Are you wondering if you’re eligible to vote in Ecuador next year? Well, if you’ve been a legal expatriate in Ecuador for 5 years or more—as of August 8, 2020—then you are eligible to vote in next year’s Presidential election here in Ecuador. That’s because “The Code...
Tracking the spread and outcome of the coronavirus in Ecuador: UPDATED FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2020 There were some changes made last Wednesday by the National Emergency Operations Committee (COE) that have an impact nationwide: It approved interprovincial, intraprovincial, school and institutional, tourist and urban transport buses to now circulate at 75% of capacity; It […]
Ombudsman’s Office asks the Foreign Ministry to apply diplomatic pressure for the withdrawal of the Chinese fleet
The Office of the Ombudsman of Ecuador has stepped into the debate on the presence of a Chinese fleet—made up of over 300 boats—that has been carrying out fishing activities near the limits of the Exclusive Economic Zone (ZEEI) of the Galapagos Islands. In a statement signed by the Ombudsman, Freddy Carrión Intriago, the organization […]
In a controversial decision that is already being rejected by the mayors of two of Ecuador’s largest cities, the National Emergency Operations Committee (COE) reported this week that it has approved a pilot plan for the voluntary return to classrooms in a single...
Some week’s there is so much crap going on in the world that it’s hard to pick what story line I want to go with. The corruption, the dishonesty, the blatant in your face criminality, the clear undercurrent of racism and the lies, lies, lies are just so demoralizing that sometimes I can barely lift […]
Drug trafficking murders on the Colombia-Ecuador border spread fear and cause increased military activity
In the rural area of Tumaco, close to the border between Nariño, Colombia, and Ecuador, twelve armed groups dedicated to drug trafficking are operating. They’ve been fighting for coca cultivation and drug distribution since 2017, according to reports from the Colombian Army commander, Eduardo Enrique Zapateiro, and the Director of Police Security, Jorge Vargas. InSight […]