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Volume 5, Issue 42
What does Pedro Castillo’s victory mean for Ecuador?

What does Pedro Castillo’s victory mean for Ecuador?

Peru’s new President has said that “neoliberals” are enemies of regional integration The electoral victory of a radical leftist indigenist like Pedro Castillo has aroused interest and concern in Latin America. The schoolteacher with a career in union leadership is a member of the political party Peru Libre, which defines itself as “left-wing Marxist.” Castillo was also a […]

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What’s it gonna take?

What’s it gonna take?

President Lasso’s “right-hand man,” César Monge died of pancreatic cancer this week. In reading about him, it’s clear that he was a big part of the reason why Lasso got elected President. It also became clear that he had good motives for getting involved in politics after a long history in business. From what is […]

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UPDATES: 07-25-2021

UPDATES: 07-25-2021

Update to: In the middle of a fraud and now murder scandal, Abdalá Bucaram announces his candidacy for PresidentPublished: Volume 4, Issue 45Court reinstates the case against Abdalá Bucaram and suspends Judge Verónica Medina The judges of the Provincial Court of Justice of Pichincha Ricardo Vaca, Miguel Narváez and Anacélida Burbano, unanimously accepted the appeal presented by the Prosecutor’s Office and revoked […]

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The State owes IESS $7.381 billion, Lasso proposes using government assets to pay the debt

The State owes IESS $7.381 billion, Lasso proposes using government assets to pay the debt

The member of the IESS César Rodríguez gave figures from the IESS on health debt and pensions. In health, the greatest weight is care for retirees and catastrophic events. The State maintains a debt of at least $7.381 billion with the Social Security Institute (IESS). These items, according to a report published by César Rodríguez, a member of the IESS […]

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INEC changes measurement criteria, says 111,000 people came out of unemployment in June but hours worked, and wages earned both fell

INEC changes measurement criteria, says 111,000 people came out of unemployment in June but hours worked, and wages earned both fell

Through a press statement, National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC) said that from 2020 until May 2021, it implemented several methodological changes associated with the size and distribution of the samples it collects, the level of representativeness of the estimators, and the construction of weighting factors. “These modifications affected the historical comparability of the […]

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