Romeo & Juliet in three performances, Ordinance outlaws bad behavior toward women, How to file taxes, Driver training for bus drivers

May 7, 2019

Lunes, 6/5/2019

Hola, Todos –
Actividades –

De la pagina cultural –

Romeo y Julieta – The Ballet Nacional de Ecuador and the OSC will present Romeo and Juliet el miércoles, jueves y viernes, 8-10/5, a las 20:00 for the general public in the Teatro Carlos Cueva Tamariz. Tickets are available on line at Meet2go which charges a commission, or at the theater box office. Cost: $8.
The next OSC concert will be el viernes, 17/5 in the Teatro Carlos Cueva Tamariz.

Romeo and Juliet

Stories in braille – There is a new collection of childrens’ stories printed in braille at the Biblioteca “Victor Manuel Albornoz” in the Museo Pumapungo. Hours are lunes viernes de 8:00 – 17:00.

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Del cuerpo del periodico –

Calling all artists – The multi-cultural space Saledentro” is arranging a competition for all artists interested in showing their work to enter. The winner will get an individual show in diciembre. Submit your portfolios by 15/7. The only requirement is that the artist has not had an individual show. For more information call 283 4396 or email to It is located at Paseo Tres de Noviembre 4-78 y bajada de Todos Santos.

Otras cosas –

Titular – Prisión a exasesora de Correa (Prison for Correa ex-adviser) – See Monday’s story in CHL for more info. <Seems like the new AG hit the ground running and knows corruption when she sees it. You can make your own comparison with other recently appointed AG’s.>

Ordenanza prohíbe los malos comportamientos (Ordinance prohibits bad behavior) – <No, this does not prohibit bad behaviour by Ecuadorians running red lights and never showing up on time; nor does it prohibit gringos yelling at cashiers for not speaking English and getting anal about being on time.> Cuenca is one of 5 cities with municipal ordinance to prevent and eradicate violence against women. The legislation provides for immediately starting announcements prohibiting behaviors considered inappropriate or of a sexual nature in commercial locations and construction projects. Other articles requires the Council to identify areas in the city where violence against women is concentrated; the prohibition of public events that promote gender stereotypes, sexism, and more. Nationally, 60.6% of women in the country and 68.8% in Azuay have experienced some kind of gender violence and 25.7% <although the phrase before the percentage said 1 of every 10 women – you reconcile that math.> have experienced sexual violence which is perpetrated by current and ex-partners 69.5% of the time.

Driver training – The Cámara de Transporte de Cuenca completed training sessions for bus drivers. Topics included how to transport domestic animals, the Tranvía system <We really don’t want to see a Tranvía/bus collision although I won’t be surprised when it happens.>, and client service <I hope that was addressed seriously.>.

SRI training – The SRI is giving classes in how to file taxes <Is there an Ecuadorian version of Turbo-tax?> because there were too many people showing up to talk to an employee about basic questions. Sign up at

And that’s all for today so Hasta ? –


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