Protesters have the right to choose the place for their protest, which must be peaceful. And the State has the duty to guarantee that free expression, even if it prevents the right to transit for the rest of the population, according to the agency. There are several...
Secretary for Human Rights says the prison crisis is a product of the “forgetfulness of the State”
The Secretary for Human Rights, Bernarda Ordóñez, who chairs the board of the Technical Agency of the National Social Rehabilitation System, spoke about the prison crisis in Ecuador. After three prison massacres, on October 1st, President Guillermo Lasso designated the Human Rights Secretariat as the institution responsible for presiding over the board of directors of […]
Pristimantis lojanus, a new from species discovered just outside of Loja
The “Pristimantis lojanus” is a small amphibian between 26 and 44 millimeters. These animals live on branches, leaves of shrubs and trees, in the interior of forests. Researchers from the Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL) presented a new species of frog in Loja called “Pristimantis lojanus,” whose name honors the town from which it […]
Prison massacres distort violence rates in Cuenca
So far in 2021, in Cuenca and Latacunga, eight out of 10 reported violent deaths were recorded in prisons during the recent massacres. Between January and September 2021, according to data from the Ministry of Government, there were 1,753 violent deaths in Ecuador....
Government’s new tax bill proposes moderate changes
The Assembly has 30 days to decide whether to approve or reject it. On Thursday night, October 28, 2021, Fabián Pozo, legal secretary of the Presidency, presented its new urgent economic bill (that includes reforms to the country's tax system) to the Assembly. One of...
You can now renew your Cuenca vehicle registration online
In Cuenca, as of this Monday, it will now be possible to renew vehicle registration completely online. You can do this in the system of the Mobility Company (EMOV EP), of the Municipality of Cuenca. To do this, you must first enter the website www.emov.gob.ec, then select the services button and click on the option that […]
Civil, civility, civilization
A friend of mine, who used to live here and now lives back in the US, called me to tell me he had been in a horrible car accident (his car was hit from behind and rolled over on its side) but fortunately he had walked away from it with only bruises and some minor […]
At COP26, Lasso announces new marine reserve in Galapagos to be financed with a debt swap
The new reserve will be 60,000 square kilometers and will extend the protection of the archipelago’s ecosystems. There is a new marine reserve in Galapagos. This was announced by President Guillermo Lasso, Monday morning at a press conference at COP26 – the conference of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – […]
More than 24% of migrants arriving in Mexico are Ecuadorians
Update to: In last 11 months, Ecuadorian illegal immigrants detained or deported from the United States were charged $1.345 billion by coyotes Published: Volume 5, issue 50 More than 24% of the migrants who try to cross from Mexico to the US are Ecuadorians, that is,...
12 assembly members propose anti-abortion law against Constitutional Court ruling
A project presented this week in the National Assembly aims to regulate abortion for rape with a view away from Human Rights, and against what the Constitutional Court ordered. A project with a name and content contrary to what the Constitutional Court ordered in April 2021, was presented last Monday in the National Assembly with a bombastic […]
Guillermo Lasso distances himself from the idea of ”crossed death,” for now
Update to: Lasso threatens Assembly with the “muerte cruzada,” or cross death Published: Volume 6, Issue 2 The president of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, will leave the idea of a cross-death in the Constitution “for the moment” and will choose the route of “dialogue” to carry out his bills. “Let us leave it in the Constitution, […]