In the midst of the security crisis aggravated by drug trafficking, Ecuador will have to deal with the changes announced by Colombian President Gustavo Petro, including another approach to the extradition of drug traffickers. Gustavo Petro, the new president of...
Cuenca is shaken by two violent crimes
Two violent crimes occurred in Cuenca in the last three days. In one of them the participation of three police officers is presumed. Octavio Tapia, a 62-year-old man who collected old objects, lived in a house in the El Cebollar sector (west of Cuenca). On Wednesday,...
Drones becoming popular fumigation tools for rice, corn and banana growers
Fumigation and irrigation are 50 times faster with drones than with backpack sprayers. Until a few years ago it was difficult to think of a two-meter device spraying and fertilizing agricultural crops in the country. Drone technology was seen as something distant. Now, it is already an alternative for agriculture. The use of drones for […]
Lasso’s reasonings for the partial veto to the reforms of the Organic Law of Communication
President Lasso filed objections of unconstitutionality and inconvenience on the reforms approved by the National Assembly. President Guillermo Lasso partially vetoed the questioned reforms to the Organic Law of Communication that were approved by the Assembly on July 21, 2022. The president’s veto, signed and sent on August 24th, is mixed. It includes 17 objections for unconstitutionality and 34 objections for ‘inconvenience;’ 25 […]
Court overturns the second habeas corpus that ordered the release Glas and Salcedo
Update to: A new hearing for the ‘habeas corpus’ of Jorge Glas has been scheduled for June 14th Published: Volume 6, Issue 35 On August 5, 2022, Judge Banny Molina ordered the immediate release of Christian Araujo, who is the original applicant for habeas corpus due to health issues. But, in addition, Molina applied a […]
More than 270,000 children are forced to work in Ecuador
In Ecuador 7.1% of minors between five and 14 years of age work. Poverty often pushes them to abandon their studies to go out and earn a living. Every morning for four years, 10-year-old Andrés P. has been walking the streets of Quito’s Historic Center selling all kinds of products. From candy and cigarettes to […]
Ouch. Ouch. Ouch!
I’m down and out this week. I’ve been struggling with a kidney stone for a few days. And I don’t think it’s going to pass. I know this because I have a long history with them, going back 30 years. Which raises the question, what do I do if it doesn’t pass? In the past […]
One in eight people suffers the impact of the ‘long Covid’
Update to: Covid-19 cases increase in Cuenca, but few require hospitalization Published: Volume 6, Issue 43 The term 'long Covid' refers to a series of symptoms, such as fatigue, rapid breathing and even a poor mental response, experienced after contracting...
President of Spain says his country will invest more in Ecuador
The Minister of Production, Julio José Prado, foresees that the commercial exchange between Ecuador and Spain will exceed $1.5 billion in 2022. The President of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, ratified the commitment of Spanish companies in Ecuador and opted to increase these...
Scientific tour of the Galapagos will have four Nobel Prize winners in attendance
Scientists and academics will begin a 12-day expedition to the Galapagos Islands on Friday, August 26th, to document the problems facing the archipelago’s ecosystem. Among the participants in this tour, called “the first scientific and cultural expedition to the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador,” are the German doctor and biophysicist of Jewish origin Erwin Neher and […]
The Investment Law is a first exercise in dialogue
The coordinator of the official Bank of the National Agreement (BAN), Juan Fernando Flores, spoke about the relationship between the Government and the Assembly, the negotiations and pending issues of the Executive for the next three years. The reopening of the dialogue between the Executive and Legislative branches marks what appears to be the reconciliation […]
Government will send popular consultation to the Constitutional Court in September
Update to: The Executive branch intends call a popular consultation during the 2023 elections Published: Volume 6, Issue 46 The popular consultation process “is progressing very well,” according to the Secretary of the Public Administration, Iván Correa, who announced that there will be 10 questions. The questions of the popular consultation will be related to […]