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Volume 5, Issue 22
March 7, 2021
Turtles, Tortoises and Iguanas reintroduced to their natural habitats in Yasuní National Park and Galapagos

Turtles, Tortoises and Iguanas reintroduced to their natural habitats in Yasuní National Park and Galapagos

On Saturday, sixty-six (66) charapas tortoises (Podocnemis unifilis) were released in the Yasuní National Park, located in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The park rangers of the Yasuní National Park carried out the release as part of their contribution to caring for the environment of the Ecuadorian Amazon, within the framework of the campaign “Stop, illegal wildlife trafficking […]

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UPDATES: 03-09-2021

UPDATES: 03-09-2021

Update to: CNE cancels election recount and Perez says “Don’t even dream that we are going to support Lasso”Published: Volume 5, Issue 19Yaku Pérez supporters maintain the road closures in the Austro The Cuenca-Girón-Pasaje road, in the Y sector of Tarqui, was blocked again on Monday morning, March 8, 2021 by supporters of the Pachakutik […]

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Rates of new cases and new deaths, number of hospital admissions, number of ICU patients and rate of positivity all decrease.

Rates of new cases and new deaths, number of hospital admissions, number of ICU patients and rate of positivity all decrease.

This week, for the first time, the Ministry of Health added an Appendix to its Infographic Report, that is apparently meant to add insight to the figures that it is collecting. Frankly, we found it to offer little information when the entire scope of the data collected is analyzed. There were, however, a few points […]

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Sho(o)t me, please

Sho(o)t me, please

When I was young, I used to love to play those scratch-off lottery tickets. My heart rate would actually go up when I was scraping off those little silver spots of foil (?), just the anticipation of winning something was almost worth the $1. [Now my heart rate goes up...

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Leading economist stresses importance of the Defense of the Dollarization bill

Leading economist stresses importance of the Defense of the Dollarization bill

The Executive and Legislature continue to spar over bringing up a vote on the bill for the Defense of Dollarization, as part of the reforms to the Monetary Code. The document, classified as an urgent economic need, has already had two objections from the Legislative Administration Council (CAL), whose members alleged errors of form and certain […]

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Constitutional Court says the prison massacre is a direct result of the Government’s lack of response to problems identified over two years ago

Constitutional Court says the prison massacre is a direct result of the Government’s lack of response to problems identified over two years ago

Two years have passed without the government solving the problems of the Social Rehabilitation System, which oversees a national prison population of almost 40 thousand people. This is according to the most recent ruling of the Constitutional Court, that has begun to review compliance with the opinions issued as decrees of states of exception in […]

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