titular – Restringen retorno de vehículos en O. Lasso (Restricted turn arounds for vehicles on O. Lasso) – There are only two places in the stretch between Las Américas Los Cerezos to turn around since the median planting strip is almost continuous. From Los Cerezos to the sector San Martín, there are 3 places to turn around. People who live in the area are complaining. The Mobility Department said the road is intended for traveling long distances. Once all the road work is done and flowing freely with Las Américas, a evaluation will be made to see if turning lanes should be cut across the planters.
Prison – One of the two new defendents in the case of the two Argentinean tourists who were killed in febrero in Montañita was sent to prison. The other was released for lack of evidence.
AP candidates – The Alianza PAIS has not registered their candidates, Lenin Moreno and Jorge Glas. See the martes article in CHL for more details.
Elections – Dalo Bucaram (son of Abdalá, El Loco?) named Ramiro Aguilar has his running mate on the Fuerza Ecuador ticket.
PSC and AP will register their provincial candidates tomorrow. The CNE has a contingency plan for the coming “avalancha” (which is so close to English I can just make it your word for the day. Besides, I can’t remember the English spelling anyway.)
EU trade agreement – The agreement is now being reviewed by the Ecuadorian Constitutional Court and the European Parliament. After the agreement was signed a certified copy went to Pres. Correa who sent it immediately to the Court. When the court decides on the constitutionality of the agreement, it goes back to the President who sends it to the appropriate National Assembly committee which writes the report for the full Assembly for their approval. (Just in case there are political junkies out there who are interested in the processes.)
New stamps – The series “Flora Autóctona del Azuay” (Flowers Native to Azuay) went into circulation on 11/11. Get them at the Correos del Ecuador.
Migrant community – Ecuadorians, not just the undocumented, but US citizens and permanent residents are worried about their futures. The Ecuadorian census has data for 600,000 Ecuadorians in the US, and estimates that the actual number is closer to 750,000. A U. of Cuenca Economics professor said there are two worries – a lot of returning citizens will increase unemployment and remissions will be decreased and the government needs to plan for this.
PRAC – The new Portal Regional Artesanal de Cuenca has its first 73 occupants. The City received 201 applications which were sorted into 3 groups – AAA, AA and A. There were 73 AAA artisans who complied with all of the proposal requirements. The 65 AA artisans have until the end of the year to correct some pending issues, and the 54 A artisans can receive training on how to improve their products to participate in upcoming requests for proposals.
And that´s all for today so Hasta Mañana –