I’ve been dealing with some health issues over the past year. They’ve not exactly been a secret, but I’ve not gone into detail about them with many people. That’s all about to change. Today, after a year of surgeries, medications, therapy, and a plethora of doctor’s...
Update to: Chinese fishing boats approaching Galapagos: what’s being done, what species they endanger and who comprises the fleet Published: Volume 5, Issue 39 17 months later: the Fisheries Law still does not have a regulation. Why? Seventeen months have passed since the Organic Law for the Development of Aquaculture and Fisheries was issued and there is still no […]
Tracking the spread and outcome of the coronavirus in Ecuador: Updated for Tuesday, September 14, 2021
We weren’t sure we would ever see the day when we considered ending this report. Back in early 2020, and for a long time afterward, it looked like this pandemic was here to stay and the numbers would never improve, either here in Ecuador or world-wide. It looks like we can safely say that Ecuador […]
New fuel prices push diesel to $1.65 and extra gasoline to $2.39 On Saturday, the Agency for the Regulation and Control of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources (ARC) released the new rate for petroleum derivatives, which varies between an eleven and five cent increase. The new provisions issued September 11th established that a gallon of diesel will cost $1.65 and gasoline […]
Minister of the economy said details of a tax reform, part of a broader reform, will be released at the end of the month. As part of the tax reform and other economic reforms that the Government will send to the Assembly at the end of the month, the contribution to be...
Paute native’s failed journey to the US highlights the dangers migrants face in the hands of coyotes
In the first nine months of the year, 3,500 Ecuadorians have been deported from the United States. Miguel saw death head-on on his way to the United States. The azuayan returned to Ecuador from Mexico two weeks ago after a grueling trip thru the desert was too much...
The Minister of Public Health, Ximena Garzón Villalba, has overseen one of the greatest public health achievements of the national government: vaccinating 9 million people against COVID-19 in 100 days. The journey, of course, has not been easy. Beyond vaccination, her goal is to design and begin to implement the “Ten-Year Public Health Plan,” which she […]
The quick arrival of foreign resources will provide liquidity of $4.5 billion to finance various projects. President Lasso said in an interview last Thursday that his government had reached an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that will unblock the disbursement of resources from abroad and will provide liquidity of $4.5 billion dollars for financing […]