It was reported last week that Juan Ribas Domenech (a one-time adviser to former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa),the former Chairman of the Board of Director of Seguros Sucre, changed his plea to guilty, in the money laundering and bribery scheme he has been...
The District Court of The Hague ruled on September 16, 20202 in favor of Chevron Corporation in its dispute with the Republic of Ecuador, upholding a 2018 arbitral award rendered by an international tribunal administered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration. In its unanimous award, issued pursuant to the U.S.-Ecuador Bilateral Investment Treaty, the international […]
Numbers improve just before 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 22, 2020 We’ve now entered the first week without nationalized restrictions in place under a state of emergency. This means that this week’s review will be the last numbers...
RieliFranciscato: What does the death of the tribal expert tell us about the mysterious isolated villages of the Amazon?
The main memory that Moises Kampe keeps from September 9, 2020 is a sound. A brief noise that he heard seconds before he realized something terrible had happened. A friend of Kampe, the renowned Brazilian expert on indigenous affairs, RieliFranciscato, lay motionless on the ground, wounded in the chest by an arrow. Shortly after he […]
In our “Updates” feature, we follow 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: After Ecuador’s highest appellate court confirms guilt and […]
Around 2,000 people were treated in Cuenca by Guayaquil healthcare providers Fifteen health professionals returned to Guayaquil after spending ten days in Cuenca helping to strengthen the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, in which 126,419 infections were reported in the country with PCR tests as of last Sunday. The team of volunteers was made up […]
We are living in crazy times. It’s almost too much to comprehend. But I found a way to deal with it better. You see, I got my electronic ballot from the US State of Florida this week and filled it out and faxed it back to the Supervisor of Elections in Port St. Lucie. Now, […]