The first confirmed cases of avian flu in Galapagos birds were recorded on September 19, 2023. In Peru, around half a million birds died from this cause inside and outside protected areas, according to information from that country. Scientists fear that these numbers...
A quantitative analysis shows how voting patterns changed from the first to the second round, allowing Noboa to become president. The 2021 and 2023 runoffs were similar. Two years ago, Andrés Arauz and Guillermo Lasso competed for half of the total votes—those that had gone to the other 14 presidential candidates in the first round. In the second round of 2023, Luisa González and Daniel […]
During his recent visit to Rome, President-elect Noboa reaffirmed his commitment to propose reforms aimed at combating organized crime and delinquency in the country through a popular consultation within the first 100 days of his term. On October 23rd, Noboa outlined...
New controls put in place in 2023 continue to find tax cheaters. The income recovered will help balance the reduction in ISD. As the current year draws to a close, the Internal Revenue Service (SRI) is on track to collect nearly $1.0 billion from ‘tax cheaters,’...
We’ve spent a bit over two weeks here in the US and are eagerly anticipating our return ‘home’ to Ecuador. Our time here has been quite the roller coaster – filled with the joy of reuniting with old friends but also marked by a staggering surge in prices, spanning from fuel and groceries to entertainment. […]
Less than a year after his release from prison, former vice president Jorge Glas finds himself at the center of a new controversy, further deepening divisions within the Citizen Revolution movement. Former Ecuadorian Vice President Jorge Glas, once a prominent figure in Correismo, now stands as the most uneasy presence among its ranks. His involvement […]
Update to: Mexico considering deporting migrants from Ecuador, Venezuela, and Colombia Published: Volume 7, Issue 52 In 2023, there was a notable surge in the number of Ecuadorian individuals encountered at the US-Mexico border. The figure for Ecuadorians apprehended along this border surpassed the 2022 statistics by an astounding 370%. According to data released by […]
The writing was apparently on the wall in 2022, when it ended the year with losses of $17 million. Thousands of passengers are still waiting for their flights to be rescheduled. The Ecuadorian airline Equair, which commenced operations with a maiden flight between Guayaquil and Quito on December 29, 2021, saw its brief existence come […]
Update to: Prosecutor’s Office says witness claimed assassination of Villavicencio was ordered by “Correa government” Published: Volume 8, Issue 2 The hearing for the defendant accused of the murder of Fernando Villavicencio has been rescheduled. Originally set for October 23, 2023, it will now take place on October 25th. This postponement was attributed to a […]
In recent years, Ecuador has grappled with a surge in violence, posing a serious threat to the safety of its citizens. The nation, once considered a bastion of security in the region, witnessed a grim milestone in 2022, as the murder rate skyrocketed from 10.5 to an alarming 25.5 per 100,000 inhabitants. Ecuador’s unsettling surge […]