Volume 4, Issue 9
September 29, 2019
I miss my friend

I miss my friend

A very good friend of mine in the US committed suicide about 8 weeks ago. I had seen her only a month or so before that. She seemed more upbeat than she had been in the past year or so. I’m at a loss to understand it and for a long time I will wonder, “what did I...

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Parque Calderon was once Parque Vargas Torres

Parque Calderon was once Parque Vargas Torres

Did you know that before being called Parque Calderón, the central square of Cuenca was called Vargas Torres? No? Well, don’t feel alone. Even most Cuencanos don’t know it. But if you take a look at the monument at Sucre and Benigno Malo, next to the Municipality of...

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A New Entertainment Treat Awaits You!

A New Entertainment Treat Awaits You!

[by Irene Gardner] 24 September 2019 Be sure to check your calendar!  For a limited time, a new production of “Morning’s at Seven”, by playwright Paul Osborne, will be offered at the Azuay Community Theatre (ACT)!  Written in 1939, “Morning's at Seven” focuses on four...

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CRIME REPORT AND ACCIDENT REPORT

Cuenca Area Traffic Accidents Two young people died as a result of traffic accidents in Cuenca and in Chordeleg that occurred on Monday. On Tuesday morning, Juan Pablo Brito, 25, died, at the Vicente Corral Moscoso hospital, after suffering serious injuries from an...

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New real estate company focuses on accessibility and design

New real estate company focuses on accessibility and design

Alex Galvez has always been passionate about decorating her own homes and helping others decorate theirs. So, when she decided to launch a new career as a real estate agent, she knew precisely what her focus would be. Helping clients with handicaps find the homes that...

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A night of theater beckons all

A night of theater beckons all

Cuenca becomes a city of theater! This past Wednesday marked the beginning of XIII edition of the International Festival of Performing Arts 'Scenarios of the World.' During this year’s festival, the scenic expressions of eight countries will be performed until October...

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Vaping use and related deaths raises concern in Cuenca

Vaping use and related deaths raises concern in Cuenca

Replacing tobacco use with electronic devices such as vaporizers, vapers and electronic cigarettes is a common practice. About 60 percent of tobacco addicted patients are using these systems as a solution to stop smoking, according to Milton Capón, zonal director of...

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Esmeraldas tourism is getting back on its feet

Esmeraldas tourism is getting back on its feet

Due to the violence and tension in the recent years near Esmeraldas, tourism dropped significantly in 2017 and 2018. Added to that were the continual recovery   the 2016 earthquake. However, in 2019, tourist spending has increased 67% compared to 2017. In 2017, there...

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Cuenca’s first Killa Raymi fair attracts 80 delegations

Cuenca’s first Killa Raymi fair attracts 80 delegations

On September 23, people from many indigenous nations gathered in Cuenca for the first fair of the Killa Raymi (also Kulla Raymi or the Festivity of the Moon, in honor of creation and feminine fertility). This holiday is historic and was always celebrated during the...

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Thousands of volunteers cleaned Ecuadorian beaches

Thousands of volunteers cleaned Ecuadorian beaches

In commemoration of the International Beach Cleanup Day on September 21st, nearly 30,000 volunteers gathered in 250 bathing and tourist spots in Ecuador to clean up piles of trash and accumulated waste. In some tourist spots, the volunteers collected over a ton of...

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