IAPA questions Ecuadorian Communications Law

Last Sunday the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) reported a negative impact on the Press of the Communications Law, which for a year and four months, established in Ecuador that “the expression and communication have become a public service.” “A...

Comptroller rejects amendments to two articles of the Constitution

The General Comptroller of the State Carlos Pólit, sent to the Constitutional Court (CC) the rejection to the amendments of two articles of the Constitution submitted by the legislative block of Alianza PAIS (AP). He qualified the modification as a “setback” in the...

President urged Ecuadorians to retweet: Chevron, the world knows the damage you caused!

A new TV spot that denounces pollution from Chevron was filed by President Correa during the nation-wide broadcast number 395, held at La Florida sector, Quito. The video, which has English and Spanish version, shows the words contamination, horror, ecocide, greed, mean, insult...

Unions in favor of a new Labour Code

During the third national convention of the Frente Unitario de Trabajadores (FUT) conducted last Saturday in Guayaquil, nearly 800 representatives of workers and social organizations, defended the existence of a new Labour Code and rejected the claim of the government of making...

Ecuador will have more than $ 8,000 million investment in 2015

On Saturday during its usual nation-wide broadcast, President Rafael Correa announced the Annual Investment Plan for next year, which will include a budget of $ 8,000 million in six areas of the Executive. Higher values ​​will be invested in strategic sectors, $ 3,000 million;...

Correa granted Nebot with a deadline to assume traffic responsibility

During the discussion with media at Quito, President Rafael Correa gave a deadline of January 2015 for the mayor of Guayaquil, Jaime Nebot, to assume jurisdiction of transit, otherwise he will “probably” start charging the administration of 1,300 transit guards. The...

Rates for electronic money transactions must be approved

The Central Bank of Ecuador (BCE for its Spanish acronym),  developed a rate proposal for six types of transactions with electronic money. Three of them would be free, according to the approach that shall be approved by the Monetary Adjustment and Policy Board. In a statemen...

Ecuador’s banana sector, worried about effective date of the agreement with the EU

The eleventh edition of the International Forum of Bananas concluded with the news that the guild would close the current year exporting 290 million boxes and would break the record of exports it reached in 2011; during the last lecture Genaro Baldeon, Deputy Minister of Foreign...