Update to: Women quarantine to keep the virus out, but inside the house the danger of domestic violence grows in Ecuador and worldwide Published: Volume 4, Issue 48 Faced with femicide pandemic, the UN says they can be avoided In the world, 80% of intentional murders...
Tracking the spread and outcome of the coronavirus in Ecuador: UPDATED FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2020 The big question this week is where we stand with the spread of COVID-19 in Ecuador’s larger cities, and what does the government say about the numbers. Because the...
You know how someone is about to feed you a line of crap? When they open by saying, “I come only with the power of the Virgin Mother and truth.” That’s what happened last week when a correista led the charge to censure and dismiss Ecuador’s now former Minister of Government, María Paula Romo. As […]
One in 10 residents in Cuenca has already acquired COVID-19. This was revealed by a study titled “Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV 2 in Cuenca,” carried out by the University of Cuenca and the Municipality of Cuenca. Between September 23rd and October 8th, the seroprevalence study was carried out in Cuenca by University of Cuenca researchers David Acurio, […]
María Paula Romo is censored and dismissed as Government Minister for the use of tear gas bombs in October 2019
The National Assembly censured and dismissed María Paula Romo as Minister of Government on November 24th, with 104 votes, after an impeachment process with the main accusation that she authorized the use of expired tear gas bombs in the October 2019 demonstrations. The motion of censure was raised by opposition assembly member, Roberto Gómez (former […]
Ecuador Verifica works to verify the truth of political pronouncements during 2021 electoral campaign
Fight misinformation, verify the veracity of Ecuador’s political speech in the 2021 electoral campaign, and develop tools that allow citizens to decide who they support based on accurate information. Those are the objectives of Ecuador Verifica, a group of Ecuador’s media companies that have promised to fight “fake news” by researching and verifying the truth—or pointing […]
Traditional puppet contest is suspended in Cuenca The traditional contest of old years, that until 2019 was held every December 31st in different neighborhoods of the city of Cuenca, is suspended for this year, the organizers announced. The decision was made to avoid an increase in COVID-19 infections. Weeks ago, a virtual event was proposed as […]
In last week’s virtually held IX Binational Cabinet between Colombia and Ecuador, Colombian President Iván Duque showed his support for Ecuador to join the so-called Pacific Alliance. “I reiterate my commitment, in the face of the pro tempore presidency (of the Alliance) that I will assume very soon, to promote the entry of Ecuador to […]
The new Unified Basic Salary (SBU) of the Ecuadorian worker for 2021 remains at $400. This was decided by the Ministry of Labor, after the workers and employers did not reach an agreement in the National Labor and Wages Council (CNTS), made last Friday. The...