This is a brief account of the most relevant political events in this year.
A (brief) guide to all of the Constitutions of Ecuador
Since its creation as a republic, the country has had 20 constitutions. This is a brief summary of all of them.
Ecuador sees slight improvement in suitable employment since May 2021
Adequate employment has had a slight recovery in the country between May and November of this year. The urban labor market had better indicators than the rural.
Interest rates for unsecured loans will drop in January
The current interest rate on unsecured loans with terms longer than 13 months varies from 11.97% to 14%. Starting in January 2022, it will drop to 11%. To offset the cost, the IESS explained that it will apply measures such as reducing the delinquency rate.
Inter-American Court of Human Rights rules in favor of Palacio and directors of El Universo
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (Inter-American Court) declared the “international responsibility” of the Ecuadorian State for the violations of various rights of the journalist Emilio Palacio Urrutia and the directors of the newspaper El Universo, Nicolás Pérez Lapentti, César Enrique Pérez Barriga and Carlos Eduardo Pérez Barriga. And it ordered a series of comprehensive reparation measures […]
In worst year for femicides, protocols not routinely followed
2021 was the most violent year for women in the region. Femicides in Ecuador exceed 100 cases, which shows the fragility of prevention laws.
Some people learned
As we close out the end of 2021, it’s important to note that in any other year it would be time to talk about the wonderful things that happened over the last 12 months. And while there have been some highlights, for millions of people across the globe, it has been far from something to […]
Yaku Pérez and Leonidas Iza being investigated for the crime of destruction of cultural heritage assets in Quito
A person who damages, deteriorates, totally or partially destroys property that is part of the cultural heritage of the State can receive from one to three years in prison.