Brazil and Bolivia account for 90% of the deforested Amazon rainforest that is at a point of no possibility of recovery. Environmental destruction in the Amazon rainforest is so extensive that parts of the forest have reached a point of no return. In other words, they...
Nicaragua becoming the new migration hub for those trying to sneak into the US
During the past month, 8,734 Ecuadorians left for Mexico and Nicaragua; 51% did not return. These are the highest figures over the last eight months. The image is moving. With a toy in his hand, a hat to protect himself from the sun and carrying his identity documents, an Ecuadorian boy was found walking alone […]
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“Claudia Tomsa, age 39, died Friday, September 9, 2022, in Newton, MA from a long dormant brain tumor. Claudia was born in Sibiu, Romania where she lived with her mother, grandmother and cousins until age 15 when she emigrated to the US to study classical piano at a summer camp for gifted children. While there […]
As Ecuador’s IMF agreement ends, it faces several hurdles to finding more credit
In 2023, after the end of its agreement with the IMF, the Government will be forced to increase credits from multilateral organizations, such as the World Bank, the IDB and CAF. Ecuador has a credit quota of $1.751 billion with multilateral organizations for 2023, and...
The hydroelectric threat to the Santiago River
An energy project worries the communities of the Shuar Arutam people, in the southern Amazon of Ecuador, who believe it will compromise the waters of a river essential for their life and culture. Several communities of the Shuar Arutam people, in the south of the Ecuadorian Amazon, are concerned, because a hydroelectric project is to […]
Correístas want to let former presidents commit crimes and still receive lifetime pensions
A report from the Commission on the Right to Work and Social Security, approved by votes of Correismo and the PSC, raises suspicions in the National Assembly. The National Assembly does it again. It is involved in another controversy. This time for the reforms to two articles of the Organic Law of Public Service. Some […]
Lasso shows his hand with his eight questions for the popular consultation.
The eight questions of the popular consultation will be delivered to the Constitutional Court for review. On Monday morning, President Guillermo Lasso presented the eight questions that will make up the popular consultation that will be part of the November election. At an event at the Parque de la Juventud, in Carapungo, north of Quito, the President promised […]
Ministry of Environment suspends activity at 146 mines
More than 70% of the concessions did not have an environmental authorization. The Ministry of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition (Maate) announced that 146 mining concessions have been suspended. According to the Ministry, these suspensions have been made in 15 months, from May 2021 to September 2022. Why were the concessions suspended? A statement from the Maate […]