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Volume 6, Issue 7
November 21, 2021
Judges of the Constitutional Court visited the Cofán de Sinangoe territory

Judges of the Constitutional Court visited the Cofán de Sinangoe territory

On November 15, 2021, five judges of the Constitutional Court visited the territory of the Cofán indigenous nationality, in Sinangoe, in the province of Sucumbíos. The Court must decide on two protection actions presented by this Amazonian people regarding the violation of their right to prior, free, and informed consultation and consent. The decision of the highest national court could create jurisprudence […]

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Lasso inaugurates ‘Ecuador Open for Business,’ seeking to attract $30 billion in investments

Lasso inaugurates ‘Ecuador Open for Business,’ seeking to attract $30 billion in investments

Ecuador opens up to the world of investment as the regional development pole.  Last Thursday morning, the President of the Republic, Guillermo Lasso, inaugurated the business forum ‘Ecuador Open for Business 2021.’ The largest post-pandemic event in Latin America brought together 2,000 local and international investors; representatives from 51 countries; business leaders; high-profile experts in more than […]

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Litoral guard says mafias control the prison, and officials help sneak in weapons

Litoral guard says mafias control the prison, and officials help sneak in weapons

A prison guard, who has worked in several prisons, talks about mafias in the Penitentiary, how they operate and what should change. Six days after the prison massacre of September 28, 2021, a prison security agent from the Litoral Penitentiary, the prison center outside Guayaquil, contacted a reporter to anonymously talk about the serious corruption inside […]

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La Roca to receive Ecuador’s 100 most dangerous prisoners

La Roca to receive Ecuador’s 100 most dangerous prisoners

The late drug trafficker Óscar Caranqui described La Roca, Guayaquil’s dreaded maximum security prison, as “the graveyard of living men.” Reconditioning the maximum security prison in Guayaquil, known as La Roca—part of the prison complex in Guayas—with the goal of transferring highly dangerous prisoners to it, has been slow. Since 2020, authorities of the National […]

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The other part of me

The other part of me

Like many people, I have some friends who have been in my life for a very long time. They have been with me during my highs and my lows, and likewise, I’ve been there for theirs. And in that small but very special group, there is one person who knows me best, and that’s Skeeter, […]

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Commission Guarantees Commission being questioned by Prosecutor’s Office regarding Pandora Papers report

Update to: Third ‘Pandora Papers’ report asserts Lasso’s innocence, dismisses Constitutional Guarantees Commission reportPublished: Volume 6, Issue 6 The Constitutional Guarantees Commission of the National Assembly faces a preliminary investigation in the State Attorney General’s Office, for allegations of irregularities in the approval of the report of the ‘Pandora Papers’ case. The proceedings began on November 16, 2021 and last Friday, November 19, on the last day of the scheduled […]

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Ecuador expects to reach 85% of the immunized population by the end of the year

Update to: Health Minister Garzón says that to reach herd immunity, Ecuador will begin giving Covid-19 vaccine to children 5 and older in the second week of OctoberPublished: Volume 5, Issue 51 The Government of Ecuador announced last Tuesday that it plans to reach 85% of its population immunized against Covid-19 by the end of the […]

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