The organization 1-800 Migrante, has registered the disappearance of ten illegal Ecuadorian migrants on the border between Mexico and the United States, between March and May 2021. Johanna Tapia dreamed of leaving her job in a beauty parlor in Guayaquil and traveling...
Draft Law on Freedom of Expression does not observe mandate of 2011 popular consultation, may be discussed by legislature this week
The draft “Organic Law on Freedom of Expression and Communication” signed by President Lasso on his first day in office and sent to the National Assembly, does not include the constitutional mandate of the popular consultation of 2011, regarding the existence of the Council of Regulation, that regulates the dissemination of content of sexual or […]
Update to: National COE loosens up COVID-19 entry restrictions at both international airports Published: Volume 5, Issue 24 Beginning June 3rd, American Airlines will have 6 daily flights between Quito, Guayaquil and Miami American Airlines will soon have three daily trips to Miami, from both Quito and Guayaquil. After receiving approval from the Ecuadorian Civil […]
Numbers Of Deaths And Hospitalizations Fall, But Drop In Sampling And Testing Make Following New Cases Meaningless
One full week after Ecuador’s mobility restrictions were lifted it appears that the rate and number of new cases of COVID-19 have fallen; however, in the first week of reporting under the new Government, the rate of new samples collected and tests completed have fallen, and the rate of backlogged tests has increased. With that […]
Three young Ecuadorians seek to bring electricity to the most remote areas of the country
Bringing electricity to the most remote rural areas of Ecuador, especially the Amazon, and thus improving the living conditions of peasants and indigenous people are María Iglesias, Dalena León and Ronny Velasteguí, inventors of the Energy Ball, main objectives. In...
Guillermo Lasso presents vaccination plan against Covid-19
On Monday afternoon, President Guillermo Lasso offered details of his plan to vaccinate 9 million people for Covid-19 within the first 100 days of his administration. This came after a new platform was launched on Saturday that lets citizens verify the place where...
Give the guy a chance
I’ve got to admit that I’m curious to see how President Lasso is going to move forward on several fronts. First, he tried to clean up a big mess on his first day and is now getting slapped around by the assembly because of it. He signed a draft law on freedom of the press, […]
Experts say salary hike to $500 will be a tough offer to keep
The plan of the government of Guillermo Lasso to increase wages gradually, during the four years of administration, is not yet known. Unemployment is one of the problems that the new government will have to take on. Along with that problem, one of the new President’s...