Volume 4, Issue 21
December 22, 2019
Take a hike

Take a hike

Last week we published a story about the Municipality’s new “Guía caminANTES,” or “Walkers Guide,” that lays out in detail, 16 different hikes—ranging from low difficulty to high difficulty—that one can take around the Cuenca area. This new guide offers a chance to...

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CRIME AND ACCIDENT REPORT

Cuenca and National Criminal Activity (Challuabamba) Police are continuing to investigative the circumstances of the death of an American citizen. The death of the Nancy T., a foreign citizen, 79, occurred in a private urbanization located in the Challuabamba Hills,...

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Agriculture and Livestock unaffected by Sangay ash fall

Agriculture and Livestock unaffected by Sangay ash fall

The Directorate of Risks and Insurance of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG), issued a statement this week indicating that no agricultural or livestock losses have been reported after last week’s fall of ash in the Austro region of the country. In Cañar,...

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Turi begins project to write up its history

Turi begins project to write up its history

Turi is one of the 21 parishes of the Cuenca canton. However, there are no major details in records or history books that document how it began. The story behind the construction of the different buildings of the famous viewpoint and its surroundings remains unknown....

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Climate change threatens the frogs of the Ecuadorian Chocó

Climate change threatens the frogs of the Ecuadorian Chocó

Climate change, one of the main environmental problems today, places the amphibians of the Ecuadorian Chocó, especially frogs, even more vulnerable, according to a statement from the Jocotoco Foundation. Amphibians, being ectotherms (they depend on the heat of the...

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ETAPA begins critical view of projects in its 2020 budget

ETAPA begins critical view of projects in its 2020 budget

  The Telecommunications, Drinking Water and Sewerage Company (ETAPA), is reviewing its budget for 2020 to examine what services it will continue and which one it may cut. The hope is that with changes, it can resolve the economic crisis that is currently going...

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