Site selected for animal shelter, Some household workers abused, Luis Miguel tribute concert tonight, Vehicle fines, Beekeeping conference

Nov 17, 2018

Viernes, 16/11/2018

Hola, Todos –
Actividades –
Pagina cultural –

Carlos Gallegos tour – This Ecuadorian actor will be offering 11 presentations of “Barrio Caleidoscopio” and “SoloSolosSolo” in different theaters in the country. He will also direct 5 workshops and codirect a clown show.

Teatro – As part of the 8th “Kabareth Prohibido,” the Mano Tres Theater Collective presents “El Tesoro del Rey” Saturday a las 17:00. Cost: $3 and $5.00.

Del cuerpo del periodico –

Segundo Encuentro Apícola National – The 2nd National Beekeeping Conference will be on 22 & 23/11 starting at 8:00 in the Auditorium of the Zone 6 Government (av. México y Unidad Nacional). There will be forums on bee genetics, honey production, feeding and nutrition, management of “colmenas” (bee hives – your word for the day), and more. To register, go to or the offices of MAG (Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería). Free.

Luis Miguel

Inauguration – There will be an opening of the modeling agency Élite by Marie Claire Saturday (sábado) a las 19:30 at Remigio Tamaríz y av. Solano with a fashion parade and music.

Fiesta – Paseo Mujeres Cuenca (Cuenca Womens’ Promenade), an event for women will be Saturday from 12:00 – 19:00 at the Estancia Rosario. There will be bar with free cocktails <I think I read that right>, a concert with the “Tremendos Mambo” Orchestra, Karaoke, a chill zone and a food zone. Cost $20.00. <I think cocktail loving gringas would have no problem getting their money’s worth in alcohol.>

Tribute – There will be a tribute to Luis Miguel, the “Sol de América” Saturday a las 20:00 in the Lirón Lirón Bar Restaurant (Gran Colombia y Benigno Malo 9-41).

Professional manicurist course – Get a certificate as a professional manicurist from the Instituto de Formación Profesional el lunes, 19/11 from 9:00. To register, call 096 068 6398. <I’m not sure I’d want anyone working on my nails after one day of training.>

Monserrath Astudillo – This comedian will present her new stand up show, “La muy señora navidad” sábado a las 20:00 in the Teatro Casa de la Cultura. Her take on the Christmas season will leave you dying with laughter. <Probably would help if you understood Spanish.> The show is not suitable for children. Tickets available at Almacenes La Victoria. Cost: $5 & $20.

Otras cosas –

Titular – A punto el primer puente peatonal (First pedestrian bridge almost ready) – For the safety of passersby along av. De Las Américas, the city is building two bridges over the road. One is at calle Tarqui and connects to calle Humboldt and should be ready at the end of diciembre. The other is at the redondel Las Américas and av. Turuhuayco which is at 30% completion. These two and more bridges will be built at points identified as most congested. Other projects will include interchanges at traffic bottlenecks. These include adding lanes from the Las Cholas redondel to the Parque Industrial; and building interchanges to replace existing redondels which are overloaded at rush hours at av. Paseo de los Cañaris y González Suárez, the Gasolinera de los Choferes, and Miraflores at Turuhuayco. The interchange at the Gasolinera is ready to go, but will need to wait until all the Tranvía work is complete in Milchichig since traffic detoured around Milchichig uses the Gasolinera redondel. <Surprisingly good thinking.>

Fines on vehicles – SRI is sending notices to ex-owners to pay taxes on vehicles. Owners who have sold cars where the buyers did not register the sale with the SRI are having problems since as owner of record, they are receiving the notices of taxes due and of fines against the vehicle. <This seems to be a case of seller beware.>

Domestic workers – A study, “Situación del trabajo renumerado el hogar en Ecuador” (Situation of paid household work in Ecuador), was published este jueves. The study found practices that were semi-feudal with discrimination and xenophobia against paid household workers. The census indicated there were about 220,000 household workers but the Ministerio de Trababjo has only counted 60,000 which indicates gaps in compliance with workers’ contracts, payments for social security and retirement, vacations, work days, and basic salaries. <Does that mean 160,000 household workers are illegally employed?> Immigrants, many of them Venezuelans are especially vulnerable and some are barely paid $100/mo and are working in situations of semi-slavery. <I hope none of you readers is abusing your household help and that your cleaning ladies have contracts and you pay into IESS and give them their annual raises along with the 13th and 14th month payments.>

Mercado 12 de Abril – A drawing was held to assign the 197 spaces in the market. The vendors needed to show their contract for a space, cedula and voter certificate. The first floor of the market will have vegetable, fruit, grains, seafood, meats, and more. The upper level will have dairy products, eggs, new and used clothing, and hornado (roast pig).

From El Mercurio of miércoles, 14/11 –

Refugio de mascotas – The city has identified a 12.8 hectare site in the La Posada sector of Cumbe Parish for an animal refuge with a capacity to shelter 800-1,000 dogs. The construction of a shelter was part of the 2016 Ordenanza para el Control y Manejo de la Fauna Urbana y la Protección de Animales Domésticos de Compañía de Cuenca. The land needs to declared for a public use with a payment of about $200,000 to the owners. Two animal welfare organizations, ARCA and Familia Amor Animal (FAAN) will be responsible for running the shelter. Both are non-profits made up of volunteers. Currently ARCA shelters 200 dogs and FAAN about 250.

Descuentos y compras –

ETAFASHION – Black Friday sale, up to 50% off home and fashion throughout store – sábado 17/11 from 7-11:00. Conditions apply. Does not apply to technology, small electronics and beauty.

Renault – from $15,490 for a Logan up to $22,490 for a Duster.

And that´s all for today so Hasta Mañana –


Editor’s note: Jeanne’s Periodico is a translated digest of news from the Cuenca daily newspaper El Mercurio. If details, such as event dates and times, do not appear in the translation, they did not appear in the newspaper. The text between the carrots (< … >) are Jeanne’s personal opinions and not part of the news translation.

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