At least 18 state institutions will have to send information about the prison crisis and citizen security to the Assembly's Security Commission. Following the massacre that left 119 dead in the Litoral Penitentiary, the plenary session of the National Assembly...
Guayaquil Mayor Cynthia Viteri is proposing that citizens carry weapons
The mayor said that innocent people have the right to defend themselves against criminals. Here is what some experts think about his proposal. Cynthia Viteri, mayor of the port city of Guayaquil, said she agrees that citizens carry weapons. In a recent interview the mayor said, “I believe that innocents should carry weapons because now a criminal is approaching […]
The latest IMF report on Ecuador is optimistic
The IMF published the report detailing the results of the latest mission to Ecuador. It includes details on the current situation of the country and suggested policies for the management of resources in the future. The economy of Ecuador will grow on average 2.8%...
“Cybersecurity incident” paralyzes Banco Pichincha’s online services
Banco Pichincha's online services have been down since Saturday, October 9th Complaints against Banco Pichincha have multiplied on social networks since Saturday, October 9, 2021: "Does anyone know if Banco Pichincha is going to come back one day? Who is responsible...
Assembly votes for the Constitutional Guarantees Commission to take charge of the investigation into Lasso’s assets identified in the Pandora’s papers
Lasso says that he has not broken the law and that all his assets have paid taxes in Ecuador. The Assembly wants to corroborate that statement. The journalistic investigation Pandora Papers continues to impact Ecuadorian politics and especially President Guillermo Lasso. The investigation revealed that Lasso had ties to 14 offshore companies that he got rid of in 2017 […]
It’s October, which means that social organizations are calling for a march against the government
The mobilization will begin at two thirty in the afternoon in El Arbolito park, in the north center of Quito. "October is a month of struggle and it must be vindicated," says Carlos Realpe, spokesman for the Proletarian Bloc, a social front that brings together...
Organized crime charges against Abdalá and Jacobo Bucaram are dismissed
The criminal process for organized crime faced by former President Abdalá Bucaram, his son Jacobo, and five other people has been one of the most followed media reports in 2021. In the most recent event of the case, a judge ruled that the Prosecutor’s Office could not prove the participation of the Bucaram in the […]
Who stole my papers?
With all the talk of the Pandora Papers in the news here, it made me think back to the Pentagon Papers and the impact they had in politics in America. For those who don’t know, the Pentagon Papers were a government report from the office of the Secretary of Defense that laid out the extent […]