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The fuel that flowed into the Napo and Coca rivers in the northeastern rainforest of Ecuador more than a year ago caused a humanitarian and ecological disaster. The affected indigenous communities are demanding answers from the authorities and companies that have been reluctant to act
Travelers visiting Ecuador who show proof of vaccination can enter the country, according to one of the largest daily newspapers in Ecuador, El Universo. Sign up for TPG’s daily newsletter In October 2020, Ecuador’s National Emergency Operations Committee announced that travelers arriving by air to Quito or Guayaquil must carry a negative PCR test. Travelers …
Our interactive maps track the percentage of the population of each Latin American and Caribbean country covered by current vaccine agreements; the total number of doses secured by each country and breakdown by supplier/vaccine; where each vaccine is being used across the region; and how many vaccines flow from each major producing country to regional destinations.
Officials in Ecuador say order has been restored at prisons in three cities, where authorities said at least 75 inmates died in riots between rival gangs. President Lenín Moreno declared the national prison system in a state of emergency and ordered stepped-up security measures. Officials say authorities, with the assistance of an additional 800 police officers, gained control of the fighting within the detention centers at Guayaquil, Cuenca and Latacunga. The president also ordered the Ministry of Defense to exercise strict gun, ammunition and explosives control in the surrounding areas of
7,987: A prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague has found sufficient evidence to investigate Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for crimes against humanity related to his brutal "war on drugs." The country's police reported 7,987 deaths in its drug enforcement operations as of...
Ecuador denies the accusations made by Chinese news agency Global Times claiming that Ecuador and other countries could be involved in COVID-19 spread in China through imported frozen products, the Ecuadorian foreign ministry said, adding that there is now an official Chinese position in this regard
Washington, D.C., December 2, 2020 (PAHO)—The COVID-19 pandemic “disproportionally affects the most vulnerable – especially our populations of African descent” and PAHO Director Carissa F. Etienne today urged health authorities to “face this pressing challenge.” In a press briefing, Etienne said, “We’re taking this issue as a priority and mainstreaming it into our programs,” focusing on better data for targeted prevention and care, greater participation in health programs that address communities of African descent, and improved access to health services.
Quito, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador confirmed it will be getting the first batch on Wednesday 7 from a total of one million of the China made Sinovac vaccine (split into two batches) to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. This country's total confirmed cases reached 333,175, the Presidency´s General Secretariat of Communication reported
Quito, Mar 18 (efe-epa).- The Quito City Hall is hoping for a progressive recovery of the tourist sector starting in 2021 as anti-Covid vaccination programs gain steam around the world, and Ecuadorian authorities have authorized the entry of people who have been inoculated without requiring a PCR test. “We estimate growth this year of 31-32 …
Ibarra, Ecuador Feb. 19 — Almost 10 million voters, a record 81% of those eligible, went to the polls Feb. 7, despite the pandemic, to choose among 16 candidates in Ecuador’s presidential elections. The two top vote-getters will compete in the April 11 runoff elections. No candidate received enough…
Things were already rough in Ecuador before the coronavirus struck. Now, the country is in a state of deep uncertainty heading into the first-round presidential vote on Feb. 7. Whoever wins will have a daunting task ahead of him to right Ecuador&rsquo;s listing economy and heavily indebted public finances.
p>Quito, Dec 11 (IANS) Ecuador has reported 1,151 fresh Covid-19 infections, pushing the tally to 200,379.
According to the Ministry of Public Health, the South American country also registered 25 more fatalities from the disease, raising the toll to 9,320, since the country's first case was reported on February 29, Xinhua reported.
Mayor Jorge Yunda stated on Monday, December 7, Ecuador's capital Quito, the city hardest affected by the coronavirus pandemic in the South American country, plans to completely reactivate tourism once its population is vaccinated against the virus in early 2021.
Tourism is one of the city's most important income producers, Yunda stated in an intervi
China has ramped up testing of frozen foods after saying it discovered the coronavirus on imported products and their packaging. Below is a timeline of the coronavirus found on imported frozen food or packaging in various parts of the country from different origins. Nov.30...
A new scandal around the vaccination of COVID-19 shakes Ecuador. Over the weekend, a video on social networks went viral showing hundreds of people waiting to receive a dose of the vaccine at the Rotary Club in the city of Samborondón, before the official start of the vaccination campaign . According to a report from […]
Ecuador has received a donation of some 20,000 doses of the Sinovac coronavirus vaccine from Chile, Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno said on Saturday, in a sign of the stark disparities in South American countries' inoculation campaigns. Chile, one of Latin America's wealthiest countries, ranks sixth in the world for per-capita vaccine shots administered, according to Reuters data, with a quarter of the population now having received a dose.
As least 50 prisoners have died in three Ecuadorian prisons as a result of riots, local police said Tuesday. The melees erupted in the cities of Guayaquil, Cuenca and Latacunga. It is unknown whether police have reestablished control of the facilities. Among Ecuador’s roughly 38,000 inmates, confrontations among criminal groups often result in riots.
There was a time when Noemí Gualinga, a leader of the Indigenous Kichwa Sarayaku people of the Ecuadoran Amazon, used to sit out on the stoop of her old house and wait for strangers to show up and ask for help. They would always come. Mothers without work or victims of violence would come to […]
The next chairman of the House Agriculture Committee tells Agri-Pulse that climate policy will be a top priority for the panel in the next Congress. Georgia Democrat David Scott said he wants to bring in scientists and engineers to testify before the committee on ways to help farmers “navigate the future and solutions to climate change.” Keep in mind: On that score, Scott’s priorities will be in line with the incoming Biden administration, for which climate policy is certain to be a major focus during 2021. Scott acknowledged the . . .
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is providing a US$50 million loan to Ecuador’s Corporación Financiera Nacional to address the liquidity constraints facing micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country as a result of the economic crisis induced by Covid-19.