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Student protests after arrest of mayors in Venezuela

Hundreds of opposition students were concentrated this Thursday in Caracas in protest of the actions taken against two opposition mayors arrested on Wednesday by court order, and the recent incidents in university campuses. The students were accompanied by political opposition...
Posted On 20 Mar 2014
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EU reaches agreement to consolidate European banking union

The European Parliament and the European Council have reached a preliminary agreement that will keep the European banking union ready on schedule. After 17 hours of negotiations, sources have said that the decision of the unique resolution mechanism to close banks will have less...
Posted On 20 Mar 2014
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Multinational sign an agreement to increase exports and buy local products

Multinational companies signed agreements with the Ministry of industries in which they are committed to increase their exports from Ecuador, and to buy local products for their production, said yesterday the director of the Ecuadorian Institute for Standardisation (INEN)...
Posted On 20 Mar 2014
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Mayor Nebot will propose the Charity Board to eliminate concert tax

Mayor Jaime Nebot, yesterday morning, ratified an intention that was published in July of the last year: to ask the Charity Board of Guayaquil (JBG) to stop charging the tax to public entertainment, in exchange that the Municipality delivers the value of that tribute.   To do so,...
Posted On 20 Mar 2014
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Two opposition mayors are detained in Venezuela

At first the Venezuelan authorities reported the arrest of Daniel Ceballos, mayor of San Cristobal, and later that same day at night, they reported that the mayor of San Diego, Enzo Scarano, was arrested and sentenced to 10 months and 15 days in jail for contempt. Due to the...
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Weekly Address on April will be held in New York

President Rafael Correa will perform on April 12, the Weekly Address from abroad. This time the labor report will be issued from New York, United States. The Government sees this event as a way to bring the government closer to migrants. This is not the first time the President...
Posted On 20 Mar 2014
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Correa’s defense does not want money or apologies from Jimenez

Last Wednesday Caupolicán Ochoa, representative of President Rafael Correa’s defense on the trial for libel against Assemblyman Cléver Jimenez, summoned a press conference to explain that they will not insist with the fulfilling of the verdict’s part related to the...
Posted On 20 Mar 2014
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Chevron wants a $ 32.3 million refund

After U.S. Judge Lewis Kaplan issued a favorable sentence for Chevron Corp, the oil company has asked a federal court in New York to order the attorney representing the case for Ecuador, Steven Donziger, to pay a refund of $ 32.3 million related to the costs of legal proceedings...
Posted On 20 Mar 2014
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Two possible remnants of flight MH370 are found in the South Indian Ocean

Australia detected last Sunday two objects floating in the sea that could be the remains of the missing aircraft 13 days ago with 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board, which took off from Kuala Lumpur with destination to Beijing. The information was made official today....
Posted On 20 Mar 2014
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Bogota mayor, Gustavo Petro, removed by President

Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, dismissed precautionary measures that issued the Inter-American Commission on human rights (IACHR) ,and executed the judgment issued by the Attorney General, Alejandro Ordóñez, to dismiss and disable Gustavo Petro for 15 years, due to...
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