The tram can’t stop on a dime, Living theater, Food fair on the border, Yaku Pérez announces for mayor, Russia sends bombers to Venezuela

Dec 12, 2018

Martes, 11/12/2018

Hola, Todos –
Actividades –
Pagina cultural –

Teatro – There will be 3 presentations of “instrucciones para despedirnos” (how to say goodbye) a las 20:00 on el jueves, viernes y sábado in the Sala “Alfonso Carrasco Vintimilla” in the CCE. Cost: $5.00.

“Museo Vivo” – There will be a living museum in the lobby of the Casa de Cultura theater (CCE) miércoles from 15-18:00. The event will feature “Kapak Raymi. La gran Fiesta Real” where visitors can see the indigenous communities that celebrate this traditional end of the year festival. There will be music, dance, and Villancicos in español and quichua to celebrate the indigenous Christmas with community members and “personajes” (characters) wearing traditional jewelry and clothing.

Yaku Pérez

Exposiciones – The Museo Remigio Crespo Toral opened a new exhibit with the Collections of Gustavo Landívar Heredia and a photo exhibit of 12 portraits of people you can meet in the barrio.

Book Launch – “El Viaje de Méndez” by Javier Lara Santos will be launched el viernes a las 19:00 in the Palier Café Libro in the CCE.

Teatro – There will be two works from Teatro de la Vuelta miércoles in the auditorium of UDA (av. 24 de Mayo y calle Hernán Malo). “Solo, solo, solo” will be at 19:00 and “Barrio Caleidoscopio” will be at 20:30. <Too bad that that’s an hour or two past your bedtime.> Cost: $7.00.

Taller – There will be a workshop on pictorial art until el 20/12 in Yuyay Arte, Estudio de Arte y Tienda Comunitaria (calle Luis Moscoso y Manuel Ignacio Ochoa, a block before Las Américas). Free including materials.

Del cuerpo del periodico –

Feria con gastronomía peruana – This weekend from viernes a domingo, there will be a gastronomic fair in Tumbes, only 26 km. from Huaquillas <the Ecuador/Peru border>. There will be dishes such as Anticuchos, Chancho al cilindro <cousin to chancho a la caja china>, ceviches and more. Prices vary from $2-$4.50.

Otras cosas –

Titular – El tranvía no frena “a raya” (The tram does not brake “at a distance” <That’s what the translation program – which will remain unnamed – says> (The tram doesn’t “stop on a dime”) <That’s what I think it means – and I like mine better even if it’s wrong.> – The tranvía has 3 different braking systems – de servicio, emergencia and urgencia <stop, oh crap, and oh f**k> Unfortunately, the article under the headline is about historic houses in Cuenca.

Venezuelan/Russian exercises – The governments of Venezuela and Russia are preparing Venezuela’s defense in the event of an armed attack. The two countries are conducting combined operational flights. <With all the money Venezuela has to spend on anything – would you want to be flying wing to wing with a Venezuelan plane and pilot?> The Russians sent a squadron of aircraft <Google says a squadron is from 12-24 aircraft.> including 2 Tu-160 strategic bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons, an An-14 military transport, and an Il-62 passenger plane. The Venezuelan Defense Minister, Vladimir Padrino, said that no one in the world should fear the presence of these aircraft in Caracas because Venezuela and Russia “are builders of peace and not of war.” <Now where is that in the mainstream news? When did the Monroe Doctrine become the Trump Concession? Putin must have had the pee tapes and/or worse on Instagram with his finger on the send button when he called Trump and said I’m sending in a squadron of military aircraft into your back yard. Even a libtard like me is taking this as an insult to the US, but I’m afraid the knee jerk reaction will be the bombing of some poor village school in the jungle.>

Yaku Pérez – The president of Ecuarunari (The Confederation of the Kichwa Nationality in Ecuador), has announced his candidacy for the prefect of Azuay. He will be on the Movimiento de Unidad Plurinacional (MUPP – list 18) slate in the local elections on 24/3/2018. To him, the defense of water against mining will be the key for the province.

Medicine app – “Arcsa Móvil” is an app to determine the quality of medications. The Agencia Nacional de Regulación, Control y Vigilancia Sanitaria is performing controls in pharmacies to verify that the medications have their proper Registro Sanitarios and to train pharmacy staff how to identify falsified medicines. In July, 2017, various agencies found a clandestine lab in Cuenca with 18.3 tons of medicines that were possibly falsified or expired. The “ARCSA Móvil” app will verify if the Registro Sanitario on the product exists or if the store has permission to conduct business. If the number doesn’t match the ARCSA data base, you can go to to report it. <That’s assuming you can read what the app is telling you.>

And that´s all for today so Hasta Mañana <probably> –


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, or guillements (< … >), is Jeanne’s personal opinion and not part of the news translation.

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