Mauricio Alarcón Salvador discusses the possible solutions to the political crisis that the Assembly is going through, the relationship with the President and the risks of ‘cross death.’ The National Assembly is going through one of its worst institutional crises in...
Cabrera and MTOP ignoring Azuay roads as connections to other provinces collapse
Cuenca has serious road connection problems with almost all the cities that surround it: Guayaquil, Machala, Loja and Macas. The winter accelerated the deterioration of the roads of the Austro. In just 15 days, Azuay, the province of the Minister of Transportation and...
COVID cases drop dramatically in Ecuador, but BA.2 variant worries some experts
The positivity rate in virus detection tests is currently 9%, in January of this year the figure was 62%. Last Friday, the country said goodbye to mobility and capacity restrictions within a new scenario of the COVID-19 pandemic in which, according to the President of the Republic, Guillermo Lasso, Ecuador is ready to “take a […]
Ecuador exports 600 tons of avocado in 2021, a small part of a $5 billion market
Ecuador’s avocado export increase with large markets in Spain and Asia. In Ecuador, avocado is grown on 1,750 hectares nationwide, corresponding to 70 producers, distributed in 16 provinces. More than 600 tons of this non-traditional product were exported in approximately 100 shipments in 2021. The Phytosanitary and Zoosanitary Regulation and Control Agency (Agrocalidad) says that last year’s exports increased […]
Ecuador’s 68 protected areas account for almost 14% of its territory
There are 68 protected areas in Ecuador that make up the National System of Protected Areas (SNAP). They occupy more than 18 million hectares, which represent more than 13.78% of the country's national territory. However, not all protected areas are created...
Exporters and producers discussing options to maintain banana prices in wake of lost sales to Russia and Ukraine
Russian and Ukraine sales accounted for 25% of Ecuador’s banana exports. Banana exporters and producers jointly outlined new strategies to cushion the impact on the fruit that is no longer being exported to Russia and Ukraine due to the war (last week more than 1 million boxes of bananas were held back from delivery to […]
Every day, four of our eight dogs go for a walk in the valley. They have been doing this since we took them in from the streets. We tried to train them to stay on the property. We’ve even fenced it off. And they constantly found a way out. So, we gave into their nature […]
International flights to Manta much more likely than Cuenca
International flights now only arrive at Quito and Guayaquil. Improving Ecuador’s international connectivity, so that it becomes a hub, is one of the objectives of the air sector, says Peter Cerdá, Regional Vice President for the Americas of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). To do this, airlines are seeking to have international flights arrive […]
Solaris Resourses mining company reaches agreement with Shaur to increase pay at the Warintza project
The mine is in the Morona Santiago jungle and copper reserves have already been found. The project is in the initial exploration stage. The Warints Shuar community has 850 inhabitants and is settled in the jungle depths of Morona Santiago. Last Thursday it received...