Volume 4, Issue 24
January 12, 2020

CRIME AND ACCIDENT REPORT

Cuenca and National Criminal Activity (Cuenca) A woman and her 20-year-old son have been arrested by the Police for the crime of extortion. The police report notes that after learning of the complaint made by two citizens about telephone calls to demand the delivery...

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Brilliant ideas

Brilliant ideas

Today I was talking to a friend who lives in Thailand and he told me about a “brilliant” (as in not really brilliant) idea that someone we know has come up with. The guy he mentioned has decided to open a Cajun restaurant. In Thailand. When pressed on whether he...

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European car prices fall 12% in Ecuador since 2016

European car prices fall 12% in Ecuador since 2016

The impact of the commercial agreement with the European Union (EU) in the automotive sector—that marks its fourth year of a total of seven years in 2020—is reflected in the sale of European vehicles in the Ecuadorian market. According to the Association of Automotive...

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Salinas surfer saves Mexican tourist couple from drowning

Salinas surfer saves Mexican tourist couple from drowning

Andrés Torres from Mexico and Jessica Guzmán from Mexico, both 20, enjoyed the sea and the sun in the La Lobería sector, in Salinas, last Sunday afternoon. At an unexpected moment, the two young people were dragged offshore by several waves. The incident occurred just...

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Monthly inflation in December 2019 was -0.01%

Monthly inflation in December 2019 was -0.01%

On January 6, 2020, the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC) published the Consumer Price Index (CPI). This recent report showed a monthly inflation of -0.01% in December 2019, compared to the previous month which was -0.70%. The annual variation in the...

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The cloister of the Carmelitas

The cloister of the Carmelitas

A wooden door, larger than normal, separates what for many is the "material world from the spiritual." It is the entrance to the interior of the Cloister of the Mothers of Carmen de La Asunción, in Cuenca, where 20 nuns are separated from the everyday life of Cuenca....

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Tomebamba Rotary Club announces 2020 projects

Tomebamba Rotary Club announces 2020 projects

Health is the base theme of the Tomebamba Rotary Club for 2020. Several projects are underway and waiting for public entities that can join the great work, whose purpose is to serve the community that requires it. Javier Ordóñez, president of the Tomebamba Rotary...

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Pumapungo Museum exceeded 158,000 visits in 2019

Pumapungo Museum exceeded 158,000 visits in 2019

The Pumapungo Museum received more than 158,000 visitors in 2019, which exceeded the figure of 140,000 reached in 2018. This means an average frequency close to 3,000 weekly visitors. This year a total renovation of the site, its museology and an encounter with Cuzco...

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Municipality collects 14% of 2020 taxes in the first week

Municipality collects 14% of 2020 taxes in the first week

In the first week of collection of taxes for urban and rustic properties, the Municipality has brought in 14% of the projected fees for 2020, says Patricio Abad, the financial director of the local government. According to the latest property tax collection report,...

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Citizen Guard saves the life of baby who drowned

Citizen Guard saves the life of baby who drowned

Without the help of one of Cuenca’s Citizen Guard, the new year would have had a tragic start last Thursday. On the morning of January 2, 2020, a member of the Citizen Guard of Cuenca saved the life of a 10-month-old baby boy who had fallen inside a bucket of water...

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Sale of pets is prohibited in El Arenal

Sale of pets is prohibited in El Arenal

The sale of companion animals such as dogs and cats is now “totally prohibited at the Feria Libre,” according to the municipal director of Markets, Marcelo Álvarez Toral, who warned that all pets that are sold in the sector will be rescued and given up for adoption by...

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