Peruvian villagers shut down oil wells in the Amazon, complaining about pollution and broken laws

Willagers in the Peru Amazon have shut down 50 oil wells in protest against the negotiations of a new oil field development contract between Lima and Canadian Frontera Energy Group. The Amazon communities, who have been complaining for years about the environmental pollution from oil production are angered that the government of the country, led […]

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Referendum will bring ‘new generation’ into government and restore participatory democracy in Ecuador, Moreno says

Ecuador’s government needs fresh faces and new ideas, President Lenin Moreno said Monday night. “We need an on-going renewal of government which means bringing young people into the process,” he said. “The public consultation will allow voters to participate in this renewal,” he added in his weekly Government Report. Moreno, who announced earlier that he […]

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City looks for company to manage tram operations

With a contract manager selected to finish construction of Cuenca’s tranvía, the city is now looking for a company to manager its operation. “We have two offers from transportation management companies, one from Medellín (Colombia) and the other from Tenerife (Canary Islands),” Cuenca Mayor Marcelo Cabrera said on Monday. According to the mayor, the management […]

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Referendum has strong public support, Tram contract signing, Cuba hurricane assistance, Bus drivers sanctioned for cell phone use, Hague rules for Bolivia

Lunes, 25/9/2017 Hola, Todos – Pagina cultural – Ongoing agenda event – CIDAP – The crafts shop, “El Barranco,” was reopened, and a new space was created in the Cafetería del CIDAP <never knew they had one> where you can enjoy Belgian waffles. Articles about – Catedral Vieja – The Iglesia del Sagrario was the […]

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Conscious living: 53 steps

By Louis Bourgeois Working on my farm the other day, my wife watches me and suggests that I could take down a section of fence, making a much shorter trip as I carried heavy bags of soil to a new planting bed. I thanked her for the suggestion but shared that I liked the route […]

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U.S. justice department hands over evidence in Odebrecht scandal; Judge okays its use

National Court Judge Miguel Jurado has authorized Ecuador’s attorney general’s office to use “any and all useful information” provided by the U.S. justice department in its prosecution of the Odebrecht corruption scandal. The court ruling is necessary when legal evidence comes from a foreign government. According to Attorney General Carlos Baca, the information handed over […]

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More strong aftershocks in Mexico, Julian Assange support, Correa won’t give up, Expat sheltered 140 homeless dogs, Cuenca numismatic museum

Domingo, 24/9/2017 Hola, Todos – Pagina cultural – Upcoming agenda event- Ceremonia Cívica – The “Abdón Calderón” Military High School No. 4″ will celebrate Flag Day with a ceremony proclaiming the Flag Bearers, Standard Bearers, and Escorts for the 2017-2018 school year on martes, 26/9 a las 9:00 in the Campo de Marte del Plantel. […]

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Anthropologist visits Cuenca to study the Amazonian head shrinkers and gets more than he bargained for

By Sylvan Hardy Until the Amazonian ritual of head shrinking disappeared in the 1950s, almost any head was fair game for shrinking, including those of foreigners. The best-known case is that of young German anthropologist Franz Bosch, who arrived in Cuenca in November 1906 to study the rituals of the Amazonian Shuar community. A century […]

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