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Options for senior tourists in Ecuador is growing rapidly, according to the experts

By Robert Bradley It may come as no surprise but being pampered while surrounded in natural beauty and enjoying fine dinners in a safe environment are the top requirements of people over 65 when planning their Ecuador vacation. Norma Cristina Bock, professor at the School of Hospitality and Tourism at University of the Americas (Udla), […]

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Odebrecht to pay reparations, Orchestra plays Old Cathedral, Garbage pick-up changes, Engineers oppose hydro plant concessions

Jueves, 11/7/2019 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De la pagina cultural – Teatro – “Pentesilea, la reina de las Amazonas” opened Thursday in the sala Alfonso Carrasco at the CCE. It will continue viernes y sábado. Cost: $5.00. Cine de la India – Las Jornadas de Cine y Filosofía will run until el viernes with […]

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Maduro says ‘some progress’ was made in this week’s talks with Venezuelan opposition but early elections are not on the table

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s right-hand man Diosdado Cabello has ruled out early elections despite talks between representatives of the government and the opposition in Barbados. Maduro’s removal from office has been a key demand of the opposition, which is led by Juan Guaido, the National Assembly head who declared himself acting president in January. But […]

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Why are children suffering from adult diabetes?

Let’s cut to the chase. The number one cause of death around the world is type 2 diabetes. You may have heard that cardiovascular disease is the number-one killer, but it’s cardiovascular disease, stroke, and kidney failure, all secondary to type 2 diabetes. And type 2 diabetes is a largely preventable disease. Recently, I presented […]

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Looking for an alternative to Galapagos cruises? Land-based tours are cheaper and offer a more adventurous introduction to the islands

By Rob McFarland “Just relax,” says Carlos, our snorkelling guide. Easier said than done when you’re about to be plunged into a cave full of sharks. I take a deep breath and he guides me underwater into a murky, sand-bottomed hollow where I come face-to-fin with a dozen whitetip reef sharks. Most are lying motionless […]

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Huawei talks to ETAPA about telecom upgrades, Sue for public works injuries, Safe neighborhood program, Salvador Dalí exhibit opens Friday

Miércoles, 10/7/2019 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De la pagina cultural – Salvador Dalí – Two series of prints by Dalí, “Las cenas de Gala” and “Los sueños caprichosos de Pantagruel” are on tour and will be in Cuenca el viernes, 12/7 a las 19:00 in the Museo Pumapungo. Del cuerpo del periodico – New […]

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Señor Martín Pescador

Hi, I’m Martín…Señor Martín Pescador to be exact. Brian isn’t around right now, neither is Edie. El Fantasma is gone too. That’s why I’m doing the writing today. Brian and Edie are my buddies. We’re close enough that Brian is trusting to me to do the talking this time. He said if I did a […]

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Government takes first steps to eliminate single-use plastics; Plastic industry vows to fight

Minister of the Environment Marcelo Mata said Wednesday that he plans to move quickly to eliminate single-use plastics in Ecuador. “We have established a three-month deadline to reach agreements with the plastic industry, businesses and consumers with the intent of removing most single-use plastics from use in our country.” Mata acknowledged that the government’s plan […]

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City looks at ways to limit traffic and optimize public transit in downtown area

According to Mexican urban planner Roberto Ponce, Cuenca should look at the experiences of other cities as it formulates a master transportation plan. “To reduce traffic in its central city London made the cost of public parking prohibitively high,” he says, noting that the move increased the use of public transit services. According to Ponce, […]

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Hydro plants may be concessioned, Vaccine brigades hit the street, U. of Cuenca admissions scandal, Home for the elderly is leaking

Martes, 9/7/2019 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De la pagina cultural – Revista – The magazine “Resaltador Digital” will be presented mañana a las 19:00 in the Piazza del Río at the Mall del Río. Charla – There will be a talk on “La ciencia y el lenguaje de los símbolos como punto de partida […]

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Ecuador records first official same-sex marriages as court ruling goes into effect

According to a gay rights activist group, at least two dozen same-sex couples were legally married Tuesday in civil ceremonies around Ecuador. Although the Constitutional Court legalized same-sex marriage June 12, the ruling did not take effect until it was registered Monday night in the government registry of laws and court decision. “I am certain […]

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Snow blankets high elevations of the Cajas

An unusually heavy snowfall Monday night covered the Cajas Mountains from elevations of 4,200 meters and higher. Personnel at the Cajas National Park, west of Cuenca, estimated that snowfall measured as much as 14 centimeters in some locations. “Snow in the Cajas is typical in July and August but we were surprised by the amount […]

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Moreno travels to Europe to promote investment

President Lenin Moreno arrived in Italy Monday on the first leg of a three-nation European visit to promote investment in Ecuador. On Tuesday, he meets with Italian President Sergio Mattarella while meetings are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday with French President Emmanuel Macron and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutt. Moreno is also scheduled to meet […]

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