Volume 4, Issue 22
December 29, 2019
Giving

Giving

We got a late start today and I suspect many of you did as well! It’s the day after Christmas and we had a party with a group of 12 people yesterday. Fun was had by all, but not in the usual way. Few gifts were passed between friends, because we did something...

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EMOV adds more traffic control vehicles in Cuenca

EMOV adds more traffic control vehicles in Cuenca

A new fleet of vehicles for traffic control were acquired by the Municipal Mobility Company, (EMOV), to strengthen patrols in various parts of the city. There is a total of 13 new units that have all the technological equipment, according to Juan Carlos Aguirre, EMOV...

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IESS sustainability projected to last until 2058

IESS sustainability projected to last until 2058

The disability, old-age and death insurance reserve of the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security, IESS, will be positive until 2058 if the State complies with its contribution of 40 percent. Otherwise, the positive reserve will be maintained only until 2023. This is...

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Home voting to expand to include disabled citizens over 50

Home voting to expand to include disabled citizens over 50

Ecuador’s “Home Voting” process is going to be expanded to include people with disabilities aged 50 or older. In the last sectional elections, Home Voting was only available to seniors over the age of 65. José Cabrera, National Electoral Councilor, emphasizes that the...

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Cuenca-Azogues highway reopens after landslide

Cuenca-Azogues highway reopens after landslide

After three weeks of work, the staff and machinery of the Ministry of Transportation and Public Works was able to stabilize a slope and remove the material that closed one of the lanes of the Cuenca-Azogues highway from December 1st thru Saturday, December 21, 2019....

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Damage from sunken Galápagos barge quickly contained

Damage from sunken Galápagos barge quickly contained

After the sinking of a cargo barge—called the Orca—in the San Cristóbal canton, in the Galapagos archipelago, on Sunday, December 22, 2019, the Ministry of Environment of Ecuador stated that the risk of the environmental impact of the diesel spill " has decreased...

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Ecuador and Chile sign conservation cooperation agreement

Ecuador and Chile sign conservation cooperation agreement

Ecuador and Chile are preparing to begin the exchange of experiences in the field of sustainable development and ecosystem conservation. The initiative was formalized through a cooperation agreement signed between the Governing Council of the Special Regime of...

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Ecuador grants 9,001 temporary visas to Venezuelans

Ecuador grants 9,001 temporary visas to Venezuelans

Ecuador has granted 9,001 “Temporary Residency Exception Visas for Humanitarian Reasons” to Venezuelan citizens as part of the three months old regularization process. President Lenin Moreno signed decree 826 allowing this type of visa through the end of March, 2020....

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After 71 days Pabón’s preventive detention revoked

After 71 days Pabón’s preventive detention revoked

This past Tuesday, a court in Quito decided to revoke the preventive detention against the prefect of the province of Pichincha, Paola Pabón, who had been detained for 71 days for her alleged rebellion during the protests that rocked the country at the beginning of...

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