Theft ring bust nets 11, Farmers protest Peruvian onions, Temple of the sun, Music and dance

Oct 22, 2017

Domingo, 22/10/2017

Hola, Todos –

Pagina cultural –

Upcoming agenda event

Taller de Socialización – A workshop to publicize the requirements for the Fund to promote Arts, Culture and Innovation, 2017-2018 will be held el martes, 24/10 a las 16:30 in the Sala de Conciertos at the CCE. The fund supports Arts and Cultural projects and Art festival projects.

Articles about –

El Mercurio – The newspaper is 93 years old Sunday. It was founded in 1924 by the Sarmiento brothers and later bought by Nicanor Merchán Bermeo. The current director is Nicanor Merchán Luco with other family members in management positions. The paper has an online edition at www.elmercurio.com.ec. It will keep a print edition until their 40 and 50 year old readers start disappearing. The article also talked about the greater freedom of expression with the new administration. <A little dig at Correa. The paper had to print an apology a couple of times for some things it said.>

“Productos y servicios culturales” – From 23-27/10, this workshop on Cultural services and products will be held at the Centro Cultural Municipal Quinta Bolívar from 15-18:00. The workshop is directed to managers, designers, artists as well as the public in general. It is part of the “Agenda 21 de la Cultura” and the “Ciudades Piloto” (Pilot Cities) project.

Otras cosas –

Titular – Once detenidos en operativo “El Arenal” (Eleven arrested in operation “El Arenal”) – After a 4 month investigation, houses were raided, and drugs, firearms, cash, computers, phones and electric appliances of doubtful origin were found.

Bomberos – The firefighters held a solemn session for its 72 anniversary. There was also a promotion and awards ceremony.

Onions – A group of farmers protested against illegal onions being brought in from Perú. They closed the road between Guayaquil and Salinas by burning tires.

Templo del sol – This 3 story stone building sited at the foot of the Pululahua Volcano has paintings and sculptures with fragments of indigenous history on its exterior walls. Ancestral history and the colonial era are continued in the interior. The importance of nature is highlighted along with 3 basic ancestral principals – no mentir, no robar, no ser ocioso (don’t lie, don’t steal, and don’t be idle – your words for the day) <And pretty good goals for life.> The temple has openings which allow the sunlight to fall perpendicularly on 21/3 and 23/9. During the rest of the year, the light falls onto an 8 point star drawn on the floor which marks dates for planting and harvesting.

ANT – The Agencia Nacional de Tránsito announced a new on-line system to get appointments for driving licenses. You can select a time and date. The deadline to pay any fines and fees is the week before your appointment. <If your license is up for renewal, you can start up to 3 months in advance. I know you don’t want or need my advice, but I’d start as soon as I could.>

Actualidades – Articles about –

Naia – Was a young woman who lived about 13,000 years ago. She was found in a submerged cave in México in 2007. Her skeleton was very well preserved and the only one in her era for a woman in her child-bearing years. She was 15 or 16 when she died and had probably given birth just months before. Her bones suggested she walked long distances, and that she went through times of famine. Surprisingly, her teeth did not show expected wear which suggested a diet of fruits and proteins rather than grains and seeds. Analysis of her mitochondrial DNA has linked the oldest populations of America with contemporary indigenous groups.

The Benemérito Cuerpo de Bomberos Voluntarios de Cuenca – (The Meritorious Volunteer Fire Brigade of Cuenca) was formed on 12/10/1945 after a big fire on Padre Aguirre y Pres. Cordova. Several stores and homes were involved and two children died – and all anyone could do was watch.

Interview with Hernán Salcedo.

Puyo – Puyo is the capital of Pastaza Province and a gateway into the jungle. The Pastaza River is navigable all the way to the Amazon River. <From there – the Atlantic and London. Might take you a while in a wooden canoe, though.>

Health page – Why you should take yourself to a gym.

Amenidades – “Maluma World Tour” will be in Ecuador in Quito on 27/10 and in Guayaquil on 28/10. On stage with Maluma, “el prettyboy de Colombia,” will be 27 musicians and 6 dancers plus giant special effects screens.

Internacional –

Argentina – 100’s protested in the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires for justice and punishment for those responsible for the “desaparición forzada” (forced disappearance) and death of Santiago Maldonado whose body was identified este viernes, 80 days after he was last seen alive. <I think the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo are still gathering there regularly to protest the disappearances during the military regime 50 years ago.>

Descuentos y compras –

Los Salesianos saludan a Cuenca – There will be an event on viernes, 27/10 from 16-22:00 at PRAC <Bolívar y Huayna Cápac> with modern and traditional music and dance, theater, drumming, and stilt walkers. <What? no gastronomia?)

And that´s all for today so Hasta Mañana –

Jeanne

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