USA Lawyer – Visa B1 for domestic worker question


I’m looking for a recommendation for a USA lawyer to consult on what’s needed regarding bringing my nanny with me to the USA for a short-term visit. I am a single mom, work online and have two young kids, and will be traveling to Florida for our temporary stay.

I read that my empleada’s contract needs to adhere to USA employment regulations. I do not understand if that means I need a USA employee contract formalized, or if our Ecuadorian contract/renumeration needs to be amended for the term of the trip.

Please recommend if you can.


Colleen Eschenburg: 539 5295. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Nearby locations for day trips

As being new here, I am looking for some nearby locations where I can go to minimally hike, see birds, and be out of Cuenca. Do you have any idea of any locations near Cuenca I can go? I would hire a driver, etc. Thanks,

Aaron: .

City: Cuenca

Dog walker, waitress, assistant

Hello there, My name is Marizabel. I’m looking for a part-time or a full-time job. I can help you with your medical appointments, be your virtual assistant, dog walking and other jobs that you may need help with. I am very responsible and I speak English I also have experience as waitress. I can do any job and I learn quickly. If you’re looking for someone let me know anything Marizabel Jiménez.

Marizabel Jimenez: 099 823 4613. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca


Hello, if you have clothes that you no longer wear, such as shoes, sweaters, pants, t-shirts, any garment and you want to donate, I appreciate it, help me to help people who have just arrived in the country.

David Sarmiento: 096 373 4910. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Conference for Assets Report to SRI (Taxes)

Date: May 25th, 2022
Time: 11 AM – 1 PM

Foreigners living in Ecuador are required to declare their assets whether is individually or jointly with their spouse.

The topics to be discussed are:

• Requirement to file the net worth form, deadlines, assets, and liabilities to be considered.

• Temporary contribution to be paid on the Estate of natural persons, who as an individual exceeds
1 million or if jointly exceed 2 million.

• Abroad assets r regularization

• Inheritance taxes, donations, amounts to declare and exemptions.

Speaker: Dr. Paco Moscoso, former SRI attorney. Currently Attorney at Taxes Law

Place: Edificio Acrópolis – Av. José Peralta 1-119 and Av. 12 de Abril, 6th Floor Conference Office. Register your attendance to the following e-mail: uz.servicios@gmail.comor WhatsApp number (only for WhatsApp messages) 098 420 5336.

Lina Ulloa: 098 420 5336. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Kindle Fire E-Reader $50

I have a kindle e-reader that’s been in storage for years. I’d like to sell it. Great condition. Case and stylus included. I can share photos.

Asking price – $50

Please email for more information, or send a WhatsApp message. I do not answer unknown numbers.


Mary Colleen Eschenburg: 099 539 5295.

City: Cuenca

Platform bed for sale

Full or 2 plazas platform wood bed. Purchased in USA.


Message for pictures.

Brittany: .

City: Cuenca

The Rose Guy, the world’s most beautiful roses delivered to the US

“Birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, weddings and Memorial Day. Roses are a great addition and gift to your loved ones. The world’s most beautiful roses” come from Ecuador and are delivered by The Rose Guy from Cuenca, Ecuador.

We have two discount offers available. Order 50 long-stem fresh roses and use the discount coupon Springday at checkout. Regular price, delivered, $105. With the discount now, $84. Save $21. Note: (This discount code is only good for 50 long stem fresh roses).

Our second offer, for all other rose and floral orders, use the discount code Specialfriends15 at checkout and receive a 15% discount on your order”.

The Rose Guy…

Hugh Charles Prather: .

City: Cuenca

TCL 520L side-by-side refrigerator TRF-520

TCL 520L side-by-side refrigerator TRF-520
Capacity: 485 liters

Inverter compressor

Water dispenser LED light

Refrigerators equipped with innovative antifreeze technology, AAT freshness technology, intelligent oscillating airflow technology and internal partition storage.
This ensures proper cooling of food in all corners, ensuring freshness over a long period of time, with freezing as fast as two minutes.


JD’s Muebles

21-111 Gran Colombia and national unity, Otorongo building, Zona Rosa sector,
Hours: Monday to Friday, from 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturdays 10 AM to 3 PM

Klever: 098 706 9136.

City: Cuenca

Queen-size bedroom set

We upgraded to a king-size bed, so the queen-size set needs to go. It is a queen-size Chaide mattress, with beautiful head/foot board and 2 nightstands.


Dan: 096 727 4261.

City: Cuenca

Super specials and daily quote: Cuenca Shop, 13th May

I missed yesterday, so I am doubling up today:

Adding to the bonuses in life:
Enjoy the Daily Super Bonus Roulette.
Basically, we will pick a few products from different categories to have on special for 1 day.

Today’s specials:


French classes for all levels, online and in-person

French language teacher (FLE – French as a foreign language), graduated from Sorbonne.
10 years of experience with different types of public – kids, adolescents, adults in different structures – language centers, Alliance Française, binational schools and online schools.



Fitness classes for everybody

In this post-pandemic rainy season it’s easy to feel sluggish and “out of shape”. For some, gym memberships or large group classes can feel intimidating or uninviting when you’re not feeling like your best self.

Ven Yoga provides an intimate, safe and uplifting space for you to reconnect with your body and boost your overall well-being. Connect with others who feel the same as you, who are looking for a place to increase their health in a more gentle way.

Classes are always open to all levels and bodies. Perfect for people who are looking for yoga, pilates and/or strength training. This can be a great addition to recovery or physical therapy.

Your first class is only $5 because we want you to find a place where you feel comfortable and supported on your fitness/wellness journey. We hope that it’s a great match! Come find out if Ven Yoga is the right haven for you.

Edificio Cedros, Calle Reginaldo Arizaga y Alberto Andrade (Puertas del Sol, behind ItalDeli)

Casey McGann
099 483 9926

Car registration (Matricula) May – plate number ending in 4

Lack of information, long lines, time, not knowing the language, not having the necessary requirements for the process. These are some of the problems you may have when owning or buying a vehicle.

Don’t stress trying to do the process by yourself. I can do it for you, or assist you, so you don’t have to worry about it. I have the necessary knowledge and experience in these procedures to obtain them quickly and efficiently.

I can provide personal references from satisfied clients. Contact me to discuss your needs and to inquire about rates.


Daniel Mocha
098 176 7735

APshipping is moving

We are moving!
Our new address as of June 1st, 2022, will be:
22375 Edgewater Dr #148
Port Charlotte FL 33980

Questions, concerns email us

Thank you,

Margate, FL

Pamela Hubbell
561 809 5691

Cuenca Consignments Store is open today

Yesterday we received some nice furniture and tools, grinder, saw, and other nice item. We receive new or gently used items frequently. Come and see what we may have for you.

Have something you want to sell? We can help you with that, and put some extra dollars in your pocket.

We are located at: Isabella 4-75 y 12 de Abril. West of the Coliseum and next to the tall 5 story white building. Our hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11 AM to 5 PM.

Bard Webb: 098 459 3005.

City: Cuenca

Home or office maintenance

Hello, greetings, I offer my services of cleaning or home in general, gardening, care for the elderly, maintenance of electrical appliances, plumbing, and other services that you want to obtain, I am here to serve you.

Contact: Joan 098 771 4677


Recommendation for Adriáno Puli Gustavo, van, taxi driving

I recommend contacting Adrián Puli Gustavo as a good driver. His van seats seven passengers. The van has regular maintenance. He is insured as a taxi driver. Adrián facilitates and translates. When I arrived here three years ago this month, I was surprised that he was available for shopping. I live out of the city proper. He brought parts for my gas heater when gas guys told me parts didn’t exist. He built sitting room furniture from palettes with cushions. He fixed my hot water heater, adjusted locks, helped with electronics and electrical outlet repairs.

I requested to have cataract removal, and to see an acupuncturist who is a medical doctor. Adrian will facilitate for a client who is a hospital patient. He recommended the restaurant KOLO for me. I made a contract with the owner for a regular painting exhibit in the front room. Adrian’s family is based in Cuenca. He wants to arrange day trips for towns to visit, as well as trout fishing trips at Lake Prado, and a pond closer to town. Respond if you are interested in day trips.

Address: Auto Pista, Cuenca, Ecuador

Contact information: 098 317 4172

Recommended by Suzanne Cerny:

Recommendation for Daniela Cordero, Millenial Brokers health insurance in Cuenca

I recommend Daniela Cordero for health insurance in Cuenca When I found myself getting nowhere with my then insurance company, I called Daniela Cordero whose ad I saw in GringoPost. After a couple of emails, an appointment to discuss policies, I had an insurance policy by the end of my appt. day. No hassles, no bartering, and no problems getting my questions answered.

Daniela makes herself available to her clients 24/7 in case of medical emergencies. She will refer you, most likely, to a physician who speaks English. She will follow you through your visit, hospital visits if any, and the final paperwork to get reimbursed. Contact Daniela to figure out your health insurance needs. Rest assured that, if needed, she will make your insurance work for you. I recommend Millennial Brokers.
—Aaron Mul

Address: Remigio Tamariz 1-62 y Av. Solano Edificio Office, Oficina 5-5 Cuenca

Contact information: 099 520 6384

Recommended by Aaron Mul:

Every day special

Saturday from 5 to 7:30 PM, Luis will be playing at Don Colon special onion soup, surf and turf — lobster and filet mignon, baked potato; only $16.95. Plus, regular menu.

Reservations only.
Don Colon next to Park Calderon.

Every Saturday, Sucre y B Malo

Colon Campos: 099 827 0703

Eco-responsible activity carried out especially for children

May is the month of recycling in Cuenca.

The French Alliance and Alli Maki/Crear y Relajar organize an ecological workshop.
Next Saturday, May 14th, boys and girls from 7 to 12 years old will be able to make little hats with clip or headband, or create a fishing game.

The price includes all the material!

Please sign up: or WhatsApp: 0978878876
We hope to see many of you and share these moments of eco-responsibility with you!

14th May, from 10 AM to noon, $5, Tadeo Torres 1-92 and Av. Solano, Cuenca.


Magic with Juan Estrella!

Ecuador’s Major Mago will be presenting his hilarious and amazing magic on Saturday, May 21, from 4 to 6. The show will take place in the Azuay Community Theater (ACT) on Ordonez Lasso near the Oro Verde Hotel. This is the third time that Juan Estrella has participated in fundraising performances in support of Hearts of Gold, and each performance has been a sell-out.

This time, space is limited to 60 persons, so buy or reserve your tickets now! They are available for purchase at Cuenca Consignments (4-75 Isabela y 12 de Abril) 11 to 5, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, the Sunrise Cafe (9-40 Calle Larga) on Mondays from 9 to 11, Kolo Restaurant (5-65 Luis Cordero on Sundays 10 to 12, La Yunta Primero de Mayo near Fray Gaspar de Carnaval) on Thursdays from noon to 3. Tickets can be reserved by texting on WhatsApp to 098 334 0951.

The cost is $20 and all proceeds will support Hearts of Gold and its partner organizations (Cuenca Soup Kitchen, the Nova School, CETAP-Lucy and others). Other dates and times for ticket sales will be annouinced later. Thank you.

May 21, Saturday, from 4 to 6 PM, $20. Ordonez Lasso near Hotel Oro Verde, Cuenca.

Frances Hogg Lochow: 093 929 7017

Our next OBG Dance

Hi all you dancers, Our next OBG dance will be Wednesday, May 25th, and we will be continuing playing your favorite dance tunes in a video format. Also, if you come early at 6 PM I will be playing some funny and unique videos like Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire dancing to Led Zeppelin. I really think that you and your friends will enjoy this format.

Donation will be $5 and it will be happening at Common Grounds with happy hour from 5-7 PM, music from 7-10 PM with great food all evening.
Please let us know as soon as you can so that we can reserve a space for you and your party.

May 25th, 5, Eduardo Crespo Malo y Grand Columbia, Cuenca.

George Fedyna:

Wes the Mentalist…suspend your disbelief

Merriam-Webster defines this as “allowing oneself to believe that something is true, even if it seems impossible”. Come see for yourself.

Dinner is free for Wes the Mentalist Show at Kolo on May 18.

Frank and Wes the Mentalist want to treat you to dinner. The drinks are on you. The envelopes for contributions to the Cuenca Soup Kitchen will be on your table for your generous donations.

Sleight of Mind, not Sleight of Hand. Skeptics Welcome. Enjoy an hour or so of mystery and fun.

May 18…Reserve seating at 5 PM. Pre-show 5:15 to 5:45 PM. Show starts at 6 PM.

Reservations:…099 297 5788

May 18…One-on-One Preshow 5 PM…Performance…6 PM, free, Kolo Restaurant in Hotel Vieja Mansion, Cuenca.

Wes Elliott

What’s cooking with Sreymom this week

This week’s menu includes:

Cambodian Chicken Lemon Soup
Lok Lak Beef Tenderloin
Pineapple Chicken (a little sweet, a little spicy)
Cambodian Duck or Chicken Egg Rolls

Each plate includes appetizer, salad, dessert and a glass of wine
Visit my website for more information and reservations
Links to my cooking channel are on the website if you’re interested in learning how to cook Southeast Asian Dishes

May 13-15th 1 – 8 PM, San Sebastian Park near the museum of modern art


Zarza Brewing, Dubbel Strong Ale on tap!

From today, Friday, we have our new seasonal ale on tap, Dubbel Strong Ale. Come by for a warming glass of our Belgian style beer.

This brown ale has notes of dried fruit, caramel and a 10% ABV kick for cold nights. Pairs perfectly with our avalado-smoked Texas sausage.

Friday, May 13th, oooh, Remigo Tamariz between Alfonso Borrero and Lorenzo Piedra


Common Grounds Feria, May 28

Come out and enjoy a variety of food and crafts as Common Grounds is reactivating their ferias again!

We are starting at 9 AM and going until 2 PM so come early and get some great products before they are gone.

May 28 from 9-2 PM, free. Eduardo Crespo y Gran Columbia, Cuenca.

Karen: 095 886 8091

Day Trip to Oña, Azuay!

idiomART is pleased to announce our 3rd Road Trip…this time to Oña, Azuay!

Oña is the first Spanish settlement in Ecuador and is located is the southernmost part of the province. It is rich with history and natural beauty.

We will start the day off with a guided tour of historic barrio San Francisco and the La Bella de Paris museum, guided by cultural heritage experts Lourdes Abad and Daniela Samaniego who will explain the traditional architecture and history of the area. We will enjoy a delicious lunch in a renovated adobe home then we’ll finish off the day by learning how to make paint using different colors of soil then we will get to paint something on an earthen canvas!


Looking for 3 bedrooms or 2 with an office, condo

Looking for 3 bedrooms or 2 with an office semi-furnished condo for long term rental in Cuenca, $600-$850, Must allow pets.

In addition, view is very important. Mountains or city. Hoping for El Vergel, Solano area, Puertas del sol. Not directly on Ordonez Lasso. Need elevator. Please email or WhatsApp only.

Debbie: 097 923 9710. Call after: 2 PM.