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Rains wreak havoc in Azuay and Cañar

Rains wreak havoc in Azuay and Cañar

The winter weather of these first two months of 2021 has been causing serious problems, especially in cantons such as Pucará, Santa Isabel, Girón and Cuenca, in the province of Azuay; and Azogues, from the province of Cañar. Even in the Morona Santiago province, on...

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Thoughts running around my brain..

Thoughts running around my brain..

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a rambling, thoughts off the top of my head column, but there are so many little ideas wigging inside my brain that I can’t quite scratch away, that I just have to let them out. Let me start with the election here, because it...

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Perez turn to his last resort: the TCE

Perez turn to his last resort: the TCE

"As long as the polls are not opened, we are facing a consummate fraud," said Yaku Pérez. The Pachakutik movement announced on Monday that it will present a subjective appeal requesting the opening and recount of 20,000 records before the Contentious Electoral...

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Will I stay or will I go?

Will I stay or will I go?

Friends here keep asking me what I think about the future of Ecuador, with the likelihood that Andres Arauz will win the April 11th Presidential run-off election. All I can tell them is that from what I read, Arauz will return the country to the ways of Rafael...

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UPDATES 2-23-2021

UPDATES 2-23-2021

Update to: Former President Gustavo Noboa, who brought dollarization to Ecuador dies in US hospital at ag 83 Published: Volume 5, Issue 19 Ecuador pays State honors to former President, Gustavo Noboa At 3:00 p.m. on February 20, 2021, the remains of President Gustavo...

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We just played three-card Monte

We just played three-card Monte

I’m at a loss. I thought that Ecuador’s corruption had been pretty well laid bare over the last 4 years and that much of what had been a tarnished image, had been polished to at least a dull shine. I seem to be wrong. Corruption is the only reason I can find in the...

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UPDATES 02/14/2021

UPDATES 02/14/2021

Update to: Galápagos Islands activate plans to prevent the entry of novel coronavirus to the archipelago Published: Volume 4, Issue 33 Four people arrested for trying to travel to Galapagos with fake COVID-19 tests Four people who intended to travel to the Galapagos...

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Yaku you say?

Yaku you say?

Like many people in Ecuador, I woke up a little surprised on Monday to find that Yaku Perez was actually leading Guillermo Lasso for the second position in Ecuador’s presidential election that took place on Sunday. Both the polls, and common sense, pointed to Lasso...

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UPDATES  2/10/21

UPDATES 2/10/21

Update to: Contentious Electoral Court orders CNE to qualify Abdalá Bucaram Ortiz’s candidacy Published: Volume 5, Issue 10 Criminal proceedings against Abdalá Bucaram will proceed when vote tally is announced With most of the votes counted from the recent election,...

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