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December 2021

Ecuador’s congress misses the bus on fiscal law - Weekly Report - 02 December 2021 (WR-21-48)

November 2021

ECUADOR: Lasso’s tax reform passes by default amid legislative gridlock - LatinNews Daily - 29 November 2021
In brief: Ecuador secures US$465m in mining investment - LatinNews Daily - 22 November 2021
ECUADOR: Lasso clashes with constitutional court after latest prison massacre - Weekly Report - 18 November 2021 (WR-21-46)
In brief: IDB approves US$500m loan for Ecuador - LatinNews Daily - 18 November 2021
ECUADOR: Another prison massacre in Guayaquil - LatinNews Daily - 15 November 2021
ECUADOR: Little progress in Conaie negotiations - LatinNews Daily - 12 November 2021
ECUADOR: Looking to flexibilise labour regulations - Economy & Business - November 2021
ECUADOR-COLOMBIA: US seeks to rival China’s Belt and Road programme - Economy & Business - November 2021
In brief: Ecuador to present investment projects totalling US$30bn - LatinNews Daily - 10 November 2021
In brief: Ecuador sets debt reduction target - LatinNews Daily - 08 November 2021
ECUADOR: Gov’t slams ‘coup-mongering’ report from legislative commission - LatinNews Daily - 08 November 2021
ECUADOR: Conaie lets Lasso sweat as it deliberates over dialogue - Weekly Report - 04 November 2021 (WR-21-44)

October 2021

ECUADOR: State of exception to tackle surging violence - Security & Strategic Review - November 2021
In brief: Ecuador’s Lasso resubmits rejected tax reform - LatinNews Daily - 29 October 2021
ECUADOR: Lasso freezes fuel prices but fails to prevent protests - Weekly Report - 28 October 2021 (WR-21-43)
ECUADOR: Mass protests against Lasso - LatinNews Daily - 27 October 2021
In brief: Mining exports increase in Ecuador - LatinNews Daily - 22 October 2021
ECUADOR: AG opens investigation into Lasso over Pandora Papers - LatinNews Daily - 22 October 2021
Ecuador on verge of political crisis - Weekly Report - 21 October 2021 (WR-21-42)
ECUADOR: Lasso declares state of exception in response to crime surge - LatinNews Daily - 19 October 2021
ECUADOR: Domestic opposition to planned FTA with China - Economy & Business - October 2021
ECUADOR: Lasso feels the heat over Pandora Papers - Weekly Report - 14 October 2021 (WR-21-41)
In brief: Ecuador completes tenth spot sale of crude - LatinNews Daily - 14 October 2021
In brief: Ecuador’s tax haul rises - LatinNews Daily - 12 October 2021
US senators call for release of political prisoners in Nicaragua - LatinNews Daily - 11 October 2021
ECUADOR: Pressure mounts on Lasso over Pandora Papers revelations - LatinNews Daily - 08 October 2021
ECUADOR: Conaie threatens mass protests following talks with Lasso - LatinNews Daily - 06 October 2021
CHILE: Pandora Papers fire up election campaign - LatinNews Daily - 04 October 2021

September 2021

ECUADOR: Lasso’s tax and labour reform bill ruled unconstitutional - Weekly Report - 30 September 2021 (WR-21-39)
ECUADOR: Death toll rises to 116 in country’s worst ever prison massacre - LatinNews Daily - 30 September 2021
In brief: Ecuador’s Lasso receives setback over economic reform proposal - LatinNews Daily - 30 September 2021
MEXICO-REGION: Thousands demand decriminalisation of abortion - LatinNews Daily - 29 September 2021
ECUADOR: Lasso presents tax and labour reform bill - LatinNews Daily - 27 September 2021
In brief: EU launches programme to support circular economy in Ecuador - LatinNews Daily - 24 September 2021
In brief: Ecuador opens bidding for major energy concessions - LatinNews Daily - 21 September 2021
US participates in Argentina-hosted dialogue on climate action - LatinNews Daily - 20 September 2021
ECUADOR: Lasso seals IMF deal but faces protests - Weekly Report - 16 September 2021 (WR-21-37)
ECUADOR: Lasso reshuffles cabinet amid protests - LatinNews Daily - 16 September 2021
ECUADOR: Seeking to quell mining concerns - Economy & Business - September 2021
In brief: Environmentalists issue warning over Ecuador’s oil expansion - LatinNews Daily - 14 September 2021
In brief: CAF approves loan for Ecuador - LatinNews Daily - 13 September 2021
ECUADOR: Lasso secures IMF agreement - LatinNews Daily - 09 September 2021
US sanctions Paraguayan nationals for corruption - LatinNews Daily - 06 September 2021
ECUADOR: Is the honeymoon drawing to a close? - Weekly Report - 02 September 2021 (WR-21-35)

August 2021

ECUADOR: Strategy to counter rocketing prison violence - Security & Strategic Review - September 2021
Ecuador seeks to cement trade deal with Mexico - Weekly Report - 26 August 2021 (WR-21-34)
ECUADOR: High hopes for Pacific Alliance membership as Lasso visits Mexico - LatinNews Daily - 26 August 2021
In brief: CAN signs cooperation agreement with EEU - LatinNews Daily - 26 August 2021
In brief: Ecuador’s energy minister insists fuel price bands will stay - LatinNews Daily - 20 August 2021
In brief: New border crossing inaugurated between Colombia and Ecuador - LatinNews Daily - 16 August 2021
In brief: Ecuador’s tax revenue surges in 2021 - LatinNews Daily - 13 August 2021
ECUADOR: Lasso faces down fuel protests - Weekly Report - 12 August 2021 (WR-21-32)
ECUADOR: Lasso brought to the negotiating table over price controls - Economy & Business - August 2021
CAN migration statute comes into effect - LatinNews Daily - 12 August 2021
ECUADOR: Lasso defiant ahead of fuel protests - LatinNews Daily - 11 August 2021
US ratchets up sanctions on Cuba - LatinNews Daily - 09 August 2021
ECUADOR: A tale of two mayors - Weekly Report - 05 August 2021 (WR-21-31)
ECUADOR: Conaie presents Lasso with ultimatum - LatinNews Daily - 05 August 2021
In brief: Ecuador slashes import tariffs - LatinNews Daily - 04 August 2021
In brief: IMF begins review of Ecuador’s economy and debt - LatinNews Daily - 03 August 2021

July 2021

ECUADOR: Deadly rioting shakes prison system once again - Weekly Report - 29 July 2021 (WR-21-30)
In brief: IDB approves loan to combat poverty in Ecuador - LatinNews Daily - 29 July 2021
ECUADOR: Lasso’s planned tax reform likely to be diluted - Economy & Business - July 2021
REGION: Exporting countries hit hard by fall in FDI - Economy & Business - July 2021
ECUADOR: Lasso keen to seal US trade deal - Weekly Report - 15 July 2021 (WR-21-28)
In brief: Ecuador’s gov’t enters dialogue with agricultural sector - LatinNews Daily - 13 July 2021
In brief: Ecuador tallies pandemic cost on firms - LatinNews Daily - 07 July 2021
ECUADOR: Alliance against illegal fishing - Security & Strategic Review - July 2021

June 2021

ECUADOR: Fuel price controls provide bone of contention - Weekly Report - 24 June 2021 (WR-21-25)
ECUADOR: Pachakutik puts early pressure on Lasso - LatinNews Daily - 23 June 2021
In brief: Ecuador’s Petroecuador announces Amazon drilling projects - LatinNews Daily - 21 June 2021
ECUADOR: Lasso faces political tightrope away from state-led development - Economy & Business - June 2021
ECUADOR-BOLIVIA: Moreno under pressure over alleged arms shipment - Weekly Report - 17 June 2021 (WR-21-24)
ECUADOR: Prison riot demonstrates growing gang problem - LatinNews Daily - 15 June 2021
Vice President Harris visits Mexico, signs agreements - LatinNews Daily - 14 June 2021
In brief: Indigenous protests call for solutions to Ecuador’s economic crisis - LatinNews Daily - 14 June 2021
ECUADOR: Emerging fault lines in Lasso’s indigenous alliance - Weekly Report - 10 June 2021 (WR-21-23)
ECUADOR: High stakes for Lasso as he begins IMF discussions - Weekly Report - 03 June 2021 (WR-21-22)
In brief: Ecuador sets out plan of compensation payments to French oil company - LatinNews Daily - 03 June 2021
In brief: Ecuador’s central bank hopeful on recovery - LatinNews Daily - 02 June 2021

May 2021

ECUADOR: Lasso gets the ball rolling with IMF and IDB - LatinNews Daily - 28 May 2021
TRACKING TRENDS - Weekly Report - 27 May 2021 (WR-21-21)
Lasso takes over reins of power in Ecuador - Weekly Report - 27 May 2021 (WR-21-21)
ECUADOR: Lasso begins rapprochement with US - LatinNews Daily - 26 May 2021
ECUADOR: Lasso’s proposed economic agenda likely to face pushback - Economy & Business - May 2021
In brief: Private sector set to play key role in Ecuador’s recovery - LatinNews Daily - 21 May 2021
ECUADOR: Lasso changes course and strikes Pachakutik pact - Weekly Report - 20 May 2021 (WR-21-20)
In brief: Petroecuador’s production recovers - LatinNews Daily - 14 May 2021
ECUADOR: Lasso names finance and defence ministers - Weekly Report - 13 May 2021 (WR-21-19)

April 2021

ECUADOR: Lasso forges social front within cabinet - Weekly Report - 29 April 2021 (WR-21-17)
In brief: Ecuador’s parliament approves bill to strengthen dollarisation - LatinNews Daily - 23 April 2021
Region undergoes diplomatic realignment - Weekly Report - 22 April 2021 (WR-21-16)
ECUADOR: Moreno promises Lasso smooth transition - Weekly Report - 22 April 2021 (WR-21-16)
ECUADOR: State of exception declared in 16 provinces - LatinNews Daily - 22 April 2021
REGION: Pandemic drives surge in e-commerce across the Andean region - Economy & Business - April 2021
ECUADOR: Pandemic deals major blow to poverty reduction progress - Economy & Business - April 2021
In brief: Ecuador announces new credit scheme for SMEs - LatinNews Daily - 21 April 2021
In brief: Petroecuador awards export contract to Singaporean firm - LatinNews Daily - 19 April 2021
US continues to collaborate with Honduras - LatinNews Daily - 19 April 2021
In brief: Moody’s predicts Ecuador’s Lasso will renegotiate IMF debt - LatinNews Daily - 16 April 2021
Lasso triumphs as indigenous voters reject return of Correísmo - Weekly Report - 15 April 2021 (WR-21-15)
In brief: Ecuador bonds rise after Lasso victory - LatinNews Daily - 13 April 2021
ECUADOR: Victory for Lasso as Arauz concedes - LatinNews Daily - 12 April 2021
ECUADOR: Campaigning closes ahead of toss-up election - LatinNews Daily - 09 April 2021
ECUADOR: Second round photo finish? - Weekly Report - 08 April 2021 (WR-21-14)
In brief: Ecuador and US sign tax information exchange agreement - LatinNews Daily - 08 April 2021
ECUADOR: Indigenous ballot-spoiling bloc fractures - LatinNews Daily - 06 April 2021
ECUADOR: Presidential contest tightens - Weekly Report - 01 April 2021 (WR-21-13)

March 2021

ECUADOR: New survey shows Lasso overtaking Arauz - LatinNews Daily - 31 March 2021
In brief: Ecuador’s state-run oil company enters partnership to boost exports - LatinNews Daily - 30 March 2021
ECUADOR: Health ministers and revolving doors - Weekly Report - 25 March 2021 (WR-21-12)
ECUADOR: Freddy’s bombshell - Weekly Report - 25 March 2021 (WR-21-12)
In brief: Ecuador to drill new oil wells in the Amazon - LatinNews Daily - 25 March 2021
ECUADOR: Arauz and Lasso go head-to-head in debate - LatinNews Daily - 22 March 2021
ECUADOR: Pérez sees hopes snuffed out - Weekly Report - 18 March 2021 (WR-21-11)
ECUADOR: Run-off campaign begins after Pérez loses recount appeal - LatinNews Daily - 17 March 2021
ECUADOR: An uphill struggle to increase oil production - Economy & Business - March 2021
In brief: Record year for Ecuador’s non-oil exports despite pandemic - LatinNews Daily - 15 March 2021
In brief: Ecuador hails additional revenue from oil exports - LatinNews Daily - 11 March 2021
ECUADOR: Rise in narcotrafficking activity pushes up homicide rate - Security & Strategic Review - March 2021
REGION: Mixed fortunes for Venezuelan migrants - Security & Strategic Review - March 2021
In brief: Sharp rise in poverty in Ecuador - LatinNews Daily - 03 March 2021
ECUADOR: Pérez turns to TCE as last resort - LatinNews Daily - 02 March 2021
In brief: Central bank reform bill rejected by Ecuador’s congress - LatinNews Daily - 02 March 2021
ECUADOR: Health minister resigns in new vaccine scandal - LatinNews Daily - 01 March 2021

February 2021

ECUADOR: Indigenous fight on as Pérez defeat confirmed - Weekly Report - 25 February 2021 (WR-21-08)
ECUADOR: Indigenous sweep into Quito to demand recount - LatinNews Daily - 24 February 2021
ECUADOR: Second round line-up confirmed - LatinNews Daily - 22 February 2021
US backs Ecuador presidential vote recount - LatinNews Daily - 22 February 2021
Ecuador’s mining industry at a crossroads - Economy & Business - February 2021
ECUADOR: Bitter electoral dispute breaks out - Weekly Report - 18 February 2021 (WR-21-07)
ECUADOR: Indigenous stage march to demand recount - LatinNews Daily - 18 February 2021
ECUADOR: Recount agreed but tensions continue - LatinNews Daily - 15 February 2021
Ecuador’s elections produce expected result in unexpected manner - Weekly Report - 11 February 2021 (WR-21-06)
ECUADOR: Vote count confusion sparks fraud allegations - LatinNews Daily - 11 February 2021
In brief: Central bank reform tabled in Ecuador - LatinNews Daily - 09 February 2021
ECUADOR: Presidential contest goes to second-round run-off - LatinNews Daily - 08 February 2021
Mounting pressure for police reform - Security & Strategic Review - February 2021
ECUADOR: Presidential contest down to a two-horse race - LatinNews Daily - 05 February 2021
In brief: Ecuador announces emergency unemployment subsidy - LatinNews Daily - 04 February 2021
ECUADOR-COLOMBIA: Tensions build over electoral interference allegations - LatinNews Daily - 02 February 2021
Biden reinstates Brazil travel ban - LatinNews Daily - 01 February 2021

January 2021

PERU-ECUADOR: Border militarisation draws human rights warnings - LatinNews Daily - 29 January 2021
ECUADOR: Future of IMF deal in doubt - Weekly Report - 28 January 2021 (WR-21-04)
ECUADOR: Health minister rejects calls to resign - LatinNews Daily - 28 January 2021
In brief: European banks to stop financing oil operations in Ecuador - LatinNews Daily - 26 January 2021
ECUADOR: Progress made in US trade talks - Economy & Business - January 2021
ECUADOR: Arauz rejects IMF reform programme - LatinNews Daily - 22 January 2021
ECUADOR: US debt deal draws international interest - Weekly Report - 21 January 2021 (WR-21-03)
Ecuador continues to shore up ties with US - LatinNews Daily - 18 January 2021
In brief: Ecuador sidelines China with US debt deal - LatinNews Daily - 15 January 2021
REGION: Andean Community takes environmental action - Security & Strategic Review - January 2021
ECUADOR: Electoral confusion continues to build - Weekly Report - 07 January 2021 (WR-21-01)
ECUADOR: Electoral council dismissed over candidacy row - LatinNews Daily - 07 January 2021
In brief: Ecuador records GDP decline in Q3 - LatinNews Daily - 06 January 2021
ECUADOR: Presidential ballot confirmed, but controversy continues - LatinNews Daily - 05 January 2021