On Friday, President Lenín Moreno vetoed in its entirety, the draft Organic Health Code (COS), which had been approved and submitted by the National Assembly. The legal secretary of the Presidency, Johana Pesántez, read the official letter sent by Moreno to the...
Lives interrupted: the impact of COVID-19 on girls and young women
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Over the last few months, Plan International studied the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on girls and young women around the world. Their comprehensive study resulted in a 36-page report titled, “Halting Lives: The impact of COVID-19on girls […]
Everyone means something to someone
There was some tragic news over the weekend about an expat couple that passed away last week from carbon monoxide poisoning. It’s so sad in so many ways. Of course, for them, but also for their family in the US who were probably happy that they had continued to be...
Police officer injured in shooting in the center of Cuenca A policeman, a patrol car and a private vehicle were all victims of a shooting that occurring on Monday morning in the San Sebastián neighborhood, in the center of Cuenca. A 45-year-old man fired at least six shots towards the public roadway from the balcony […]
NEWS UPDATES: Following up on recent stories
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: In the middle of a fraud and now […]
Odebrecht’s Bank of Bribes
By Romina Mella, from IDL-Reporteros / Stefan Melichar and Michael Nikbakhsh, from Profil; and ORF of Austria (Translated from the original Spanish published by IDL-Reporters, Lima – Peru) Luiz Eduardo da Rocha Soares was one of the Odebrecht executives who knew all about the money laundering system for the payment of bribes that Odebrecht set up from the […]
Tame airlines will soon be no more than a memory in Ecuador
Back in 1962, Tame (Transportes Aéreos Militares Ecuatorianos) was launched in Ecuador as a military airline. Tame began commercial flights—including international flights to places such as Panama, Havana and Santiago de Chile—in the late 1960’s, operating under the...
Numbers are near flat in first week of results since Cantons took over control of restrictions
Tracking the spread and outcome of the coronavirus in Ecuador: UPDATED FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 This week’s numbers begin to give us a picture of the impact that the removal of national restrictions will have on the country. This first week (two weeks post-cancellation of the state of emergency) is just a small peek […]