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Court orders death penalty for South Korean ferry captain

The South Korean Prosecutor´s office requested on Monday, October 27 the death penalty for the captain of the ferry that sank in April, killing more than 300 people, when considering that his negligence and failure to provide assistance to passengers caused serious casualties,...
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First drill against possible case of Ebola was made in Quito

On Saturday morning at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Tababela, the first drill within the National Response Plan for Ebola was performed. The trial was conducted from 09:00 until 12:30, all the rules and protocols were implemented to deal with possible cases of the...
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Australia denies entry to citizens from countries affected by Ebola

Australia will not issue visas to people who come from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, where an Ebola outbreak was produced, said today the Minister for Immigration, Scott Morrison. This measure was taken to prevent that the epidemic reaches Australia. “That means we do...
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Ukraine: pro-Western parties triumph in parliamentary elections

Ukrainians voted in favor of a peaceful solution to the armed conflict in the east of the country, declared President Petro Poroshenko, after exit polls point to an overwhelming victory of the pro-Western parties. The block of the President and four other pro-Western movements,...
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Ecuadorian dies at Israeli terrorist attack

The Ecuadorian Karem Mosquera, 22 years old, who died for the severity of injuries sustained during a terrorist attack reported on Wednesday October 22 in Jerusalem, was buried in the Israeli city by express consent of her family. Mosquera, who was born ...
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National Assembly will review today the progress of the Monetary Code

The National Assembly will deal today with the advances in the Monetary and Financial Code. The analysis will feature the intervention of the President of the Legislative, Gabriela Rivadeneira, and the Coordinator Minister of the Economic Policy, Patricio Rivera. The objective of...
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Correa confirmed the signing of bilateral agreements on tour through Qatar and Switzerland

President Rafael Correa arrived this Saturday at 20:30 to the country after his tour through Qatar and Switzerland. The President’s Office said via Twitter (Presidencia_Ec) that Correa announced the signing of three bilateral agreements. “For the first time there are...
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Vázquez and Lacalle will go to runoff elections in Uruguay

Tabaré Vázquez, from the ruling party, and his opponent, Luis Lacalle Pou, will go to a runoff in November 30 to define the next President of Uruguay. The leftist candidate imposed himself in the election yesterday but not exceeding the half of the votes. The Frente Amplio (FA),...
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Dilma Rousseff is reelected president of Brazil

Dilma Rousseff was reelected president of Brazil after slightly beating her contender, the Social Democrat Aécio Neves, in the presidential runoff on Sunday. With 99.62% of scrutinized polling stations, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal announced that the president won the runoff...
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Constitutional Court waits for the amendments text to debate

It is expected that the report on the proposed amendments to the Constitution of Montecristi are ready this week at the Constitutional Court (CC). Wendy Molina, judge rapporteur, plans to distribute the document these days; but any call to discuss it in the court  has not yet...
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