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Porta will Change its Name to Claro in Ecuador

The mobile operator Porta, a subsidiary of America Movil in Ecuador, announced today that it will operate under the brand name Claro since the second quarter of 2011. In a statement the company said the change “does not imply any modification to the users in services,...
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FARC Released Two Hostages

The liberation of the six hostages that FARC guerrilla announced last week ended today. The senior police officer, Guillermo Solórzano, and Army officer, Salim Antonio Sanmiguel, members of the Armed Forces of Colombia, were released today and received by a humanitarian mission...
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Possible Discovery of Coca-Cola’s Recipe

According to the website www.thisamericanlife.org the mysterious Coca-Cola´s recipe was discovered in a photograph of an article published in the newspaper “Atlanta Journal Constitution” in 1979. The image shows a list of ingredients hand written in 1886 by a friend of th...
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General Secretary of the Ecuadorian National Assembly resigned

Francisco Vergara resigned to his position as general secretary of the National Assembly, after more than 3 years in his office, first as secretary of the Constituent Assembly and later as secretary of the National Assembly. His place will be occupied by Andres Segovia. According...
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Chinese Might Be Producing Plastic Rice

You might have eaten plastic rice the last time you ordered Chinese food since certain Chinese companies are mass producing and selling fake rice According to a report in the Korean- language Weekly Hong Kong, the rice is made from potatoes, sweet potatoes and plastic industrial...
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Ecuador Opened a New Train Stretch

The Ministers of Tourism, Freddy Ehlers, and Heritage Coordinator, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, inaugurated the 13 miles stretch of the train that runs along “Nariz del Diablo”, and had already begun to operate 2 weeks ago. With around a hundred of local people, as well...
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Miss Ecuador Contest will be Held in March

The election of Miss Ecuador will be on March 17. The event will be held in Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas, an Ecuadorian city. The 19 young representatives from the different cities of the country are attending to: Diction, runway, and clothing classes. They are receiving as...
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Tutankhamun Sculpture and Other Major Pieces of Art Have Been Stolen in Cairo

According to the report Egyptian authorities handed in on Sunday, at least 17 major artworks were stolen from The Egyptian Museum (Located in Tahrir Square) during the riots that lasted three weeks in Cairo. Irina Bokova, director of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific...
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Country’s Flag Bearers will be Elected in 10th Basic Education Year

The proclamation of country’s flag bearers and flag escorts in private, charters, and state schools will change for the next academic year 2011-2012. Now the designation will be made in tenth basic education year (known before now as third year) and not in seventh (known...
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Protest for Changes Persist in Middle East

The protests that led to the fall of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia and Hosni Mubarak in Egypt caused a wave of reactions in several countries of the Maghreb and the Middle East. BAHRAIN Since Monday in Bahrain, there have been demonstrations calling for political and social...
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