The financing that Ecuador seeks to obtain with the ICBC Bank of China of up to $1.4 billion, through a financial operation (credit) tied to a commercial operation (sale of crude oil), would have a total cost of between 9.43%, 9.70% and 9.83%, depending on the amount...
It was really all about character
Well, today is election day in the United States. Because of editorial deadlines, I won’t know who has won before I have to turn this column in. In reality, because of all of the early voting, I (and you) probably won’t know for some time who won. Imagine, some states...
Update to: Ecuador has no immediate plans to open borders with Peru and Colombia Published: Volume 5, Issue 4 Borders of Ecuador will remain closed until the Security Cabinet is confident that proper protocols are in place Ecuador’s borders will continue to be closed, while the Sectorial Security Cabinet defines the protocols to follow in […]
Government admits tests in backlog make epidemiologic tracing and prevention impossible
Tracking the spread and outcome of the coronavirus in Ecuador: UPDATED FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2020 Before we get into this week’s numbers, we need to discuss something that has long concerned us and that has finally been brought into the open by the Ministry of Public Health. First, Ecuador’s COVID-19 testing system does not […]
More than 13,000 bodies buried in Guayaquil during the peak of the pandemic
Two marble plates with 3,500 names carved in the stone are a memorial for many of the people who died in the most critical months of the COVID-19 pandemic in Guayaquil. The tribute rises above the lawn of Jardines de Esperanza, a 20-hectare cemetery located in the north of the city. “It is a space […]
Ecuador signs an agreement with the St. Jude Children’s Hospital in the United States
Ecuador signed an agreement last Wednesday with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, for care, research and innovation in treatment of children with cancer in the public health network. The signing of the cooperation agreement between the Ministry of Public Health of Ecuador and the Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital of the United States, came as […]
CUENCA SHORTS 11/3
Ministry of Public Health does massive sampling effort in Cuenca In the Cuenca, researchers completed a sampling program this past Sunday, to see if they could find patients who may have gone through the coronavirus, without knowing it. Thirty brigades from the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) went in search of test subjects throughout the […]
China says it found traces of SARS-CoV-2 in packaging of frozen fish from Ecuador
China has again detected traces of the coronavirus in the packaging of seafood from Ecuador, this time in frozen fish. Chinese authorities have decided to suspend the importation of foods from an Ecuadorian company that sent the product, after traces of SARS-CoV-2 were found in the packages of a batch of frozen fish, the General […]
After near crippling of Ecuador’s floriculture industry, removal of US tariffs to save growers millions of dollars
The export of Ecuadorian flowers was still trying to recover after a series of protests that paralyzed Ecuador in October 2019, when the new coronavirus pandemic hit the country. The situation caused the cancellation of 60% of the industry’s orders and left it in a precarious situation that didn’t seem to have an easy solution. As […]