Volume 2, Issue 42
From the week of May 13, 2018

Cuenca balconies will overflow with flowers

More than 40 families living in Cuenca’s historic district will participate in the second annual “Flowery Balconies” contest. Participating homes are located on Calle Rafael… Read More

‘Mision Manuela’ arrives in Cuenca

“Mision Manuela” is part of the “Toda Una Vida” National Development Plan 2017-2021, charged with guaranteeing protection, support programs, and… Read More

Ancient craft of ikat thrives in Gualaceo

In a June 2105 ceremony in Gualaceo, east of Cuenca, the art of ikat weaving was officially recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of Ecuador. According to anthropologists, the practice predates both the Spanish and Inca in southern Ecuador. Ikat is a Malay-Indonesian… Read More

Monty Python Should Have Used a Cat

While we are away on vacation we have someone taking care of our seven dogs and one cat out in Yunguilla.  We also have someone else taking care of our… Read More

Gay rights group worries about Catholic influence

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, transsexual, and Intersexual (LGBTI) activists are petitioning the government to establish clear regulations regarding LGBTI rights and equal standing established under the Ecuadorian Constitution. Wilmer Gonzalez, coordinator,… Read More

Connecting with Ecuador’s ancient Cañari culture

This past Thursday the Mingles social group from our International Christian Community made a day-long visit to a community dedicated to preserving the traditions and culture of the Cañari people… Read More

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