As part of the activities scheduled for Merida as the American Capital of Culture and as part of the 475th anniversary celebrations of the city, the mayor, Mauricio Vila Dosal, inaugurated on Wednesday April 5, the Ecuador Week in the city, with which Meridanos will have the opportunity to get closer to the culture of this country through conferences, music, theater, visual arts, folklore and gastronomy.
Accompanied by the Ambassador of Ecuador in Mexico, Leonardo Arizaga Schmegel, the mayor said that this Week of Ecuador is also part of the commitments assumed in Agenda 21 and the Charter of Cultural Rights whose aim is to bring culture to all Meridanos in a framework of accessibility and enjoyment of public spaces. Mérida has become the first city in the Republic to sign this letter.
“During this week, the Olimpo Cultural Center, the City Museum, Paseo de Montejo, cultural and university centers and public spaces such as some parks like Santiago and Santa Lucía will be the headquarters of these cultural events that will reinforce the ties between Mexico and Ecuador”, he said.
Also, he continued, “it is an honor to receive the ambassador of Ecuador, whom I thank for his support for the realization of this event so important for the integration of the Latin American peoples.”
He said that in recent days we also had the presence of the ambassador of the Dominican Republic with a wide cultural billboard an also the ambassador of Peru, with attractive activities for local, national and foreign tourists.
Vila Dosal recalled that the situation of the city as capital of the state is the ideal framework to endorse the bonds of brotherhood that unite all the countries of the continent, and by obtaining for the second time the appointment of the city, as American Capital of Culture, which established a Billboard of the Americas to invite all the countries of America in order to share customs, art and gastronomy, among others.
The ambassador of Ecuador in Mexico, Leonardo Arizaga Schmege, thanked Mérida Mayor’s Office for the invitation to participate in activities related to the cultural capital, actions that have also been carried out in other states of Mexico.
“I want to congratulate Mérida for being, for the second time the American Capital of Culture, that speaks well of the vocation of the city and how it works in cultural matters,” he said.
“Culture unites the peoples, the countries and thank you for inviting us, for your generosity and your welcome,” he added.
In her turn, the executive secretary of Merida, American Capital of Culture, Erika Millet Corona, invited all Meridanos to enjoy the different activities that will be offered during these days, in order to know and enjoy the culture of other countries.
Activities of the Week of Ecuador in Merida
On Thursday 6, at the UADY Faculty of Anthropological Sciences, brings the conference “Ecuador: Achievements and Challenges in the 21st Century” which will be held by the Ambassador of the Republic of Ecuador in Mexico, Leonardo Arizaga Schmegel, at 10 o’clock.
On Friday April 7, the pictorial exhibition “La Niñez”, by the maestro Olmedo Quimbita and the gastronomic show will be inaugurated at 8 pm at the City Museum.
On Saturday April 8 and Sunday April 9, Luis Enrique Cotacachi will offer a concert in the Park of Santa Lucía at 8 and 7 pm respectively.
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