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Volume 6, Issue 9
December 5, 2021
Escaping the pandemic in the hills of Cuenca

Escaping the pandemic in the hills of Cuenca

During the pandemic, many people turned to the outskirts of the city, to rural areas, to get away from the crowds and from a virus that today is putting it back in trouble due to its variants. In Cuenca there were no exceptions: many places that were visited mainly by...

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Historic ruling defines how prior consultation with communities must be done

Historic ruling defines how prior consultation with communities must be done

The ruling of the Constitutional Court in the Los Cedros case settles an old dispute between the State, extractivist companies and communities. The Constitutional Court issued a historic ruling last week. It did so on Wednesday by declaring that the mining concessions in the Los Cedros Protected Forest —in Imbabura— violated the rights of nature, the right to water and […]

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Labor Minister believes new labor reform law will pass in Assembly: “I don’t see any legislative bloc voting against”

Labor Minister believes new labor reform law will pass in Assembly: “I don’t see any legislative bloc voting against”

The Minister of Labor, Patricio Donoso, says that the text of the labor reform is ready. The creation of a new labor regime, changes in the working day, vacations and retirements are maintained. The Government has yet to define the date on which it will present the new labor reform to the National Assembly. Until […]

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Making new nostalgia

Making new nostalgia

I’m not sure when it happened, but somewhere along the line of the last few years I began to become more concerned with what happens here than what happens “there.” “There” being the US, where I came from. And by that statement I mean, I now care more, for example, about the politics of here […]

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Pachakutik submits a repeal to new tax reform law

Pachakutik submits a repeal to new tax reform law

Assemblywoman Patricia Sánchez, who presented the proposal, expects the full legislature to debate it between 45 and 60 days. It’s official, the new tax reform law has begun to be put to the test. Last Tuesday, a bill was presented to repeal it. The law was approved by the Ministry of the Law (that is, because the Assembly did not […]

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The Roldosista Party, founded and destroyed by Abdalá Bucaram the ‘madman

The Roldosista Party, founded and destroyed by Abdalá Bucaram the ‘madman

The Ecuadorian Roldosista Party (PRE) was formed almost two years after the death of President Jaime Roldós, but the judicial scandals of its leader Abdalá Bucaram ended up destroying it. The PRE was born out of tragedy, almost two years after the death of the President of the Republic, Jaime Roldós Aguilera, which occurred on […]

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ICIJ published data on more than 15 thousand Pandora Papers companies

Update to: The Pandora Papers expose finances of Guillermo Lasso, the banker who became PresidentPublished: Volume 5, Issue 52 Offshore Leaks Database is the name of the Consortium database where offshore companies and their shareholders can be tracked The search for companies in tax havens and their beneficiaries with updated information from Pandora Papers is now available […]

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The UN is alarmed by the persistent violence in Ecuador’s prisons

Update to: Secretary for Human Rights says the prison crisis is a product of the “forgetfulness of the State”Published: Volume 6, Issue 4 Two United Nations organizations for the fight against torture on Thursday expressed their concern about the violence in Ecuadorian prisons, where there were several serious deadly confrontations between prisoners, and asked the […]

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