Negotiations for overcoming crisis in Panama

The Spanish company Sacyr, responsible for the Panama Canal expansion, promised to process claims and negotiate with the management to address the threats of paralyzing the works. “The commitment of the consortium is that all claims  will be addressed within the contract...
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Fundamedios presents report with 174 attacks on freedom of expression

The Andean Foundation for Media Observation & Study (Fundamedios,) published a report which registers that the 2013 was the year with more “aggressions” against freedom of expression. 174 aggressions against media, journalists and citizens during 2013 are...
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CNE approves 27,895 candidates for elections

Through his twitter account, the National Electoral Council reported that 27,895 are qualified candidates who are ready to begin this January 7 their campaign activities for the sectional elections to be held on February 23. The national coordinator of electoral processes, Rene...
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Ecuadorians top the list of nationalizations in Spain

Ecuadorians, Colombians, Peruvians and Moroccan top the list of a total of 71.383 immigrants who could obtained the Spanish nationality, according to a report of the General Council of notaries in 2013. According to the report of the General Council of notaries, the largest...
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The Infanta Cristina of Spain accused in corruption case

The infanta Cristina, 48-year-old, youngest daughter of King Juan Carlos of Spain, was accused in a 200-page ruling by the judge of Palma de Mallorca, Jose Castro, of  money laundering and tax fraud and summoned her to appear before the Court on March 8. The husband of the...
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Federal Reserve will be directed by Janet Yellen

Through 56 votes in favour and 26 against, the nomination of Economist Janet Yellen as the new responsible for directing the U.S. Federal Reserve was approved. The Reserve, which has existed for 100 years, will have its first woman in charge. The Economist will replace Ben...
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All Saints Church will be finished this month

The church of All Saints located  in the city of Cuenca has a new facade after a long restoration process that took five years of work. This work was carried out by the Municipality of the city of Cuenca. This temple was built by the Oblatas Mothers  in the early twentieth...
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The 4G network arrived but 85% of users remain in 2G

The network’s fourth generation (4G), also known as LTE, is working in Quito and Guayaquil, since last December. The  National Council of  Telecommunications (Conatel) approved  on 18 October of 2013 the new frequency allocation. Last December, the National Corporation for...
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National Assembly is vulnerable to an unstable first quarter

Due to the Sectional Elections’ campaign, the legislative recess of almost whole February and among other reasons, the plenary of the National Assembly of Ecuador will face a tight work schedule in the first half of the year, where instability is expected. The political movement...
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Former Ecuadorian Vice-Chancellor will have a job on the OAS

The former Vice-Chancellor Marco Albuja, will assume office since next January 15, a position as a diplomatic representative to the Organization of American States (OAS). Albuja will replace Maria Isabel Salvador, who now holds the position of President of the Governing Council...
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