In seven years, Wilder Sánchez Farfán, alias 'Gato', went from being the right hand of Telmo Castro to one of the most important drug traffickers in the world. June 6, 2013 was the first time that Wilder Sánchez Farfán appeared on the scene. That day the authorities...
Covid-19 decline in Ecuador means biosecurity changes in near future
The sustained downward trend in covid-19 cases in Ecuador, after the Ómicron peak, shows a positive scenario for the authorities amid the pandemic. According to the epidemiological report of February 10, 2022, in the fifth week of the year, 25,858 reported infections...
The INA Papers case tarnishes Moreno’s legacy
INA Investment Corporation is an offshore company founded in 2012 by Edwin Moreno Garcés, the brother of Lenín Moreno. INA Investment Corporation is an offshore company founded in 2012 by Edwin Moreno Garcés, brother of former President Lenín Moreno. The company was incorporated in Belize, a tax haven in Central America. According to the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry, tax […]
Prosecutor’s Office investigates the $900 million Isspol scam
The Isspol case is the name given to the investigation of a bribery scheme within the Social Security Institute of the National Police (Isspol), related to the funds of its affiliates, police officers and their families. Isspol had been defrauded of almost $900 million in a dubious operation. This money represents more than half of Isspol’s investment portfolio, […]
I’m not gonna sit back next time
When I first moved here, I set myself down in Olon thinking this mountain guy had had enough of them. I thought the beach was going to be the place for me. To stick my feet in the sand, get a little cabana with a good fridge and great air conditioning, and make sure there […]
IESS looking at proposals to secure long-term viability of pensions, including increasing the retirement age
At least four changes are being analyzed for a reform of the Social Security Law, according to Francisco Cepeda, president of the Board of Directors of the Ecuadorian Social Security Institute (IESS). The manager said last Friday, February 11, 2022,...
Sabino Gualinga, defender of the environment, dead at 98
Sabino Gualinga, one of the spiritual leaders of the Sarayaku People —settled in the Amazonian province of Pastaza— and a tireless defender of the environment has died of natural causes at the age of 98. The news was known today, February 8, through the social networks of organizations that work closely with this people of the […]
Two bodies that had been tortured found hanging on Duran bridge
Early Monday morning, the residents of Durán woke up to a disturbing scene: two men hanging from a pedestrian bridge at the entrance to the city, in the heart of the downtown area. The discovery was reported at 2:35 a.m. on Monday, February 14th. Residents driving in the Nicolás Lapentti Avenue sector called police when they […]
Ecuadorians detained in a trailer in Texas
Update to: More than 24% of migrants arriving in Mexico are Ecuadorians Published: Volume 5, Issue 4 Among the 132 migrants detained, last week near El Paso, Texas, on the border between the United States (US) and Mexico, there were at least 20 Ecuadorian citizens. They were transported in a trailer as merchandise and in highly dangerous conditions—the container they were […]