Despite the calls for dialogue and the supposed openness of all the actors, the social sectors and the government of President Guillermo Lasso continue to clash with no points of consensus in sight. The versions and visions of the first day of the national strike vary...
Minister of Health says Covid-19 is at “endemic levels” in Ecuador
The Minister also said that the cases of people who need hospitalization or who die from the disease have not increased. Ximena Garzón, Minister of Health, said that currently Covid-19 “has endemic levels in Ecuador.” According to the Minister, although the cases have increased in recent weeks, they are mild and moderate symptoms. Hospitalization and mortality levels have not […]
Survey shows Ecuador’s openness towards LGBTI population exists mostly among Generation Z
42.2% of respondents said they strongly support LGBTI people being open about their identity The last survey of the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC) that explored what Ecuadorians think about LGBTI people, and the living conditions of this...
In first 5 months of 2022 there were 118 gender-related deaths of women with 53 femicides
Between January and May 2022, there were 118 gender-based violent deaths of women. In Ecuador there is a femicide every 30 and a half hours. The Feminist Alliance for the Mapping of Femi(ni)cides in Ecuador published a report on femicides in the first 5 months of 2022. In this period, there were 53 femicides in the country. It is necessary to […]
Start thinking of another plan
I’m sitting here scrolling thru the news from Ecuador and I have to say I’m worried. Those of you who lived in Ecuador in 2019 will understand why this national strike is setting off my alarm bells. That “protest” stranded many people throughout the country. Others, I included, were trapped trying to get somewhere urgently. […]
State budget improves, government will give more money to GADs
The increase in the budget has been possible due to the growth in tax revenues. The Decentralized Autonomous Governments (GAD) —municipalities, prefectures, governorates and parish councils— will receive more money from the State. The Ministry of Economy and Finance announced on the morning of June 7th that in the second quarter of 2022 —which runs from May […]
Key points of law passed by the Assembly that regulates ‘the legitimate use of force’
The law was approved with 104 votes, amid questions. With 104 votes in favor, the National Assembly approved the Organic Law that Regulates the Legitimate Use of Force. The law states that its objective is to regulate the progressive, adequate, and proportional use of force by “law enforcement officers” —including the National Police, the Armed Forces, and prison guards— “in […]