Volume 4, Issue 8
September 22, 2019
Green Acres in the place for me

Green Acres in the place for me

I’ve talked about our place in Yunguilla before, a lot, and now that we are here on a pretty much full-time basis, I have to say that the tranquility and remoteness of it are……growing on me! I know, many of the expats who know me are still wondering what I’ll get...

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Cuenca Medical Resources – A Lifeline for Many Expats

[by Irene Gardner] 16 September 2019 One of the many challenges that new (and even “seasoned”) Expats may face when beginning their lives here in Cuenca is learning where to turn for help if a medical emergency arises.  Often complicating matters is a language barrier...

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Traffic changes for El Valdo, El Centro and Loja junction

Traffic changes for El Valdo, El Centro and Loja junction

Several new traffic patterns have been put in place for a “trial” that will surely confuse many of Cuenca’s drivers. In one of the most travelled areas in the city, these traffic patterns are being implemented as an initiative of the Llactalab Research Group, the...

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CRIME REPORT AND ACCIDENT REPORT

Cuenca Area Traffic Accidents Three occupants of a truck were injured as the result of a rollover on the Cuenca-Girón-Pasaje road. The accident happened around 08:00 last Friday in a curve of the Irquis sector, of the Victoria del Portete parish. The occupants of the...

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Red crab season opens again in Ecuador

Red crab season opens again in Ecuador

Ecuador reopened its red crab fishing season on September 16th. Red crab sales in the markets are allowed again until the season closes. Ecuador puts a halt on red crab fishing two times a year, the first is during the month of March, and the second is from mid-August...

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Cantonal board signs agreement to fight violence

Cantonal board signs agreement to fight violence

The Cantonal Board of Cuenca met in an ordinary session to sign the National Agreement 2030, for violence-free living. This session was attended by multiple local authorities, among them the Cuenca Mayor, Pedro Palacios. This agreement aims to bring about strategies...

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EMOV installing 3 more photo-radar systems in Cuenca

EMOV installing 3 more photo-radar systems in Cuenca

Cuenca will soon have 3 more photo-radar detectors, said Juan Carlos Aguirre Maxi, manager of EMOV. According to Aguirre, under a contact with the city, EMOV must install a total of 10 of the speed detection systems throughout the city. The first new radar system will...

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Accused Coopera money launderer faces trial

Accused Coopera money launderer faces trial

This past Monday, September 16, the trial against Marcelo VV began for the alleged crime of money laundering, within the case of the Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito, Coopera, which was liquidated in 2013. Some of the members of the Cooperative arrived in the courtroom...

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IESS hospital adds refractive laser surgery to offerings

IESS hospital adds refractive laser surgery to offerings

Last weekend, José Carrasco Arteaga hospital began offering refractive laser surgery for patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. This service is new for IESS members; they can access it after a medical evaluation that certifies their condition....

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