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Father of gunned down in Ferguson calls day of silence

The father of the African-American of 18 years old who died after being shot by a white police in Ferguson, urged on Sunday, August 24, to save a “day of silence” while his son is buried on Monday. “Tomorrow all I want is peace,” said Mr. Michael Brown to...
Posted On 25 Aug 2014
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BCE with power to punish, according to Monetary Code

The Central Bank of Ecuador (BCE for its Spanish acronym) will sanction the financial institutions with fines up to $ 800,000, in the case that these undertake clearing or liquidation operations without authorization. The Monetary and Financial Code draft establishes so...
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Richard Attenborough, actor and director, passes away

Richard Attenborough, british actor and director, known for his role in `Jurassic Park’, died today at the age of 90. Born in Cambridge on August 29, 1923, Attenborough began his film career in 1942, but rose to fame in 1947 with his role in `Brighton Rock´, where he played...
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Liquidity Fund resources would go to the CAF, FLAR or the Brics

On last Saturday during his nation-wide broadcast, President Rafael Correa, referring to the partial veto on the Monetary and Financial Code, said that the investments of the Liquidity Fund, amounting to about $ 2,000 million, which aims to solve liquidity problems for private...
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Banco Sudamericano goes into liquidation

The Superintendency of Banks and Insurance of Ecuador ordered the liquidation of Banco Sudamericano SA, saying that there was “solvency problems and repetitive violations to the rules and laws in effect”. This information was disseminated through a statement that the...
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Justice Commission discusses reforms to the COIP

Yesterday, the Commission of Justice and State structure began analyzing the draft amendments to the integral Criminal Code (COIP for its Spanish acronym), which has only had ten days in effect. The changes to the code, on the initiative of President Rafael Correa, refer to the...
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Zoning Law to be debated in September

It is possible that the draft Zoning, Land Use and Management Law begins to be officially discussed in next September by the Committee of Autonomous Governments of the Assembly. For now the commission works with a preliminary draft prepared by consultants of the European Union,...
Posted On 25 Aug 2014
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Civil Registrar will recognize facto unions as civil status

From September 15 facto unions will be recognized in the Registry as a civil status option on the identity card of Ecuadorians. The General Directorate of Civil Registry and Identification, issued on Friday Resolution 0174, which accepted the amendment. Representatives of the...
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Ukraine plans to strengthen its army investing $ 3.000 million

The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, said that the Ukrainian government will invest about three billion dollars to rearm its military and deal with the “threats” to their sovereignty, referring to the fighting it lives in the east of the country against...
Posted On 25 Aug 2014
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American reporter Peter Theo Curtis was freed in Syria

The American reporter Peter Theo Curtis, who was kidnapped two years ago by Syrian militias linked to Al Qaeda, was handed over on Sunday by peacekeepers of the UN after an operation in which Qatar mediated, confirmed sources from the United States and UN.  “We all feel...
Posted On 25 Aug 2014
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