This past Saturday, an Ecuadorian student attending Notre Dame University in the United States, died after being hit by a van while she was walking home with friends after anevening out. Valeria Espinel Trujillo, a 19-year-old young woman from Guayaquil was killed...
As the country focuses on the impact of COVID-19, Ecuador’s Vice President seeks ways to reduce childhood malnutrition
Back in late August, Ecuadorian Vice President María Alejandra Muñoz, toured the Ubuntu community dining room located on Trinitaria Island, south of Guayaquil, which has delivered more than 12 thousand dishes and feeds 150 children a month. This Ubuntu kitchen will...
An investment of 2.4% of GDP could mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in 715,000 households with children and adolescents
According to a study developed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Ecuador, it is estimated that 3.1 million girls, boys and adolescents will fall into multidimensional poverty at the end of this year. This means that their homes will suffer one or more deprivations in education, health, food, housing, work and social security due to […]
Tracking the spread and outcome of the coronavirus in Ecuador: UPDATED FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2020 Now five weeks out from the lifting of the national restrictions, and two weeks out from the 3-day weekend holiday in October, we are starting to see a rise in new cases of the coronavirus across half of the […]
Update to: Tame airlines will soon be no more than a memory in Ecuador Published: Volume 4, Issue 52 With legal action and sit-in, former TAME workers demand labor rights A group of former employees of TAME airline presented a protection action this week in the North Judicial Complex in Quito, claiming their employer retirement […]
Ecuador will not rush to open its land borders with Colombia and Peru until a mechanism is found to guarantee health security measures in coordination with neighboring governments. "We depend on the decisions taken by neighboring countries, especially Peru, which has...
No Pase del Niño this year in Cuenca The Pase del brings together thousands of people in the center of the city each December 24th, but the tradition won’t be happening in Cuenca this year, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement issued by the Municipality of Cuenca and the Archdiocese, they have announced that the […]
Cecilia Méndez is the new Prefect of Azuay. She assumed the position after the resignation of Yaku Pérez Guartambel, who is running for the Presidency of Ecuador in its 2021 election. Méndez, a 53-year-old sociologist will be in office until 2023. She says that while she has a role to represent the Pachakutik movement, she’ll be […]
I promised myself (and you all) that I would try to not pay attention to the 2020 US election anymore, as I had already voted and what happened between then and November 3rd didn’t really need to matter to me anymore. But, I’ve not been able to quarantine myself from that completely, as almost everything […]