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A sit-in to protest against the decision of a local airline

With a peaceful sit-in, the tourism sector in Cuenca protested today against the decision of the Tame EP airline to suspend its flights from Guayaquil to the Andean city. The airline announced the temporary suspension since April 17 of its routes from Guayaquil to Cuenca and...
Posted On 20 Apr 2017
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Guayaquil tourists choose religious destinations

Guayaquileans seek to walk the roads where Jesus was born, grew up and even died. Pilgrims go barefoot to sacred destinations, such as the Mount of Olives and the Wailing Wall. They pray, ask for favors, tour monasteries and temples on their knees. They do penance for their sins....
Posted On 20 Apr 2017
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50 prisoners released with new device

Mauricio (protected name), a native from Guayaquil, was one of the inmates who yesterday expected to benefit from the first 50 electronic surveillance devices to be installed nationwide, out of a total of 400 available this month, according to the authorities of the Ministry of...
Posted On 20 Apr 2017
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Alianza PAIS and the political opposition debate on the tax havens law

The ruling party and the political opposition faced in a heated discussion yesterday in the plenary of the legislature during the debate on the Organic Law of Popular Consultation held on February 19 this year that bans public officials from have assets or capital in tax havens....
Posted On 20 Apr 2017
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The CNE delivers the Legislators credentials today

From today until May 11, the National Electoral Council (CNE) is scheduled to deliver credentials to the new provincial Legislators elected on February 19. According to the official agenda, the first of a series of events will be held in the province of Orellana, although that...
Posted On 20 Apr 2017
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Alfonso Espinosa de los Monteros will not appear at the Public Prosecutor’s Office

The journalist and news anchor of the Ecuavisa television network Alfonso Espinosa de los Monteros will not render his free and voluntary version within the investigation conducted by the State Attorney against the Cedatos pollster company. Ecuavisa was one of the media that...
Posted On 20 Apr 2017
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The CONAIE “welcomes” the proposal of President Lenin Moreno for dialogue, but warns it will not settle for “any crumbs.”

Jorge Herrera, president of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE), welcomed the speech of the President-elect Lenin Moreno proposing a dialogue with the indigenous movement. But he mouthed some of the conditions to start the talks: the situation of...
Posted On 20 Apr 2017
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Social Sectors debate on the Communication Law

Sheltered under the name of Concertation Roundtable on the Organic Law of Communication (LOC), yesterday (April 19), about 50 people from different organizations exchanged ideas. The aim: find viable alternatives to the “ambiguous and disproportionate legal figures”...
Posted On 20 Apr 2017
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The prosecuted prosecutors

The members of the Anticorruption citizens’ commission, who are facing a lawsuit by Comptroller General Carlos Polit, attended the hearing against him, at the new facilities of the Judicial Complex in Quito. Dozens of sympathizers were there. Polit accuses these citizens of...
Posted On 20 Apr 2017
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Lasso says he will never recognize the results officially announced by the CNE

The leader of the political opposition and presidential hopeful Guillermo Lasso announced at a press conference that he would never accept the victory of a hopeful declared by the CNE as president-elect since he will be the successor of a dictator. He also referred to this agency...
Posted On 20 Apr 2017
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