Volume 4, Issue 1
August 4, 2019
A sunny day really helps

A sunny day really helps

It’s early as I write this, just a little after 6:00AM. Not my usual time for waking up, I can promise you that much. But, Cici (our city cat) was of the opinion that, “Hey, it’s a beautiful day, you need to get up.” She started that cry at about 5:30AM. I decided to...

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CRIME REPORT AND ACCIDENT REPORT

Cuenca Area Traffic Accidents One person was killed, and one was injured in a traffic accident on Tuesday morning in Cañar, Chilchil sector. The accident occurred at 7:00AM when a tanker carrying milk, lost control and drove into a home near the roadside. Suscal...

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National Assembly to review new deportation proposal

National Assembly to review new deportation proposal

The National Assembly has received a proposal to reform the Organic Law of Human Mobility from the Minister of the Interior, María Paula Romo, who seeks to improve deportation processes. The document was given to the President of the Assembly, César Litardo, and the...

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Institutions call for the revision of the drug schedule

Institutions call for the revision of the drug schedule

“The Citizen’s Assembly for Safety of Cuenca,” is requesting the National Government and the National Assembly revise and reform the ‘drug schedule.’ According to data of the Ministry of Public Health (MSP), Cuenca is over the average of underage (12 to 17 years old)...

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CIDAP, a Crafts and Arts Museum worth visiting

CIDAP, a Crafts and Arts Museum worth visiting

The Inter-American Center of Popular Arts and Crafts (CIDAP), is a museum and cultural space with over 8,000 art and craft pieces from over 28 countries. It’s located right next to the stairs down towards Parque de La Madre from Calle Larga, on the 3 de Noviembre...

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Whale was released from fishing nets in Manta

Whale was released from fishing nets in Manta

In the early afternoon of July 17th, the fishermen that worked on the 2nd international dock in the Manta port, realized that a baby humpback whale was trapped in one of their nets. They immediately alerted the authorities in order for a scuba team to be deployed for...

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Fake calls to 911 have a high cost to Ecuador

Fake calls to 911 have a high cost to Ecuador

Since the beginning of 2019, Ecu-911, as the emergencies agency is called, has been receiving around 170 fake calls a day—just in the Austro region alone. This represents a high waste in time and resources for the institution. The average fake call lasts around 1...

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Nulti offers a ‘living tour’ package

Nulti offers a ‘living tour’ package

Inhabitants from the town of Nulti have made an alliance with a travel agency from Cuenca to offer tourist packages to visit the community to see the day-to-day living in the locality. They are seeking to draw attention from expats who might wish to live there. The...

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Cuenca wakes to small earthquake tremor

Cuenca wakes to small earthquake tremor

A slight tremor was felt at dawn on Wednesday, in Cuenca. According to information from the Geophysical Institute, IG, the epicenter was registered in the province of Chimborazo. The movement was recorded at 04:41, with an earthquake of magnitude 4.65, at a depth of...

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