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Orchestra plays Sunday, Rotary club projects, Guayaquil fire kills 18, Day laborers relocated, New emergency vehicles

Sábado, 12/1/2019

Hola, Todos –
Actividades -De la pagina cultural –

Book recommendations for the week:
Serotonina by Michel Houellebecq <Whooey – how do you pronounce that!?>, publisher: Anagrama.
Cortés. La biografía más reveladora by Christian Duverger, publisher: Taurus.
Los premios de Alicia by Guillermo Martiínez, publisher: Destino.
<Don’t ask me where to get these. I looked for “Barbarismos” for two years in Cuenca at just about every bookstore. I even looked for it in Buenos Aires since the author is Argentinean. Finally found it on Kindle.>

Danza – A Cuencano dance group will compete in the XI Encuentro Latinoamericano de Danza en Parejas in Catamarca, Argentina from 6-1/2. Their routine will be presented in Cuenca by the “Fuego Morlaco” Andean ballet el 26/1 a las 19:00 in the Teatro Sucre at the Gala Artistica Promoción Cultural 2019.

Jazz – The Ecuador Encuento Jazz quintet from Quito played Saturday a in the República Sur.

Concierto – The OSC will present their Festivo de Año Nuevo concert Sunday a las 11:00 in the Catedral Vieja. Free.

Exposición -The show “Diagnóstico Terminal,” in the ex IESS hospital, with 67 Ecuadorian and international artists will close el domingo, 20/1.

Otras cosas –

Titular – Hotelería y sabores en varios idiomas (Hospitality and flavors in several languages) – From French pasty shops and Thai kitchens to law offices catering to foreigners and hotels with signage in German, Cuenca is showing its socio cultural diversity due to immigration and tourism. An example is the block of Honorato Vázquez between Hermano Miguel and Borrero.

18 deaths in clinic – There was a fire at a Guayaquil drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic which did not have operating permits. The Fire Department reported the deaths were caused by suffocation.

“Casa de Obrero” – Construction workers who used to gather in the San Francisco Plaza now have a Workers’ House at El Batán and Edwin Sacoto in the Feria Libre sector. It was opened yesterday for job seekers and is open from 7-17:00. Job seekers get training, nutritional support, and medical and dental attention for themselves as well as their families. The Casa also wants to create a directory of workers which it can match with businesses which are seeking workers.

Matriculación – You can pay the various fees needed to register your car on-line with any credit card. <Looks like the only reason you have to leave the house to register your car is for the vehicle inspection.> Go to www.emov.gob.ec and click on “Servicios en línea,” and then then “Botón de Pagos.” <From there, you’re on your own.> You can register a car with any plate number this month. Febrero starts registrations for plate numbers ending in 1.

Club Rotario Tomebamba – The Rotary Club donated 10 wheelchairs to the Pablo Jaramillo Foundation’s Clínica Humanitaria yesterday. On 27/1, it will bring in a 67 member medical mission from Canada which will be doing hip operations at the Hospital del Río and providing dental services. <I don’t think elderly gringos with bad hips are their target beneficiaries.>

New emergency vehicles – The Cuenca Fire Department has 3 new SAR (Servicio y Asistencia Rápida (Rapid Service and Assistance)) vehicles. Each will be staffed with a driver and a medical professional <sounds like an EMT>. The vehicles will have extrication equipment, a pre-hospital kit with oxygen, incident command case <that sounds like the case that holds all the bureaucratic stuff>, fire extinguisher, automatic external defibrillator, lights and a winch. <The photo shows an SUV -maybe a Nissan?>

Descuentos y compras –

Jeep – Sport at $39,990; Longitude @ $42,990; Limited 4×4 and Trailhawk 4×4 @ $49,990 – M-F from 9-18:30, Sat from 10-14:00 – Maresa Center, Cuenca.

Dongfeng – AX7 Automatic and Glory580 from $26,990 – Cuencauto, Chapetones y Av. España.

And that´s all for today so Hasta Mañana –

Jeanne