Volume 4, Issue 17
November 24, 2019
Whatever it is, it’s not an emergency

Whatever it is, it’s not an emergency

The coffee is still brewing, but I’m writing without it this morning. Only because I have to get my column done early today. The newspaper’s graphic design person is going on a well-deserved vacation and needs all the contributors to turn their columns and stories in...

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Amaru Amphibians important to medicinal discoveries

Amaru Amphibians important to medicinal discoveries

by Noah Foster-Koth A frog species that was once thought to be extinct may be the key to discovering new medicines in Ecuador. The frog, known as the Tres Cruces Stubfoot Toad or the Black Toad of Cajas (Atelo-pusnanay), is being actively researched and bred in...

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El Arenal problems overtake the neighborhood

El Arenal problems overtake the neighborhood

More than 3,000 merchants are concentrated in the largest supply center in Cuenca. Insecurity, disorder and unhealthiness reign in that place. For Jorge Pazán, a taxi driver, the El Arenal market (also known as Feria Libre), is one of the most messy and insecure...

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CRIME AND ACCIDENT REPORT

Cuenca and National Criminal Activity (Ricaurte) In the early hours of last Tuesday, a criminal tried to enter a condominium building in the Ricaurte parish. The event was registered on the security cameras of the condominium. The subject managed to raise the window...

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Vaccination coverage in Ecuador continues to decline

Vaccination coverage in Ecuador continues to decline

The Evaluation of the National Immunization Strategy of the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) with the endorsement of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) indicates that "vaccination coverage in Ecuador has suffered a gradual decline since 2013." The publication...

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Ikiam wins $1.5 million for butterfly research

Ikiam wins $1.5 million for butterfly research

The genetic and neural basis of the butterfly's reproductive behavior was the project with which the Regional Amazon (Ikiam) and Munich (Germany) universities won funding for $ 1.5 million. The money is awarded by the European Research Council (ERC). The objective of...

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Milagro outlaws two men on a motorcycle to reduce crime

Milagro outlaws two men on a motorcycle to reduce crime

Between bewilderment, doubts and hope for a reduction in crime, in Milagro an ordinance that prohibits two men on a motorcycle became official on November 4th (but took take effect on the 14th of November). The City Council of the third most populous city in Guayas,...

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