Republic of Ecuador Current Affairs, GK & News

Panantza-San Carlos Mining Project

The Ecuadorian Constitutional Court had halted the Panantza-San Carlos mining project in a ruling that favored an indigenous community’s rights to choose which activities can happen on their territories. About Panantza-San Carlos mining project The Panantza-San Carlos copper mining project is an open pit mine spanning 38,548 hectares of land in the southern Ecuadorian Amazon. ..

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Guillermo Lasso: Ecuador’s first right-wing President in 14 years

Guillermo Lasso, a conservative, assumed presidency of Ecuador on May 24, 2021 and has become first right-wing leader in 14 years in Ecuador. Highlights Rejuvenation of an economy that has contracted by 7.8 percent in 2020 and the overall debt stands at 63 percent of GDP is the major challenge before the new President. Apart ..

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Ecuador declares State of Emergency after Oil Spills in waters off Galapagos Islands

Located in the South America continent, the Republic of Ecuador has declared a state emergency on Sunday 22nd December 2019 after a ship carrying 6000 gallons (2,500 liters) of diesel oil sank near the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galapagos Islands. From continental Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands are located 906km towards the west.  The accident ..

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