Tag: William Lasso

Political storm deepens in Ecuador with crime in Villavicencio

Political storm deepens in Ecuador with crime in Villavicencio

The assassination of the presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio deepens a political and institutional crisis in Ecuador that has erupted since the dissolution of Congress and early elections last May. All this, moreover, in the midst of a carnage that has plagued the neighboring country for two years as a result of the entrenchment of a […]

“Dismayed”: Lasso on the assassination of Ecuador’s presidential candidate

“Dismayed”: Lasso on the assassination of Ecuador’s presidential candidate

He murder of Villavicencio took place at a time when the country is experiencing an escalation of violence due to the actions of criminal gangs on a national scale that also recently claimed the lives of the mayor of Manta, Agustín Intriago, and of a parliamentary candidate for the northern province of Esmeraldas. Multiple reports […]

What is the “cross death” proclaimed by Guillermo Lasso?

What is the “cross death” proclaimed by Guillermo Lasso?

The “cross death” was introduced in the Ecuadorian constitution of 2008, under the government of Rafael Correa, and it is the first time it is used. This mechanism is used in the article 148 and it can be used by both the President of the Republic and the National Assembly to suspend the terms of […]

Ecuador allows the carrying of weapons for civilian use for personal defense

Ecuador allows the carrying of weapons for civilian use for personal defense

“We have amended the decree permitting the possession and carrying of weapons,” he said in a message to the nation pointing out that this use is allowed for “personal defense in accordance with the requirements of laws and regulations” , but not offered more details. In addition, the use of pepper spray aerosols is permitted […]

Lasso accuses Fernández of putting friendship with Correa above bilateral relations

Lasso accuses Fernández of putting friendship with Correa above bilateral relations

“We saw it in Bolivia with Evo Moralesin Brazil with Lula, in Ecuador with the beloved former president Correa and in Argentina we see it with Cristina Fernández de Kirchner,” said the Argentine president. “Democracies crack in the face of concentrated powers, the scale of violence and the arrogance of money. That’s enough to say […]

New magnitude 4.7 earthquake off the coast of Ecuador

New magnitude 4.7 earthquake off the coast of Ecuador

Official reports indicate that 205 homes have been affected and 90 destroyed, 112 education units affected, as well as 29 public goods, 46 private goods and 48 health institutions. The magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck on Saturday afternoon and was felt in 13 of the country’s 24 provinces, with the epicenter being the extreme northeast from […]

“We are evaluating the consequences of the earthquake”: Guillermo Lasso

“We are evaluating the consequences of the earthquake”: Guillermo Lasso

Similarly, the collapse of the old cabotage pier, damage to the YAT Club Machala, the fall of telephone lines and the lack of electricity in several cantons of the province were recorded. In addition, there were cracked walls of a building, where people were trapped. “In addition, the collapse of the SIS ECU 911 camera […]

Ecuador’s Legislative Commission recommends a censorship trial against Lasso

Ecuador’s Legislative Commission recommends a censorship trial against Lasso

An Ecuador legislative commission investigating alleged acts of corruption involving circles close to the country’s president, Guillermo Lasso, recommended the president’s impeachment on Wednesday over censorship charges. The Occasional Specialized Commission for Truth, Justice and the Fight against Corruption, in the case called “El Gran Padrino”, with six votes in favor of the motion and […]

Ecuador government breaks dialogue with indigenous leader after soldier’s death

Ecuador government breaks dialogue with indigenous leader after soldier’s death

The government of Ecuador This Tuesday he broke off dialogue with the leader of the protests, Leonidas Isaacwho on Monday attended a meeting with representatives of the Government to find solutions to the demands of the anti-government protests due to the high cost of living after a soldier was killed in an attack on a […]

Ecuador president cuts frozen gasoline and diesel prices

Ecuador president cuts frozen gasoline and diesel prices

Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso has announced that he will cut the prices of fuels already frozen by ten cents, a measure aimed at meeting one of the main demands of the protests against his government over the cost. of livelihood. In a message to the nation broadcast on television and social networks, Lasso explained that […]

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