Volume 4, Issue 5
September 1, 2019

CRIME REPORT AND ACCIDENT REPORT

Cuenca Area Traffic Accidents Sometime after 10:00PM on Monday, August 26th, a traffic accident at the intersection of Vega Muñoz and Miguel Vélez streets left 5 people (3 adults and 2 children) injured. Authorities are still trying to piece together the cause of the...

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A funny thing happened on the way to the Coliseum

A funny thing happened on the way to the Coliseum

Well, actually, it wasn’t the Coliseum. It was a restaurant (“Coveña”) in Yunguilla that we like to frequent. We go there about once a week for the fried fish they serve. It’s really outstanding. Anyway, turns out the place has a “Gringo” happy hour every Friday...

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Toquilla-hat knitting course becoming popular in Cuenca

Toquilla-hat knitting course becoming popular in Cuenca

The Economuseo in Cuenca has been providing toquilla-hat knitting courses for the last few years. Since then, over one thousand individuals from the urban area and countryside have taken classes to learn this craft. One of the main goals in offering this course is to...

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Cuencano athlete sells homemade pasta in his spare time

Cuencano athlete sells homemade pasta in his spare time

The Pan-American champion in 50 KM race walk, Claudio Villanueva, has been working alongside his mother distributing homemade pasta around various Cuenca shops. “Once I finish my training, I’m already receiving calls from my clients for new orders,” said Claudio, at...

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Imbabura had to deal with a fire of its own

Imbabura had to deal with a fire of its own

A forest fire affected the Imbabura province last week, on August 22nd. It burned well over 24 hours without being controlled and affected around 100 hectares. The fire is suspected to have started because of a common farming practice of burning final remains of each...

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Large forest area destroyed by fire near Pucará

Large forest area destroyed by fire near Pucará

While the world focuses on the tragic fires burning in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest, a vast band of fire is consuming vegetation in the rugged area known as Pucaraloma, in the Las Nieves sector of the Pucará canton, in Azuay. The fire was first reported on Friday,...

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Tarqui to get 911 service

Tarqui to get 911 service

On Tuesday morning, August 27, 2019, the governor of Azuay, Xavier Martínez, announced that the Tarqui parish will be connected to the Integrated Security Service ECU 9-1-1 to reinforce emergency safety and attention directly in this sector. By signing a commitment to...

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Foreign Affairs Ministry clarifies Venezuelan visa options

Foreign Affairs Ministry clarifies Venezuelan visa options

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs disseminated data of Venezuelan migrants who entered Ecuador between July 26th and August 25th, 2019, before the Executive Decree 826 entered into force. Executive Decree 826 established the requirement of the humanitarian visa for...

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