Police officer involved in 30-S apologizes to President Correa

Police officer Vinicio Carvajal sent his apology to President Rafael Correa for his involvement in the attempted crime of assassination which, according to the court that sentenced him to twelve years in prison, was committed during the police uprising of September 30, 2010. The...

Residents of Baja California are without basic services after Hurricane Odile

Thousands of tourists were still waiting on September 18 to be evacuated from the peninsula of Baja California, in northwestern Mexico, devastated by Hurricane Odile, as the locals clamored desperately for water, electricity and security after the sack of several supermarkets....

Ecuadorian is Vice President of worldwide cocoa committee

The International Council of the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO), which met this week in London, appointed Luis Valverde, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Ecuador, as Vice President of the World Economic Committee for the period 2014-2015. The functions of Valverde will...

Guayas will have electronic voting for 2017 elections

Guayas will be one of the five provinces that will have electronic machines for the general elections scheduled for 2017. It was announced on September 18 by the National Electoral Council (CNE for its Spanish acronym). This voting system will be implemented with the...

Catalan parliament approves convening of sovereignty consultation

The Catalan Parliament approved on Friday by a large majority a law that allows to convene a sovereign consultation, which is scheduled for November 9. The  consultations law was passed by 106 votes, 78% of the regional Chamber, coming from the largest Catalan nationalist and...

The Vatican is not afraid of possible attacks against the Pope by the Islamic State

The Vatican does not fear attacks on the Pope during his visit to Albania, a Muslim majority country, although the Iraqi ambassador to the Holy See warned of a possible assassination attempt by the Islamic State. “We have no reason to modify the program of Pope, nor his...

Progressive lefts “United” organization was presented in Quito

The “United” Movement, an organization composed of 15 political parties, was officially launched on the night of September 18 in the Theater of the Culture House in Quito. This project was created as a unit of the progressive, democratic and revolutionary forces. In...

Poroshenko requests USA shipment of lethal aid to fight pro-Russian

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, yesterday urged the US to create a special status for Ukraine which allows them to provide lethal aid to the country. The president declared that “war can not be won with blankets”and other assistance that the US has sent so far....