Ruling party qualifies the union of local politicians as “a political fanesca” that has “electioneering purposes”

The formation of the so-called Political Front for National Unity in the Diversity (Frente Político por la Unidad Nacional en la Diversidad,by its Spanish name) which is integrated by local authorities of different political parties to the ruling one, is not well seen by Alianza...

Correa signs decree to reduce wages in the highest hierarchical level of the public sector

President Rafael Correa signed Decree 601 which establishes the reduction of salaries of the superior level of the entire public sector, excepting the areas of education, health, justice, Armed Forces and National Police. In addition, the President said after a public sector...

Venezuela: Minor student killed during protests in Tachira

The Venezuelan Attorney’s office announced yesterday the death of a 14 year old minor in a demonstration in San Cristobal after being shot in the head, and announced that three prosecutors have been appointed to clarify what happened. A statement from the prosecutor...

United Kingdom will send troops to Kiev to train the Ukrainian army

British Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Tuesday that the UK will send military personnel to Ukraine to train troops and advise Kiev in the fight against pro-Russian separatists. Cameron told before a parliamentary committee that British troops will arrive to Ukraine in...

First case of chikungunya was confirmed in Esmeraldas

Authorities of the Ministry of Public Health today confirmed the first case of chikungunya in Esmeraldas. It would be a patient who arrived to Manabi and after showing symptoms, sent a blood sample to the National Institute of Public Health Research (Inspi for its Spanish...

Air traffic among CAN countries increased by 6.9%

Air traffic among the countries comprising the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) had an increase of 6.9% from January to September 2014, the flow of passengers that embarked and disembarked from the different airlines that arrive to the CAN international airports was 17.57...

90 Syrian Christians have been kidnapped by the Islamic State

The jihadist Islamic State (IS) attacked two Christian villages under the control of Kurdish forces in the region of Hasake (northeast) and abducted 90 people, said this Tuesday the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH). “On Monday, IS attacked Tal Shamiran and Tal...

Mayor Ledezma is “firm in his convictions” despite imprisonment

The mayor of Caracas, Antonio Ledezma, who was arrested last Thursday and charged of conspiring against the government of Nicolas Maduro, is well and “firm in his convictions,” said on Monday the wife of the politician and opposition spokespersons. “His spirit...