It’s been almost a year since Houston, Texas expat Nancy Thalmann was killed in her Challuabamba home while her husband Doyle slept in the next room. Her attacker was finally sentenced this past week. The Azuay Criminal Guarantees Court unanimously sentenced Alfredo...
Update to: Women quarantine to keep the virus out, but inside the house the danger of domestic violence grows in Ecuador and worldwid Published: Volume 4, Issue 48 Woman in Shushufindi was killed by her partner, who later committed suicide Inhabitants of the Los Bosques neighborhood, in Shushufindi, in Sucumbíos province, woke up this Saturday […]
Truth is breaking thru
This week we are all being inundated with volumes of witty, angry, happy, stupid, smart, and all-around lifeless columns about what Donald Trump is doing in his reaction to his loss in the 2020 US Presidential Election. And it’s not just he who is being written about...
Overall hospitalizations fall while ICU patients and deaths rise
Tracking the spread and outcome of the coronavirus in Ecuador: UPDATED FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2020 Across the country, reported cases of coronavirus are going up, hospitals are seeing more admissions and ICU beds are becoming scarce, and places that had seemed to...
Online purchases flowing into Ecuador via 4×4 shipments
With the pandemic restricting mobility, many Ecuadorians have been gravitating toward the option of buying online in stores abroad and receiving their packages by courier or express mail. Likewise, operations for this have been gaining ground in the country and are even diversifying their services to move around these purchases. Courier companies that provide these […]
Market banding and lower consumption reduces Government fuel subsidy costs by 65%
Last October, the country went through a “shutdown,” not from the coronavirus pandemic, but rather from the Government’s attempt to remove fuel subsidies that in some shape of form had been in place since the 1970’s. The government sought to reduce (or cancel) the subsidy as part of its austerity measures, to try to plug […]
Glovo, Rappi and UberEats see massive increases in users during pandemic
The reduction in mobility due to COVID-19 accelerated the number of users of applications such as Glovo, Rappi and Uber in the country. This increase caused these companies to apply strategies to improve or maintain service during and after the pandemic, discover new market niches and expand their coverage in sectors where demand arose. Daniel Arévalo, […]
Ecuador reaches agreements to acquire COVID-19 vaccines for 65% of the population
Last Thursday it was announced that Ecuador closed an agreement with AstraZeneca for the acquisition of five million doses of the vaccine that it is developing with the University of Oxford. According to the World Health Organization, worldwide there are eleven...
ECLAC says G20 and IMF must help boost Latin America’s economy
Last week, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), requested the cooperation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the G20 to help Latin America and the Caribbean continue to apply expansionary fiscal and monetary policies to mitigate a crisis that it estimates will last longer than expected. In a virtual meeting […]
CUENCA SHORT STORIES 11-17-2020
Cuenca achieved the title of Artisan and Diverse City of the world The capital of Azuay achieved a new international title this week. The World Craft Council, a non-governmental body affiliated with Unesco and created in 1964 to safeguard handicrafts has given Cuenca the title of a, “City of Art and Diversity of the World.” […]