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Eating clean: Unintended consequences

By Nancy Clark I’ve started eating clean; quinoa and brown rice. No more white rice. I haven’t had cookies for ages. I’m eating clean—no added sugar. When I visit my parents, I bring my own food. It’s healthier…. The clean eating movement has raised a lot of questions about what you should and should not […]

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Bus owners walk out of city transportation talks in subsidy payment dispute

The Cuenca Transportation Chamber announced yesterday that it is suspending its participation in transportation planning talks with the city claiming the city owes bus companies more than a million dollars in subsidies. “We have been waiting for months to be paid but have received nothing,” says chamber president Manolo Soliz. “This is one of several […]

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One card for tram and bus riders approved, Rules set for tram, Pan Am Sur highway project, Carnaval in Quingeo, Valentine’s Day dinner

Jueves, 13/2/2020 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De la pagina cultural – Alianza Francesa y hotel Sheraton – These two entities have signed an agreement to promote artistic activities. The Alianza will be able to mount free events this year. Three of these are a jazz concert with an internacional band in marzo, a theater […]

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Cartel hitmen kill suspect in Esmeraldas hospital

Chilling video reveals the moment two hitmen disguised as a policeman and a doctor casually strolled into a hospital in Esmeraldas before gunning down a suspected cartel member who had survived an earlier jailhouse assassination attempt. Alex Lugo Saltos, 33, was recovering from surgery to remove bullets from his back and leg at Delfina Torres […]

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The Andes Amazon Conservancy: Protecting the wildlife and cultures of the Amazon

By Robert Bradley The Ecuadorian Amazon has the greatest concentration of wildlife diversity on earth and is the home of several indigenous communities who have lived sustainably in this ecosystem for thousands of years. What many of us understand is that climate change, oil and mineral extraction, human development along roads and rivers, and deforestation […]

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Ecuador is almost entirely free of drug cultivation, UN drug crimes office reports

Despite the fact that it is surrounded by drug-producing countries, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says that Ecuador remains “almost entirely free of illicit crop production.” UNODC also reports that “strong law enforcement efforts” have greatly reduced the shipments of drugs on the country’s highways. Positioned between drug-producing Bolivia, Peru and Colombia, […]

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Osteoporosis: Is it a ‘woman’s disease’ or can men get it too?

Like many of you, I’ve been advised to take calcium supplements. As I aged into my 50s I received a number of vague recommendations from doctors to “take calcium” after a bone density exam showed bone loss. People who have osteopenia (low bone mineral density) have a greater chance of developing osteoporosis, a condition where […]

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Government objects to Yaku Pérez proposal for a public referendum to stop mining

Ecuador’s Ministry of Energy presented a strong objection to the Constitutional Court on Wednesday to Azuay Prefect Yaku Pérez’s proposal for a referendum to stop mining in Azuay Province. “To allow such a referendum to go forward and jeopardize the country’s efforts to expand legal mining is completely irresponsible,” Mining Minister Enrique Gallegos said at […]

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Quito takes aim at public urination

Quito’s municipal police have a message for men who pee in the city’s historic district. “We will begin fining those who make Quito streets and sidewalks a public urinal,” said a spokesman for the Metropolitan Control Police agency Agency,” on Tuesday. “The ordinance is already on the municipal record and will begin strict enforcement immediately.” […]

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Trump agrees to free trade talks with Ecuador, Feds seize dubious natural health products, Carnaval at El Vado, Symphony plays Friday

Miércoles, 12/2/2020 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De la pagina cultural – Concierto – The Orquesta Sinfónica de Cuenca will perform its 3rd concert in a series with the 3d symphonies of Ecuadorian composers Luis Humberto Salgado and Ludwig Van Beethoven este viernes a las 20:00 in the Teatro Pumapongo. Teatro – The Argentinean company […]

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Dancing with the Curiquingue

Early in the morning, shortly after light and while most of you are still asleep, I ease my cross country bike, the Blue Rocket, from his berth at my home in San Joaquin. I keep him well maintained with air and oil and he’s always ready to go at a moments notice, just like me. […]

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Box wines have finally come of age and they make environmental sense too

By Tyler Colman Italy’s Agriculture Ministry announced recently that some wines that receive the government’s quality assurance label may now be sold in boxes. That’s right, Italian wine is going green, and for some connoisseurs, the sky might as well be falling. But the sky isn’t falling. Wine in a box makes sense environmentally and […]

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