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Cases of the Truth Commission among complaints and difficulties

Given the objections of the Committee of victims of crimes against humanity and serious violations of human rights by the difficulty in the country to prosecute the 118 cases contained in the Report of the Truth Commission, the Attorney General, Galo Chiriboga, replied that...
Posted On 23 Oct 2015
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Employers get relative advances in the approval of the Partnerships Law

The Partnerships Law is not a gold coin for members of the ruling party. Criticism of the proposal, which raises partnerships between the public and private sectors, continued until the drafting of the report for the second debate. Yesterday, the differences caused did not allow...
Posted On 23 Oct 2015
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Roundtable reflects the banana crisis

A six-page agreement clearly reflects the situation in the banana sector. Eleven signatures from the Roundtable, to which daily Expreso had access, endorse the reduction of the producer price of bananas to 10 cents. “With these requests (15) by a majority vote it is...
Posted On 23 Oct 2015
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The Rise tax can be paid with electronic money

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS for its Spanish acronym) announced yesterday that taxes generated by the Ecuadorian Simplified Tax Regime (RISE) will be paid with electronic money. This is the first initiative to pay taxes through this online mean. The SRI reported that the...
Posted On 23 Oct 2015
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Prisoner managed drug trafficking and deaths throuugh his cell phone

The arrest two months ago in El Triunfo, Guayas Province, of two individuals with two guns apparently used in at least 17 murders, would have thrown clues that led to police investigations that imprisoned “Junior,” who was the leader of the criminal gang that was...
Posted On 23 Oct 2015
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José Serrano: “The state will not solve the drug problem with repression”

In an interview with the daily El Comercio, Jose Serrano, Minister of the Interior, spoke about the state’s efforts against microtrafficking. This phenomenon sparked a movement at all levels: the table Consep endorsed a new drug chart, so a person who carries low amounts of...
Posted On 23 Oct 2015
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Assembly members will keep four air tickets per month

The member of the Council on Legislative Administration (CAL for its Spanish acronym), Carlos Bergmann (AP) reported that the president of the Assembly, Gabriela Rivadeneira, sent a letter to the Ministry of Labour to reform or issue a scope of  agreement 236 in which the...
Posted On 23 Oct 2015
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Ecuador is free of illicit crops but it is a transit country for narcotics, the UN says

Ecuador is still considered a country “free of illicit crops,” according to a report by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) of 2014 disclosed Thursday in Quito. “In Ecuador we are not talking of illicit crops. There is no evidence so far of it. But there is...
Posted On 23 Oct 2015
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Margoth Escobar appears today before the judge, after ‘illegal’ departure from the country to attend the IACHR

Activist Margoth Escobar will appear today before the court with the certainty that she left the country ‘illegally’ in order to attend the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Washington, United States. She acknowledged this yesterday in a press...
Posted On 23 Oct 2015
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Rafael Correa again criticized Andres Paez and accused him of being a “coward”

“The problem with that coward (Paez) is the fact he did NOT agreeve to meet me face to face, despite his public bluster and having `courageously´ gone for me with hundreds of people to the airport (…) It is not that I have `given up´ … Remember, the leader of...
Posted On 23 Oct 2015
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