Update to: Before you book that airline ticket Published: Volume 5, Issue 23 Panama suspends entry of people who have transited through South America; only nationals and residents will be admitted after testing Panamanian authorities reported this Saturday that a case...
Suicide is the leading cause of death for adolescents in Ecuador
Suicide is the leading cause of death in Ecuadorians under 18 years of age. This according to the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC) 2019 technical report on deaths in the country. That year, intentional self-inflicted injuries were the cause of 148 deaths in minors between the ages of 12 and 17, that is, 17.8% […]
It really isn’t time to go out and play
This week the National COE decided to put restrictions on driving for the holiday weekend. This is in light of the huge increase in cases and deaths that are being reported for the last week. There are reports that parts of the hospital system are collapsing under the weight of patient admissions. Doctors are saying […]
Uber adds services in Ecuador to expand its user base
With a presence in eight Ecuadorian cities and 88,000 drivers who have downloaded its travel app, Uber is trying to grow its customer base in Ecuador by targeting other segments. The travel and delivery technology platform, which has been in Ecuador for three years, where its presence has not been without objections from the taxi drivers’ union, […]
Restrictions Reinstated As Hospitals Nationwide Are On Verge Of Collapse
This week, the National Emergency Operations Committee (COE-N) implemented driving restrictions for the Easter holiday period from April 1st thru April 4th. The reasons for this are the explosion of new cases that are occurring nationwide and the significant increase in the number of new COVID-19 related deaths. Added to this is the fear that […]
Nearly 200 Baby Tortoises Seized at Galápagos Airport
Officials at an airport in the Galápagos Islands seized 185 baby tortoises on Sunday that were wrapped in plastic and packed in a suitcase that was bound for mainland Ecuador, according to authorities. The tortoises were discovered in a red suitcase that was on its way to the port city of Guayaquil during an inspection […]
Mayor of Cuenca requests a new airport for the city
Last week, the Mayor of Cuenca issued a letter to Ecuador’s two final Presidential candidates for the April 11th election. Pedro Palacios, Mayor of Cuenca, issued a statement on his official social media accounts to make requests to the two candidates who will contest...
Container houses, a real estate solution that makes its way in Ecuador
To acquire this type of housing, considered easy to mobilize and ranging from $ 10,000 to $ 15,000, you must have a space or land. In the last decade, containers have become a new architectural element in Ecuador, used to build, under a new concept, different spaces...