At the end of 2016, the United States Department of Justice made it known that Ecuador was part of a corruption plot led by the Odebrecht company to obtain public contracts through the delivery of bribes. Last week, they clued Ecuador in to another scandal: between...
Update to: Women quarantine to keep the virus out, but inside the house the danger of domestic violence grows in Ecuador and worldwidePublished: Volume 4, Issue 48Violence due to gender identity affects 74.5% of women “Defend yourself as a man to see if you can” a group of 4 men shouted at María (protected name) […]
Tracking the spread and outcome of the coronavirus in Ecuador: UPDATED FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020 This week we openly challenge announcements made this week proclaiming that the Galapagos had the highest rate of increase in new cases, followed by Azuay province. Our challenge is because the government is continuing to rely on sampling data […]
Last month, the National Assembly approved a bill that seeks to reduce the use and trade of single-use plastic material such as bags, straws, containers for beverages and food. The bill now awaits the signature of Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno for final approval....
With the reforms to the Organic Law of the Legislative Function, in force since November 6, 2020, the Ethics Committee of the National Assembly has resurfaced, after having been eliminated first in the 2008 Constitution, and then again in parliamentary law in 2009. Before 2008, the Ethics Committee acted as the legislators’ trial court and […]
Young man murdered in early morning hours in Miraflores The National Police reported that it is investigating a violent death that occurred in Cuenca at dawn on Sunday, December 6, 2020. The crime occurred around 04:30 in the morning, on the Camino a Miraflores and Calle De la Tonada, in the Miraflores sector. Juan Bermeo, […]
The Contentious Electoral Tribunal (TCE) ordered the National Electoral Council (CNE) to qualify the list of national assembly members submitted by the Fuerza Ecuador (Fuerza EC) party, which includes the former president of the Republic, Abdalá Bucaram Ortiz. “Provide the qualification of the list of candidates for national assembly members proposed by the Political Party FUERZA EC, list 10, for the […]
As I sit here in Yunguilla relatively protected from the coronavirus, I can’t help but read about the devastation it is causing worldwide. Europe seems to be going thru a serious “second wave” of the infection (though some claim it may even be a third wave). The US doesn’t seem to have ever stopped its […]