The National Police seeks that justice authorizes it to use confiscated weapons and ammunition, through the application of an article of the Comprehensive Organic Criminal Code (COIP). Illegal weapons are a major issue in Ecuador, with an average of 29 being seized...
All we need now is Groucho and a duck
The impeachment trial of Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso has been nothing short of a farce. The proceedings have devolved into a political circus, with the Correístas (supporters of the former President Rafael Correa) dominating the process and using it to advance their own agenda. The trial has been a prime example of how politics in […]
Civil rights report reveals abuses experienced by migrants in Mexico, including Ecuadorians
Previous complaints by migrants have illustrated the danger posed by the stations of the National Institute of Migration (INM) of Mexico. One of the documented cases is from an Ecuadorian. A recent report from the Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR) has revealed...
Deadline for evidence presentation in President Lasso’s impeachment trial is set for Wednesday
On Wednesday Guillermo Lasso’s defense will present its exculpatory evidence. Then, the Oversight Commission will have ten days to prepare the report. The political prosecution against Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso for alleged embezzlement promoted by four opposition assembly members, Viviana Veloz, Mireya Pazmiño, Pedro Zapata, and Rodrigo Fajardo, is reaching its final stages. The applicants for […]
Ecuadorian banks offering highest interest rates on deposits since 2020
On average, customers who choose to deposit their money for a term of one year or more in April 2023 will be entitled to an interest rate of 8.74% per annum. The interest rates offered by banks and cooperatives in Ecuador to those who deposit their money in fixed-term...
Facial recognition and license plate readers at center of Azuay’s new security plan
The system will detect and prevent the entry of criminals into the province by comparing the faces and vehicles captured to a database of missing persons, wanted criminals, and stolen vehicles. The newly elected Prefect of Azuay, Juan Cristóbal Lloret, who is set to take office on May 16, 2023, has already formed a partnership […]
Radar consortium plans to fight Cuenca’s new mayor on contract termination
Movil Technology Ecuador is adamant about keeping its radar contract in Cuenca, even though the incoming mayor, Cristian Zamora, has indicated his intention to terminate it. The conflict between the Municipality of Cuenca and the Movil Technology consortium over the contract to install radars in the city has been escalating, with no clear resolution in […]
Scientists discover pristine deep-sea Galápagos reef ‘teeming with life’
Diving to 600 meters, researchers find reefs full of octopus, lobster and fish, raising hopes for corals’ survival amid rising sea temperatures. Scientists operating a submersible have discovered deep-sea coral reefs in pristine condition in a previously unexplored part of the Galápagos marine reserve. Diving to depths of 600 meters (1,970ft), to the summit of a […]
Starlink’s arrival in Ecuador likely to generate little excitement
On April 18th, Starlink began its official operations in Ecuador, and the Ministry of Telecommunications welcomed the company in a ceremony held in the Galapagos. Starlink is a satellite-based internet service owned by tech magnate Elon Musk, which promises to bring...