Ecuador's approach to relieve debt payments with China will include oil commitments, according to Francisco Briones, Deputy Secretary General of the Cabinet. The Government of Ecuador is working on the proposal that it will present to China to alleviate debt payments...
National and Cuenca COEs establish new restrictions in light of surge in Covid-19 infections
This past Sunday afternoon, January 16, 2022, the National COE announced that the country is facing a worsening health situation due to a surge in Covid-19 infections. The Vice Minister of Public Health, José Ruales, reported that the second week of January registered...
General Villegas, former anti-narcotics director, admits that his visa was taken away by the US
Villegas was the fourth in the chain of command of the National Police. Last Thursday, through Executive Decree 318, President Guillermo Lasso terminated District General Marco Vinicio Villegas Ubillús from active service with the National Police “by voluntary request.” Villegas Ubillús was part of the police leadership that asked the Comptroller General of the State, the Superintendency of Banks and the Financial and Economic Analysis Unit […]
Liquidation of Tame: a nightmare for the Ministry of Transport
Update to: Tame airlines will soon be no more than a memory in Ecuador Published: Volume 4, Issue 52 Liquidation of Tame: a nightmare for the Ministry of Transport Six months after the expiration of the term for the liquidation of the state airline Tame, there are...
S#@! the pandemic
I’m so sick of the pandemic. I know, I know, I am not alone in this. But I’d like to think I’ve handled it pretty well. In fact, I’ve managed to survive it without getting Covid, even though I had to fly to the US for medical reasons four times this past year. That’s another […]
New Galapagos marine reserve becomes real, but financing remains a mystery
As of Friday, January 14, 2022, there is a new marine reserve in Galapagos. From Sierra Negra —one of the vessels for surveillance and control of the Galapagos National Park— tens of kilometers away from the Santa Cruz pier, President Guillermo Lasso signed the decree that formalizes the creation of the new reserve. It will be called the Hermandad […]
Seguros Sucre went into forced liquidation and continues to accumulate losses
The forensic audit of the company, which initially headed for a voluntary closure, will not stop, says the Insurance Adjuster Sucre. The Seguros Sucre company, which for more than 10 years had the state monopoly in this segment, is in the process of forced liquidation. President Guillermo Lasso had decreed the voluntary liquidation of the […]
Tests begin at the largest wind farm in the country in July
The 14 wind turbines of the Minas de Huascachaca wind farm, the largest in Ecuador, are on their way to Puerto Bolívar (El Oro) from China. Their arrival is scheduled for this Wednesday, January 19, 2022. From Puerto Bolívar (El Oro), the machines will be transferred...
Bill on abortion for rape passes to the plenary session of the Assembly
Update to: Commission resumes debate on ‘abortion in case of rape’ in Ecuador Published: Volume 6, Issue 14 Bill on abortion for rape passes to the plenary session of the Assembly With seven affirmative votes, the Justice Commission approved the report for the second debate of the bill to interrupt pregnancy in case of rape. […]