The authorities of the Social Front of the Government formed a commission to fight chronic child malnutrition (DCI) that held its first meeting on the morning of Friday, June 18th, at the Carondelet Palace, with the presence of President Guillermo Lasso and...
United States imports $1.21 billion in Ecuadorian non-oil exports thru April, trade agreement moves forward
According to figures from the Ecuadorian Federation of Exporters (Fedexpor), exports to the United States for the first four months of the year grew by 20%, with shipments of $1.209 billion led by shrimp and bananas with $335 million and $181 million, respectively. They were followed by flowers ($154 million), cocoa ($79 million) and fresh fish ($72 million). Meanwhile, […]
Fact: the two largest superpowers in the world, the United States and China, are vying for leadership in the world political and economic order. Due to the enormous influence that both countries exert on a global scale, Ecuador and Latin America are inevitably...
It appeared last week that the country would be bypassing the increases in deaths, new cases, positivity rate, etc. that we had typically seen three weeks post-events; however, at four weeks post lifting of the restrictions across the country, we are seeing increases in almost all the important figures we track. Last week we warned […]
This sector was as affected as the hotel industry, indicates a report on Latin America by ECLAC and ILO The National Union of Domestic Workers reports that six out of eight women who lost their jobs in the pandemic have been resuming their activities, but several no...
The new “traffic lights” for the tracking of the coronavirus announced this week by the national Emergency Operations Committee (COE), will take into account several factors. This traffic light system will be used first in the progressive and face-to-face return to work for the central government, which will be partial, and then in other activities. That return to work is […]
Lasso will present a reform to the Higher Education Law allowing more students, EAES test eliminated
The President of the Republic, Guillermo Lasso, announced this past Thursday, June 17, 2021, that in the second week of July, he will personally present to the National Assembly a bill to reform the Organic Law of Higher Education (LOES). Lasso pointed out that the objective of this reform is to have ” free universities and free young people.” It is sought, […]
I’ve been reading a lot this week about the things that the Lasso government is doing to focus on some serious social problems: childhood malnutrition, unemployment, Covid vaccination, and even the imbalance of salaries and working conditions between men and women in the country. They’ve even retracted the policy of the Correa government that limited […]