A couple of weeks ago, we ran an article on Ecuador Verifica, an initiative in the country that brings together 14 media, 9 civil society organizations and 7 universities. Its objectives are to combat misinformation, verify the veracity of the speeches of the...
Update to: Colombian President Duque agrees to promote Ecuador’s entry into the Pacific Alliance Published: Volume 5, Issue 09 The Pacific Alliance and Ecuador sign terms for future membership On Friday morning, the Pacific Alliance and Ecuador signed the terms of reference to advance in a future negotiation for the incorporation of Ecuador as an associated member of this […]
There was major improvement in the most important pieces of COVID-19 data this week
Tracking the spread and outcome of the coronavirus in Ecuador: UPDATED FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2020 In a sharp turn of events, we feel comfortable in reporting that the country does seem to have seen significant improvement in the spread of COVID-19 over the last week. As our last month of reports makes clear, we […]
He changed my life too
Last week there was a story in the local press about the begging that is occurring on seemingly every street corner in Cuenca. The story pointed out some of the problems related to this, and specifically mentioned the use of children as “props” to entice people to give money. What disturbed me the most about […]
Ecuador moves one step closer to a trade agreement with the United States
Last Tuesday, Ecuador and the United States signed a first-phase trade agreement in Quito. The government emphasized that this is the first firm step towards the achievement of a definitive trade agreement between both nations. This first phase of the agreement was...
Cuenca Short Stories Volume 5, Issue 11
Cyclist hit the tram in Cuenca A cyclist was hit by the tram last Wednesday while he was traveling on Avenida de las Américas, around the Feria Libre sector, in Cuenca. According to the first investigations, the man made an improper turn and as a result of the collision, he received several serious blows. The […]
Attorney General’s office begins the long process to recover $145.4 million Court ordered payments from corruption cases
Now that eight criminal proceedings related to acts of corruption have been concluded, and with their final sentences in the justice system, the Ecuadorian State—a victim of crimes such as illicit enrichment, bribery, fraud, embezzlement, illicit association and money laundering—begins the long road to recover a total of $145.4 million defined as “financial reparation” and […]