A little over a week ago, work began to build the largest bicycle lane network that Cuenca will have, and comments for and against how the project is conceived and how it has been applied continue to be generated from various sectors. In the first instance, those who...
It took then-president Jamil Mahuad Witt, and his team, almost five months to assemble a stable three-legged platform, solid enough to give the exchange system and announce the dollarization of the Ecuadorian economy, on January 9, 2000. This is how he relates it in his book How We Dollarize Ecuador. Memories of a historical success in Latin […]
Update to: Companies and workers propose five ways out of unemployment in EcuadorPublished: Volume 4, issue 45With 6.3%, May had the highest unemployment rate of the year May was the worst month of the year in terms of unemployment in Ecuador. This indicator stood at 6.3%, a higher figure than that registered in January 2021, and […]
Rate Of New Cases Increases, Deaths Fall, Hospitaliztions Increase, But Icu Occupancies Are Falling And Vaccinations Are Increasing
Not surprisingly, as we get farther out from the lifting of national restrictions, some of the numbers we follow have been getting worse. This week we saw an increase in the percent of tests returning positive, an increase in the percentage of new cases, and an increase in the number of hospitalized patients. On a […]
A World Bank report estimates that 4.7 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean are no longer in the middle class The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic caused 4.7 million people from the middle class to move into vulnerability or poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a new World Bank report, “The Gradual […]
108° in Portland? Really? Hottest day EVER in Portland. Other cities across the US broke heat records last week (while Colorado had snow in the higher elevations). And here in Azuay, we recorded colder temperatures than normal. What is going on? Oh, wait! It’s that ‘climate change’ thing we used to talk about. You remember, […]
Over the last two weeks, Lenin Moreno, the former President of Ecuador, published a two-part opinion piece in the Diario Las Américas, the first Spanish-language newspaper founded in South Florida, and the second oldest in the United States dedicated to...
Ecuador signs an agreement to rejoin the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
Last week, the Ambassador of Ecuador to the United States, Ivonne Baki, signed an Agreement to enter the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The ICSID is a space for the resolution of investment conflicts at the international level. Upon signature, Ecuador becomes the 164th state to sign the Convention, but it has yet to be […]
Between 2019 and 2020, poverty in the country increased by 7%. Girls, boys and adolescents are the most affected because they not only lose income, but also rights. Since December 2020, 9-year-old Damián gets up early to shine shoes in the Plaza Grande, in the...