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via news.mongabay12/15/2020

'She goes and helps': Noemí Gualinga, Ecuador's mother of the jungle -

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 […]

via menafn12/11/2020

Ecuador's Covid-19 cases top 200000 mark - MENAFN.COM

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.

Ecuador is

via menafn12/08/2020

Ecuador to revive tourism after coronavirus vaccination campaign - MENAFN.COM

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

via paho.org12/02/2020

Countries urged to face challenge of better access to health for populations of African descent in COVID-19 pandemic - PAHO/WHO - Pan American Health Organization

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.

via menafn11/25/2020

IMF - Ecuadorian reach staff-level agreement under the extended fund facility - MENAFN.COM

WASHINGTON, USA - An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Ceyda Oner conducted virtual meetings with the Ecuadorian authorities from October 28 to November 20 to discuss progress on reforms and the authorities' policy plans in response to the COVID-19 and oil price shocks. Oner issued the following statement in Washington DC today after the

via cpj.org11/20/2020

Ecuadorian journalist Juán Sarmiento sentenced to prison for ‘discrediting’ local official - CPJ Press Freedom Online

Bogotá, November 20, 2020 – Ecuadorian authorities should not contest journalist Juan Sarmiento’s appeal of a recent criminal conviction for critical comments about a local politician, and the country should remove speech laws from its penal code, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On November 12, the Justice Court of Napo, in central Ecuador,...

via agriculture11/18/2020

TIMELINE-China's battle with coronavirus on frozen food and packaging - Successful Farming

BEIJING, Nov 18 (Reuters) - China has ramped up testing of frozen foods after saying it has repeatedly discovered the coronavirus on imported products and their packaging, triggering mass scale testing of food and related personnel, suspension of certain imports and disruptions to trade flows. China, which has suspended imports from 99 suppliers in 20 countries, argues these measures are needed to prevent more arrivals of the virus in a country that has largely contained the epidemic domestically. But

via gzeromedia12/15/2020

Hard Numbers: Duterte in trouble, China's "dark fleet", billions without help, COVID in America - GZERO Media

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...

via agri-pulse12/09/2020

Daybreak Dec 9: Climate change tops Scott's House Ag agenda - Agri-Pulse

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 . . .

via reuters12/01/2020

TIMELINE-China's battle with coronavirus on frozen food and packaging - Reuters

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...

via blogs.worldbank.org11/30/2020

We are facing an unprecedented global challenge to protect every country from COVID-19 - World Bank Group

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on public health, societies, and economies around the world: it could push up to 150 million people into extreme poverty by the end of 2021. Countries cannot recover until all their people can live their lives with confidence.

via schengenvisainfo11/24/2020

EU Ambassador in Ecuador: EU Is Working to Extend Validity of Schengen Visas From 2 to 4 Years -

The Ambassador of the European Union in Ecuador Charles-Michel Geurts says that the consulates of the Schengen Member Countries are working to extend the validity of visas issued to Ecuadorians from two to four years. In an interview for El Comercio, Ambassador Geurts talked about several issued regarding EU and Ecuador, including the possible abolishment […]

via agriculture11/19/2020

China's battle with coronavirus on frozen food and packaging - Successful Farming

BEIJING, Nov 19 (Reuters) - China has ramped up testing of frozen foods after saying it has repeatedly discovered the coronavirus on imported products and their packaging, triggering mass scale testing of food and related personnel, suspension of certain imports and disruptions to trade flows.

via news.mongabay11/16/2020

Could China become a partner in Galapagos marine conservation? Yolanda Kakabadse thinks so -

In August this year, a fleet of around 300 Chinese fishing vessels attracted international attention when they congregated just outside Ecuador’s territorial waters around the famed Galápagos Islands. Said to be fishing for squid, the fleet’s checkered past raised concerns about the possibility the ships were actually targeting sharks and other threatened species. While there […]

via urdupoint12/09/2020

Ecuador Denies Chinese Newspaper's Accusations of Involvement in Spread of COVID-19 - UrduPoint News

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

via theasset12/03/2020

Ecuador draws from AIIB Covid-19 recovery fund - The Asset

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.

via foxsanantonio12/01/2020

Rise in asylum seekers can be seen from Panama all the way to the Texas border - FOX 29

Thousands of miles away is a place many call the most dangerous jungle in the world and according to Border Patrol, it's the place thousands of people are coming from. When they cross over the border into Del Rio, Fox San Antonio investigates the shocking new data. A new wave of immigrants is arriving once again at the Texas border. Since the new fiscal year, October 1st the Del Rio sector has picked up 14,237 undocumented immigrants.

via koreaherald11/25/2020

S. Korea, Ecuador discuss cooperation on pandemic, economy - The Korea Herald

The foreign ministers of South Korea and Ecuador on Wednesday discussed efforts to boost economic relations and coronavirus cooperation between the two countries, the foreign ministry said. Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha held talks with her Ecuadorian counterpart Luis Gallegos, who is visiting Seoul this week to attend a forum hosted by South Korea to promote its cooperation with Latin American and Caribbean count...

via beveragedaily11/23/2020

AB InBev: Three 2020 innovations that address today's mega-trends -

What does successful innovation look like in a year defined by a global pandemic? From big seltzer bet Bud Light Hard Seltzer in the US, to a new beer from a company-government-farmer collaboration in Ecuador, AB InBev CEO Carlos Brito highlights three launches that show how innovation works in 2020.


Ecuador's mishandled COVID-19 health crisis has also had serious economic, educational, and emotional impacts | LSE Latin America and Caribbean - LSE Latin America and Caribbean

Due to the dire experience of its largest city, Guayaquil, Ecuador became an early global symbol of COVID-19's devastating health effects. But new survey research reveals that the pandemic has also had serious economic, educational, and emotional consequences. Yet even eights month on, serious failings in health and information systems persist, write Katiuska King, Philipp Altmann, and Rafael Polo Bonilla (Universidad Central del Ecuador).