The area most affected by the oil spill is within the Cayambe Coca National Park. The Ministry of Environment also announced administrative actions. Forty-eight hours after the rupture of the Heavy Crude Oil Pipeline (OCP) caused an oil spill in the Piedra Fina...
Lasso travels to China in search of trade agreement and debt renegotiation
President Lasso left for China on Monday, January 31, at 6:40 p.m. The two objectives of his trip, according to Foreign Minister Juan Carlos Holguín, is to achieve a free trade agreement —to improve the conditions of small and medium-sized exporters— and to renegotiate the conditions of the country’s debt with China. According to Holguín, the Ministers of Economy and Finance of both countries […]
In new bill, government proposing that military may enter prisons in critical situations
The security reform, presented by the Government, proposes that deprivation centers become strategic sectors, and under an emergency figure the military could enter to protect them. The fifth axis of the draft Law on Comprehensive Security and Strengthening of the...
Growth projections for Ecuador are maintained or improved for 2022
The attraction of investment, one of the goals of the Government of President Guillermo Lasso, is key to the recovery of the Ecuadorian economy. The World Bank, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the United Nations Organization (UN) have updated and presented their projections on the growth of world economies […]
Government promises that three hospitals in Manabí will be ready in 2022
The reconstruction of the Manta hospital and the construction of the Bahía de Caráquez hospital have been going on for more than two years, with continued delays. The one in Pedernales, which began in 2020, is 57% complete. The construction and reconstruction of hospitals in Manabí is a situation that has been ongoing since the […]
Friends in need
We had to buy a new car this week. Our 20-year-old Honda CR-V finally told us, “Enough is enough!” Understandable. We got a lot of kilometers out of it and treated it less than kind most of the time. It was less of a “passenger vehicle” and more of a “farm horse.” It has transported […]
Customs catches couriers smuggling guns and drugs into the country
Since November 2021, Customs has detected multiple attempts to send packages with weapons and drugs via courier services. The first alert was triggered on November 22, 2021, when customs personnel found 2,000 rounds of ammunition in a package that allegedly contained...
Cuenca has the highest cost of goods, second highest inflation in the country
The acquisition of the Basic Family Basket costs a Cuencan $30 more than in the rest of the country, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC). While the national average, as of December 2021, stood at $719.65, in the capital of Azuay it reached $749.46. Cuenca closed 2021 not only as […]