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  • A collapse in southwestern Colombia caused the destruction of a section of the Pan-American highway on January 9, 2023, leaving the southeast of that country isolated. Ecuador will export balanced foods for domestic and farm animals to Colombia, as a consequence of the collapse that destroyed a sect...

  • Alexis Mera, former legal secretary of Rafael Correa, was sentenced to eight years in prison for the Sobornos Case 2012-2016, in 2020. The decision was made by Galo Rodríguez, Ambato Penitentiary Guarantees Judge (Tungurahua), on the morning of January 27, 2023. Alexis Mera will have to leave the Ja...

  • Judge Melissa Muñoz accepted Jorge Glas‘ request for unification of sentences. The former vice president will no longer have to complete his six-year prison sentence for illicit association, in the Odebrecht case, but will only have to serve the eight-year sentence for bribery, in the Bribery ...

  • The State Public Security Council (Cosepe) resolved to declare illegal mining a threat to state security. The announcement was made by the Secretary of Security, Diego Ordóñez, at a press conference held in Carondelet, after a meeting of the Council of Public Security and State (Cosepe). According t...

  • International Reserves (IR) stood at USD 9,353 million on January 20, 2023, reaching its highest level since the start of dollarization. This high level of reserves allows covering 100% of the liabilities of the first and second balance system of the Central Bank of Ecuador, and 32% of the third. In...

  • Juan Zapata, Minister of the Interior, presented information on these candidates to the Prosecutor’s Office. There are eight open investigations for the so-called narcopolitics. The information was delivered by Zapata, at the offices of the State Attorney General’s Office, on the morning...

  • The Plenary of the Constitutional Court resolved the dismissal of the 7 members of the Council for Citizen Participation and Social Control (CPCCS). The reason? The ” deliberate and systematic” failure to designate the head of the Council of the Judiciary.  The resolution was issued on t...