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Volume 6, Issue 2
October 17, 2021
Lasso threatens Assembly with the “muerte cruzada,” or cross death

Lasso threatens Assembly with the “muerte cruzada,” or cross death

President Guillermo Lasso announced that he will present to the National Assembly the tax and labor reforms at the same time this week, and both with an urgent economic nature. According to article 140 of the Constitution, “while a project classified as urgent is being discussed, the President of the Republic may not send another, […]

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This is a break-up we should have seen coming

This is a break-up we should have seen coming

Boy, with everything happening in the news here lately, one must wonder, is Lasso threatening the “cross death” so that he doesn’t have to be President anymore?! Because as I see it, between the call for social mobilizations for next week, the fight over the Opportunities law, the constant cases of corruption, the struggle with […]

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Pandora papers investigation moves ahead in National Assembly, Lasso says half-a-billion dollars paid in taxes

Pandora papers investigation moves ahead in National Assembly, Lasso says half-a-billion dollars paid in taxes

The Constitutional Guarantees Commission of the National Assembly is advancing with the investigation of the Pandora Papers, which revealed that before being president, Guillermo Lasso had links with 14 companies in countries or jurisdictions considered tax havens. Lasso said he had dissolved the companies in 2017, after a law was passed that prohibited officials and politicians […]

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Ecuador ranks 92nd on the Rule of Law Index

Ecuador ranks 92nd on the Rule of Law Index

Ecuador is in position 92 out of 139 in a ranking that annually measures respect for the rule of law, a legal principle that, specifically, establishes that the law must govern, apply and protect all people who live in a country. It was famously condensed by the second president of the United States, John Adams, who said that […]

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Provincial Court of Santo Domingo ratified sentence in favor of the Furukawa workers

Update to: A modern-day slavery case in which a Japanese company and the government of Ecuador were forced to apologizePublished: Volume 5, Issue 31 The Provincial Court of Justice of Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas partially ratified the sentence of first instance in favor of the former workers of Furukawa Plantaciones CA. This was announced by the […]

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