Volume 4, Issue 52

From the week of September 27, 2020

Moreno vetoes the Organic Health Code approved by the Assembly in its entirety

On Friday, President Lenín Moreno vetoed in its entirety, the draft Organic Health Code (COS), which had been approved and submitted by the National Assembly. The legal secretary of the Presidency, Johana Pesántez, read the official letter sent by Moreno to the Assembly at a press conference together with the Minister of Health, Juan Carlos...
Everyone means something to someone

Everyone means something to someone

There was some tragic news over the weekend about an expat couple that passed away last week from carbon monoxide poisoning. It’s so sad in so many ways. Of course, for them, but also for their family in the US who were probably happy that they had continued to be...

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CUENCA SHORTS

Police officer injured in shooting in the center of Cuenca A policeman, a patrol car and a private vehicle were all victims of a shooting that occurring on Monday morning in the San Sebastián neighborhood, in the center of Cuenca. A 45-year-old man fired at least six...

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NEWS UPDATES: Following up on recent stories

NEWS UPDATES: Following up on recent stories

In our “Updates” feature, we follow up on some of our most read stories over the last few weeks. Our goal is to bring our readers up to speed on any news that adds to, changes, or increases the impact of previous topics we’ve covered. Update to: In the middle of a...

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Odebrecht’s Bank of Bribes

Odebrecht’s Bank of Bribes

By Romina Mella, from IDL-Reporteros / Stefan Melichar and Michael Nikbakhsh, from Profil; and ORF of Austria (Translated from the original Spanish published by IDL-Reporters, Lima – Peru) Luiz Eduardo da Rocha Soares was one of the Odebrecht executives who knew all...

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Tame airlines will soon be no more than a memory in Ecuador

Tame airlines will soon be no more than a memory in Ecuador

Back in 1962, Tame (Transportes Aéreos Militares Ecuatorianos) was launched in Ecuador as a military airline. Tame began commercial flights—including international flights to places such as Panama, Havana and Santiago de Chile—in the late 1960’s, operating under the...

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