Five votes remained the National Assembly of the censorship to the ex-chancellor Maria Fernanda Espinosa, who was denied in a vote that occurred past the 20:00 of this Wednesday. 92 votes in favor were needed to censor the ex-staff but there were only 87 legislators who leaned for that option.
With 122 assembly members present in the room, the Assembly began the process against the ex-Chancellor, accused by the Social Christian Party (PSC) and the CREO movement of alleged non-compliance with functions on issues such as the naturalization of the Australian hacker Julian Assange and the crisis of the northern border.
Espinosa intervened in the morning from New York (United States), by videoconference, to listen to the report presented by the Supervisory Commission that recommended the interpellation.
In addition to the naturalization of Assange and the northern border where El Comercio’s journalism team was kidnapped and murdered, Espinosa was also politically prosecuted for the situation of Ecuadorians in Venezuela; the diplomatic impasse with Honduras for her candidacy for president of the United Nations Assembly; and alleged negligence in the process of repatriation of the daughter of María Mercedes Rea.
The interpellants in this trial were: Cristina Reyes (PSC); Fernando Flores, Byron Suquilanda and Marcelo Simbaña (CREO).
En un segundo llamado, la @AsambleaEcuador tampoco obtuvo los 92 votos para censurar a la ex canciller @mfespinosaEC por incumplimiento de funciones en caso Assange y crisis en la frontera norte. Solo reunió 87 votos a favor. @eluniversocom pic.twitter.com/ITmZOJNmBE— Vicente Ordóñez P. (@vicenteopi) 6 de junio de 2019
In the responses issued by Espinosa, before the Supervisory Commission, he said: “I have never failed to fulfill the functions that the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility assigned me as the Constitution, the international human rights instruments, diplomatic relations and the laws of the Republic”.
The ex-worker also requested the archiving of this political process, and considered that the prosecution constitutes the culminating point of a campaign of political attack, ideological persecution and hatred, which began in January 2018, with the aim of getting her dismissed as chancellor, and undermine the management undertaken to carry out a foreign policy in strict adherence to the Constitution.
5. Employment in the Port of Posorja will be facilitated
DP World signs cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Labor. In the coming years it is expected to recruit about 500 workers.
DP World Posorja, a company owned by the Government of Dubai, which builds and operates the first Deep Water Port in Ecuador, established an alliance with the Ministry of Labor, in order to promote employment through the Socio Employment Network.
Currently, DP World Posorja has 290 employees, of which 23% belong to the area of influence; that is, Posorja, El Morro, Isla Púná and Playas. The purpose, says Jorge Velásquez, general manager, is that the company can attract more personnel, as the work is built.
By August of this 2019, the Port of Deep Waters of Posorja will begin the operation of Phase 1, whose investment is an estimated $ 539 million financed with resources coming from the investors and loans from the Development Bank, such as the IDB.
The initial capacity will allow to attend 750 thousand TEU’s (standard containers) per year. It is estimated that this will generate around 500 direct work places and more than 4,000 indirect jobs in the country.
Grecia Logroño, Coordinator of Employment and Wages of the Ministry of Labor said that this agreement is an opportunity to optimize the working conditions of the community, but also priority attention groups, such as people with disabilities, interns, among others (I)