New attorney general promises transparency, efficiency, Pharmacy discount for seniors, Three performances of Verdi’s Requiem, Tram audit

Apr 9, 2019

Martes, 9/4/2019

Hola, Todos –
Actividades –

De la pagina cultural –

ARDIS 2019 – Experts from 6 countries will participate in this conference which unites academics and crafts. There will be master conferences, round tables, and workshops. <Shoppers’ alert!> The Feria de Comercio (Trade Fair) will start el viernes a las 10:00 in CIDAP and have 40 exhibitors of jewelry, textiles, pastes, costume jewelery, vitrofusión <whatever that is>, wood, ceramics, leather, natural fibers, paper maché, and neo-crafts <whatever that is, too>.

Verdi conducting his Requiem.

Concierto – There was a concert Tuesday night in the Sala de Conciertos in the CCE showcasing young guitarrists who are studying at Sono.

Verdi’s Requiem – There will be 3 performances of this work, all starting a las 20:00. The first will be el domingo, 14/4 in the Museo de la Catedral Vieja, and the 2nd and 3d on lunes, 15 and martes 16/4 in the Teatro Carlos Cueva Tamariz. There will be over 200 performers from the Coro Polifónico de la U. of Cuenca and the Orquesta Sinfónica Universitaria. Cost: $10.00.

Del cuerpo del periodico –

Amphibian symposium – The 1st International Symposium on Amphibian Conservation will be held from 30/4-2/5. It is being organized by the Ministry of Environment, Parque Nacional Cajas, and the Amphibian Conservation Center at AMARU. If you’re interested in attending, register at https://goo.gl/qJhuy4 until tomorrow.

Primer Festival de Música Nacional de Padres de Familia (First National Family Music Festival) – The Federation of Catholic Educational Establishments held a concert Tuesday in the Escalinatas del Barranco. Parents from 12 different schools participated, interpreting pasillos, pasacalles, albazos, sanjuanitos and more.

Otras cosas –

Titular – Nueva Fiscal ofrece total transparencia (New Prosecutor offers total transparency) – The new Attorney General, Diana Salazar, was sworn in before the Asamblea Nacional and affirmed she would work with “transparency, innovation and effectiveness” during her term. The ceremony showed the conflict between the correistas and morenistas in the assembly with the former walking out.

Corpse without head found in river – A headless body was found in the Guangarcucho sector of the río Cuenca yesterday afternoon. It is believed to be the body of a man who threw himself into the Tomebamba from the Todos Santos Bridge on 1/4. The Cuenca and Santiago de Méndez fire departments have been searching with boats and divers since a passing driver reported the man, who was wearing a white coat and who had a chest injury, jumping into the river. The man had earlier checked himself out of a health center and walked to the river. His head was found on sábado, 6/4. Authorities said the body is not related to the severed head found Saturday in Guargarcucho.

Tranvía – The Comptroller General of Ecuador will read their draft report on the engineering, construction, and audit of the Tranviá tomorrow. At the reading, a citizens’ collective will also seek to be qualified as an oversight body for the operation of the Tranvía.

Pharmacy discount – Seniors and disabled people can get an 8% discount on purchases at any of the 33 locations of Farmasol EP. To get your discount card, bring your cedula and register at the Farmasol on av. 10 de Agosto next to the mercado 27 de Febrero. <It’s just east of Solano.>

Assange – Sec´y of State José Valencia affirmed that in addition to asking the UN to investigate Wikileaks alleged leak of private information about Pres. Moreno, Ecuador is reserving the right to conduct its own investigation. He denied that Ecuador is in contact with any other country about terminating Assange’s asylum, characterizing that as rumors. Valencia also said that Assange’s internet access has not been blocked as his lawyers have claimed and noted that access was provided to a Wi-Fi network that he declined. According to Valencia, Assange has been on the internet, but Valencia has no idea what he’s doing. <Allegedly sharing videos of Moreno’s wife and children dancing. Which really is none of our (the public’s) business, and, to me, is an invasion of privacy. >

And that’s all for today so Hasta ? –

Jeanne
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Editor’s note: Jeanne’s Periodico is a translated digest of news from the Cuenca daily newspaper El Mercurio. If details, such as event dates and times, do not appear in the translation, they did not appear in the newspaper. The text between the carrots, or guillemets (< … >), is Jeanne’s personal opinion and not part of the news translation.

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