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The foreign exchange tax could be reduced

A little over a year ago, the Productive Development Law opened the possibility of gradually reviewing the currency outflow tax (ISD), however, the rate has not yet been modified. The rule established, in its second general provision, that the President of the Republic may be...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019
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Ecuador’s Army is prepared to fight external threats

The three branches of the Armed Forces of Ecuador have a contingent of 55 thousand people, between men and women. In the Army alone there are 35 thousand. On the northern borders with Colombia, there are 26 detachments, with 7,000 soldiers. This was reported by the commander of...
Posted On 05 Sep 2019
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Ecuador’s President, Lenín Moreno, will attend the Amazon Summit

The urgent Amazon summit, which will bring together four Latin American countries in the Colombian city of Leticia on Friday, will launch a global call to join efforts for the conservation and protection of the Amazon, affected by fires and deforestation, the Colombian Foreign...
Posted On 05 Sep 2019
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Chile, Peru and Ecuador will exchange information on visas granted to citizens of Venezuela

The governments of Chile, Peru and Ecuador decided on September 3, 2019, to establish a permanent technical working group on the flow of Venezuelan migrants fleeing the social, economic and political crisis in their country. The agreement was reached after two days of meetings in...
Posted On 04 Sep 2019
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Pamela Martínez declared that she was being used for delivering money to Alianza PAÍS and that Rafael Correa knew about it

Pamela Martínez recognized that it was a “mistake” not to have realized that she was being “used to receive and deliver money”. The funds, she declared, arrived from private companies for the electoral campaign of the PAIS Alliance movement (AP). Pamela Martínez also declared...
Posted On 04 Sep 2019
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Supervisory Committee confirms that Alianza PAIS received illegal contributions during Rafael Correa’s government

The Supervisory Committee concluded that during the government of the former president, Rafael Correa, a highly sophisticated public-private corruption system would have been set up and institutionalized, which allowed Alianza PAÍS to receive illegal contributions from state...
Posted On 03 Sep 2019
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Testimonials expose the structures of the electoral campaigns of Alianza PAIS

With an “I’m not going to answer any more questions,” Laura Terán, a former assistant of Pamela Martínez, a former advisor to Rafael Correa, ended her early testimony in the ‘Bribes 2012-2016’ case. It was about 2:00 pm at the National Court of...
Posted On 02 Sep 2019
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The Ministry of Public Health provides education and health services to 264,436 Venezuelans

In June 2019, a report by the NGO Refugees International (RI) indicates that despite the Contingency Plan of the Ministry of Health (MSP), the overpopulation of Venezuelans in certain areas of Ecuador makes it difficult to ensure their access to that service. “Ecuadorians and...
Posted On 30 Aug 2019
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Ecuador changed Ola Bini’s accusation

The Prosecutor’s Office presented eight elements of conviction for the reformulation of charges against the Swedish Ola Bini and the Ecuadorian Marco Argüello. The new crime investigated is unauthorized access to computer and telematic systems. Judge Yadira Proaño accepted...
Posted On 30 Aug 2019
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Prosecutor filed a private accusation against Rafael Correa, Jorge Glas, Alexis Mera and other former officials, in the 2012-2016 Bribe Cases

This afternoon the Attorney General’s Office on behalf of the Ecuadorian State presented in the National Court of Justice (CNJ) a document to be incorporated as a private prosecutor in the 2012-2016 Bribes case. This request is in addition to the one already submitted by...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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