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Volume 5, Issue 34
May 30, 2021
Draft Law on Freedom of Expression does not observe mandate of 2011 popular consultation, may be discussed by legislature this week

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 […]

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Updates 05-30-2021

Updates 05-30-2021

Update to: National COE loosens up COVID-19 entry restrictions at both international airportsPublished: Volume 5, Issue 24Beginning 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 Aviation Directorate, […]

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Numbers Of Deaths And Hospitalizations Fall, But Drop In Sampling And Testing Make Following New Cases Meaningless

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 […]

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Guillermo Lasso presents vaccination plan against Covid-19

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...

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Give the guy a chance

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, […]

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