I wrote about this issue a couple of years ago. I thought it was a one-time deal and that I wouldn’t run into a person like this again, especially not one blaming the same magazine, but I have. At the Quito airport last Wednesday. So, I am updating this column from...
Trade deal with the United States cools down, although relations improve
With a trade agreement, Ecuadorian exports to the United States could grow by about 40%. The visit to Ecuador of the Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, has been cataloged as a sample of “the fruitful and productive relationship” between the two countries, according to the Government of President Guillermo Lasso. This […]
The Sápara nationality recovers 70% of its ancestral territory
Judge Laura Cabrera, from the Pastaza Judicial Unit, accepted the action for the protection of the Sapara Nationality of Ecuador (NASE). However, the Ministry of Agriculture will appeal. “We won!,” wrote the Sápara Nationality of Ecuador (NASE) in a Facebook post on the night of Monday, October 18, 2021, after learning that Judge Laura Cabrera, from the Pastaza […]
Quito drinks from its wetlands, perhaps too much
The inhabitants of Quito consume twice as much water a day as recommended by the World Health Organization. Carmita Cajías is a housewife and lives in Turubamba, a neighborhood in the south of Quito that is full of winding alleys and narrow streets. Carmita has lived there for more than 30 years and has never had […]
Prosecutor’s Office investigates Rafael Correa for an alleged tax evasion
Former President Correa faces a new preliminary investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office for payments of $500,000 he received from an offshore company in Uruguay to pay for his safety and that of his family in Belgium. The individuals involved in the money transfer were former President Rafael Correa and his friend Ricardo Oglietti, who was […]
Passengers traveling to Ecuador must present a health declaration in digital format
The Ministry of Tourism says that as of October 23rd, all travelers must present a mandatory Health Declaration, before boarding the airline. Through a statement, the Ministry of Tourism reported the latest requirement for travelers entering mainland Ecuador by...
Freezing Diesel and Extra Gas Prices Will Have Low Fiscal Impact
Pressure from the indigenous movement, transporters and other groups led the Government to suspend the price band system for diesel and Extra and Ecopaís gasoline. A gallon of diesel will cost $1.90 and a gallon of Extra and Ecopaís gasoline (low octane) will be sold for USD 2.55 as of Saturday, October 23. The prices […]
An anti-narcotics scan will be carried out on all Ecuadorian exports
President Lasso signed a decree that also provides for revisions to certain imports. All cargoes leaving Ecuador must now go through an anti-drug scan. Last Tuesday President Guillermo Lasso signed a decree establishing this requirement. In addition, he says that...
According to SRI, there are no complaints about tax evasion against President Guillermo Lasso
Update to: Pandora papers investigation moves ahead in National Assembly, Lasso says half-a-billion dollars paid in taxes Published: Volume 6, Issue 2 According to the records of the Internal Revenue Service (SRI), there is no formal complaint about an alleged tax...
Former ombudsman, Freddy Carrión, sentenced to three years in prison
Update to: Ecuadorian Parliament dismisses the Ombudsman Freddy Carrión Published: Volume 5, Issue 50 Freddy Carrión, a former Ombudsman, was prosecuted and sentenced for the crime of sexual abuse in the first instance. His defense announced that it will appeal the conviction. The Court of the National Court of Justice, made up of Marco Rodríguez, […]
Ecuador without deaths from covid, adds only 26 new infections
Update to: Tracking the spread and outcome of the coronavirus in Ecuador: Updated for Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Published: Volume 5, Issue 49 Ecuador did not register people killed from Covid-19 on Sunday and added just 26 new infections with the disease, according to the daily report released by the Ministry of Public Health. The […]