Daniel Noboa, aged 35, was sworn in Thursday as Ecuador's new president during a ceremony at Quito's Legislative Palace. He will be at the helm of this country for 18 months to complete the term of office left unfinished by Guillermo Lasso, who activated the so-called crossed-death mechanism to avoid impeachment and called for snap elections.
In a move to solve the current energy crisis affecting some Ecuadorian towns, Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso announced on X after a meeting Saturday with Gustavo Petro at the Casa de Nariño in Bogota that Colombia would be supplying 450 megawatts of electricity.
Ecuadorian towns in the Amazon region have been reported to be undergoing power outages that might drag on at least until December if current drought conditions are to persist, according to local authorities. The power cuts have caused havoc and traffic chaos in a country where violence reigns supreme and darkness only adds to the insecurity condition.
Presidents Dina Boluarte of Peru and Guillermo Lasso of Ecuador Wednesday ratified a “historic friendship and cooperation ties” between the two countries, 25 years after the signing of the Comprehensive and Definitive Peace Agreement, which in 1998 put an end to the armed conflict over a territorial dispute.
Ecuador's Environment and Ecological Transition Minister José Antonio Dávalos announced that some 4,000 hectares of native forests in the Amazon region will be reforested because they are sources of life that provide clean air, water, and recreational spaces, it was reported in Quito.
At age 35, Daniel Noboa Azin, the son of Banana tycoon Álvaro Noboa, was elected Sunday to become Ecuador's youngest-ever president after defeating lawyer Luisa González in the runoff, it was reported from Quito. Álvaro Noboa, one of the richest men in the country, had tried on five occasions to reach the presidency.
The latest episode of Ecuador's seemingly endless violence consisted of the assassination of Babahoyo Prosecutor Genaro R. and the kidnapping of former Durán Mayor Mariana Mendieta de Narváez, in addition to the death of six other prison inmates just over a week before the presidential elections.
Luisa Gonzalez and Daniel Noboa on Sunday outlined their plans ahead of the October 15 runoff election to determine who will be Ecuador's next president.
A practice that expanded worldwide during the Covid-19 lockdowns to avoid physical proximity, online schooling returns to Ecuador in a move to minimize the dangers of living in the crime-ridden coastal province of Guayas, particularly its capital, Guayaquil, where shootings and murders have become commonplace, it was announced Sunday.
Councilman Bolívar Vera, 42, of the municipality of Durán was kidnapped and murdered in a new episode of Ecuador's political violence saga one month ahead of the presidential runoff. Vera's body was found Friday on a road in the rural sector of Salitre with his hands tied in the province of Guayas, it was also reported. He had been reported missing on Thursday, Sept. 7.