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Daily Global Guild Asks Correa to Withdraw Suit Against El Universo

The World Association of Newspapers and News Editors (Wan Ifra) requested to the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, to withdraw a lawsuit against El Universo, saying that that is an attack to intimidate the media, according to a letter released this Thursday in Quito. “We...
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Green Tax Reform Proposal in Ecuador

The Finance Ministry said the tax reform bill that they propose to apply to plastic beverage bottles, plastic bags, and paper is an environmental and health measure. For the government, goods that are intended to be burdened have perfect substitutes such as cloth bags...
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EUROCINE Festival 2011 Will Be Held in Guayaquil, Quito, and Manta

Around 40 films from Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Italy, and the Netherlands will be shown at the most important festival of European cinema, EUROCINE 2011, organized by Ochoymedio together with cultural delegations of European Union...
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NASA Captured Solar Flare

The Solar Dynamics Observatory of NASA, caught an unusual solar flare of medium strength, on Tuesday, June 7th, and recorded it photographically. The pictures show the Sun unleashed a flare that fell and covered an area similar to almost half of the solar surface. “The Sun...
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Extreme Heat Leaves Five People Dead in USA

An unprecedented heat wave in most of America has caused five deaths and, in southwestern Michigan, it buckled pavement on an interstate, forcing the roadway to close for a few hours on Wednesday. Forecasters said it could take...
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Two Surcharges will be added in Ecuadorian Electric Bills

The electric rate increase will not be the only value that will be changed from July 1, because with the new rates that will be applied to users who consume over 500 kilowatt hours per month (kWh /month), two surcharges will be added in their bills increasing,...
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Buenos Aires Flight Agencies Close their Doors

Thousands of national and international flights from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay were cancelled due to the ash in the atmosphere after the eruption of the Chilean volcano Puyehue. This morning the ash cloud reached Argentina this forced several airlines to cancel their...
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Immigrant Resolution will Stop U.S. Program

Los Angeles City Council approved a resolution to support the laws that will allow local governments to participate in a controversial immigrant program. Such program deports the undocumented who have been apprehended. The initiative from Bernard Parks was approved with eleven...
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Correa Will not Send a Delegate to the Assembly for Media Law

Ecuadorian President, Rafael Correa, decided not to send a delegate to the Assembly in order to participate in the preparation of the Media Law draft. Minister of Policy, Doris Soliz, confirmed yesterday the decision of the president, who said days ago that he was willin...
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