Two species of gecko are among the prioritized invasive species. Photo: courtesy Felipe Espinoza. The mapped territory also includes three important protected areas: Yasuní National Park, Cuyabeno Fauna Production Reserve and Limoncocha Biological Reserve. The...
As its image falls, so do Salinas real estate prices with discounts of up to 40% being offered
According to the experts, constant sewerage problems and the chaos during the holidays, are driving owners to sell, flooding the market with listings. The ‘for sale’ signs, hung in various apartments along the Malecón de Salinas, are becoming more apparent. Owners of...
Challuabamba goes from being an agricultural area to being the ‘Cumbayá’ of Cuenca
Challuabamba is one of the most sought-after areas of Cuenca to live in and to set up businesses. Only 30 years ago it was a sector for agriculture and vacations. On the road that joins Cuenca and Azogues stands one of the most exclusive areas of the Azuayan capital: Challuabamba. A small valley located 15 […]
Cuenca will suffer “intense events” in this rainy season
In Cuenca, at least 16 areas at risk of flooding and 10 parishes vulnerable to landslides, have been identified. The second half of February marked the beginning of a rainy season in Cuenca that will last thru April. The Hydrometeorological Network of the Telecommunications and Potable Water Company (ETAPA) reported that it expects “intense events” […]
For the second time in 7 years, the new Cuenca wastewater plant is back at square one
The construction of the Guangarcucho wastewater treatment plant in Cuenca has been a necessity since 2015. For the second time since then the project was put on hold. A year and a half after starting the process, the Cuenca Telecommunications and Potable Water Company...
No one ever says, “But you look so old!”
I read an interesting article in The Atlantic this week. It was about ‘real-age versus head-age.’ Meaning, how old are you actually and how old do you see yourself in your head. Not physically, but mentally. And here is the interesting thing: in a study of 1,470 people, on average the participants over the age […]
Panama provides more information on deadly bus crash and suspends migrant transport service to inspect each vehicle
Panamanian figures still don’t add up; all buses currently certified for migrant transport to be re-inspected. They came from different parts of Latin America with a single objective: to reach the United States (US) and a more prosperous life. They managed to cross the Darien jungle, one of the most dangerous in the world due to its vast vegetation and the […]
Minister of Transport says infrastructure budget needs to double because of graft and lack of maintenance in prior administrations
The Minister of Public Works, Darío Herrera, expects that the investment in infrastructure to reach $500 million in 2023, but the real needs add up to almost $1,000 million. The Ministry of Transport and Public Works began 2023 with a budget of $294 million for investment in works, repair and maintenance of infrastructure, such as […]
Peru formalizes investigation against former President Pedro Castillo for corruption
The preparatory investigation is the step prior to an accusation by the Prosecutor's Office against Castillo. Last Tuesday the Peruvian Prosecutor's Office, the preparatory investigation against former President Pedro Castillo as the alleged perpetrator of various...
Unemployment falls and informality increases in January 2023
Update to: Unemployment falls in 2022, with Cuenca leading the way Published: Volume 7, Issue 18 Unemployment fell in January 2023. The rate stood at 3.8%, a decrease of 1.6 percentage points compared to January of the previous year when it stood at 5.4%, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC). The […]
Tuna sector tries to recover market share lost to China
In 2023, the challenge for the tuna sector will be to win back markets, not only in the European Union, but also in Argentina, Chile and Peru. The Manabí tuna sector faces a complex 2023 due to “unfair” competition with China, which seeks to strip Ecuador of its title as the main supplier of tuna […]
Surplus of $2.341 billion in the trade balance of Ecuador 2022
Update to: The appreciation of the dollar will impact the country’s foreign trade Published: Volume 6, Issue 10 Ecuador’s trade balance registered a surplus of $2.341 billion in 2022 as a result of exports of $32.658 billion and imports of $30.317 billion, as reported last Monday, February 20, 2023, by the Ecuadorian Federation of Exporters (Fedexpor). Total exports Total exports registered a record value […]