The Guillermo Lasso administration is facing its fourth alleged corruption scandal and this one involves his brother-in-law. As a result of a series of leaks of recordings that involve former officials, servants and people close to the Lasso government, the State...
Ecuador has experienced a rise in risky migration. Migrants are taken advantage of by trafficking mafias, and in many cases, there are no sentences against the coyoteros. In 2021 and 2022, the Ecuadorian Prosecutor’s Office registered 286 investigations for migrant smuggling. Roughly 80% of those cases are still in the early investigation stage and there […]
Cuenca’s tourism sector has come back fast after the end of the pandemic. One of the engines for its success has been private investment in hotels and restaurants. Hotel and gastronomic entrepreneurs have invested large sums of money to give Cuenca a tourist boost....
Update to: Cuenca triples security spending in a year with rising crimes Published: Volume 7, Issue 12 In one week, police arrested three criminals who stole two vehicles and kidnapped their owners. Police warn to be careful when selling cars online. In two operations, the Police arrested three people in Cuenca involved in the alleged […]
“You like me, you really, really like me!” If you ask, most people who remember her will tell you that Sally Field said this in her second Academy Award speech, after winning Best Actress for Places in the Heart. But they would be wrong. What she actually said was, “I haven’t had an orthodox career, […]
After the unification of his prison sentences, former Vice President Jorge Glas is close to reaching definitive pre-release. As of last Friday, January 26th, former Vice President Jorge Glas has only one sentence to serve in the Ecuadorian justice system. Judge Melissa Muñoz gave way to the unification of his prior sentences, as requested by […]
Cuencanos are getting more and more aggressive in their driving, causing an increase in traffic accidents over the last three years. Offensive behaviors are common in Cuencanos when driving, a pattern that is aggravated by the vehicular chaos that the city endures....
The city’s nine mayoral candidates all agree on one thing: Cuenca’s mobility issues are a huge problem
Mobility is one of the issues that most worries Cuencanos. The next mayor has the challenge of reducing traffic chaos and establishing an integrated transport system with the tram as the central axis. Mobility is one of the top priorities of the nine candidates for Mayor of Cuenca. All agree on the need to develop […]
Update to: Minas de Huascachaca wind farm begins to generate energy Published: Volume 7, Issue 13 The Huascachaca wind farm, the largest in Ecuador with a capacity of 50 megawatts, is in the final stages of conditioning and testing to start operating in the first quarter of this year, announced the Ministry of Energy and Mines. On […]