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Colombia Authorizes Solórzano and Sanmiguel Release

The government of President Juan Manuel Santos allowed “to continue the process of liberation” of Sergeant Salín Sanmiguel and the major Guillermo Solórzano. However he said clearly that the process will only take place once the necessary conditions for the process...
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Carlos Vera Denounced Correa’s Referendum To The IACHR

On Tuesday, political activist Carlos Vera denounced the referendum promoted by President Rafael Correa to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). Former television anchor traveled to Washington to present his complaint to the OAS, just a few hours before the...
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Protests Due Risings in Food and Transport Prices in Bolivia

The main cities in Bolivia paralyzed today for several hours by demonstrators protesting because of the rising prices in food and transportation. The influential Federation of Neighborhood Boards of El Alto called for the resignation of Teresa Morales, Minister of Production....
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Registration and Tuition Payments in Private Schools Will Increase

An increase that ranges between 2 and 20 dollars in registration and tuition payment of Guayas private schools was approved by the Board of Regulatory Costs for Private Education for the school term 2011-2012. The new costs are given according to the educational options offered...
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Nicolas Lapentti Was Awarded The “Vicente Rocafuerte” Medal

The career of the Ecuadorian tennis player Nicolas Lapentti has been recognized by the National Assembly as it has awarded him the Sports Merit Medal “Vicente Rocafuerte”. At an event held at the Legislative Palace at 10:00 am, First Vice President of the Assembly, Rolando...
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Antonio Valencia Returns to Manchester United

Ecuadorian player Antonio Valencia returned to train with the English soccer team Manchester United, after having recovered from an ankle injury, said today the Scottish coach of the team, Alex Ferguson. The coach said they have Valencia working for them after his retirement from...
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Salaries of Public Employees Increased up to $ 600

Since Rafael Correa assumed presidency, one of his primary goals was to equate salaries in the public sector, which is why he reduced his salary by 50% (from $ 8,000 to $ 4,000). According to the scale of the Ministry of Labour Relations, which annually adjusts public workers’...
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UNE Criticizes Lack of Regulations to Implement the Education Act

UNE denounced the lack of regulations to implement the Education Law. Vice-president of the Educators Union, William Pazmiño, disagreed with the decisions taken by the Secretariat of Education. Pazmino states that, within the Education Act, there are no regulations for its...
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Berlusconi to Be Judged in April on Child Prostitution and Bribery

Silvio Berlusconi has another marked appointment with the law since today . It will (if nothing prevents it) on April 6 at 9.30am, in the Court of Milan. Judge Cristina di Censo has ruled that the prime minister must be processed immediately for the alleged crimes of bribery and...
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UN Secretary Supports Correa’s Government

The General Secretary of the United Nations (UN), Ban Ki-moon, visited Ecuador. Yesterday, Ban Ki-moon went to Palacio de Carondelet to meet with President Rafael Correa. They discussed the future of the initiative to save the Yasuni National Park from the ITT oil field...
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