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Volume 5, Issue 51
September 26, 2021
Lasso’s Opportunities Law faces uphill battle in Assembly, may be heading for popular consultation

Lasso’s Opportunities Law faces uphill battle in Assembly, may be heading for popular consultation

Last Friday, President Guillermo Lasso handed over to the President of the Assembly, Guadalupe Llori, his bill for the Creation of Opportunities Law It will be an important week for President Lasso and his Bill for the “Law of Creation of Opportunities,” which he submitted on Friday to the Council of Legislative Administration, a body […]

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Health Minister Garzón says that to reach herd immunity, Ecuador will begin giving Covid-19 vaccine to children 5 and older in the second week of October

Health Minister Garzón says that to reach herd immunity, Ecuador will begin giving Covid-19 vaccine to children 5 and older in the second week of October

Ecuador will begin vaccination against Covid-19 in children from the age of 5 in mid-October, the Minister of Public Health, Ximena Garzón, announced last Thursday. “We are going to start vaccinating from the age of 5 from the second week of October,” declared the health minister, stating that until then the current program to administer anti […]

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Jorge Yunda’s case goes to the plenary session of the Constitutional Court

Update to: UPDATES: 09-07-2021Published: Volume 5, Issue 48 The judges will decide on the extraordinary protection action filed by Santiago Guarderas and Mónica Sandoval This Friday, September 24, 2021, the draft resolution that will resolve the extraordinary protection action filed by Santiago Guarderas and Mónica Sandoval will be received in the plenary session of the Constitutional Court. This appeal is against the […]

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Five years in EU trade agreement has been positive for Ecuador, explain Ecuador trade groups and EU ambassador

Five years in EU trade agreement has been positive for Ecuador, explain Ecuador trade groups and EU ambassador

After the agreement signed almost five years ago, imports have increased, exports even more Since the trade agreement Ecuador signed with the European Union (EU) five years ago, there is a greater diversification of products on the shelves of national supermarkets and pharmacies with cheeses, liquors, chocolates, sausages, oils, pharmaceutical products, among others. There have also […]

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Hearing against two former defense ministers and others for the purchase of Dhruv helicopters postponed to October

Update to: Assembly Commission says murder of Air Force general could be a ‘state crime’Published: Volume 3, Issue 19 Of the seven Dhruv helicopters acquired in 2008 under the Rafael Correa government, four of them crashed between 2009 and 2015 Due to the request of several defenders who will be charged with the crime of […]

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America may have been populated thousands of years earlier than previously thought

America may have been populated thousands of years earlier than previously thought

Humans arrived in America at least 7,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to new research findings The issue of the arrival of the first humans to the American continent has generated controversy for decades. Many researchers are skeptical of the evidence that humans existed in North America more than 16,000 years. Now, a team working […]

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A throwdown in the valley

A throwdown in the valley

One of the best things that has happened for us while living in Ecuador has been meeting many people who end up leaving here to move to other countries. Because that means we have places and friends to visit! Having travelled all over the world for most of the last 15 years of my career, […]

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“Health has no ideology” says Lasso at UN

“Health has no ideology” says Lasso at UN

"Health has no ideology," said the president of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso at the 76th United Nations General Assembly, held on September 21st in New York. After saying that, he brought up the tragic images that were released worldwide at the beginning of the pandemic...

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