Volume 3, Issue 29
From the week of February 10, 2019

Carnival foam on its way

The Municipal Foundation of Tourism for Cuenca has announced the celebration days for Carnival, so get ready to get foamed!… Read More

Loans become available for entrepreneurs

In a ceremony at the Bolivarian Technological Institute, Ecuador President Lenín Moreno announced the “New Model of Insular Businesses” program… Read More

Money available for small businesses

The National Corporation of Popular and Solidarity Finance (Conafips), is in the process of evaluating savings and credit cooperatives where… Read More

Ecuador recognizes new Ambassador to Venezuela

The National Government granted the approval of René De Sola Quintero as the new Ambassador of Venezuela to Ecuador, appointed by President Juan Guaidó, the Foreign Ministry reported. On January 23, 2019, Ecuador’s President, Lenin Moreno, recognized Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela and expressed… Read More

Opened eyes

I’ve had writer’s block today.  I think it’s because since my trip back from the US, everything here looks so much better.  The little things that bother me here seem… Read More

Tarqui Agro-producer gains legal status

The Association of Small Agricultural Producers Esperanza de El Verde, from the Tarqui parish in Cuenca, received its legal status from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG). A total… Read More

Fatal accident leads to shuttle company suspension

The National Transit Agency, ANT, announced last week that the operations of the Súper Taxis Cuenca cooperative are suspended on the Cuenca-Quito route and vice versa. The sanction is a… Read More

Guns and Drugs confiscated

Last week, the Ecuadorian Police reported several arrests that remind us that while Ecuador is an extremely safe part of South America and the world, there are still some criminal… Read More

Comfort food, Ecuadorian style

We all have our special comfort foods that we grew up with:  liver, spinach, beets … oops, wrong list. I’m thinking more along the lines of mac & cheese, mashed… Read More

In Tram accidents, practice makes perfect

Last week, a 9:00 a.m. traffic accident simulation on Av. España and Valencia was staged involving a tram unit and a vehicle. The exercise, organized by the Risk Management Department… Read More

Bill Bushnell

The theater is the only institution in the world which has been dying for four thousand years and has never succumbed. It requires tough and devoted people to keep it… Read More

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