Last week, Ecuador’s National Court of Cassation—its highest appellate court—rejected all appeals relating to guilt for the 20 defendants* in the Bribery 2012-2016 case. What this means is that among other things, former Ecuadorian President, Rafael Correa will be...
What was old is new again, sort of
Boy, what a surreal afternoon. Today was the start of the NFL season and I have to say, I was happily surprised with the fact that it seemed somewhat normal. But as we know, “normal” is a relative term now. Right? This “normal” consisted of no fans in the seats and piped in sounds of […]
Varying requirements for air travel in and around Ecuador will cause confusion for passengers
A negative RT-PCR test certificate is still requirement for passengers arriving in Ecuador through any of the entry points (air, land or sea). All persons must present to the Ministry of Health personnel an RT-PCR test with a negative result, issued no more than 10...
UPDATES: Following up on recent stories
This week we are introducing our “Updates” feature, which follows up on some of our most read stories over the last few weeks. Our goal is to bring our readers up to speed on any news that adds to, changes, or increases the impact of previous topics we’ve covered. Update to: Ecuador’s debt ratings improve, […]
As Ecuador enters its first week without the state of emergency, COVID-19 case numbers change again as labs begin entering own data
Tracking the spread and outcome of the coronavirus in Ecuador: UPDATED FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 As Ecuador enters its first week without a State of Emergency for the first time in 6 months, the country finds itself in a state of chaos instead. With no national plan in force any longer, 221 cantons are […]
The dichotomy of working women in Ecuador
On the one hand, Ecuador can boast that it has seen an increase in the number of women leading companies in the country in recent years. Yet, on the other hand working women in rural communities are being paid well below what working men earn, and only a small fraction has social security. The differences […]
IDB elects US hard-liner Mauricio Claver-Caroneas its next president
Last June, the US government nominated lawyer and advisor to President Donald Trump, Mauricio Claver-Carone, as a candidate for the presidency of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). And this past weekend, through an extraordinary meeting of the Board of Governors of the IDB that took place electronically from the Bank’s headquarters in Washington, DC, Claver-Carone was […]