New mall opening soon, Four organic markets, High-end bar at Four Points, The mystery of Carachula

Feb 19, 2018 | 0 comments

Domingo, 4/2/2018

Hola, Todos –

Pagina cultural –

Ongoing agenda event –

Capulí – Kleber Rivas has a natural laboratory in the community of Ayaloma or Loma del Muerto (Hill of Death) in Nabón where he offers grafts of capulí for cultivation. This ancestral fruit <like a small cherry> is consumed in the southern Andes.

Articles about –

Review – The “Jóvenes por el Ambiente” (Youth for the Environment) Concert was performed el pasado viernes.

Review – The OSC performed el pasado viernes in the teatro Pumapungo.

Future chefs – The students at the Centro de Formación Hotelera, Gastronomía y Turismo will have an expo from hoy del viernes where they will show off original recipes using traditional products of the Sierra. Students can register for the next 24 month cycle of studies at Padre Aguirre 16-50 y Héroes de Verdeloma. <Didn’t it seem that this was a slow cultural news day? 4 items – two of them reviews, and another about agriculture.>

Otras cosas –

Titular – Continúa I fecha del Torneo Nacional (Date 1 of the National Tournament continues). Cuenca beat Quito 2-1. – <Fútbol – you’re on your own – maybe you even went to the game.>

Ferias agroecológicas (organic markets) – Every sábado, there are 4 organic markets where you can buy produce grown without chemicals and with organic fertilizer. Small growers can offer their products directly to the consumer at good prices. The locations at the Prefectura del Azuay (Max Uhle y Pumapungo) which has 570 stalls, and in the Machángara sector are open from 6:30-12:00. The municipality has fairs at El Vergel desde 7-14:00 and in Capulispamba. The president of the El Vergel market reported it has producers from 30 organizations in the Red Agroecológica del Austro (Agroecological Network of the South) and is asking the municipality to promote the market to attract more customers. <So here’s an answer to “Where can I get organic products here?”>

Sismo (earthquake) – Ecuador has offered assistance to México and it also activated an emergency protocol to assist Ecuadorian citizens. The Ambassador has been in contact with Ecuadorian associations in the Ciudad de México, Querétaro and Guadalajara and so far, the Ecuadorian community has not been affected. The Consulate in Tapachula contacted the Criminal Justice Center in Oaxaca to check on the well-being of 5 Ecuadorian prisoners who are fine. <Is this service typical of all countries? If a gringo was sitting in that Mexican jail, would a US consul check up on him?>

Actualidades – As usual, if the one sentence description of the article catches your interest, go to to read the article.

Hotel Vieja Mansión – The hotel which dates from the early 20th Century <A lot of the buildings in the Centro Histórico are surprisingly recent.> has been restored by its new owner, Raúl Ordóñez.

Alimentación sana versus bajar de peso (Healthy nutrition versus losing weight) – In Ecuador 52.8% of the population are overweight, and 18% are obese.

Essay – The headline is the riddle of Carachula and a city of rocks (with photos of interesting and strangely shaped formations). <And I can’t read the rest of it. I couldn’t read it if it were in English.>

Traje típico – The typical clothing of the Chola Cuencana consists of the pollera (skirt – often embroidered), fallón, blouse, shawl, straw hat and hand made strappy leather sandals.

Sports and Health – The article is about sports and eating disorders.

Social page – Photos of the inauguration of the Lobby Bar in the Four Points Sheraton. <Just in case you were looking for a new place to hang out and have a drink after a hard day of shopping at the mall.>

Descuentos y compras –

Coming soon – Batan Shopping – Remigio Crespo, Los Totems sector – 35,000 sq. m. of construction with 7 screen movie theater, Coral, banking services, big food court, 58 new brands/stores, and 700 parking spaces.

JAC – S3 from $19.990 incl. IVA & ICE – at Impartes, av. Gil Ramírez Dávalos 14-34 y Turuhuayco – 07-286-5001.

And that´s all for today so Hasta Mañana –



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