In a recent interview, the Minister of Urban Development and Housing, Darío Herrera, spoke about the management of his State portfolio in the first 100 days of Government, and the Ministry’s plans to bring real estate investors into Ecuador. In the first 100 days of...
Government confirms date for meeting with Conaie
Minister Alexandra Vela indicated that President Guillermo Lasso will dialogue with indigenous leaders.
In last 11 months, Ecuadorian illegal immigrants detained or deported from the United States were charged $1.345 billion by coyotes
According to 1800migrante.com, a minimum of $15,000 is paid from Ecuador for irregular travel to the United States (US). Over the last 11 months, 89,644 Ecuadorians have been arrested trying to cross illegally into the US.
Foreigner arrested for trying to smuggle 213 seahorses thru Guayaquil airport
International trade in this species, whose populations are on the verge of extinction, is prohibited The Ecuadorian National Police reported that a foreign citizen was apprehended at the Guayaquil airport for transporting 213 seahorses. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) places all species of seahorses in its Appendix II, recognizing that they […]
Police arrest a subject involved in illicit trafficking of people, with a firearm, three passports and $5,000 in the south of Cuenca
With $5,000 in his possession, a firearm and three passports, William B., a citizen who presented a hostile and suspicious attitude to the police who apprehended him in the south of Cuenca, was arrested Thursday night. When verifying his judicial record, it was learned that the 25-year-old Ecuadorian has a criminal record for the alleged […]
Stop making demands
Everywhere you look in Ecuador’s newspapers, you see President Lasso’s name: he’s going to CELEC, he’s speaking at the UN, he is being hailed for stopping Covid-19 in Ecuador, he has a meeting set up with Conaie, he is a busy, busy guy. And none of these things even...
Prices of gasoline and diesel have both increased by more than $0.60 a gallon in the last fifteen months
In the last fifteen months, since the removal of subsidies, prices for extra gasoline, extra with ethanol (ecopaís) gasoline, and diesel fuel have experienced an increase of between 63 cents and 65 cents. It was in the last government of the government of Lenín Moreno, that Executive Decree 1054 was issued, which established that from May 20, 2020 a […]
Minas de Huascachaca, Ecuador’s largest wind power plant, to start operations in 2022
A semi-desert area on the edges of Loja and Azuay, made up of plateaus, with dirt roads and little settled population, is the place where 14 wind turbines will be located in the coming months that will take advantage of the force of the wind to produce energy. This set of wind turbines – each […]
Maduro and OAS disrupt focus of CELAC summit
Leaders of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) held a summit in Mexico on Saturday, which criticized the OAS, requested that the United States change its relationship with the region, and raised questions of the presence of the Venezuelan...
Ecuador Finance Minister Cueva says new global bond issuance will be “orderly and predictable”
Debt with international bondholders reached $17.759 billion thru July 2021 Finance Minister Simón Cueva expects Ecuador to return to international markets for the issuance of new Global bonds in 2022, after the country was mainly financed over the last three years with credits from multilateral organizations. In a discussion with international investors, Cueva said that […]
60% of older adults live in a vulnerable situation in Ecuador
MIES relaunched a protection program for the Elderly, in a further attempt to reduce violence and poverty in this segment of the population
Update: Banana sector reinforces prevention measures to avoid Foc R4T fungus
Espol presents App to help banana growers to detect Fusarium On Monday, the Escuela Politécnica del Litoral (Espol), presented an application that will allow farmers to interact with experts from the study center to detect the presence of Fusarium R4T in their...
Update: Quito mayor on trial for embezzlement; Ombudsman arrested for sexual assault
Published: Volume 5, issue 32: Quito mayor on trial for embezzlement; Ombudsman arrested for sexual assault Ecuadorian Parliament dismisses the Ombudsman Freddy Carrión The Ecuadorian National Assembly has approved the removal of the Ombudsman, Freddy Carrión, with 75...
Update: Lasso could increase oil production by 22%, but not double it in 4 years
Published: Volume 5, issue 41: Update to: Lasso could increase oil production by 22%, but not double it in 4 years Oil production falls 6% in one year The government's objective is to increase national oil production by 8% by the end of the year. But instead,...