Government will apply safeguards for 2800 import products

Minister of Foreign Trade Diego Aulestia reported on Frida March 6 that the government will apply safeguards to 2800 products. This measure will take effect on March 11 and it will have a lasting of 15 months. A surtax of 5% will apply to capital goods and non-essential raw...

Lenin Moreno retracts about cartoon of Bonil

Unlike what he said on Tuesday, March 3 in an interview with Ecuavisa, the former vice president and special envoy of the United Nations (UN) for persons with disabilities Lenin Moreno, said on Thursday, March 5 in a interview with the media Radio Vision that the caricature...

UN recommends Ecuador to decriminalize the abortion in cases of rape

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), recommended Ecuador this March 6 it should decriminalize the abortion in cases of rape, incest and serious malformation of the fetus: “The parliamentary discussions regarding the Penal Code did not...

Indigenous march requested to the Assembly 18 points in a manifesto

The flag of the indigenous peoples led the demonstration for the People’s Summit, which started this March 5 at 16:20, in Plaza Indoamérica, in northern Quito, heading to the National Assembly to deliver a manifesto of 18 points. Upon reaching the Assembly exteriors, the...

Habeas corpus for five of the processed by medicines theft was denied

The constitutional judges of the Court of Justice of Guayas resolved to deny the application for habeas corpus filed by the lawyers of five prosecuted bydrugs theft in the Teodoro Maldonado Carbo hospital, of the IESS. Once ratified the sentence, relatives of the accused assured...

Bonil received death threats by cartoon about Islam

Cartoonist Xavier Bonilla ‘Bonil’ has been threatened with death and El Universo newspaper would have been warned of suffering a similar attack to theoccurred in the weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in France. “The threat came through a letter sent to the e-mail...

Alleged Terrabienes manager is arrested

Jorge O. T., alleged manager of the Terrabienes company, was arrested yesterday afternoon when he was leaving one of his offices located in the north of Guayaquil, with the support of an arrest warrant issued by the judge of the case, which was requested by the prosecution. The...

Putin ordered the signing of the alliance and integration agreement with South Ossetia

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered today the signing of a partnership and integration agreement with the Georgian Separatist Republic of South Ossetia, whose independence was recognized by the Kremlin in August 2008. The Kremlin said in a statement that Putin would have...