The rise in the price of oil, higher collection due to the tax reform and the increase in domestic sales left a fiscal surplus of $609 million in the first quarter of 2022. The Government's fiscal accounts show a positive performance due to an increase in tax and oil...
The country has belonged to the body on three previous occasions, in 1950, 1960 and 1991, as part of the non-permanent members without veto power. Foreign Minister Juan Carlos Holguín traveled to the United States to, and in addition to discussing issues of the bilateral relationship, promoted Ecuador’s candidacy for the United Nations Security Council, […]
After having overcome the worst part of the pandemic, the United States Embassy in Ecuador announced that as of April 4th, people who want to renew their US nonimmigrant visa —B1 (business) and B2 (tourism)— will no longer have to attend a face-to-face interview. This is the same procedure that applied before 2021 will be resumed. […]
The former president was in Honduras to present the “good practices” of his administration. The Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry said that he is a fugitive from justice. A diplomatic note of protest was sent by the Ecuadorian government to its Honduran counterpart, who...
I was out with a group of guys last night in Denver. I used to get together with all of them every Tuesday for “Tuesgerday.” Tuesgerday was a special at a local pub where we got a half-pound burger and pint of beer for $6.00. Of course, that price wouldn’t float today. But that restaurant […]
The Minister of Government referred to a possible referendum as Plan B of the Executive. Jiménez also confirmed the departure of the Undersecretary of Governance, Juan Manuel Fuertes. Two red lines that could strain the dialogue between the Executive and the National Assembly have been drawn by the new Minister of Government, Francisco Jiménez. During […]
Nicovita, a brand of Vitapro, which in 2021 has already invested $35 million in expanding its production and storage capacity in Ecuador. With an investment of more than $80 million for this year, Nicovita, a brand of the Vitapro company, announced the construction of a new shrimp feed plant that will expand its production capacity by more than 45%. This […]
The investigation into his murder began 3 months after his body was found. On December 19, 2021, Nange Yeti Nimonca, a grandfather and Pikenani —sage— of the Waorani nationality, disappeared while on patrol in the community of Wawampare in the Amazonian province of Pastaza, near the Curaray River. His lifeless body was found two days later, on December […]
The crisis unleashed by Russia's invasion of Ukraine exposed an unusually large presence of Ecuadorian students in Ukraine, many of whom did not have passports. Among the thousands of students from 158 countries who lived in Ukraine before the Russian invasion in...
After a period of calm during the first quarter of 2022, in which no brutal murders or clashes in the country’s prisons were recorded, in the early morning of April 3rd, that tense calm ended. Around 1:30 in the morning, in prison No. 1, better known as the Turi prison, shooting was heard, according to the residents […]