Miércoles, 13/2016: Tranvía bridge work finished, Manabí has most Zika cases, Kafka
Hola, Todos –
Pagina cultural –
Wednesday’s event –
Cine uruguayo – Today’s film in the Uruguayan Film Series is “Ingeniero” and was shown at 19.00. It was about fútbol.
Upcoming events –
Talk – There will be a talk on Franz Kafka by young Cuencano writer Guillermo Gomezjurado, Thurs. at 18:30 in the “Manuel Muñoz Cueva” Library in the CCE. (Even if it was in English, I don’t think I could listen to a talk about some guy turning into a cockroach. The Metamorphosis will be part of the talk. Dig way back in your memory to high school English class.)
“Gala Lírica de la Música Ecuatoriana” – There will be a concert of Ecuadorian music Thurs. at 20:00 in the Teatro Pumapungo.
Articles about –
Exhibit – A religious art show, “Virgencitas,” by painter Fernando Coellar, will open Thurs. at 18:30 in the Virgen de Bronze. The show is in honor of the fiesta of the Virgen del Carmen. Friday’s activities will include a mass at 18:30, blessing of cars at 19:30 (I’ve owned cars that needed help from a higher power, too.), a caravan with the Virgen at 20:30 and a serenade to María at 22:00. (The various virgins look like those big-eyed kids that were usually painted on velvet.)
Danza – “Expresión Latinoamericana” will celebrate 35 years as a group with a show Thurs. at 20:00 in the theater at the CCE. The first part will have folk dancers from Esmeraldas, Pichincha, Cotopaxi, Tungurahua, Loja, Azuay y Cañar accompanied by Sangre Criolla from Gualaceo. The second part will be international dancers from Germany, Cyprus, Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria, Georgia, Russia, Bolivia and Egypt. Suggested donation: $3.00.
Sculpture – “La edad de la belleza” (The age of beauty), a show by Pablo Ortega in the 2nd floor sala in the Salón del Pueblo in the CCE.
Childrens’ theater workshop – There is an ongoing theater workshop at the CCE for kids.
Otras cosas –
Diseño garantiza permanencia de los comerciantes (Design guarantees permanence for vendors). See today’s CHL article for the whole story about the San Francisco Plaza. (I actually like it’s current seedy character. It’s also cheap, which I like as well.) Click here for the video from El Mercurio.
Road blocked – Residents of communities in Nabón blocked the road between El Progreso Parish and the community of La Cría to protest mining trucks from the Fenix quarry which are not complying with agreements made. The people were promised that there would be one convoy per day with a maximum of 25 trucks followed by a water truck to lay down the dust. This promise has not been met and there is dust everywhere, all the time, and people and livestock are getting sick. The blockade started at 8:00 on Mon. and stopped at 11:00 yesterday. The mine extracts limestone for use in making cement for the Guapán company.
Airport – The tentative dates for milling or grinding the runway and laying new asphalt will be between 8 & 30/8. (Note the use of the word “tentative” – since the dates are subject to change. So you still can’t plan travel with any certainty.)
Zika – The Ministry of Health reported that there are 857 cases of Zika in Ecuador, including 63 pregnant women. Manabí Province has the most cases with 697 and Esmeraldas next with 73. One case is in Azuay.
Teenaged pregnancies – In 2010 Ecuador had the 2nd highest number of pregnancies in teens in Latin America. Between 2010 and 2013, it achieved the biggest drop in the world. In 2013, more than 20% of births were by 19 year olds and younger.
Tranvía – The work on the bridge over the Yanuncay was completed on Wed. The bridge at the Tomebamba should be done in Nov. The hope is that the work in the area of the redondel Simón Bolívar will be done by the start of the school year when traffic increases. There is more work going on along Las Américas where electrical conduits had to be removed for not complying with the specifications. Traffic is open along Gran Colombia between Unidad Nacional and the redondel Simón Bolívar. (But once you get to the redondel, you can only go right on Las Américas. Pedestrians may be able to get to O. Lasso.)
And that´s all for today so Hasta Mañana –