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Biess prepares new standards for home loans

In July, the IESS Bank( Biess for its acronym in spanish) plans to present new parameters to give mortgages. There would be changes in loan terms, amounts, and other details, said CEO Eduardo Moreno. Moreno said that a maximum value should be applied. ” We can no...
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Donetsk airport recovery leaves 40 dead

The Ukrainian Army affirmed today it has regained control of the strategic airport of Donetsk, in an operation in which 40 people died, mostly pro-Russian separatists. “We retook full control of the airport. The adversary suffered casualties, but we did not,” assured...
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15 species have disappeared in Galapagos

According to the Direction of the Galapagos National Park (DPNG), three plants, four species of turtles and eight mammal become extinct. Tourism is one of the causes. In the 1970s, a wave of tourism began to grow in the archipelago. Only last year there were 204 395 visits, 13%...
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Se socializó norma sobre la Defensoría del Pueblo

The organic Ombudsman’s draft law proposed by Ramiro Rivadeneira, current Ombudsman, was yesterday socialized in Guayaquil, in the Auditorium of the National Finance Corporation (CFN). Rivadeneira described as necessary the law because current legislation dates from 1997,...
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Conflict on Quito Anthem continues  

Since last week, in schools and High schools, the second stanza of the provincial anthem was replaced by the fourth. This reform was done by order of the Ministry of Education and has caused different reactions. Augusto Espinosa, head of the Ministry of state, said on his Twitter...
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EU will redouble Efforts to achieve gas agreement between Ukraine and Russia

European Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger said today in Prague the need to intensify the brokering efforts to find a solution to the gas dispute between Moscow and Kiev, although he showed himself “optimistic” about the possibility of an early agreement....
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Candice Swanepoel is considered the hottest woman in the world by Maxim´s magazine

The Victoria’s Secret supermodel, the South African Candice Swanepoel, has been considered the hottest celebrity according to the online vote of Maxim’s magazine. This beauty of 25 years old, was positioned ahead of stars like Scarlett Johansson, Katty Perry and...
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Diplomatic relations between Ecuador and Nicaragua are strengthened

The Government of Nicaragua urged yesterday to strengthen diplomatic and cooperative relations with Ecuador. This was reflected during a ceremony in which the Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Samuel Santos received the credentials of the new Ambassador of Ecuador in Nicaragua, Aminta...
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CPC reviews contestants report

The report on the number of persons who will be admitted to the designation contest of the Citizen Selection Committee which will elect two members of the National Electoral Council (CNE for its acronym in spanish), must be today approved by the Council of Citizen Participation...
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Patiño reviews bilateral relations with Haiti

Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño is currently visiting Haiti with the purpose of review jointly with the country’s president, Michel Martelly, bilateral relations and the contributions of Ecuador to the process of Haitian reconstruction after the 2010 earthquake. Within the...
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