For the first time in 20 years, Peru’s credit rating was downgraded. Even in the worst moments of political instability, such as when the country had three presidents in a week, the international rating agencies did not punish the country with a less favorable...
Teachers say conditions in Ecuador make it difficult provide sex education while early pregnancies cause hundreds of deaths
Experts say disseminating scientific information based on human rights without religious biases is one of the mechanisms to reduce early pregnancy. Over the last year, the lack of contact between teachers and students has limited the guidance of sexual education in the education establishments of the country. Adolescent pregnancy and the country’s high maternal mortality […]
Update to: In a surprise shift in the Quito mayoral saga, Yunda is returned to office by the Provincial Court of Pichincha Published: Volume 5, Issue 43 Three months after the removal of Mayor Jorge Yunda, his position remains in dispute A ruling from the Provincial...
I’m watching with fascination how much China says it is willing to give to Ecuador in the future. It’s already the number one provider of vaccines to the country. And debt, and it’s even the number one importer of Ecuadorian shrimp. And now its ambassador says it wants to expand on all those things: give […]
Exporters see potential; manufactures and artisans warn of complications to compete. Almost 50% of the textile products sold in the local market come from China. The rest is shared between national production and those of other countries. This occurs without Ecuador having a trade agreement with the Asian giant. Due to their economy of scale […]
Tracking the spread and outcome of the coronavirus in Ecuador: Updated for Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Before we go into number this week, let’s outline the major changes in the environment of Covid-19 in Ecuador. This week the Ministry of Health is turning back to first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to get those people that have held off until now (labeled “laggards”). It will also continue to give second doses […]
Government decides that the protection for former presidents and vice presidents will only be within Ecuador President Guillermo Lasso modified some of the conditions for the protection and security provided to former presidents and former vice presidents. Through Executive Decree 179, dated August 31st, Lasso established that the protection will be provided “only within the […]
The government of Guillermo Lasso has completed 100 days in power and international experts described the diplomatic handling of vaccines and investments as positive. Lasso, before assuming power, began to manage with other countries the provision of Covid-19...
Foreign Minister Mauricio Montalvo: ‘Ecuador is going to become a magnet for attracting foreign investment’
The signing of trade agreements with several countries is a priority in the Government’s foreign policy. After one hundred days of government, in a recent interview Foreign Minister Mauricio Montalvo made an evaluation of the work carried out at the level of international relations and stated that the priority for the coming months is to […]
Vice President, Alfredo Borrero, and the Minister of Health, Ximena Garzón, announced on the September 1, 2021, that the goal of vaccinating nine million people in 100 days was met. On September 1, 2021, the government of President Guillermo Lasso fulfilled one of its first objectives: to vaccinate nine million people in its first 100 […]