Ecuadorean women are using code words to seek help in situations of domestic violence as the country’s quarantine is creating conditions for increased abuse of women and children and has also forced the closure of many organizations that provide support. Some women...
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This week I wrote a first draft of this column about the chaos in American and who is really at fault and how people who just stand by and take it, or worse support it, are not really patriots of the country. It was an obvious push back to President Trump’s idea of what a […]
Chaos takes shape as local governments install their own regulations against the COVID-19 pandemic
Tracking the spread and outcome of the coronavirus in Ecuador: UPDATED FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 As was announced last week, in less than two weeks the government will remove itself from overseeing the nationwide restrictions on mobility and curfews (among other constraints), with the idea that the provinces may institute them under ordinances that […]
Ecuadorian is a winner of the One Young World Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Created to identify and promote the world’s most revolutionary entrepreneurs, the One Young World Entrepreneur of the Year Award honors five leaders—aged 35 and under—who have been judged on the positive social impact of their business ventures and how they are inspiring others with their leadership. This year, Ecuadorian entrepreneur Daniela Fernandez was one of […]
IMF and Ecuador reach agreement on $6.5 billion low-interest loan
Last Friday afternoon, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced that its technical team reached an agreement in principle with the Ecuadorian government. The agreement establishes an “exceptional access” of $6.5 billion over the next 27 months. Ceyda Oner, leader of the IMF mission in Ecuador,said, “I am pleased to announce that the Ecuadorian authorities and the […]
Hong Kong, Netherlands, Belgium, US and now Ecuador confirm reinfections of coronavirus
Many believe that patients recovering from COVID-19 have immunity against reinfection because most develop a neutralizing antibody response. However, there is now evidence that in some people, antibody levels fade after a few months. Last week a new study described a 33-year-old man who was treated at the hospital for a mild case of the virus (he […]
End of “state of exception” may not mean end of restrictions
The culmination of the “state of exception” does not mean ending the restrictions that were instituted in Ecuador on March 16, 2020, to contain the spread of COVID-19. The regulations on vehicular traffic, the operation of transport in all modalities, the use of...