Volume 4, Issue 25
January 19, 2020
From Ecuador’s famous artisan markets direct to your home

From Ecuador’s famous artisan markets direct to your home

Ecuador is famous for its vibrant woven textiles, especially from alpaca wool, which has an exquisite texture that gives extra lightness and warmth.  The alpacas from the Chimborazo region are known as the ‘Ladies of Chimborazo’ for their especially soft fur and...

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“I wish this had been around in the 40’s, M. Tse Tung”

“I wish this had been around in the 40’s, M. Tse Tung”

Today only, we are offering our one-of-a-kind, never publicly offered before, fully proven and sure to work guide, “How to Destroy a Democracy and Become an Autocratic Ruler in Less Than 4 Years,” for only $10! How can we do that you ask? Are we crazy you ask? Do we...

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CRIME AND ACCIDENT REPORT

Cuenca and National Criminal Activity (Cuenca) On the night of Tuesday, January 14, 2020, the National Police executed an operation called 'Cangri' against micro-trafficking, in Cuenca. The agents of the Sidpro-Bac unit of the National Police spearheaded the action...

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Six cosmetic surgeons caught lying about credentials

Six cosmetic surgeons caught lying about credentials

The Anti-Corruption Secretariat announced the case of six cosmetic surgeons (two in Guayaquil and four in Quito) involved in the falsification of their specialist degrees. Dora Ordóñez, Anticorruption Secretary, explained that after several investigations, they were...

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Obesity in school children continues to increase in Ecuador

Obesity in school children continues to increase in Ecuador

Every day, in fast food places, people are tempted with a "do you want to super-size your order? Maybe more fires or soda?" And many impulsively say “Yes.” But these types of products are on the ‘red list,’ as they have been shown to be part of an obesity epidemic,...

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Rural doctors join the health centers in Cuenca

Rural doctors join the health centers in Cuenca

A total of 135 health professionals, including doctors, nurses and dentists, joined health establishments of the Northern and Southern Districts in Cuenca, to carry out their rural health year from January to December 2020. Prior to joining, the young doctors...

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City barely making a dent in replacing overhead wiring

City barely making a dent in replacing overhead wiring

In Cuenca the cables of 166,775 telephone lines, 102,956 Internet connections and 7,782 paid television users, cross the city from end to end according to a report by the Telecommunications Regulation and Control Agency (Arcotel). The wiring forms the so-called...

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What rights does Mexico grant to asylum-seekers from Ecuador?

What rights does Mexico grant to asylum-seekers from Ecuador?

The four “Correísta” assembly members who were in the Mexican embassy in Quito managed to leave Ecuador after their “hosts” granted them political asylum. Last Thursday, Ecuadorian Foreign Minister José Valencia reported that all the approvals for the Correísta’s to...

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