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Heritage of BCE declined in recent years

After six years, the assets of the Central Bank of Ecuador (BCE) lost $ 691.5 million; the company went from $ 1,591,5 in October 2006 to $ 900 million in February 2013. Diego Martinez, the president of the bank, revealed the latest figure on Wednesday. The current amount of...
Posted On 25 Feb 2013
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Rafael Correa had the most media coverage during the campaign

According to the two reports submitted (campaign spending and monitoring) for Participación Ciudadana (PC), the public press was “generous” in covering the presidential campaign of the representative binomial of list 35 (Alianza PAIS). While private media, according...
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Meet some of the 2013 Oscar winners

Best Picture: “Argo” The thriller, based on a true story, tells the CIA mission to rescue six U.S. diplomats in Iran after the 1979 Islamic revolution, under the cover of  a fake Hollywood movie. Best Director: Ang Lee Taiwanese director won the Best Director award...
Posted On 25 Feb 2013
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Three days to finish the counting process

After eight days of the elections and three days before the deadline to deliver the results, the National Electoral Council (CNE for its Spanish acronym) has not completed the scrutiny of the votes and it seems it will not accomplish it. According to Article 132 of the Code of...
Posted On 25 Feb 2013
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An unstoppable Emelec to chilean territory

Although it was not very comfortable victory  to Emelec, (2-1 against El Nacional on previous Saturday), for coach Gustavo Quinteros, the result is  “fair”. In the five dates played by the electric team on the local tournament, they won all the matches and is the...
Posted On 25 Feb 2013
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Raul Castro begins his second term as president in Cuba

The President of Cuba, Raul Castro, confirmed yesterday the beginning of his second mandate, noting that this will be his last.  He also announced that he will add to the Constitution a limit to the political office to a maximum of 10 years and an age limit to fill those...
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Pope Benedict XVI said he will not leave the church

Holy Father, Benedict XVI, gave yesterday the last blessing of his pontificate from the window of his studio in St. Peter’s Square. Benedict, 85, said he’s not leaving the Church despite his decision to retire to spend his last years in prayer. Repeatedly, he thanked the...
Posted On 25 Feb 2013
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2103 Oscars Winners List

With a list of winners rather unpredictable, last night  the 85th Oscar Awards closed with a lavish ceremony. “Argo” won best picture and “Life of Pi” was the top winner with four Oscars. Here is the partial list of winners: Best Supporting Actor:...
Posted On 25 Feb 2013
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Barcelona and Boca Juniors need to win

Barcelona and Boca, idol teams in Ecuador and Argentina respectively, were defeated last Saturday, against Deportivo Quito and All Boys in their respective local tournaments, previously to their meeting in Libertadores Cup on Wednesday, at the Monumental stadium of Guayaquil. The...
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President of Colombia threatens to end the peace process with the FARC

Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia‘s president, revealed on Saturday, February 23, that if the peace process with the FARC terrorist group does not advance, the government will withdraw from the talks in La Habana (Cuba). “As we move forward, we will be satisfied. Without...
Posted On 25 Feb 2013
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