The price of WIT oil, a reference for Ecuador, rose over one hundred dollars, but it is volatile. Six days after the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the price of oil increased again yesterday. The price of Texas Intermediate Oil (WTI) skyrocketed from...
Only 10% of violent deaths in Ecuador lead to a conviction
As crime is becoming “more sophisticated,” only 5% of murder cases lead to a sentence. In 2022, violent deaths in Ecuador are increasing; in just two months of the current year there have already been at least 568 murders. The problem is that sentencing someone for the crime is no easier than taking down organized […]
According to INEC, more than 100,000 full employment jobs were lost in January, women fared the worst
Of every ten suitable jobs, between six and seven are occupied by men and three by women. According to figures from the National Survey of Employment, Unemployment and Underemployment (Enemdu) with a cut-off date of January 321, 2022, women lost more ‘full employment’ positions than men in the last month. Thru December 2021, women with *adequate […]
Evil does roam this planet
“What have we become?” That is what I was thinking late last week as I was reading the news about the Russian (Putin) invasion of Ukraine. I meant, to myself, what has man become? That we need to posture and preen like a peacock to the extent that we invade other countries? That we feel […]
First Ecuadorian humanitarian flight will leave Hungary, over 200 Ecuadorians remain in Ukraine
On the official list of Ecuadorians in Ukraine, there are those who want to return and those who prefer to stay, despite the uncertainty. The government is asking them to return and is preparing more flights to bring them. A group of Ecuadorians who managed to flee...
Lasso’s Investment Attraction Law moves forward, now in the hands of the Economic Development Commission
The CAL qualified the draft for processing along with eight other bills proposed by assembly members. The Investment Attraction Law project, sent by President Guillermo Lasso to the National Assembly on February 22nd, has been given the green light to begin its analysis and debate by the National Assembly. The Legislative Administration Council (CAL) qualified the project and appointed […]
Nature beating the Ecuadorian government with the Constitution
The Constitutional Court’s ruling cheered environmentalists and sent shock waves through the mining industry, which now must prove that projects don’t harm ecosystems or endanger species. Until recently, so-called “rights of nature” provisions that confer legal rights to rivers, forests and other ecosystems have been mostly symbolic. But late last year, Ecuador’s top court changed […]