Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Divorces have increased 87% in the last nine years

happily married
happily married
Ecuador news magazine - Quito, Jul 29 (Andes).- Divorces increased in Ecuador to 87%, while marriages decreased to 14.71% in the last nine years, according to data provided by the National Institute of Statistics and Census.

During this period divorces went from 11,251 to 21,122. In 2013, on average, marriages that end up in divorce lasted around 15 years. This period of time increased 2 points in relation to 2004.

Similarly, 53,986 marriages were registered. In relation to 2012, a 6.52% reduction took place, year in which 57,753 marriages were celebrated. It is important to mention that in this year there have been fewer marriages than in any other year since 2005.

Alvarado: “The Monetary Code is necessary to overcome a disastrous past”

voting for the new law
voting for the new law
Ecuador news magazine - Quito (Pichincha).- Rosana Alvarado, the First Vice President of the Assembly, noted that the passing of the Monetary and Financial Code, which was passed last week.

She explained that this law, which is currently under review from the Executive for its sanction or objection, breaks away from a scheme created in the 80s and 90s, “terrible laws that allowed the bank bailout, laws that guaranteed banks’ self-regulation”.

The OAS celebrates Qhapaq Ñan’s status as World Heritage

Ingapirca-Ecuador
Ingapirca-Ecuador
Ecuador news magazine - Quito (Pichincha).- The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) celebrated UNESCO’s appointment of the Andean road system, Qhapaq Ñan, as World Heritage. 

This system runs through six countries, including Ecuador.

José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the OAS, congratulated UNESCO’s decision to include “a road system that shows the Incas’ genius and the amazing scope of their culture, and which also reminds us that the unity of the Americas is not only a political slogan, but a historic reality. 

This reality is revealed today through the great joint efforts of Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador, which ended in this great event”.

“Having a high human development means that Ecuadorians are doing better”

UNDP logo
UNDP logo
Ecuador news magazine - Quito (Pichincha).- Ecuador continues leading trends in reducing inequality and eradicating poverty in the region. 

This arises from the Report on Human Development 2014 presented this week by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) which places Ecuador among the countries with “high human development”.

“Having a high human development level means that Ecuadorians are better and we’re significantly reducing inequality and poverty. 

We distribute wealth better and rights are no longer commodities”, said Ana María Larrea, Head of the Technical Secretariat for the Eradication of Poverty, an entity under the National Secretariat of Planning and Development (SENPLADES).

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ecuadorian police deals a serious blow to drug trafficking organizations

Drugs seized during controls in Guayaquil
Drugs seized during controls in Guayaquil
Ecuador news magazine - Guayaquil, Jul 29 (Andes).- Half a ton of drugs were captured during a drug bust carried out by Ecuadorian police near the port city during these last weeks of July.

These controls prevented at least two million doses of narcotics reaching consumers here and around the world, including minors, reported the National Narcotics deputy, Colonel Freddy Ramos. 

Police operations, which were conducted in different locations of this city, as well as the local airport and port, concluded with the arrest of fourteen people, including five Colombians and one Mexican. 

The government will provide funds for innovative projects

inventor
inventor
Ecuador news magazine - Guayaquil (Guayas).- Ecuador is ranked 83 among 142 countries evaluated by the Global Innovation Index. This measurement establishes the resources earmarked for innovation and its results.

The achievements in this area were presented during the ‘Enlace Ciudadano’ (Weekly address to the Nation) led by Vice President, Jorge Glas, from Guayaquil. 

The leader ratified the Government’s commitment to promote innovative projects and called for the youth to present their projects.