The Cuenca Dispatch is a subscription only website. If you enjoy this article, consider subscribing to gain access to weekly reports on Ecuador's economics, politics, crime and more.Does Cuenca need to go back to RED epidemiologic traffic signal? That’s the question...
So how bad will Ecuador’s economy get in 2020?
The Cuenca Dispatch is a subscription only website. If you enjoy this article, consider subscribing to gain access to weekly reports on Ecuador's economics, politics, crime and more.Ecuador is facing one of its worst ever economic crises this year according to the...
Tracking the spread and outcome of the coronavirus in Ecuador: Does Ecuador need to fall back to RED?
UPDATE FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2020 Last week, we reviewed Ecuador’s growing case numbers of positive COVID-19 tests and its mortality rate increases as of the week ending May 31, 2020. At that time, the country was rapidly moving from a RED to a YELLOW designation under the Federal government’s “Traffic light” precautions and restrictions […]
Local governments under suspicion of corruption
Prosecutorial and comptroller processes for alleged irregularities in contracts signed during the health emergency, fell on officials from municipalities and prefectures throughout the country this past week. Provincial and municipal councils were singled out for alleged acts of corruption by their officials. The complaints are especially relevant, because they relate to overpricing and cost deviations […]
Latin American parliaments commit to an action plan to deal with COVID-19
The first Parliamentary Dialogue with Presidents of the Legislative Branches of Latin America and the Caribbean was held this Monday, with a call to multilateral organizations to facilitate access to credits to reactivate the economy of the countries affected by COVID-19. The host country was Ecuador, and within this framework, the President of the National Assembly, César […]
Racism serves no good purpose
There is so much going on in the world that it’s really a shame that we now have to turn our focus to racial strife in the US. This is by no means a column on all the ills of racism or on how to stop it, or why it happens. These are just my […]