Legal gambling comes to an end after government decree; the US sends new ambassador to Quito and Netflix’s movie streaming service is launched in the Americas.
Ecuadorean journalist accused of libelling President Rafael Correa flees the country; and authorities seek to buy back a half million bottles of contaminated alcohol after 48 deaths are confirmed.
Debate over the role of the army as special forces are deployed in cities, while a drug processing lab is discovered in Montecristi.
Newspapers arould the world criticize President Correa’s lawsuit against El Universo whilst his new twitter account registers more than 24,000 followers and Quito hosts the 2nd Salsa Congress that inspires the city to dance.
International reaction against President Correa’s lawsuit against El Universo newspaper and 29 people dead due to intoxication from alcohol not fit for consumption alert the authorities.
Ban Ki-moon announces a meeting to seek support on the Yasuni-ITT initiative, Quevedo inaugurates its third bridge and Ecuadorian football team says ‘good-bye’ to Copa America.
Inter-American Court case marks a precedent in the defense of indigenous land rights and tougher regulations on NGOs.
Ollanta Humala visits Ecuador, while the Criminal Court sentences six policemen for the 30-S events and the LGBT community celebrates “Gay Pride” in Quito and Guayaquil.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos takes responsibility for the bombing of the FARC camp on Ecuadorian territory in 2008 and Corpus Christi celebrations take place in various cities of Ecuador.
National Assembly passes bill banning smoking in enclosed public spaces while further environmental bills called “green taxes” are being discussed.
Media reform under way after government’s referendum victory, Colombia and Ecuador sign bilateral pact in security matters and ancestral rituals mark the start of the annual celebrations of the ‘Festival of the Sun.’
Controversy in the media over the government’s declarations against El Universo newspaper and Quito celebrates the 51th edition of its 15k race.
Controversy is provoked by military actions aimed to tackle illegal mining and a Tsáchila community project attracts the attention of tourists.
Tax reform announced and awaiting Assembly’s approval and the Catholic church in Sucumbíos is facing new internal division due to Vatican appointment.
A report from the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) reignites controversy over Correa’s alleged links with FARC and Colonel Cesar Carrión is declared innocent of the 30-S events in the Police Hospital.