After one week, the Ministry of Health has decided to discontinue providing an Appendix that was meant to provide further insight into the daily Infographic Report. As we pointed out last week, there was little in the sense of new or valuable information in the...
The Constitutional Court will decide if animals are objects, or if they have rights
Although Ecuador was the first country in the region to recognize the rights of nature in its Constitution, animals are considered movable property, comparable to objects, according to the Civil Code. This could change in the coming days, since the Constitutional Court selected the Estrellita case to analyze if fauna is a subject of law, […]
Pérez appeal rejected, Arauz and Lasso begin campaigns on Tuesday
This Sunday, the plenary of the Contentious Electoral Tribunal (TCE), unanimously denied the subjective appeal raised by the Pachakutik (PK) movement and its candidate Yaku Pérez, against the results of the election of the presidential binomial of Ecuador’s first electoral round. The ruling denies the appeal filed by Yaku Pérez, candidate for the Presidency of the Republic […]
Eight countries have suspended use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine over fears of blood clots
The Netherlands has become the latest country to suspend use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine over concerns about possible side effects, even as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) say there is no proof of a link between the vaccine and reports of blood clots. Eight countries have so far […]
Ecuador has record non-oil exports in 2020 despite COVID-19
Ecuador’s head of Foreign Trade, Iván Ontaneda, reported this Friday in a meeting with US investors that in 2020, the country registered a “historical” record of non-oil exports of almost $15 billion, despite the circumstances of the pandemic. “There was an increase in volume and diversification of 10% compared to 2019,” said the Minister. Ontaneda […]
Conditions such as these…
I’m writing this in a hurry this morning, not because of a publishing deadline, but because we lost power again sometime in the middle of the night—and still don’t have it back yet—and I don’t have enough juice left in the old laptop to waste, waxing and waning about what I’m going to write. Here’s […]
Before you book that airline ticket
The restrictions due to COVID-19, as well as the lack of control of cases here, are causing several countries to block entry of those coming from Ecuador, in some cases regardless of vaccination or PCD test status. Over the last several months, the restrictions for...