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Ecuador’s Constitutional Court ruled Friday that President Daniel Noboa’s emergency declaration in seven provinces is unconstitutional. It is the second time in three months the court has rejected a declaration on the grounds that the government did not provide adequate justification. In its ruling, the court said the claim of internal armed conflict was not...
Ecuador’s Vice President Verónica Abad, for now, will not be indicted in a corruption case against her son after lawmakers blocked the move on Friday. The National Assembly denied the authorization of Abad’s criminal prosecution in a vote prompted by an order from the country’s National Court to decide whether prosecutors could move forward. Although...
Viernes, 14/6/2024 Hola, Todos – Actividades – IV Festival Nacional Infantil de Interpretación Musical (IV Festival Nacional Infantil de Interpretación Musical) – The Concierto al Mérito Artístico at the IV Festival Nacional Infantil ‘Edgar Palacios 2024’ will be el miercoles, 19/6 a las 15:00 in Loja. The Conservatorio de Música “José María Rodríguez” will be...
Newly elected Mexican president of Mexico Claudia Sheinbaum said Wednesday she will not restore diplomatic relations with Ecuador until her country receives an apology for the April raid on the Mexican embassy in Quito. “What Ecuador did to Mexico is not something minor, so it is not a matter of sitting down and talking,” Sheinbaum...
The word “Cuenca” means “watershed” which is appropriate. A confluence of four rivers run through town on their way to the Amazon. In fact, the town’s full name, “Santa Ana de los Cuatro Ríos de Cuenca” pays tribute to the Tomebamba, Yanuncay, Tarqui and Machangara rivers. The Rio Tomebamba flows along the border between the historic...
By Lance Morton Millions of metric tons of plastic are produced worldwide every year. While half of this plastic waste is recycled, incinerated, or discarded into landfills, a significant portion of what remains eventually ends up in our oceans. In fact, many pieces of ocean plastic waste have come together to create a vortex of plastic waste thrice the size...
The government said Thursday that it will provide full details of its plan to eliminate subsidies for Extra and Ecopaís gasoline Friday, June 14. In an interview on Radio EXA, Finance Minister Juan Carlos Vega said that the subsidy would be phased out during the remainder of the year, with total elimination expected before December....
By Gabriela Mesones Rojo and Alicia Chen Last August, Ecuadorians made history by voting to permanently keep over 700 million barrels of crude oil in the ground beneath Yasuní National Park, one of the most biodiverse areas on earth. This made Ecuador the first country in the world to halt oil exploitation through a referendum. Despite the...
By Eglė Gerulaitytė  A small, makeshift booth with sheets of corrugated metal for a roof served as the immigration and customs office in the desolate, desert-like landscape separating south-west Bolivia from north-eastern Chile. Inside, two officers huddled around a kettle and a wooden desk sipping hot tea. After they stamped my passport, one of them suggested...
U.S. ambassador to Ecuador Michael Fitzpatrick says he leaves his diplomatic post in Quito “with great optimism” for Ecuador’s future. “I am sad to be leaving so many friends, but professionally speaking, I leave with a lot of optimism for Ecuador and its future,” he said in a Wednesday interview which was posted on his...
Miércoles, 12/6/2024 Hola, Todos – Actividades – Danza, música y rituales en tres días de Inti Raymi (Dance, music and rituals in three days of Inti Raymi) – Ingapirca will be the epicenter of Inti Raymi or the Festival of the Sun, the largest manifestation of the Andean identity in southern Ecuador. It will be...
Swiss energy commodities trader Gunvor has paid Ecuador $93.6 million in an agreement reached in a corruption case and the funds have been credited to the country’s treasury, the Attorney General’s office reported Monday. The company pleaded guilty in a U.S. court in March to violating corruption laws and paying Ecuadorian officials bribes from 2012...

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The word “Cuenca” means “watershed” which is appropriate. A confluence of four rivers run through town on their way to...
By Jeremiah Reardon Cuenca’s Hearts of Gold charity is celebrating ten years of service in Ecuador. It is a registered...
By Mariana Mazzucato When you picture the tech industry, you probably think of things that don’t exist in physical space,...
Open auditions will be held for Azuay Community Theater’s production of “The Waverly Gallery,” by Kenneth Lonergan, on Tuesday, June...

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By Mina Elwell When you’re planning to spend time away from home, one of the most important things you need...
By Kate Murphy “You’re not listening!” “Let me finish!” “That’s not what I said!” After “I love you,” these are among...

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By Gabriela Mesones Rojo and Alicia Chen Last August, Ecuadorians made history by voting to permanently keep over 700 million barrels of...
By Mariana Mazzucato When you picture the tech industry, you probably think of things that don’t exist in physical space,...
By Arthur Nelson More than $100 billion of public money has been awarded to private investors in investor-state dispute settlement...

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