Volume 4, Issue 15
November 10, 2019
It’s cultural

It’s cultural

We’re nearing the end of our remodel in Yunguilla. Last week the third layer of plaster was sanded, and the painting began. It will probably be done this week. And then the new flooring will go in. After that we will have to wait sometime for our cabinets to be...

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Air Canada Quito to Toronto flights start in December

Air Canada Quito to Toronto flights start in December

On December 8, 2019, Air Canada will begin operations in Ecuador with three weekly direct weekly flights between Toronto and Quito. "This marks a new stage in connectivity between the two countries and constitutes an additional means to promote the tourism,...

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Moreno visits Cuenca and talks about investments

Moreno visits Cuenca and talks about investments

The investment that the National Government has earmarked for Cuenca in the last two years is $450 million, announced President Lenin Moreno during his visit to the city last week. The Ecuador’s Head of State visited Cuenca to celebrate its 199 years of independence...

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CRIME AND ACCIDENT REPORT

Cuenca and National Criminal Activity (Cuenca) After rejecting their appeal, the Criminal Guarantees Chamber of Azuay ratified the sentence of 34 years and 8 months against Rafael L., Lady H. and Diego Ch., for the robbery and death of 65-year-old Florencio A. In the...

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Ecuador begins its official withdrawal from Unasur

Ecuador begins its official withdrawal from Unasur

Ecuador initiated the notification of its official departure from the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), after President Lenín Moreno had in late October denounced “in all its contents” the treaty establishing the organization. “The Foreign Ministry will notify...

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Tourist ship runs aground in the Galapagos

Tourist ship runs aground in the Galapagos

A tourist boat suffered a mishap when it was sailing and ran aground in the Punta Vicente Roca sector, located north of Isabela Island, in the Galapagos archipelago. The incident occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and forced the evacuation of all the...

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Textile sector loses over 12,000 jobs in the last year

Textile sector loses over 12,000 jobs in the last year

The textile sector is going through a sensitive situation. More than 12,000 people in the industry lost their full employment in the last year. The figure represents a 9% drop, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC). This...

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Swiss hiker dies on Cotopaxi after falling into crevasse

Swiss hiker dies on Cotopaxi after falling into crevasse

Three Swiss mountaineers fell into a crevasse during an ascent of the Cotopaxi volcano on Sunday, November 3rd. One of the three hikers—a 57-year-old woman— died from the fall; her two companions were injured. The Swiss Foreign Ministry did not reveal the identity of...

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Holiday tourism numbers expected to exceed last year

Holiday tourism numbers expected to exceed last year

During a press conference on Monday, The Minister of Tourism, Rosi Prado, described the country’s internal tourism during the holiday for the Day of the Dead and Independence of Cuenca, from November 1 to 4, 2019, as "positive." Prado saidmore than 565,000 people...

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