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In the Eugenio Espejo hospital, some people have been injured during the protests. One of the most serious is Juan Olovacha who was operated to remove the pellets.
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The singer's band was arrested in October 2018 with 741 kilos of drugs.
The administration of Rafael Correa had granted him asylum. Assange lived in one of the embassy´s offices, which cost six million dollars to the taxpayers. Although the current president, Lenin Moreno, agreed to grant him Ecuadorian citizenship, it was “suspended” due to multiple inconsistencies on how it was granted.
Perez, whose original name is Carlos, changed his name to Yaku, word for water in Quechua, because of his commitment to the defense of the water sources in the Andes. As the leader of the organization for indigenous people from the Sierra in Ecuador, he opposed and questioned policies of Rafael Correa´s administration (2006-2017) that open the doors to great foreign mining companies wanting to exploit gold, silver, and copper deposits from the mountains in the south of the country.
Correa questioned the appointment of Salazar, he considers her to be biased in favor of his political enemies.
Lady Diana Salazar, 37, is a lawyer and the first black woman to serve as the Attorney General of Ecuador. The Council for Citizen Participation organized the contest after which she was sworn in by the National Assembly. There is great hope that she will investigate thoroughly corruption cases that involve the ex-president Rafael Correa and people linked to his administration.
The teenagers recruited by gangs from impoverished neighborhoods would go to parties allegedly in exchange for money, alcohol, and gifts.
The Ecuadorian Police arrested a 75-year-old North American engineer from Houston who is believed to be the leader of a plot of sex parties, drugs, prostitution, and pornographic videos. According to the first investigations, “El Abuelo” (translates to The Grandfather) organized sexual events with minors of both genders at his apartment in an expensive neighborhood in the North of Quito.
If this measure is approved, Ecuador would join countries like Mexico and Argentina where same-sex marriage is legally performed.
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights urged the Latin American countries to legalize same-sex marriage and although the Ecuadorian Constitution of 2008 defines marriage solely as the union of a man and a woman, the Ecuadorian Constitutional Court is analyzing the possibility to implement the IACHR´s advice.
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Fauna in the Ecuadorian capital, like dogs and cats, is a public health concern. The growth of the animal population became almost unmanageable due to the authorities apathy and the lack of support to the few private non-profits.
The new president of Ecuador´s Constitutional Court, Hernán Salgado Pesantez, denounced the previous administration for selling sentences. They also found writings that after leaving the Plenum of the Court were changed before arriving at the Secretariat.
More than 50% of the irregular settlements in Ecuador are in Guayaquil, the main Port in the country, one of these places is Isla Trinitaria. It is an unprivileged sector located in the south of the city hit by marginality and extreme poverty. Its population is mostly afro-descendants, they settled on this Island where land dealers offered them a place to live without a legal backup. The Island, an old landfilling, is the home of
The decorticator removes the excess water of the abaca. But, a fiber of abaca could become a razor. Many have been mutilated in this process. Workers have not been provided with the appropriate tools.
The mortal machine
In Ecuador, it is common to call ‘mochos’ to people who are missing a limb as a result of an accident. At Furukawa Plantations C.A. Of Ecuador´s farms, there are many abaca workers who have been mutilated while working. "Mocha leg, mocha hand", they say. It is their way to explain the danger they face when processing the abaca without safety measures, appropriate instruments and protection for such a high-risk job.