You know, I’ve been here since 2014 and I’ve never been to Buenos Aries or anywhere in Colombia? I’ve never seen Santiago. Or Medellin or Cali. And I’ve never made it to Patagonia. Those were all places on my list of things to do before I die. And when I moved to...
On August 14, 2022, an explosion killed 5 people and injured 17 others in Cristo de Consuelo, a neighborhood in the southwest of Guayaquil that has been classified as a conflict area due to the consumption and sale of drugs. In this area, one of the most important Catholic processions in the country is also held every year, which […]
Four fast charging stations will make up the first interprovincial route of charging stations in the country. There are located on two roads that connect Azuay with Cañar and Guayas. The four stations that will form the first electric charging line linking Cuenca and...
The oil company’s lawsuit against Ecuador lasted more than 13 years and has not yet officially ended. After more than 10 years of dispute in an arbitration court, the Perenco case had a final decision in 2021: Ecuador was sentenced to pay more than $374 million to the European oil company Perenco. That was the resolution of an international […]
Update to: New SRI Director to go after tax evaders Published: Volume 6, Issue 41 Ecuador registered an increase of 29.7% in its tax income between January and July 2022, supported by the reactivation of businesses, reported the Internal Revenue Service (SRI). In the first seven months of 2022, tax collections amounted to $10.49 billion. […]
Activists and residence don’t understand how the project moves forward when all the laws are in place to stop it. In Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristóbal, someone has started construction work in front of Punta Carola, one of the most emblematic beaches of the Galapagos Islands. Since the beginning of 2022 they have brought in tractors, cut […]
If the Assembly ‘knocks down’ the reform, the option left to the President is a total veto, which would only keep the reform in place for one more year. The only reform that the Government of Guillermo Lasso has managed to pass in the Assembly has become the next prey...
Eight movements and parties, plus three alliances, selected applicants to compete in the 2023 elections in Cuenca. Only one woman appears on the slate. In Cuenca, the race for mayor is full of familiar faces. After the internal democracy processes of the political organizations, there were 11 pre-candidates who are already promoting their profiles for […]
The high rate of violence in the country is worrying citizens. According to data from the National Police, between January 1st and August 10, 2022, intentional homicides —homicides, murders, femicides, and contract killings— in Ecuador have doubled compared to the same period in 2021. Although the causes of violence are diverse, the Police attribute 81% of homicides to criminal violence. Above all, […]
Update to: Former ombudsman, Freddy Carrión, sentenced to three years in prison Published: Volume 6, Issue 3 The former Ombudsman wanted the justice to declare the expiration of the preventive detention. According to the judges of the Court, the sentence, three years in prison for sexual abuse, was handed down within the time limits established […]