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First fatality of Ebola registered in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

A doctor died because of the Ebola virus in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt, which makes it the first fatality registered outside Lagos, where five people have died because of the disease. The victim, Ike Enemuo, attended a member of the Economic Community of West African...
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Workers Commission talks with members of pension funds

The Commission on Workers Rights of the National Assembly heard 13  of the 17 pension funds representatives that were summoned to give their observations on the draft law that seeks to transfer its administration to the Bank of the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security (Biess)....
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Legislative Commission approves report on Executive veto for the Monetary Code

The Committee on Economic Regime of the Assembly adopted the report of the Executive veto to the Monetary Code. The text suggests that the Assembly fully be subject to 52 of the 56 proposed changes, partially accept two and insist on two articles. The Commission suggests the...
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Argentine Congress debates draft legislation to pay debt

The Argentine Congress began yesterday to discuss the draft Sovereign Payment Act, which proposes the Central Bank as fiduciary agent for creditors to collect their debts in Buenos Aires, rather than in New York. Economy Minister Axel Kicillof urged the Congress to support the...
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Israel leaves 17,000 homes destroyed in Gaza

The Israeli offensive called Operation “Protective Edge”, which yesterday was suspended indefinitely following an agreement between Hamas and Israel, left some 17,200 houses destroyed, so the reconstruction of housing became the main emergency in Gaza, according to...
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Office of the Prosecutor receives report on alleged irregularities in Banco Sudamericano

The Attorney General’s Office will be responsible for defining the process to be given to the case of the liquidation of Banco Sudamericano. On Tuesday, the Superintendency of Banking and Insurance (SBS for its Spanish acronym), referred the report to the entity. The...
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Ecuador will have a 47% reduction of its military posts by the year 2017

On Wednesday, the defense minister, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, presented the press with the “new operational design” of the Armed Forces including the relocation of military points, the progressive reduction in manpower and equipment procurement in order to...
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Commission would agree with the presidential veto on the Monetary Code

On Wednesday, the chairman of the Commission of Economic Regime of the National Assembly, Oswaldo Larriva, confirmed that they agree with most of the 53 presidential objections to the Monetary and Financial Code, including the authority of the Superintendency of Banks of...
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Poroshenko: Russian military forces are invading the province of Donetsk

The Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, yesterday denounced the invasion of Russian forces in the province of Donetsk. “I’ve decided to suspend my visit to Turkey because the situation has abruptly worsened at the Donetsk province, particularly in the city of...
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Analysis of the demands on the Communication Law will take several sessions

On Wednesday Wendy Molina, president in charge of the Constitutional Court (CC) confirmed that the plenum of the body is studying the draft judgment on the claims of unconstitutionality against the Communications Law, which is why multiple sessions are being organized for a...
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