Volume 4, Issue 6
September 8, 2019

CRIME REPORT AND ACCIDENT REPORT

Cuenca Area Traffic Accidents Two traffic accidents left five people injured in the Santa Mariana parish in the Girón canton of Azuay, on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. The first accident occurred at 12:00 in the Santa Marianita sector, where two vehicles collided; two...

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Think about the people, not the politics of Dorian

Think about the people, not the politics of Dorian

It’s Monday afternoon and I’m sitting here glued to my computer watching footage of the damage Hurricane Dorian is causing in the Bahamas. I’m saddened to see how Mother Nature is destroying the lives of the people who live on this chain of islands. I’ve been through...

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A TALE OF TWO …FACILITATORS

A TALE OF TWO …FACILITATORS

The introduction of so many non-Spanish speaking North American people to Cuenca has led some forward thinking and ambitious Ecuadorians to develop an entirely new career option - becoming a facilitator in order to help many of these gringos to access the social...

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World Bank sets goals for Ecuador investment package

World Bank sets goals for Ecuador investment package

The World Bank is currently engaged in a $2 billion investment with Ecuador. This investment includes assessment for social and work policies. Back in 2014, Ecuador had not had any relationship with the World Bank for 8 years. But since then, when Alberto Rodriguez,...

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Cuenca Mayor signs 19 new contracts for city work

Cuenca Mayor signs 19 new contracts for city work

Cuenca Mayor signs 19 new contracts for city work The Mayor of Cuenca, Pedro Palacios, signed 19 contracts to carry out works in the urban parishes of Cuenca for a little more than $2.4 million. These works involve rigid paving, telephone channeling, electrical...

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Ecuador wants to regulate short-stay housing options

Ecuador wants to regulate short-stay housing options

The “Regulation of Accommodation in Real Estate for Tourist Use in Ecuador, except in Galapagos,” developed by the Ministry of Tourism, generates concern for several groups, including a temporary accommodation association. In the regulation, the ministry intends to...

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EMAC reminds people of their ‘ecologic exchange’

EMAC reminds people of their ‘ecologic exchange’

The EMAC (Municipal Company for Waste Management) wants to remind people of their “BioEmac House.” This place exchanges organic compost or organic waste for organic fertilizer. The BioEmac house is located across from the Garaicoa School, on Avenida Veinticuatro de...

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Cuenca bus terminal will have an A-type health center

Cuenca bus terminal will have an A-type health center

The EMOV (Municipal Company of Mobility) and the Ministry of Public Health have signed an agreement to build a new health center in the bus terminal in Cuenca. It will be a two-story building that will be used exclusively for health services. “A-type” health centers...

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Bamboo straws are making their way into Cuenca restaurants

Bamboo straws are making their way into Cuenca restaurants

For the last year, the Noble Gadua Association has been distributing bamboo straws throughout Ecuador. Their association (located in the Olon community in the province of Santa Elena) began this project in response to the growing concern of plastic use in Ecuador and...

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