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Note: Cuenca (Ecuador)

General indications - public traffic - architecture - no harsh poverty - father Crespi and the destruction of Crespi collection

by Michael Palomino (2012)



General indications about Cuenca in Ecuador

The town of Cuenca (with it's full Catholic "Christian" propaganda name "Santa Ana de los 4 ríos de Cuenca") is a town in the Andes of Southern Ecuador on 2450 m over sea level. The suburbs can go up to 2600 m over sea level. The big river is Tomebamba, and there are three little rivers touching the town: Machangara river, Yanuncay river, and Tarqui river [1].

Climate is in warm winter (January) with regular thunderstorm from 2 to 4 o'clock, and with sun in cold summer (July and August).

Totally catholic and racist population - stupid racist mothers with their Colonialist Catholic belief in Cuenca

Population of Cuenca region is practically totally mestizo and stupidly Catholic, above all the mothers are in love with their gringo Jew "Jesus" and don't permit liberties to the daughters and no liberties of belief - and Human Rights and responsibility are only accepted when there is the stupid Jewish gringo "Jesus" who never has been in any location of Southern "America". It's absolutely perverse what these little mothers of Cuenca are producing and they don't liberate themselves from Rome colonialism yet because they are thinking that to love an idea of "Jesus" would bring a better life... and Great Spirit would be for all cultures but is not accepted and also Cuenca police is defending it's gringo Jew of "Jesus"... There is a total psycho terrorism and horror and racism in Cuenca against all other cultures - and they even think that to be racist with their belief of "church of Rome" would be "normal"... - so the population of Cuenca is absolutely racist and crazy. This is the reality.

Catholic racist church in Cuenca

Behavior of Catholic racist church in Cuenca is the same like in Otavalo with all extremism, with rockets and firecrackers in festivities and with processions at 4 o'clock in the morning with big noise waking up all people who want to sleep yet having their dreams. But Catholic racist church of Cuenca wants that one is dreaming only about the Bible and nothing else. And therefore psycho terrorism of Catholic racist church in Cuenca is without end - it's a horror.

Public traffic

Taxis: taxis in Cuenca are - like all taxis in Ecuador - normal yellow limousines and they cannot go forward in peak times because Cuenca has almost no bike traffic which would reduce the car traffic.

Public bus system: public bus system in Cuenca has own lanes for buses and it's fast with magnetic card. There are maps of the town center but bus system is missing in these maps (2012). Urban buses also go to hot springs in neighboring town of Baños.

Airport: first the "Marshal Lamar" airport was far away but now it's almost in the center of the town and starts and landings are very dangerous respectively the town's administration has not had the courage yet for another construction of a new airport outside of the town, can be because there are only some few flights per day.

Architecture in Cuenca

House constructions: historical center of Cuenca is world wide heredity of UNESCO, and the first stony houses of about 300 years of age and the Art Nouveau houses are well saved and renovated.

Street constructions: Cuenca town administration has constructed the streets in the center with big rectangular flat cobblestones which is a half half solution between asphalt and bouldering cobblestone. Bicycle in the center is possible more ore less.

Sidewalks: The pavements of the center of Cuenca are mainly laid in big tiles, sometimes also painted tiles. Pavement edges are mainly of hard granite stone and are almost undestroyable.

Extreme poverty does not exist in Cuenca

The town's population of Cuenca has arranged life in a way so there is no extreme poverty in the town but they installed an "Industrial Park" ("Parque industrial" and there is enough work for all and social programs are well fulfilled. Corruption and false propaganda and theft of funds against the poor is not very distributed in Cuenca but there is solidarity and common sense for holism. There are even coming workers from Guayaquil and from Peru working in Cuenca. All in all Cuenca has got a low rate of criminality. The town has also a modern tramway project (2012).

Unfortunately the high taxes of the country of Ecuador are affecting the mood of the population because since December 2011 all imported products have a higher price by 35 to 40% and the majority of the population has to think two times before spending a cent. That means that also in Cuenca live many people with the danger to fall into poverty.

Solitary work of Padre Crespi

Carlos Crespi Croci (Padre Crespi) 1891-30 April 1982), was a Salesian priest, teacher, musician, conductor, anthropologist, botanist, organizer of cinemas and humanist [2].

Carlos Crespi Croci was a priest of the Salesians and was one of the principal representatives for solitary work in Cuenca (population called him simply "Padre Crespi"). He was working during about 50 years in the Salesian complex of Cuenca with Mariahilf cathedral, as a teacher, musician, conductor and cinema organizer, and he was founding also the Cuenca orchestra and was organizing as the first of the region donation actions for the poor in these times. For communions and Christmas he was walking regularly with his bell giving sweets to children and also to the elder. All this was a big model for the whole region, e.g. with the organization "Foundation of Queens of Cuenca" ("Fundación Reinas de Cuenca").

Crespi had a collection with figurines and relief plates of the past times which were from Tayos cave and were brought by the Ecuadorian natives Shuar of the region as a payment when they got healing from Crespi. Erich von Däniken visited Cuenca since 1972 some times and presented the Crespi collection in his books for all the world. Unfortunately Crespi was not a systematic person and left his treasure of former times without any evaluation and classification. Science did not take earnest this treasury either. Before his death yet his collection (the "Crespi Museum") was sold to Central Bank of Ecuador. Crespi himself died on 30 April 1982. With the money of the sale of the museum the Salesian order built a new school next to Mariahilf church. The figurines of Crespi Museum are in a deposit of Central Bank, and the relief plates have strangely "disappeared" (February 2012) respectively the Salesians affirm that the photos and reports of the Däniken books would be false, but now the truth comes out, because:

There are new investigations of May 2012 indicating

  • that the collection of paintings of Crespi (these were 1,100 paintings of partially famous painters) these paintings are distributed in the whole country as ornaments of big noble halls (news of RTU radio station, 6 May 2012)

  • that before the sale of Crespi Museum to Central Bank the Salesians had clandestinely taken out of Crespi Museum the most precious archaeological objects for themselves and were shifted to Turin in Italy to Salesian center there robbing Ecuador of these precious objects leaving only the "cheap rest" to Central Bank of Ecuador (indication of the writer of Crespi's biography, Luis García Carpio, 7 May 2012)

  • personal objects of Crespi are exposed in his birth village in Legnano (part of Milan), according to indications of García Carpio

  • the Salesians of Cuenca are are denying yet to have relief plates (indication of the Salesian center of Cuenca on 4 May 2012) whereas there are witnesses who have seen relief plates in the corridors of the Salesian center in Cuenca (indications of family members of photographer Vicente Tello)

  • and the museum of Central Bank of Cuenca has not a new curator yet, and therefore no one can see anything of the deposit and nothing can be seen of the figurines of the Tayos cave which had been in the Crespi collection from the Tayos cave (7 May 2012)

  • and add to all this there are apr. 200 big colonial sculptures missing which were in the Crespi collection.

Therefore as a whole the Crespi collecting is destroyed by different criminal forces. By all this the town of Cuenca has lost half of the Crespi collection, and the other half is not accessible. But a visit in Cuenca is worth yet for archaeological interested people with the "Museum of aborigines cultures" ("Museo de las culturas aborigenes").

But the fact that the Crespi collection was "distributed" and is not accessible respectively the fact that the Salesians are going on blocking the relief plates or have distributed them and have robbed precious objects bringing them to Turin - this is a unique scandal in the whole world. In the Crespi case the Salesians are committing frauds and must be punished for robbery and blocking cultural objects of the natives of Ecuador and should get their process with it's penalty for blocking world cultural heritage of past times.



[1] http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuenca_%28Ecuador%29
[2] http://www.goldlibrary.com/father_crespi.html