The bilateral relationship between Ecuador and the United States will be further strengthened under the current government of Guillermo Lasso, says Michael Fitzpatrick, US ambassador to the country. He says that the dialogues will be deepened to close a commercial...
Antibiotic resistance in Galapagos Giant Tortoises
Scientists from the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF), the Saint Louis Zoo Institute for Conservation Medicine (ICM), the Animal Health Research Center (INIA-CISA), the Complutense University, and the European University of Madrid, together with technicians from...
Update to: Aeroregional will begin commercial flights between Quito-Cuenca-Guayaquil Published: Volume 3, Issue 45 Aeroregional will relaunch the Cuenca-Quito route starting Friday, July 9th Aeroregional airline confirmed, through its social networks, that starting Friday, July 9th, it will offer the Cuenca-Quito and Quito-Cuenca flights. The price of round-trip ticket will be $160, which includes taxes and fees. Passengers may carry, free […]
Chinese fishing boats approaching Galapagos: what’s being done, what species they endanger and who comprises the fleet
The Más Galapagos collective alerted, on the morning of June 29th, that—through the Global Fishing Watch platform—it detected the arrival of the first Chinese-flagged fishing boat in the vicinity of Galapagos. This vessel is the first of the nearly 300 that make up...
Ecuadorian economy falls 5.6% in the first quarter of 2021
Ecuador had a negative annual growth of its economy in the first quarter of 2021. The result was -5.6%. This negative result, which compares the growth obtained in the first quarter of 2020 (the last almost normal quarter before the pandemic) with the first quarter of...
New Deaths Fall Significantly, ICU And Hospitalized Patients Drops, But New Cases Rise In 15 Provinces
With caution, we are happy to report that there were some very positive changes over the last week. However, there are two indicators that still raise concern and may mean a worsening of the situation in the coming week. First, the good news. New Covid-19 deaths fell by 40% this week, going from 230 […]
It’s not all bad in South America
Sometimes I just have nothing to say. When it happens, it reminds me of Andy Rooney. He used to do his opinion piece at the end of every 60 Minutes episode. And one episode in particular stands out to me, the piece he did on a paper clip. I mean, he REALLY had nothing to […]
Constitutional court rules $360 million in VAT stays with GADs and Universities
Last Monday, the Constitutional Court sent the notice to the Assembly to endorse and send the Reform Law to the Tax Code to the Official Registry
Chile’s Constitutional Convention installed, elects Mapuche indigenous woman as president
The 58-year-old and was elected by an absolute majority. The 155 candidates who will draft the new Constitution of Chile this Sunday elected Elisa Loncon, an indigenous woman, to preside over the body that will create the new fundamental law, which will replace the current one, inherited from the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990). Loncon […]