Viernes, 5/2/2016: Health insurance regulation debated, Godfathers’ party in Calderon was foamy and wild, Number of Zika cases grows

Feb 6, 2016 | 0 comments

Hola, Todos –

Pagina cultural –

Tango showFri. in the Teatro Pumapungo at 20:00.

Movie – in El Prohibido Centro Cultural Fri. at 19:00.chl jeanne logo

Lesbian theater – the final show of Julieta y Julieta is Fri at 8:00 in la Capilla del Museo de la Medicina.

I know all of the above listings will be over by the time I’m finished, but they’re basically reminders of events previously publicized.

Belly dancing classSat. at 14:30 in Gato Alado Project (Pres. Córdova 14-43 y Coronel Tálbot). This workshop is 10 hours and costs $30.00. More info at (I don’t know if they’ll let you fellows just audit the class, though.)

Articles about –

A review of the comedy show by Ave Jaramillo.

Violinist Jhomayra Cevallos will performed with the OSC at their concert Fri. at 20:00 in the Catedral Viejo.

Café Cartola is a poetry cafe at Loja 3-68 y Miguel Diaz, open Mon-Wed, 12-22:00 and Thu-Sat, 12:00-2:00. You can read your own work on Thursdays at 20:00. (Now we know that it’s a regular Thursday event instead of a one time one.)

Otras cosas –

Titular – Jueves de Compadres en la antesala del Carnaval (Godfathers’chl carnival Thursday on the Eve of Carnaval) – Cuencanos and tourists mixed it up in parque Calderón and vicinity with spray foam, streamers, and corn starch. (No wonder it took me so long to get through El Centro last night. Traffic like NY rush hour without the road rage.)

Conserve water – consumers served by the Nero and Baños systems are being asked to conserve water.

Zika – there are 39 confirmed cases in Ecuador, 25 locally contracted, and the other 14 in other countries. The cases are in the following provinces – Manabí-13, Galápagos-1, Los Ríos.2, Azuay-1, El Oro-1, Guayas-10, and Pichincha-11.

Prepaid health and insurance companies – are being debated in the Assembly. The law would regulate the companies in terms of what they need to cover, not jacking up rates if the insured finds a chronic or catastrophic medical problem, not denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. (Sounds like a patient centered law and the article did mention it would benefit the disabled and elderly.)

Permisos turísticos – for the permit requirements for proprietors of lodging, food, and drink establishments go to (So if you want to get legal, start there. Or start with your facilitator if “there” is in a language foreign to you. Or get a lawyer.)

Your sliver of life article today – is about the livestock fair in Patamarca where the traffic was more chaotic than usual because of the demand from Carnaval.

Intercultural –

Motepata and chicha de jora – are made from ancestral corn. Motepata is traditional food during Carnaval. Besides the mote, there is pork tenderloin, meaty pork bones and smoked bacon. (How could that not be good? Aside from the pig’s point of view.)

Amenidades –

Movies – as usual, go to for show times and locations. The following movies open this weekend:
2D Revenent / Rencido – Esp y Sub.
3D Finest Hours /Horas Contadas – Esp. y Sub.
The following movies are continuing:
2D 5th Wave / Quinta Ola – Esp. y Sub.
2D Joy – Esp.
2D Space Dogs 2 – Esp.
2D Creed – Esp.
2D Alvin – Esp.
2D Ride along 2 / Novato en Apuros – Esp.

Internacional –

Venezuela – the parliament is debating a draft of the Amnesty Law with the Opposition (and majority in the parliament) for and the Chavistas against.

And that´s all for today so Hasta Domingo –




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