On Tuesday, the President of the Republic, Guillermo Lasso, said that a confinement for a possible increase in COVID-19 cases is “ruled out.” “Confinement is out of the question,” stressed the president, in a meeting with representatives of the media held in...
Reforms and investment are the economic priorities for Ecuador in 2022
A year of investment and employment boost to accelerate an economic recovery that is still slow. This is how 2022 is projected. The Central Bank calculates a growth of 2.5% in 2022, even lower than expected for 2021, which is 3.5%. To accelerate the economic...
More than 1,700 emergencies due to gender violence were reported during the Christmas holiday
Update to: In worst year for femicides, protocols not routinely followed Published: Volume 6, Issue 12 The violence against women does not stop —even on holidays that are supposed to be about goodwill to others and family peace. During the three days of the Christmas holiday in 2021, according to the Integrated Security Service ECU 9-1-1, […]
Finally, a new year to start over! Maybe we can get things back in order and make this the year when the world comes back to its version of normal. Where good things happen, and bad things happen. But the bad don’t happen multiple more time than the good! For us the bad things were […]
WhatsApp 2nd most downloaded application in Ecuador—6 tips to strengthen its security
WhatsApp is one of the most used applications in Ecuador. Thru October 2021, it was the second most downloaded app in the country’s mobile stores. However, the instant messaging application can also have security risks due to the amount of information that is shared in it. These are tips to strengthen application security and prevent breaches from digital security expert Pablo Arcuri, […]
Ministry of the Environment issues decree on water recharge zones in Cuenca
Ten months after the popular consultation in Cuenca, the Ministry of the Environment, Water and Ecological Transition (MAE) issued Decree MAATE-2021-077 on December 22, 2021, in which it delimited the water recharge zones of this Azuayan canton. On February 7, 2021, eight out of ten Cuencanos voted in favor of banning mining activities near the Tomebamba, […]
President Lasso announced that the price of gasoline will remain.
Update to: Fuel and social subsidies of $5.645 billion found in 2021 proforma budget along with $4.8 billion deficit Published: Volume 5, Issue 47 “We do not have any announcement to make, we are not going to raise the price of fuel. So, everyone, calm down,” said President Guillermo Lasso, at an event in the […]
Indigenous organizations file unconstitutionality action against mining decree 151
This is the second unconstitutionality action presented to the Constitutional Court by indigenous organizations against decrees of President Guillermo Lasso. On Wednesday, December 22, 2022, several indigenous and civil society organizations presented before the...
European Union vehicle tariffs reduced or eliminated in 2022
The automotive sector in Ecuador has experienced a decrease in prices and a greater supply of brands from the European Union. With the sixth year of validity of the agreement between Ecuador and the European Union, tariffs on vehicles that come from that commercial bloc are reduced and eliminated. The vehicles of the European Union […]
Assets of 25 generals of the National Police to be audited by the Comptroller’s Office
The assets of their partners and minor children will also be examined. The General Comptroller of the State will carry out special examinations of the patrimonial declarations of 25 generals of the National Police. In a statement issued on Monday, December 27, 2021,...