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Volume 5, Issue 24
March 21, 2021
Yaku Pérez tells his supporters to vote their conscience, Pachakutik tells them to vote “null”

Yaku Pérez tells his supporters to vote their conscience, Pachakutik tells them to vote “null”

Last Thursday, presidential candidate of the Pachakutik (PK) political movement, Yaku Pérez Guartambel, spread a message on social networks telling his supporters to do what their “conscience determines,” in the April 11th elections, in which Ecuadorians will elect the President and Vice President of the Republic for the next four years. “I do not order or […]

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UPDATES 3-24-21

UPDATES 3-24-21

Update to: Glovo, Rappi and UberEats see massive increases in users during pandemic Published: Volume 5, Issue 7 Pedios Ya (Orders) has already replaced Glovo and starts operating in nine cities in the country With initial coverage in nine cities in the country, PediosYa, a delivery platform in Latin America, started its operations last Wednesday. This follows the October […]

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Rate Of New Deaths And New Cases Rises, Hospitalizations Are Second Highest Since Pandemic Began

Rate Of New Deaths And New Cases Rises, Hospitalizations Are Second Highest Since Pandemic Began

Tracking the spread and outcome of the coronavirus in Ecuador: Updated for Tuesday, March 24, 2021 This week the government reported that Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas and Manabí provinces are seeing a 51% positivity rate, followed by Orellana at 49%. These numbers far exceed the national rate of about 30%, and the global rate […]

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National COE loosens up COVID-19 entry restrictions at both international airports

National COE loosens up COVID-19 entry restrictions at both international airports

As of Monday, the National Emergency Operations Committee (COE) has instituted new control measures in the international arrivals area of ​​the Mariscal Sucre airport, in Quito, and the José Joaquín de Olmedo airport in Guayaquil, to promote the arrival of more travelers safely to these two cities. Perhaps the most significant change in the rules […]

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Leaving on a jet plane…

Leaving on a jet plane…

Well, I did it. I booked a flight back to the US to get a COVID-19 vaccine shot. Actually, two shots, three weeks apart. I had signed up for the vaccine in Florida, which is my legal residence, and really didn’t expect to see anything happen soon, as the entire...

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