It’s been a long time since I’ve done a rambling, thoughts off the top of my head column, but there are so many little ideas wigging inside my brain that I can’t quite scratch away, that I just have to let them out. Let me start with the election here, because it...
Perez turn to his last resort: the TCE
“As long as the polls are not opened, we are facing a consummate fraud,” said Yaku Pérez. The Pachakutik movement announced on Monday that it will present a subjective appeal requesting the opening and recount of 20,000 records before the Contentious Electoral Tribunal (TCE). Lawyer Julio César Sarango said that the National Electoral Council, CNE, is flagrantly violating the Constitution. “The electoral body […]
CNE confirmed the candidates for the second Presidential electoral round
The debate between the winners, Arauz and Lasso will be on March 21st This Tuesday, March 2, 2021, through a national broadcast, the National Electoral Council (CNE) ratified the results of the first electoral round that gave the candidates Andrés Arauz (Unes) and Guillermo Lasso (Creo-PSC) first and second place in the contest. In addition, […]
Prison massacres were gang related, point out lack of guards and equipment
The massacre in three prisons in Ecuador, which occurred on February 23rd, reflects "a high level of corruption in the prison system and the power of drug trafficking within and without," says Colonel Mario Pazmiño, former director of intelligence for the army. The...
Rains wreak havoc in Azuay and Cañar
The winter weather of these first two months of 2021 has been causing serious problems, especially in cantons such as Pucará, Santa Isabel, Girón and Cuenca, in the province of Azuay; and Azogues, from the province of Cañar. Even in the Morona Santiago province, on February 15th, the Emergency Operations Committee (COE) declared an emergency due […]
CAL rejects Defense of Dollarization bill again, economic analysts express concern
On February 8th, President Lenín Moreno sent his first version of the bill for the Defense of Dollarization to the National Assembly. This bill would reform the Organic Monetary and Financial Code (Comyf). The President asked that this initiative be treated as an...
Rates of new cases and new deaths, number of hospital admissions, number of ICU patients and rate of positivity all increase. Vaccination plan released.
Tracking the spread and outcome of the coronavirus in Ecuador: Updated for Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Last week we saw a decrease in the number of new cases and new deaths associated with the coronavirus, but we also saw hospitals struggling under the weight of hospital admissions Cuenca for example reported “an accelerated growth” that […]