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Miércoles, 29/11/2023 Hola, Todos – Actividades – Un renovado Museo de la Moneda abre sus puertas (A renovated Museo de la Moneda opens its doors) – The former Museo Numismático will open as the Museo de Moneda with exhibits showing the history of bills and coins that circulate in Ecuador. This includes a 2nd floor...
By Michael Rios An indigenous community has won a court battle to regain ownership over its ancestral homeland in the Ecuadorian Amazon, more than 80 years after they were displaced because of war. An Ecuadorian appeals court backed the Siekopai nation’s claim over Pë’këya, a biodiverse territory in northeast Ecuador along the border with Peru,...
A secretive phone surveillance program called Data Analytical Services (DAS) has been monitoring the call records of millions of AT&T customers for over a decade without their knowledge or consent, according to documents obtained by WIRED magazine. The program, formerly known as Hemisphere, conducts “chain analysis” – targeting not only those speaking directly with criminal...
Although Vice President Veronica Abad accepts her mission to Tel Aviv to participate in peace talks between Israel and Hamas, she says there is a “deep divide” between her and President Daniel Noboa. “Am I being banished from the kingdom?” she asked in a social media post Monday. “It certainly looks that way, doesn’t it,”...
President Daniel Noboa on Monday appointed Juan Carlos Vega as Minister of Economy and Finance, four days after taking office for a short 18-month administration. The new minister is an economist who holds graduate degrees from two universities in the United States. In addition to working as a consultant to Ecuadorian agribusinesses, he has devoted...
By Maite Knorr-Evans Central banks worldwide are increasing interest rates, putting pressure on countries with high public debt. Emerging markets and developing economies face the most significant threat in the high-rate environment. Many of these countries struggle with limited investments and spend a significant portion of their national budget on repaying debt. This problem has...
Lunes, 27/11/2023 Hola, Todos – Titular – Tres familias sin un hogar por incendio (Three families left homeless due to fire) – 3 families who worked as recyclers lost their homes in Sinincay el noche de sábado. 12 people have lost everything including money they were saving and their kids’ school uniforms and supplies. They...
Ecuador National Police have arrested a criminal gang leader and key suspect in the assassination of presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio. When he was taken into custody Sunday, Jaime Enrique S., one of the country’s most wanted men and leader of Los Lobos, was armed and carrying a large sum of cash in the port town...
By Rebecca Dyer Cognitive decline is less likely in those who follow a Mediterranean diet, according to a French study of 840 people aged 65 and over. Dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions often start with cognitive decline, which is a slow loss of mental abilities. Research suggests that eating habits, especially the Mediterranean diet, may...
By John Raby When those of us of a certain age were in school, we learned that the Monroe Doctrine committed the United States to protect the independence of Latin American nations, which had just freed themselves from Spanish and Portuguese rule. While it granted European nations the right to keep whatever colonies they still...
Law enforcement and citizen security will be the focus of a referendum President Daniel Noboa will present to voters in February or March 2024. “The questions will ask voters to approve stronger measures to fight the drug cartels and to make our neighborhoods safer,” says Diego Matovelle, National Assembly member representing Noboa’s Democratic Action party....
A day after being sworn into office, President Daniel Noboa has ordered the repeal of controversial guidelines established a decade ago that eliminated penalties for people found carrying illegal drugs in small amounts. The repeal fulfilled a campaign promise by Noboa to fight drug trafficking by reducing barriers to the arrest and conviction of drug...

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Week of December 03 

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Daniel Noboa and the newly appointed Military Chief discuss a campaign against organized crime.

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Historic legal victory returns ancestral land to Ecuador’s Siekopai indigenous people.

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