This is NOT a post to generate controversy here.
Maybe you don’t know the reason for the protests, but they are based on 10 demands to the Ecuadorian government.
In case you still don’t know these 10 demands, in this video I explain and analyze each of the 10 demands that CONAIE (Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador) and protesters are making to the Government, and which are the reason to keep the protests.
Who is paying the bill? Banks and Cooperativas or tax payer?
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City: Quito (capital)
I recently emailed the Santo Domingo FBU (Federal Benefits Unit) requesting what information and documents are needed to apply for Social Security Retirement Benefits in December this year.
I received a response within two hours. Unfortunately, they did not answer my question. Their response simply stated they would contact me in 60-90 days to complete my application for benefits.
Can someone let me know when new Jurassic movie will be shown in English or with subtitles in English at Millennium Plaza? Thank you so much.
Dreams usually occur at night when someone is sound asleep.
But when children with meager backgrounds, and little expectation of gaining anything tangible that could foster their hopes and confidence begin to daydream, wishful thinking takes place. They start to fantasize about what if.
Angela is a 5-year-old who is being raised by a single mother in Tarqui. The child’s thoughts were focused on a doll with a bottle. Her dream was to nurture the fantasy doll. To cuddle it. To care for it.
Angela’s mom is a beneficiary of Hearts of Gold, the Ecuadorian Foundation that operates training programs and administrative services for other foundations, and provides services to disadvantaged individuals and families in need in the community. Maria Jose Ramirez, a friend of the staff of Hearts of Gold, learned about the foundation’s program “All Children Deserve to Dream.”
The Cuenca Soup Kitchen’s first Children’s Day celebration was a HUGE success – just check out this video!
Children’s Day is almost as important as Christmas in lives of Ecuadorian families. The Cuenca Soup Kitchen, in partnership with Hearts of Gold, celebrated this important day with our beneficiaries and our volunteers.
JEP used to make house calls for those unable to get there. How is CD “notification” made by those unable to go to JEP? Taxis don’t help the elderly and infirm out of the cars; and drivers are costly. What to do?
We are considering formally hiring our part time housekeeper so that she will be able to get some health insurance. I have recently been advised of the legalities of the process: they seem fair but are pretty complicated. I hope you will be able to share your experiences and opinions about this matter. Please contact me by email at the address given. FYI we live in the Monay shopping area. Mil gracias for your thoughts.
Like many people here, we have become friends with some Venezuelan refugees. So we provided short term help, but I felt guilty not to be helping Ecuadorians. So, I wondered, why are the refugees selling black bags for years? Is it mysteriously a better job than it looks? I asked one of our favorite facilitators and I found out that there is no formal work without a cedula and the cedula requires a Venezuelan passport, costs about $200, then visa cost on top of that, requiring insurance and a job.(more…)
I’m flying into Guayaquil airport on the 31st of May and I need a hotel recommendation for the night. One that preferably has an airport pickup. I’m arriving extremely late on the 31st and just need a place to rest for a couple of hours before the bus ride to Cuenca in the morning of June1st. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance,
For quite some time now, each time I needed to sign in with Disqus, I received the message attached. It was a real pain, but each time I went to the site they provided, put in the exact same password I had been using and then was able to log in.
I tried finding customer service for Disqus, but it does not exist unless you are a business apparently. I sent them messages via Facebook and Twitter, but nothing.
The people behind the scenes at GringoPost did respond to my pitiful pleas for help, but they were not able to resolve the issue. The fact they responded several times made me appreciate that someone was listening.
Now, I do hang my head in shame when I admit I had one of those EUREKA moments. Up to now, I had been using Microsoft Chrome. I went back to Firefox and VIOLA! Disqus worked without any commotion or nonsense.
In case anyone has an issue with any website, just try changing browsers. I have done this in the past with other sites, but it did not strike a chord to try it with Disqus until I became fed up.
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This is Agnetha, a very polite and sweet dachshund needing a home immediately. The people who abandoned her threw her out of a moving car in a garbage bag. My name is Deni and I brought her to my studio. The owner does not allow pets and I don’t have the economic resources to take care of her either. This is because I am trying to regain custody of my 7 and 8-year old daughters. For this reason, emotionally I can’t be responsible for Agnetha either. She urgently needs a home.
Please help for Agnetha 099 509 5380
I would like to find out when Millenium Plaza movie theater will show the Jurassic Park new movie. Can I see this movie in English or with subtitles? I think it comes out in June.
Thank you so much.
I haven’t seen this topic discussed for a while. Perhaps it will help future expats.
I wanted to buy the cheapest multifunction pressure cooker AKA Instant Pot, primarily for its Yogurt function. I bought the Brentwood Easy Pot at Juan Eljuri for $111. What I failed to do is to look at its reviews on Amazon, which were few and 4-years old, but documented exactly the problems I encountered. This unit wasn’t defective, the product was defective, particularly the Yogurt function, and Brentwood couldn’t care less. A big complication was the yogurt making detailed instructions were only in the English section, not the Spanish or French section.
We prefer to trust the content we read here as coming from our fellow expats that we’ve never met in person but we’d like to think of as “honest folks”. However, newcomer expats hear from the old timers the stories about a very sketchy Canadian expat who founded a Cuenca charity that is still operating after he fled the country, along with other tales of expats being perp-walked out of a Gringolandia highrise (“X was nice, quiet and kept to himself”). Unfortunately, my 30 years in a technology career have taught me to have the right amount of wariness and employ best practices for safety online.
Not everyone can read Spanish, but I have a useful app on my phone that can take a photograph of something and instantly translate into English. Here is an example. This might be useful if you have friends visiting.