How bad is the pandemic affecting life in Ecuador? A better question to start with would be is how bad has the pandemic hit Latin America, and specifically Ecuador and its neighbors Peru and Colombia? Sadly, as of August 3rd, the COVID-19 outbreak has caused almost 5...
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.A good friend of mine and Codie’s (and my Mom) told us this week that he is getting...
As the government gets farther behind with its testing program, the numbers suggest little progress is being made in reducing viral spread
Tracking the spread and outcome of the coronavirus in Ecuador: UPDATED FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2020 In this report we have been tracking the spread of the coronavirus for over 3 months, and one of the indicators of the government’s response to it is the country’s COVID-19 testing program. Of all the numbers we follow […]
The whales have returned to Ecuador’s coast without an audience and facing growing danger from foreign fishing
It’s whale season in Ecuador. More specifically, it is whale watching time on Ecuador’s coast, from Playas, to Puerto Lopez, to Manta, when hundreds of humpback whales (or jubartas) return each year to follow food sources, to birth their young,to mate and to dance in the ocean.They travel seven thousand kilometers from the cold waters […]
Reactívate Ecuador disperses $93 million in low-interest loans to micro, small and medium size businesses
Rossy Bastidas owns the hairdressing salon The Collection and reopened the doors of her business on May 25th—using biosafety protocols—after she had to close it due to the pandemic. Located in the city of Santo Domingo, she saw few customers after she reopened, but now she says, little by little people have begun to come back […]
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.A United States plan that could benefit the region, including Ecuador, stimulates...
Ecuador will participate in clinical trials of the coronavirus vaccine being supported by COVAX, one of the major projects in the race to the cure for COVID-19, Ecuador’s Minister of Public Health, Juan Carlos Zevallos, announced on Wednesday. In an appearance before the Committee on Oversight of the National Assembly (Parliament), Zevallos explained that the Government realizes the efforts that have to be made to ensure that the country receives the vaccines it needs as soon […]