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Volume 5, Issue 19
February 14, 2021
We just played three-card Monte

We just played three-card Monte

I’m at a loss. I thought that Ecuador’s corruption had been pretty well laid bare over the last 4 years and that much of what had been a tarnished image, had been polished to at least a dull shine. I seem to be wrong. Corruption is the only reason I can find in the...

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UPDATES 02/14/2021

UPDATES 02/14/2021

Update to: Galápagos Islands activate plans to prevent the entry of novel coronavirus to the archipelagoPublished: Volume 4, Issue 33Four people arrested for trying to travel to Galapagos with fake COVID-19 tests Four people who intended to travel to the Galapagos Islands were apprehended by police after inconsistencies were found in the COVID-19 certificates they […]

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Number of new COVID-19 deaths rises dramatically

Number of new COVID-19 deaths rises dramatically

Tracking the spread and outcome of the coronavirus in Ecuador: Updated for Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Last week we expressed our concerns that the post-election numbers would rise and that we would see more deaths in the coming weeks. Those fears have started to be realized. Though we are only in the beginning of the […]

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Remigio Crespo has slowly evolved into an informal land terminal

Remigio Crespo has slowly evolved into an informal land terminal

According to the latest 2019 property registry of the Municipality of Cuenca, there are 16 businesses that offer interprovincial passenger van transport on Avenida Remigio Crespo. Some of these companies even offer transportation service between provinces in private vehicles, and also, the transfer of parcels to different parts of the country. According to the Municipality’s […]

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Only half of Ecuador’s family businesses have a generational succession plan

Only half of Ecuador’s family businesses have a generational succession plan

During the last year, several Ecuadorian family businesses have registered important changes in their management structure. Changes that have begun to mark generational changes in these companies. Some of these transitions have been generated in the midst of the pandemic due to the death of its founders, head of the board or due to a succession that has […]

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Former President Gustavo Noboa, who brought dollarization to Ecuador dies in US hospital at ag 83

Former President Gustavo Noboa, who brought dollarization to Ecuador dies in US hospital at ag 83

Former President of Ecuador, Gustavo Noboa Bejerano, died Tuesday after brain surgery carried out in the United States. Noboa was at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami (United States), where he had undergone surgery on February 9 for a meningioma tumor in his brain. Diego Noboa, son of the ex-president, confirmed a day after the surgery […]

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ECB will may be able to cover 100% of deposits by 2026

ECB will may be able to cover 100% of deposits by 2026

Last week, the Legislative Administration Council (CAL) of the Assembly sent the bill for the Defense of Dollarization back to the President because it had constitutional and legal errors. The corrected version of the text will be back in the hands of the Assembly...

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