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Senior discounts available with cedula, Chamber of Commerce pushes labor reform, Bonsái workshops, Elderly living in extreme poverty

Lunes, 10/6/2019 Hola, Todos – Actividades – Otras cosas – Titular – Escuela Judicial fue a Quito cuando su sede es Cuenca (Judicial School went to Quito when its seat is Cuenca) – Cuencan officials have written to the Consejo de la Judicatura to respect the declaration made on 31/10/2011 that made Cuenca the seat […]

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Ex-foreign minister says it is likely that the UK will extradite Julian Assange to the U.S.

Former Ecuadoran Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño said that the United Kingdom would most likely extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States because the recent decision of a Swedish court not to arrest the whistleblower in absentia on rape charges was likely aimed at facilitating the extradition. “I think that now his extradition is […]

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New Correa Facebook ‘fan page’ taken down

Less than two months after Facebook administrators removed former president Rafael Correa’s “fan page” from its platform, a new page has been removed. Administrators cited the same “international political persecution” rules violation that prompted the April 11 removal. The new page lasted less than 24 hours before being taken down Friday morning. “We have long […]

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Discovering divine providence in Cuenca

Daniel Avila arrived in Cuenca on 9 December 2016, after fleeing the devastation of Venezuela. He left behind land so ensnared in the fetid folds of corroding infrastructure and wanton corruption that the very culture of this once proud country is rotting away. For many, the specter of rancid rhetoric, violence, and the settling dust […]

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World Bank predicts economic contraction, Austrogas faces investigation, Orchids in Calderon, Common currency proposed

Sábado, 8/6/2019 Hola, Todos – Actividades – No hay nada. Otras cosas – Titular – Anticorrupción indaga a empresa Austrogas (Anti-corruption looks into the Austrogas company) – The Secretaría Anticorrupción is investigating the direction of bidding to favor Transkatani S.A. which won a contract for $1,314,466 to transport propane from the Petroecuador terminal in Guayas […]

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Bus drivers want National Assembly to ease up on traffic law enforcement

Cuenca bus and truck drivers are lobbying the National Assembly for changes to the national transit law, at least in the provisions that deduct driver’s license points for infractions. Under the law passed in 2008, drivers with less than 15 points out of a total of 30, are prohibited from working professionally. According to Messiah […]

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Supermarket closed for health violations, Moreno-Glas campaign investigated, Free trade agreement with Chile, Mining vote decision

Jueves, 7/6/2019 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De la pagina cultural – Ruta de Leyendas (Route of Legends) – This performance took place hoy a las 19:00 in the museo and church of the Monasterio de las Conceptas. It explained why the church doesn’t have a front door and showed the skulls carved into the […]

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Take the museum tour down Calle Larga

By Cynthia Mills Calle Larga, Cuenca’s famed thoroughfare overlooking the Tomebamba River is bustling with restaurants, bars, crafts shops, tattoo parlors and markets. It also serves as a promenade for some of the city’s best museums. A self-guided museum tour down the street is a perfect way to bone up on local culture and get […]

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Motor vehicles responsible for most pollution, Get ready for Corpus Christi, Yaku faces political headwinds, Bolivia to celebrate Andean New Year

Jueves, 6/6/2019 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De la pagina cultural – Exposición – “Grupal – Medios Mixtos” will open el 13/6 a the “Galería Ombligo” (Coronel Tálbot 7-38 y Pres. Córdova). The gallery, created by Sally Lincoln in a historic house, has the goal of supporting independent artists in Cuenca. Música e ilustración – […]

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Stevia: Is it as ‘natural’ as you think?

By Susan Burke March The stevia plant is a perennial that does best in sunny, warm climates with plenty of rain. In the battle of commercial sweeteners, consumers who want to enjoy the taste of sweet without calories and without artificial ingredients have increasingly turned to packaged stevia powders and extracts. Here are some facts […]

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