· April, 2008

Stories about Ecuador from April, 2008

Ecuador: Joining the Creative Commons Community

  26 April 2008

The Creative Commons license in Ecuador was recently unveiled at a university in Loja. Many bloggers applaud this iniative and have been quick to adopt these licenses for their own work. In addition, others live blogged the launch event, which celebrated the hard work of all those involved.

Ecuador: Tragic Fire in Quito Disco

  23 April 2008

A tragic fire that killed 15 people in a Quito, Ecuador disco due to the improper use of fireworks indoors. Danny Ayala Hinojosa of El Federalista [es] places blame on the public sector for not enforcing the laws.

Ecuador: Shakeup in Armed Forces Due to Troubling Findings

  16 April 2008

The Ecuadoran Armed Forces and its intelligence services have been in hot water due to recent revelations that some members provided the U.S. CIA with key documents in the aftermath of the border crisis with Colombia. As a result, President Rafael Correa removed many of the high-ranking officials and pledged to regain more control and sovereignty by the security forces.

Ecuador: Taxi Strike in Riobamba

  9 April 2008

La Voz de Guamote [es] writes about a taxi strike in Riobamba in which 2,500 taxi blocked the road in protest of the proposed creation of more taxi cooperatives.

Ecuador: Security and Privacy Concerns on the Internet

  8 April 2008

Internet security and privacy are of great concern to many people. In many cases, government websites are left vulnerable by purposeful attacks by hackers. In other rare cases, private consumer information is left vulnerable by questionable policies by some private firms. Ecuadoran bloggers highlight some of these cases and provide some recommendations on how to protect the sites and personal data.

Ecuador: God in the New Constitution

  2 April 2008

During the process of rewriting Ecuador's Constitution, Cronica Cero [es] wonders if God should part of the text, but thinks that God would be more content with positive acts, rather than empty promises.