Last weekend, the National Electoral Council (CNE) held a mandatory presidential debate over two days, for the participation of 16 registered candidates for the February 7th elections. The debates took place on Saturday and Sunday evenings at the National Theater of...
Update to: Tame airlines will soon be no more than a memory in Ecuador Published: Volume 4, Issue 52 Airline routes of Tame are offered to Latam Ecuador The operating permits held by Tame EP have been revoked and the frequencies left by the national flag carrier will go to companies that remain in the domestic market. […]
As the coronavirus spreads post holidays, hospitals fill up across Ecuador
Tracking the spread and outcome of the coronavirus in Ecuador: UPDATED FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2020 THE NUMBERS As we reported last week, Ecuador’s number of new cases of COVID-19—and associated deaths—have been on the rise for the last three weeks, likely as a result of removal of the state of emergency (as required by […]
Let it go, focus on the country
What to say about the goings on in the United States last week, that hasn’t already been said? Perhaps the only thing is to write about it personally. So, I’ll say this. Shame and sadness. That’s what I felt when I saw what happened at the U.S. Capital building on January 6, 2021. Shame, because […]
Ecuador Verifica fact checks more Presidential campaign claims
Over the last few weeks, we’ve run articles from 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 candidates (and their supporters or detractors) for the 2021 Ecuadorian election, and to develop […]
Cuenca Shorts 1-10
Campaign for the referendum on mining begins This Monday began the mining consultation campaign that will be voted on in Cuenca on February 7th. The groups in favor of “Yes” and “No” announced physical and digital strategies to reach the majority of voters with their message, while the National Electoral Council (CNE) warns that they will […]
Battle over entry thru Guayaquil airport heats up…again
On January 5, 2021, Wilson Tenorio, President of the Guayas College of Physicians, urgently asked that flights from Europe be suspended due to the increase in cases on that continent from the new strain of the coronavirus detected in the United Kingdom. The request...