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  • Friday, November 24th 2023 - 09:59 UTC

    Ecuador's new president sworn in

    “I have always been a person of few words,” stressed Noboa

    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.

  • Thursday, October 26th 2023 - 09:03 UTC

    Presidents of Peru and Ecuador ratify “historic friendship”

    “The current relationship between Peru and Ecuador is an inspiring example,” Lasso told Boluarte

    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.

  • Friday, August 11th 2023 - 12:36 UTC

    FBI's help requested in Ecuadorian candidate's murder probe

    All six suspects arrested in connection with Villavicencio's death plus the one killed during a police raid were Colombian nationals

    Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso Thursday asked the United States Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to support his country in the investigation of Wednesday's murder of presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio, it was reported in Quito. An FBI team is due in Ecuador shortly, Lasso said.

  • Friday, August 11th 2023 - 09:12 UTC

    Ecuador: Six Colombians accused of killing presidential candidate; State of emergency and elections ratified

    Interior Minister Juan Zapata described the killing as a “political crime of a terrorist nature” aimed at sabotaging the August 20 presidential election

    Six people have been arrested in Ecuador late on Thursday in connection with the killing of presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio following a political rally a day earlier.

  • Wednesday, July 26th 2023 - 10:16 UTC

    Ecuador: Death toll in prison clashes rises to 31

    “The force of the State will never bend,” said Interior Minister Juan Zapata

    Ecuadorian authorities Tuesday confirmed that the number of inmates killed in prison clashes nationwide since July 22 had reached 31. In this scenario, President Guillermo Lasso declared a state of emergency in all correctional facilities for 60 days, through which some 2,700 law enforcement officers carried out a control operation at the premises, it was announced.

  • Tuesday, July 25th 2023 - 11:19 UTC

    State of emergency and curfew decreed in Ecuador

    President Lasso made the announcement

    Ecuadorian authorities Monday declared a new state of emergency and curfew in two provinces and one city following an escalation in acts of violence, including the murder of the mayor of Manta, the country's third-largest city.

  • Thursday, June 8th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    Sonnenholzner to run for president of Ecuador

    Sonnenholzner was vice president under Lenin Moreno

    Former Ecuadorian Vice President Otto Sonnenholzner Wednesday confirmed he will enter this year's snap elections called after President Guillermo Lasso enacted the so-called crossed-death mechanism which meant dissolving Parliament and ruling by decree until new lawmakers and a new head of state are chosen.

  • Wednesday, May 31st 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Businessman to run for Ecuador's presidency

    Maruri helped write the new Constitution in 2007

    Ecuadorian businessman Eduardo Maruri will run in the Aug. 20 snap elections called in his country after President Guillermo Lasso enacted the so-called “crossed death” mechanism earlier this month dissolving the National Assembly and ruling by decree until 137 new lawmakers and a new President and Vice President are chosen to hold those positions for terms ending in May 2025.

  • Friday, May 26th 2023 - 09:20 UTC

    Indigenous leader to vie for Ecuador's presidency

    Yaku Pérez finished third in the 2021 elections

    Ecuadorian Indigenous leader, lawyer, and anti-mining activist Yaku Pérez will run in the upcoming snap elections called after President Guillermo Lasso dissolved Parliament through a so-called “crossed-death” decree earlier this month, it was announced Thursday in Quito. Pérez, 54, will participate as a candidate of a coalition of several leftist movements.

  • Wednesday, May 24th 2023 - 10:19 UTC

    Ecuador: President signs decree-law attracting investments

    After Wednesday's Report to the Nation, Lasso will travel to the US for a medical procedure

    Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso Tuesday signed his second urgent economic decree-law after the May 17 invoking of the crossed death constitutional procedure to dissolve Congress and call for snap elections. Tuesday's “Attraction and Promotion of Investments for Productive Development” initiative, which provides for the creation of new duty-free trade zones, needs Constitutional Court's approval to become effective. The bill was submitted two years ago by the Government of Ecuador to the outgoing National Assembly, but it was shelved.