Volume 5, Issue 03

From the week of October 18, 2020

Cuencanos face the reality of celebrating Tres de Noviembre Bicentennial during a pandemic

Wondering what this year’s Tres de Noviembre celebration will be like in Cuenca? Looking forward to walking along the river and thru El Centro to visit all the artisan vendors and food stands? Unfortunately, Cuencanos will have to celebrate their Bicentennial independence from Spain in different ways. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen to that. When...
Number of new cases rises and rate of new deaths in question

Number of new cases rises and rate of new deaths in question

Tracking the spread and outcome of the coronavirus in Ecuador: UPDATED FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2020 We are now one month out from the lifting of the national restrictions that were put in place in March to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, and while it appeared...

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NEWS UPDATES: Following up on recent stories

NEWS UPDATES: Following up on recent stories

In our “Updates” feature, we follow up on some of our most read stories over the last few weeks. Our goal is to bring our readers up to speed on any news that adds to, changes, or increases the impact of previous topics we’ve covered. Update to: Ombudsman’s Office...

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Halloween is coming up, wear a mask

Halloween is coming up, wear a mask

I spoke with my mother for a bit this week by WhatsApp video chat. It was nice, but certainly does not come close to seeing her in person, hugging her and seeing her laugh right next to me. Unfortunately, we both agreed that this would have to be the way of things for...

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CUENCA SHORTS 10/18

A woman was shot and wounded in a brazen motorcyclist robbery in El Centro On Wednesday afternoon, a woman was shot and wounded after resisting an assault on Tomás Ordóñez and Juan Jaramillo streets, in the center of Cuenca. The criminals traveled on two motorcycles...

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