What does the state do to eradicate drug addiction as a public health problem?

Beyond decriminalizing the drug consumption, according to a chart of permissibility established by the government, and the intention to toughen penalties and establish preventive detention for suspects of micro-trafficking, drug use is a public health problem that is not properly...

Ecuadorian government acquires helicopters from French company Airbus

The defense minister, Fernando Cordero reported on Friday that Ecuador bought nine helicopters to the French company Airbus, of which eight are already operating. In statements to Radio Sonorama, said that helicopters are for army aviation, which were acquired as part of...

Government seeks to boost the mining sector

The Government aims to promote the large-scale mining, for which it took three decisions in late 2014 to unlock the strategic projects currently in stand-by since 2010 and which have not yet begun to produce. In this list are: Fruta del Norte, Mirador, Río Blanco, Loma Larga...

Ecuador applies safeguards to Colombia and Peru since today, according to the Comex

Since today, the Ecuadorian government will implement an exchange safeguard or ad valorem customs duty, which is equivalent to 7% for products originated in Peru and 21% for the ones coming from Colombia. The Committee of Foreign Trade (Comex) took that resolution last December...

Correa announced an increase in tariffs for Andean partners

The Ecuadorian government will increase tariffs on products coming from Colombia and Peru in similar percentages to the devaluations of their currencies. This measure, the President said, is because Ecuador due to dollarization, can not adjust the exchange rate to counter...

Ecuadorian Government attached award to José Mujica

The Ecuadorian government gave to the Uruguayan President José Mujica the highest honor awarded by the National Order to the Merit in the rank of Grand Collar, and argued that it was a recognition to his career “along a militant life dedicated to fighting for the social...

Term for implementing the new labeling is extended for products on racks

 The Ecuadorian government gave the authorization for products that have not yet put the label that indicates the levels of sugar, fat and salt to remain on the racks until their expiration. That decision will apply for food and beverages manufactured before August 29 for medium...

Correa: Total petroleum income for the state budget is 18.57%

President Correa said that the gross income from petroleum uses amounts to 16,960 million, however only 18.57% of total oil income comes to General Budget. According to the president, 34% of income is consumed in the production process itself intended for oil product imports and...