Volume 4, Issue 12
October 20, 2019
Cuenca’s Original Real Estate Pioneer, Kathy Gonzalez

Cuenca’s Original Real Estate Pioneer, Kathy Gonzalez

For many people who have lived in Cuenca longer than about 4-5 years, the name of Kathy Gonzalez is a very familiar one. A native of Cuenca with roots from her mother’s side of the family that go back over 600 years, Kathy was uprooted from Cuenca at the tender age of...

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10 former Correa officials now seeking asylum

10 former Correa officials now seeking asylum

The United Nations Agency for Refugees (UNHCR) has a clear concept about asylum: it is granted to those who have been "banished or persecuted for their race, social status, religion or political reasons." This criterion is shared by Patricio Sánchez, dean of the...

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Did anything really get accomplished?

Did anything really get accomplished?

Over the last few years of writing my column, I’ve been called a “libtard,” a “f*$%ing liberal a#@hole,” a “femi-nazi” (that was a real surprise!), a “neo-liberal academic idiot,” a “moron of unfathomable length,” and even a “Demo-dummy (my favorite).” My fairly...

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CRIME AND ACCIDENT REPORT

Cuenca and National Criminal Activity (Cuenca) On Wednesday morning, the bodies of a married couple were found inside their home. The incident occurred in the province of Cañar. Agents from the National Police and an ambulance from the El Tambo Fire Department arrived...

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Moreno replaces two military leaders after protests

Moreno replaces two military leaders after protests

On Tuesday, President Lenin Moreno promoted two senior military commanders to be the head of the Joint Command of the Armed Forces and the General Commander of the Army, at the end of eleven days of protests and riots in which the Army had to intervene. In a...

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Protest damages to ECU911 exceeds $214,000

Protest damages to ECU911 exceeds $214,000

A total of 80 video surveillance cameras and other infrastructure were damaged by acts of vandalism during protests in the country, said Juan Zapata, head of the Integrated Security System ECU911. In a press conference this past Wednesday, the agency presented a...

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Local economy severely suffers during and after protests

Local economy severely suffers during and after protests

In the 11 days of protest during the recent national strike, Cuenca companies lost approximately $80 million. This according to the Chamber of Industries, Production and Employment (CIPEM). Also, according to a study just released by CIPEM, 94% of the population in...

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After ending protests, Ecuador faces dire economic outlook

After ending protests, Ecuador faces dire economic outlook

President Lenín Moreno survived the toughest political crisis of his presidency by negotiating an end to indigenous anti-austerity protests. Now he faces an even tougher challenge. Ten years of populist rule and a drop in oil prices have left Ecuador with a $64...

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Cuenca Mayor tours damage in historic center

Cuenca Mayor tours damage in historic center

On Tuesday morning, Cuenca Mayor Pedro Palacios, took a tour through the streets of the historic center of the city to assess the property damage that occurred during the demonstrations of the national strike. Palacios, accompanied by municipal authorities, toured...

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Azuay dairy festival launches next week

Azuay dairy festival launches next week

The First Dairy Festival of Azuay will take place on Saturday, October 26, starting at 9:00 a.m. The festival will be held in the EDEC square on Bolívar and Huayna Cápac streets. The festival has been organized by the Prefecture of Azuay. Patricio Abad, Director of...

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