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Looking for John and Barby

Does anyone know if John and Barby have a US telephone number? If they would prefer calling me at 360 991 3123 in the States.



William Amie

Property tax variations

Last year my property tax was increased $60. No one could tell me why. This year I rushed to get it paid before Jan. 15th as I was told there was a 10% discount if paid NLT that date. The amount paid this year was $2 less than last year or about 1% less. The cashier could not tell me why. How can I get help to find out what gives?


Urgently need type A neg or O neg blood donations - life threatening

Please, this is now life-threatening. Tell everyone you know in case someone has type A neg blood.

Alice Levine is now in the system. She is at the general hospital Vicente Corral Moscoso, near el Rio Tomebamba and Huayna Capac.

Her surgery has been cancelled twice now because there is not enough blood to do the donations. She only needs 2 more donations to meet her requirement.

You need to have A negative blood and be 60 years old or younger.

Go to the blood bank on the second floor. Write this down and take it with you:
"Estoy buscando el Banco de sangre en el segundo piso. Estoy aquĆ­ para donar sangre para Alice Fae Levine. Tengo sangre de tipo A negativa."

Show this paper to the guard at the door if they try to stop you. Make sure you get to the blood bank on the 2nd floor.

Alice is very grateful for your donation.

Johana Sand: 097 927 1317. Call after: 7 AM.
Carol Babin:

City: Cuenca

Esperanza Thrift Shop

Last week, a young single mother from the Amazon who had just given birth, was referred to us from the hospital. She had nothing, not even a purse or a nice pair of shoes. Because of your support of the Thrift Shop, I was able make her smile and have fun shopping. That is one thing I love about the Thrift Shop. Some places just give people stuff, we let them shop and feel human again and get what they like.

Over the past few weeks, we have given over $500 in clothing and to single mothers, street youth, children and many others in need. We have started a new program of repurposing items that we cannot sell. If you would like to be a part of this fun initiative or have items to donate, please contact us. We can also pick up your donation.

Esperanza Thrift Shop is part of Hogar de Esperanza and is Cuenca´s only legal non-profit Thrift Shop with authorization from the Ecuadorian Government to distribute clothing to the needy. We are located at Tarqui 10-15 and Gran Colombia, open 10-5 M-F, 11-3 Saturday

Garry Vatcher: 096 896 2015. Call after: 6 AM.

City: Cuenca

How much alcohol is permitted in a container shipment?

Anyone with actual experience with shipping alcohol beverages in a container of household goods? I've been told from 3 liters to 32 750ml bottles? Anyone know for sure?
Thank you.


City: Cuenca

FBAR - setting the facts straight

It is always a pleasure debating a subject that seems to bring out all sorts of arguments and posts, silly as well as informed and thoughtful.

First a little background regarding the FBAR rules and regulations: It is essential to understand the differences between US Code Title 31 and Title 26. To begin with Title 31 is the Bank Secrecy Act passed by Congress in 1970 and was brought about due to the drug wars and was intended to seize illegal money flows. Title 26 is the Internal Revenue Code found in the Code of Federal Regulations CFR 26 and is the body of law that codifies all federal tax laws including income, estate, gift, excise, alcohol, tobacco and employment taxes. In a nutshell everything that has to do with your tax life as a US citizen.

Cuenca Expat Assist

Cuenca Expat Assist (CEA) is a volunteer group that is developing a support network for all expats. Our mission statement is “Cuenca Expat Assist is a group of volunteers working to enrich the lives of Cuenca Expats by providing access to resources to help them stay connected to the community “. We would welcome new members! We meet the third Tuesday of the month from 1-2:30 at the International Christian Community site on Nicanor Aguilar and Solano, near Monte Sinai. If you are interested in joining us or learning more about our outreach, please contact us at We look forward to hearing from you.

Lorraine Theodos: .

City: Cuenca

2019 Jazz Society of Ecuador International Jazz Festival