A ton of marijuana is seized in Esmeraldas

A shipment of 27 jute bags, inside which 505 packages with 981 200 grams of marijuana were found, was seized in a drug operation yesterday in the San Mateo parish. Police reported that the cargo was being transported on a truck from the Borbon village in the north of Esmeraldas,...

Demonstrations against amendments in Esmeraldas

While the Special Commission for the treatment of constitutional amendments met on Monday in the city of Esmeraldas, Alianza PAIS and CREO militants, along with their leader, Guillermo Lasso, demonstrated outside the building. Juan Carlos Cassinelli, chairman of the commission,...

Esmeraldas will be the fourth city of diffusion of the 16 draft amendments

Esmeraldas will become the fourth city where members of the Assembly Commission, which processes 16 amendments to the Constitution, will disseminate the project. This process was already carried out in Montecristi, Guayaquil and Ibarra, where lawmakers picked up observations from...

Esmeraldas is declared in state of emergency by propagation of Chikungunya

The Mayor of the city of Esmeraldas, Lenin Lara, as President of the Committee of Emergency Operations (COE for its Spanish acronym), with the aim of allocating necessary resources and actions to combat the outbreak of the Chikungunya virus, declared this Tuesday March 3 the...

First case of chikungunya was confirmed in Esmeraldas

Authorities of the Ministry of Public Health today confirmed the first case of chikungunya in Esmeraldas. It would be a patient who arrived to Manabi and after showing symptoms, sent a blood sample to the National Institute of Public Health Research (Inspi for its Spanish...

Ecuador finished 2014 with an inflation of 3.67%

The National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC for its spanish acronym) said that Ecuador had an annual inflation of 3.67% in 2014, whereas in 2013 it was of 2.70%. The division of food and non-alcoholic beverages would be the largest contributor to the monthly change in...

Correa will meet with Juan Manuel Santos to review their binational agenda

President Rafael Correa will meet with the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, this Monday in Esmeraldas. The objective of the meeting is to review the binational agenda and establish new lines of work on border topics, said today the government of Quito. Correa and Santos...

Correa will meet with the President of Colombia in December

President Rafael Correa announced today that he will meet with the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, on December 15 in the city of Esmeraldas, together with their respective cabinets of ministers. Correa said this is the Third Binational Cabinet Ecuador-Colombia. This...