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El Centro merchants complain about tram delay

Historic district store owners are objecting to the new city government’s delay in the start of tram operations. Last week, Mayor Pedro Palacios said it could be as much as seven months before the train begins passenger service. “We have waited for years for this project to finished, we have suffered and seen our friends […]

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Azuay receives $1 billion in remittances, Retired teachers strike for unpaid pensions, New city council selects boards, Power outages planned

Martes, 21/5/2019 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De la pagina cultural – Exposición – There is a show of contemporary illustration by 5 young artists in the Sala Paul Cézanne at the Alianza Francesa until the end of the month. 17 Festival Nacional Juvenil de Teatro – The 17th National Youth Theater Festival will run […]

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Eat more veggies, they say

Everywhere I look — on food blogs, health columns and tv programs — I’m admonished to eat more veggies! Now Jackie is on the bandwagon. Well, fine. Jackie used to occasionally scare me with her Japanese mother’s back-country cooking influence. Some of those Japanese Hot Pots (or Donabe) looked pretty suspicious, loaded with unrecognizable, simmering […]

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Water: We all need to stay hydrated, but how much is enough?

By Caitlin Dow “You’d think we’d have a one-­sentence answer,” says Colleen Muñoz, assistant professor of health sciences at the University of Hartford. “But it’s much more complicated.” The usual advice to drink eight 8 oz. glasses of water a day—the 8-by-8 rule—seems daunting. But it was never about water alone. “The National Academy of […]

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U.S. State Department official visits Quito to discuss bilateral agreements with Ecuador

U.S. Under Secretary of State David Hale arrives in Quito Wednesday to discuss the bilateral relationship between Ecuador and the U.S. Hale will meet with President Lenin Moreno and Minister of Foreign Affairs Jose Valencia and launch the new bilateral political dialogue that President Moreno and Vice President Pence agreed to during Pence’s visit to […]

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‘National Agreement’ dialog is off to a rocky start as labor and indigenous groups refuse to participate; Rescuing IESS is a priority

Announced with great fanfare in April, the government’s National Agreement 2030 dialog is off to an inauspicious start. Designed to develop consensus between the government, business and civil society, the program involves discussion of seven topics: education, Social Security, innovation and employment, democracy and institutional reform, environmental sustainability, crime and drug addiction. In addition, the […]

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New prefect opposes San Joaquin hydro plant, Children’s chorus raises money for Brussels competition, State funeral for Julio Trujillo

Lunes, 20/5/2019 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De la pagina cultural – Olimpiadas Corales – The children’s chorus of the Conservatory is giving concerts with popular themes to raise money for all the chorus members to go to the World Choir Games in Belgium in 2020. They won a bronze medal in 2014 and gold […]

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Ecuador agrees to hand over some of Assange’s personal belongings to U.S. prosecutors

Ecuador has begun giving the U.S. some of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s possessions left behind following his stay in its London embassy. The country’s foreign minister José Valencia authorized the seizure of equipment earlier this month. The material includes manuscripts, legal papers, medical records and electronic equipment. According to Valencia, most of Assanage’s possessions are […]

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Foods of The Americas: Squash, the ‘noblest’ of vegetables

Editor’s note: Michelle’s Foods of The Americas series continues this week with the first of a three-column series on squash, the noblest of vegetables. By Michelle Bakeman The following is an excerpt from “The Pumpkin,” by fireside poet John Greenleaf Whittier: On the banks of the Xenil the dark Spanish maiden Comes up with the […]

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Aren’t these guys too old to be president?

By Art Cullen I became eligible for social security the week I realized new eyeglasses were needed to renew my driver’s license. I find myself remembering a bad date in 1978 and not remembering where I am supposed to be in 15 minutes. I need a little nap after lunch. I wonder whatever happened to […]

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Man who ‘reshaped’ Ecuador government, Julio César Trujillo, dies Sunday in Quito

The man credited with “reshaping” Ecuador’s government, Julio César Trujillo, died Sunday in Quito. “We have lost a true leader, a man who helped give the country’s government back to the people,” President Lenin Moreno said in a statement Sunday night. Appointed to the lead the Transitional Citizen Participation and Social Control Council (CPCCST) following […]

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Dealing with expat guilt

By Carole Hallett Mobbs Moving abroad is the adventure of a lifetime. It’s scary, exhilarating, intimidating and awe-inspiring in equal measure. There are ups and downs in every moment of the planning, packing and moving. The decision to move is usually one that suits the immediate family and can be made for a whole host […]

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