We are having work done at the house again and it’s one of those noisy days that makes it almost impossible for me to think about what I want to say this week. There is a jackhammer pounding away at an old foundation for the previous owner’s idea of a “waterfall.”...
Update to: Cannabis in Ecuador: Industry and opportunity Published: Volume 5, Issue 41 Ecuador's flower industry shifts toward hemp as rose sales wither At one of Ecuador's oldest flower farms, workers are planting hemp on land that was traditionally used for roses,...
The mobilizations will start between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., said José Villavicencio, President of the General Union of Workers of Ecuador.
Tracking the spread and outcome of the coronavirus in Ecuador: Updated for Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021
Tracking the spread and outcome of the coronavirus in Ecuador: Updated for Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 The Ministry of Public Health (MSP) has developed a new format for its COVID-19 Infographics that is supposed to be published daily through official channels. In this...
A new report by Ecuador’s Alliance for Human Rights examines abuses against environmental rights defenders over the past 10 years, and finds 449 defenders subjected to intimidation, threats, harassment, persecution, and assassination.
Foodborne diseases (FBDs) are still a major public health concern worldwide, despite the strict controls implemented in the food industry. Each year approximately 600 million illnesses and 420,000 deaths occur because of FBDs such as norovirus infections, salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis, listeriosis, and other enteric diseases particularly in developing regions. Among the most important FBDs, listeriosis, caused […]
In a surprise shift in the Quito mayoral saga, Yunda is returned to office by the Provincial Court of Pichincha
On June 3rd, the Metropolitan Council approved the removal of Jorge Yunda a mayor of Quito, however on Friday, the Provincial Court annulled that decision and returned him to office. Two months after the removal of Jorge Yunda as Mayor of Quito, the capital is stuck in the legal dispute of their “two mayors,” Jorge […]
Juan Carlos Mariño is the plant manager at a tuna processing factory in Manta, one of Ecuador’s most vital maritime ports. He has been looking for a food processing technologist to help him at the plant for almost two months. However, his search has been unsuccessful despite high youth unemployment in the region and having […]
Ecuador’s largest grocer takes Ben & Jerry’s off the shelf for Israel decision, ice cream founders push back
“Discrimination against some Jews harms all Jews worldwide,” says El Rosado Group CEO Johnny Czarninski. Ecuador’s largest supermarket chain, owned by El Rosado Group, has announced that it will no longer sell ice-cream manufactured by Unilever, which owns Ben & Jerry’s. The company has more than 180 stores across Ecuador and is joining other supermarket […]