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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Thursday, May 18th 2023 - 11:03 UTC

    Ecuador: President Lasso dissolves Parliament, calls for early elections

    Lasso, 67, took office on May 24, 2021, for a four-year term

    Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso has dissolved his country's Parliament -which was trying to impeach him out of office- and called for early elections by resorting to a procedure outlined in the Constitution, it was reported in Quito. In the meantime, Lassso will run the country through Constitutional Court monitored decrees.

  • Wednesday, May 17th 2023 - 10:48 UTC

    Lasso insists his impeachment is “unfounded”

    Lasso regretted that the impeachment trial has involved “months lost in unproductive fights and clueless investigations.”

    Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso Tuesday insisted during his appearance before the National Assembly that his impeachment for alleged embezzlement was groundless and that opposition lawmakers “have created a fictitious situation that does not solve the problems of the people or of anyone.”

  • Tuesday, May 16th 2023 - 10:39 UTC

    OAS wants Ecuador to offer Lasso a due process

    Lasso is going through a moment of political weakness after losing the Feb. 5 referendum

    As Ecuador's Parliament prepares to cross-examine President Guillermo Lasso Tuesday during his impeachment trial, the Organization of American States (OAS) Monday called for all guarantees of due process to be offered to the head of state.

  • Wednesday, May 10th 2023 - 10:07 UTC

    Ecuador: Congress to move on with President's impeachment trial

    It will be the first time in 44 years of democratic life in Ecuador that a president will face a possible impeachment

    Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso might be removed from office after the National Assembly approved Tuesday by 88 votes in favor of a motion to call for his impeachment for the alleged crime of misappropriation of public funds, it was reported in Quito.

  • Thursday, May 4th 2023 - 10:36 UTC

    Ecuador's Armed Forces ordered to carry out immediate operations against terrorism

    Lasso blames drug trafficking for the increase in crime and violence

    Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso Wednesday issued an executive decree ordering the Armed Forces to carry out immediate operations nationwide to confront and counteract “terrorist” individuals and organizations, it was announced.

  • Saturday, April 29th 2023 - 10:39 UTC

    Drug trafficking gangs labeled as “terrorists” by Ecuador's gov't

    Lasso's decision allows for direct military intervention

    Ecuadorian gangs linked to drug trafficking have been likened to “terrorists” by the administration of President Guillermo Lasso in a move to curb the escalating violence, it was reported. The decision was taken after a State and Public Security Council (Cosepe) meeting.

  • Sunday, April 16th 2023 - 11:42 UTC

    Ecuador prison violence: 12 inmates killed in gunfight

    “We are in the worst moment of the violence crisis in the country,” Zapata said

    A new episode of violence has left at least another 12 inmates dead after gunfights at the Guayaquil El Litoral jailhouse, it was reported Saturday. It was the second massacre within the same week at that infamous prison involving rival gangs clashing over drug trafficking territorial control.