UNES leads a four-party effort to impeach the President thru political prosecution on the grounds that he has failed to meet the requirements of office outlined in the Constitution. The Assembly is again seeking to remove President Guillermo Lasso from office. There...
Anti-Kidnapping and Extortion Unit says incidence of kidnapping increasing in urban areas, with shift towards middle-class.
This contrasts with previous patterns where kidnappings were more prevalent in border provinces. Over the past two years, Ecuador has experienced a total of 63 reported cases of kidnappings, with 32 cases occurring in 2021 and 31 cases occurring in 2022. These...
Okay, so let’s see if I have this right. The Ecuadorian National Assembly is now trying to impeach the President, again. For an alleged crime that his brother-in-law may or may not have been involved in. That’s the Encuentro case, for those of you who don’t know, which revolves around a supposed interaction Lasso’s brother-in-law […]
The recent Agreement between the US and Ecuador for the exchange of tax information is now a law of the Republic. Ecuador and the United States (US) have enacted a new law allowing them to exchange information that is pertinent to the implementation and enforcement of their domestic tax laws. This agreement encompasses all federal […]
The government of Ecuador is seeking to attract some of the world’s largest mining companies to invest in the country, despite opposition from indigenous communities and the absence of an open mining cadastre. The mining cadastre (register of land boundaries and/or ownership), an essential tool for new requests for concessions, has been closed since 2018, […]
There are 37 defendants on the list in the Sinohydro case, of whom six have drawn public attention for their suspected involvement in the scheme. The Sinohydro case is the latest corruption scandal in Ecuador, despite the alleged bribery occurring from 2010 to 2018. This comes after prosecutor Diana Salazar pressed charges against 37 individuals. […]
Update to: Mexico modifies some requirements for Ecuadorian visas Published: Volume 7, Issue 14 Ecuadorians have surpassed Venezuelans as the largest group of illegal immigrants in Mexico, according to Mexican press reports. In January 2022, only 246 Ecuadorians were detained by Mexico’s National Institute of Migration (INM), but in January 2023, there were 5,808 captures, […]
Ecuador is currently facing the longest La Niña phenomenon in 120 years, with negative economic impacts on key sectors such as fishing and agriculture. La Niña is an atmospheric phenomenon characterized by a drop in sea surface temperature, and typically lasts between...
The Ministry of Economy and Finance in Ecuador has announced that in 2023 it will deliver a record figure of $3.228 billion to decentralized autonomous governments (GAD), which includes 221 municipalities, 23 prefectures and 821 parish councils. This figure is $174 million more than what was delivered in 2022 and is the largest budget allocation […]
Update to: Government imports banana plants resistant to the fungus Fusarium R4T Published: Volume 6, Issue 27 According to banana growers, the biosecurity measures taken against Fusarium can account for up to 20% of the cost of producing a box of fruit. Banana farms in Ecuador are spending between $0.08 and $0.13 per exported box […]