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image by Eugene Ipavec, 26 August 2009
I spotted the flag of the Ministerio Público (Public
Ministry), in an online article
According to website,
the Ministerio Público oversees all the Judicial System. However
when you see the Ministers
Cabinet, I don't see anywhere the "Ministerio
Público" listed there.
I know there was a Constitutional reform very recently, but the online version does not specify any Ministry, so there's the question of debate of whether the Ministerio Público still exists today or was modified into some other institution.
E.R., 26 August 2009
image by Eugene Ipavec, 22 August 2009
Yesterday during an edition of RCN tv news I spotted the flag
of the Fiscalía de la República (Attorney of the Republic), of
Ecuador. The flag is a black background with the logo in the
middle. You can see the flag in this online
For additional information see official website at >www.fiscalia.gov.ec>.
E.R., 22 August 2009
On July 31 I saw this
from the local newspaper
El Ciudadano showing three flags, from left to right: UFE 1,
Ecuador, UFE 2. Since the news was reported by the
newspaper in Quito, Pichincha
Province, I thought that one of the two UFE's might be of the city of
Quito, or the Pichincha
Province, but clearly it is not the case. The news was a conference by the
Ecuadorian Procurador (Ombudsman) regarding the process of money laundering in
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Then again, checked the
Amsterdam flag, and again, it does not match any of the two UFE's in the
picture mentioned above.
However, looking at the government entity mentioned in the article, Procuraduría General del Estado (States's General Ombudsman), its symbols do not match either of the two UFE's.
The Procuraduría has the following symbols:
- flag: http://andes.info.ec/media/2010/03/procurador-300x225.jpg
- logo: http://andes.info.ec/media/2010/02/procuradur%C3%ADa.png and
The official website is: http://www.pge.gov.ec/
Esteban Rivera, 15 August 2010
"Superintendencia de Bancos y Seguros" (SUPERBAN) is
the organism in charge of the supervizing of the bank operations
in Ecuador. After the proclamation of independence of the country
in 1830, a first Law on Currency of the Republic of Ecuador was
promulagated in 1832 to regulate currency minting. The Law on
Hypothecary Banks was passed in 1869, completd in 1899 by the Law
on the Banks, regulating the bank operations in the country.
An Executive Decree passed in 1914 created the office of Fiscal Comissioner of the Banks, in charge of the supervision of the banks, especially of printing and release of banknotes. A mission led by Pr. Edwin Walter Kemmerer (1875-1945, an economist from Princeton University known as the "Money Doctor") in 1925-1927 prompted the total revamping of the monetary system of Ecuador, which was made in 1927 with several new laws on banks and the management of public affairs. A part of the reform was the creation of the "Superintendencia de Bancos", set up on 6 September 1927.
The flag of SUPERBAN can be seen, partially, on different photos that allow a credible reconstruction of the flag. The flag is horizontally divided medium blue-dark blue-medium blue, the three fields being separated by a thin yellow fimbriation. The flag is bordered by a white fringe. The upper stripe is charged with "REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR", in white letters, the acute accent on the "U" of "REPÚBLICA" being omitted. The central stripe is charged with the full name of the organism, in bigger letters than above, surmonted by the SUPERBAN emblem, all in white. The lower stripe seems to be without any charge.
The emblem of SUPERBAN shows an open book inscribed with "LEY" and a rooster on the right side of the book.
Sources: SUPERBAN website, Photo gallery on Flickr, by "fotospresidencia2", press conference held on 26 March 2007: photos of interest here, here, here and here. Photo gallery of the Presidency of the Republic of Ecuador on Flickr, meeting held on 25 April 2007: photo of interest here.
Ivan Sache, 10 January 2010