In the provinces of Orellana and Morona Santiago, overcrowding exceeds 19%, the highest percentage in Ecuador. In addition to that, 14% of houses in the country have structural damage. Living in precarious conditions continues to be a problem for thousands of...
The Cuenca tramway has been in operation for a year and a half without all the legal conflicts being resolved. The Municipality of Cuenca has not been able to legally receive the system nor collect two fines totaling $9.2 million. In the report approved in May 2022,...
Ecuador is experiencing a frightening increase in violent crime and the government intends to resolve it with more police and military personnel. At the inauguration ceremony of the military high command at the Eloy Alfaro Military High School, on May 31, 2022, in Quito, President Guillermo Lasso said that his government will incorporate more troops into the Armed […]
Ecuador is looking to reduce its traffic accident rate in half by 2030. The Ecuadorian Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC) reports that traffic accidents are among the 10 main causes of death in Ecuador. And the World Bank says that the mortality rate in traffic accidents in Ecuador is 20 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants. […]
Update to: Inflation reached 2.89% in April 2022, according to the INEC Published: Volume 6, Issue 31 The cities in which consumer prices increased the most in May are Manta, Cuenca and Santo Domingo, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC). The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose and stood at 3.38% in […]
The PSC says that Lasso is the ally of Correismo. The attacks between members of the Social Christian Party and the government of Guillermo Lasso have been a constant during the first year of the current president's term. And, once again, this scenario was repeated...
Update to: Glas released from prison after serving only 4 years for three different felony crimes Published: Volume 6, Issue 27 The former vice president was released on April 9th but returned to prison because the first ruling of the Manglaralto judge was declared null. Judge Soledad Manosalvas, of the Pichincha Specialized Judicial Unit for […]
I’m back in Boston. Been here for two weeks. I will leave in another week. My wife’s cousin is here, she is 38 years old, and she has a serious brain tumor. And I’m her healthcare agent (i.e., medical proxy). Her situation is not good, and without going into detail I’ll share that I came […]
Connecting the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, a 4,000-kilometer trail created by indigenous people over millennia is now beginning to reveal its mysteries to the world. Overripe star fruits and guavas stuck to the soles of my boots in a sweet, fermenting mess as I strolled out of the sleepy town of Peabiru. I had travelled […]
Update to: Court requests extradition of Correa, Belgium granted him asylum Published: Volume 6, Issue 29 The request for the extradition of the former president of Ecuador Rafael Correa is already in Belgium, where the former president has refugee status and whose authorities, according to his lawyer, have already announced that they will not collaborate with the […]