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IMF announces signs of increased public deficit

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned on Wednesday (August 20, 2014) on signs of increased public deficits and a worsening of external conditions for Ecuador, concluding its first review of the economy of the country in six years. The IMF calls to “restrict the...
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Fidel Castro received Maduro’s visit and congratulated him for the aid sent to Gaza

Cuban leader Fidel Castro announced yesterday that he received the visit of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday in Havana and congratulated him for his “solidarity” with the Palestinian people. Maduro’s surprise trip to the island was not officially...
Posted On 21 Aug 2014
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CC will resume demands to the LOC next week

The processing of the claims of unconstitutionality to the Organic Communications Law, which were raised by political, social, and academic sectors, will continue on Tuesday, August 26, for full disposal of the Constitutional Court (CC). That day the reading of the report...
Posted On 21 Aug 2014
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German NGO leaves Ecuador due to state “control”

As confirmed by spokesman of the German foundation Konrad Adenauer, Susanne Kophal, “the office at Quito will cease to function from September 1”, thus corroborating the announcement made by the head of the NGO, Winfried Weck. Weck justified the decision of leaving...
Posted On 21 Aug 2014
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Ukraine bans broadcast of 14 Russian channels by generating violence

The Ministry of Inner Affairs reported that Ukraine has banned the emission of 14 Russian television channels on its cable networks for allegedy transmitting “war and violence propaganda.” “As an independent and sovereign state, Ukraine can and must protect...
Posted On 21 Aug 2014
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Ecuadorian Government does not intend to comply with CAN resolution

The Ecuadorian government will not abide Resolution 1716 of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN for its Spanish acronym), said Minister of Industry and Productivity Ramiro Gonzalez. In this, the country is required to terminate Resolution 116, which establishes controls on...
Posted On 21 Aug 2014
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Conaie will participate on march against government policies

On Wednesday the president of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie for its Spanish acronym), Jorge Herrera, reaffirmed its “unity” with the unions and said that they will take part during the demonstration of workers scheduled for next...
Posted On 21 Aug 2014
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Hamas warns Israel of tough days to come

On Wednesday the spokesman of the Islamist movement Hamas in Gaza, Fawzi Barhoum, warned Israel should prepare “for the hardest days they’ve ever seen” and called as “stupid” the threats of Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs, Avigdor Lieberman....
Posted On 21 Aug 2014
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Assange case remains unresolved

From Guatemala, during a visit to participate in the V Esquipulas Forum, Spanish lawyer Baltasar Garzon, legal representative of Julian Assange, said his client has suffered “inhuman treatment” after 2 years of living as a political refugee in the Embassy of Ecuador...
Posted On 21 Aug 2014
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Nebot asks government to give back permission to build a port in Posorja

Jaime Nebot, Mayor of Guayaquil, yesterday asked the government to return the permit for the project implementation of a Deepwater Port and Load and Containers Transfer that was carried out in Posorja. This work was in charge of Alinport. These statements were given after...
Posted On 21 Aug 2014
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