Several organizations representing workers, teachers and students announced that they would lead a national mobilization on September 21st. A planned national mobilization of trade unions may be the first measure of support or rejection of the popular consultation...
Let me ask you a question: if you keeping doing the same thing, and I reward you, then why should I expect you to stop doing it? I ask you this because another group is now calling for a national strike for Wednesday. These are completely different people than those who called for the strike […]
The prices of products imported from the European Union will fall, but remittances sent by migrants will also decrease. The euro fell on September 5th to its lowest value for almost 20 years against the dollar, closing at $0.99. On September 17th, it had only recovered to $1.00, which is a 14.7% fall over the […]
Ecuador is part of international extradition agreements, but since 1945, the Constitution prevents the extradition of Ecuadorians, regardless of the crimes they commit. The extradition of Ecuadorians is prohibited no matter what or how many crimes they commit. President Guillermo Lasso wants to withdraw that constitutional lock and allow it for those who commit crimes […]
In the last four years, more almost 1,900 police officers have been arrested for committing serious crimes
Some commit crimes ranging from arms sales to murder. Almost two-thirds of those arrested return to active duty. The police forces in Ecuador are not immune from accusations of serious crimes. From 2018 to the first half of 2022, 1,898 Ecuadorian police officers were arrested for allegedly having committed contraventions or crimes defined in the Comprehensive Penal […]
Lasso says Prosecutor’s Office needs to break from Judicial Council in order to fight corruption and pursue criminals
President Guillermo Lasso’s referendum proposal proposes that the Prosecutor’s Office no longer depend on the Judicial Council to select, evaluate and sanction its officials. The problems of the Ecuadorian justice system are evident. And the disagreements between the Prosecutor’s Office and the Judicial Council (CJ) have several chapters. For this reason, President Guillermo Lasso proposes […]
Question 5 of the popular consultation is seeking to require political parties to have actual supporters, of at least 1.5% of the voting pubic
The fifth question, which seeks to regulate the existence of political movements in Ecuador, highlights the little control over these organizations. The text of question 5 of the referendum raised by the government of Guillermo Lasso is clear: “Do you agree with requiring political movements to have a minimum number of affiliates equivalent to 1.5% of the electoral registry […]
Update to: Exports to Russia increase over 2020, but lack of trade deal with Eurasian Economic Union could cause problems starting in mid-October Published: Volume 5, Issue 46 China has doubled its purchases from Ecuador of non-mining non-oil products by July 2022. Shrimp continues to grow, and banana sales are suffering. The reduction of Ecuadorian […]
Russia has secretly funneled at least $300 million to foreign political parties and candidates in more than two dozen countries since 2014, in an attempt to shape political events beyond its borders, according to a new U.S. intelligence review. Moscow planned to spend...
The Economist believes that the struggle between the Legislative and the Executive will delay urgent reforms to boost economic activity. The Intelligence Unit of the British firm The Economist Group forecasted that Ecuador’s economy will grow 2.4% in 2022 and no longer 3.5%, as projected in February. The Economist lowered the estimate due to hostility […]
More than 206 femicides are reported so far in 2022; groups ask for more resources to fight against gender violence
Update to: In first 5 months of 2022 there were 118 gender-related deaths of women with 53 femicides Published: Volume 6, Issue 36 “We are owed by the State, due to impunity,” expressed representatives of organizations and groups that declared themselves in permanent vigil. Women’s and feminist groups came together to report that they declare […]