Starting July 1st, more than 100,000 farmers will receive subsidized urea to prevent the high cost of this fertilizer from continuing to affect production costs and prices. The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock indicated on Monday, June 20, 2022, that it will...
Lasso responded to each of Conaie’s demands on Saturday in a 16-page letter
President Lasso confirmed that he sent a letter to Conaie on Saturday, June 18, 2022, with the government’s response to their demands. After eight days of strike in different sectors of the country, President Guillermo Lasso spoke on social networks on Monday and said...
How Ecuador ended up in another national strike: gas prices were always the main issue
The price of fuel has been, for a year, the main disagreement between the indigenous movement and President Guillermo Lasso. The first efforts to reach an agreement on gasoline prices were in June 2021, but the negotiation broke down in November, and the tension has been escalating since. The national strike facing the government for […]
Five of the Conaie demands that Lasso agreed to will increase the budget by $518 million
Five of the eight government promises to meet the requests of the indigenous movement will require additional spending within the 2022 State Budget. Five of the eight measures announced by President Guillermo Lasso on June 17th imply an expense of $518.3 million for the State. In response to the 10 demands made by the indigenous […]
Armed Forces pledges support for Lasso government
Early on Tuesday morning, June 21st, Ecuador’s Minister of Defense, General Luis Lara, gave a press conference in which he said that the Armed Forces offer their support to President Guillermo Lasso. This came after 9 days of national strike in which violence has escalated to levels that had only been seen in the demonstrations of October 2019. General Lara was […]
When is enough, enough?
This is a democracy here in Ecuador. Right? Because it sure doesn’t seem like one when 6.2%* of the population can shut down the entire country. The indigenous population of the country is 1.1 million; there are 17.7 million people in the country. [CONAIE, who is leading the current protests is composed of three regional […]
‘Ready to Kill’–Ecuador’s teen Sicarios murder for twenty dollars
A country once described by a US Drug Enforcement Agent as the “United Nations” of organized crime, Ecuador is witnessing its largest rise in violent deaths in a decade. Ecuador registered 2,000 murders in 2021, an increase on the 1,400 registered in the previous year. As of April this year, the country had already witnessed […]
Shrimp sector takes more credit to support its position as top producer
Ecuador has managed to position itself as the world's leading shrimp producer, surpassing giants in this sector, such as China and India. Ecuador's shrimp sector seeking to maintain its position as world production leader and one of the largest exporters. To achieve...