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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 […]
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
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.
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
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,...
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
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...
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 . . .
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...
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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
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.
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.
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...
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.
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).