Ecuador: Assembly takes actions to combat corruption

Posted on June 7, 2017 • Filed under: Corruption, Crime, Ecuador, Politics / The National Assembly of Ecuador approved Wednesday to take actions to prevent and combat corruption, within the framework of the Odebrecht case, with a total of 106 votes in favor and 22 against.

After a debate, during session 458, lawmakers established the definition of definitive solutions to combat corruption in public administration.

@Ecuador Assembly adopts immediate actions against corruption. Approves resolution #CasoOdebrecht (106 affirmative votes, 22 negative)

– National Assembly (@Ecuador Assembly) June 7, 2017

The approved project contemplates the implementation of immediate actions against corruption and the creation of a delegation that will be transferred to the United States and Brazil to gather information on the case.

. @ Viviana_bonilla is in favor of investigating the management of Odebrecht since it started operating in our country #CasoOdebrecht

– National Assembly (@Ecuador Assembly) June 6, 2017

The multiparty delegation is composed of four members of the Legislative Administration Council: Veronica Arias, Soledad Buendía, Luis Fernando Torrez, Patricio Donoso, María José Carrión, Doris Soliz and Wilma Andrade.

They also decided to cite the State Attorney General, Carlos Baca Mancheno, before the Audit Commission to explain the pertinent progress on the case.


They also requested the termination of state contracts with the Brazilian company and not re-hire it, and demanded speed in the investigation processes against persons involved in the crime of corruption. Read Article

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