The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recently conducted an extensive evaluation of Ecuador's financial sector, aiming to identify potential vulnerabilities in the country's banks and cooperatives in the event of an economic shock. This analysis is part of a...
Nestled in the heart of South America, Ecuador is known for its stunning landscapes, rich culture, and warm hospitality. However, when it comes to the global passport ranking, Ecuadorians face certain limitations that hinder their global mobility. According to the...
In addition to its insecurity problem, Ecuador is grappling with another deeply troubling and escalating crisis – suicide. The capital city, Quito, finds itself on the front lines of this crisis, with authorities increasingly alarmed by the surge in cases. The global scope of the problem is underscored by the World Health Organization, which has […]
The Cuenca tram celebrated its three-year anniversary of commercial operation in September 2023, yet it remains disconnected from the city's broader transportation network, grappling with financial woes. Mayor Cristian Zamora candidly admitted that achieving economic...
Update to: Sanitary requirements may be the stumbling blocks in new trade agreements Published: Volume 7, Issue 19 President Guillermo Lasso of Ecuador held a crucial meeting with his South Korean counterpart, Yoon Suk-Yeol, during the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Following the discussions, an agreement was reached to formally sign the trade […]
In recent years, Ecuador has witnessed a significant exodus of its citizens, driven by the pursuit of better economic opportunities and the promise of a brighter future in the United States. According to official migration data, a staggering 64,000 Ecuadorians have left the country by land and have not returned, marking a significant demographic shift […]
Kid glove. Kidman. Kidnap. Kidney. Kidney bean. Kidney ore. Kidney punch. Kidney stone. This is little exercise I do in my head when I am feeling the pain from a kidney stone. I play a word association game to get my mind focused on something else. But it always comes back to ‘Kidney stone.’ Those […]
Starting from September 21, 2023, Airbnb hosts in Ecuador are subject to new regulations outlined in the “Regulations for Tourist Accommodation in Room Properties.” These regulations, which were officially published on the same date in the Official Registry of Ecuador, have come into full effect. The essence of these regulations revolves around the concept of […]
Update to: Canoa’s Struggle: From Tourist Paradise to Battling Child Pornography and Poverty Published: Volume 7, Issue 49 Two Dutch men have been sentenced to 10 years in prison for creating and distributing child pornography. Their arrest took place in June 2022 in Manabí, Ecuador. On Friday, September 22, 2023, the Prosecutor’s Office announced that […]
Official figures reveal that the tourism industry has experienced remarkable growth, with sales surpassing $3.5 million, representing a 15% increase. These promising projections and statistics were unveiled at the ALTA Aviation Law Americas 2023 conference held last Thursday, September 21st, in Quito, where experts and officials convened to discuss the aviation industry’s resurgence in Ecuador. […]
Update to: Ecuadorian voters decide to stop drilling in the Yasuní and halt new mining in Chocó Andino Published: volume 7, Issue 46 In a bid to halt the cessation of oil production in the ITT block, Cristóbal Kasent, regional coordinator representing six Amazonian provinces, has declared his intention to file a legal action seeking […]