Ecuador: President Declares State of Emergency due to presence of El Niño

Posted on November 18, 2015 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Travel reported that a state of emergency has been declared declared today in 17 provinces of the country because of the presence of El Niño. President Correa issued the emergency decree to last last 60 days. According to Ecuador’s Constitution, the state of emergency allows the President to suspend or limit freedom of movement, freedom of association and assembly, and freedom of information. Border crossings may be instituted and the Armed Forces and National Police may be used as necessary. The only provinces not included in the decree are Tungurahua, Sucumbíos, Orellana, Napo, Pastaza, Morona Santiago and Zamora Chinchipe. Tthe Secretariat for Risk Management declared a yellow alert in 17 provinces because of El Niño last week. PDF format file


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