Volume 4, Issue 7
September 15, 2019
Time is on my side, yes it is…

Time is on my side, yes it is…

“I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off.” Now that’s not really a pleasant thought when you stop to think about it. Because, for those of you who have never seen it, a chicken DOES run around for a while when its head gets cut off. It’s disturbing....

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Threats made to Mangajo prosecutor

Threats made to Mangajo prosecutor

There is concern in the city about alleged threats made to prosecutor Valerie Rojas by an apparent family member of Juan Andrés V., alias “Mangajo”. The alleged intimidation was disseminated through a video published on social networks on Wednesday. According to...

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City demands more transparency in awarding contracts

City demands more transparency in awarding contracts

The Mayor's Office of Cuenca is urging all city officials to increase transparency in how they use and award public resources, said Juan Pablo Galán, municipal director of Public Procurement. The decision comes after the contracting processes of some public companies...

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Venezuelans being allowed to pass through Ecuador

Venezuelans being allowed to pass through Ecuador

The Ecuadorian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility, José Valencia, announced on Wednesday that Ecuador will allow Venezuelan emigrants who have visas to third countries, to pass through its territory. The foreign minister said in an interview that these...

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CRIME REPORT AND ACCIDENT REPORT

 Cuenca Area Traffic Accidents Five members of a family traveling from Loja to Cuenca, after the festivities in honor of the Virgin de El Cisne, suffered a serious accident in the San Lucas parish. One male, Ángel Patricio Baculima Quinde died from his injuries; three...

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Cuenca dog shelter moves slowly forward

Cuenca dog shelter moves slowly forward

Three years have passed since the approval of the “Ordinance for the Control and Management of Urban Fauna and the Protection of Domestic Animals of Compañía de Cuenca.”  This ordinance, that was approved by the Cantonal Council of Cuenca in July 2016, requires that a...

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Pumapungo holds a seminar on suicide prevention

Pumapungo holds a seminar on suicide prevention

On Tuesday, the Pumapungo health center health a seminar on the causes of suicide and the ways to prevent it. The event was attended by students from the educational units César Dávila, Manuela Cañizares, Zoila Aura Palacios, users of the health center and the Zonal 6...

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The art of stone grinding is slowly disappearing in Cuenca

The art of stone grinding is slowly disappearing in Cuenca

In Azuay, some millers and dough-makers still prefer old fashion grinding and milling, especially for ‘choclo’ (local corn) or typical corn products. They insist that it’s much tastier and healthier. However, this is a dying art. Some of the products you can get from...

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IESS bank offers new mortgage loan program

IESS bank offers new mortgage loan program

The IESS bank, or BIESS, has a new mortgage program for both new and resale homes. The new loans have lower interest rates and offer higher credit caps. And perhaps even more importantly, the program is also open to retirees and other pensioners. The preferential...

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Historic documents stolen in Quito

Historic documents stolen in Quito

Two pages from a historical vital records book have been stolen from the National Historic Archive in Quito. These two pages belong to a deathbed will of Eugenio Francisco Xavier de Santa Cruz y Espejo, a prominent colonial era physician and political activist. This...

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Improvisation comedy show is popular in Cuenca

Improvisation comedy show is popular in Cuenca

The ‘Impro a la Carta’ (Improvisation a la Carte) Theater Group is performing a no-script comedy show in ‘Break’ Cultural Café. Their show is performed in Spanish every Thursday night. The group allows the audience to write a topic on a piece of paper and the...

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