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47% of the FARC rebels entered ranks as children

Nearly half of the members of the FARC were recruited as minors, as it was revealed yesterday by a new study that seeks to be a “wake up call” on this practice, considered the “most serious” crime produced during armed conflict in Colombia. In response to...
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Report on first debate of the Telecommunications Act was aproved

With 10 votes in favor and two against, the Committee on Autonomous Decentralized governments yesterday approved the report for the first debate on the new Telecommunications Act. The topics include: The new royalties that telecommunication companies would pay and the creation of...
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López desists of attending trial and requires the liberation request of the UN to be revised

Leopoldo López, Venezuelan opposition leader, today demanded to the court in charge of his case to rule on a recommendation from the UN for his release, to go back to the hearing of his judicial process. “The UN issued statement qualifying of arbitrary my detention and...
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Members of the Assembly prioritized with President Correa the pending laws until 2014

The heads of the 12 legislative commissions and officers of the Assembly held a meeting on October 29 with President Rafael Correa and Alianza País officials. The objective was to review the laws that are pending and set priorities until the end of the year. The President of the...
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Landslide in Sri Lanka leaves 200 trapped

On Thursday, rescue crews continue with operations to find 200 people still missing after a landslide occurred last Wednesday in southern Sri Lanka where six bodies were recovered. According to the military coordinator of the National Disaster Management Centre, SMH Imaduwage,...
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Palestinian state is recognized by Sweden, Israel rejects the decision

The Swedish government announced this Thursday it will recognize by decree the Palestinian State, becoming with this in the third member of the European Union, joining Malta and Cyprus, that officially recognized Palestine. The Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said that the...
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Supercom points out morbid treatment in two articles from Extra newspaper

Yesterday was held the audience of the Superintendent of Communication (Supercom) in a new case against the Guayaquil newspaper Extra. The process was initiated for the non-compliante of ethical standards on morbid treatment of the information. The complaint relates to the...
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Syrian army attack on refugees camp is condemned by the US

The United States through a statement on Wednesday showed “appalled” by reports, according to which, the Syrian government launched bombs on a refugees camp in the Idlib province (northwest). “We are appalled at the information about the attack and the images of...
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SP and CREO initiate actions to collect signatures against reforms to the constitution

Sociedad Patriótica (SP) and CREO initiate actions to start collecting signatures for referendums to reject the proposal of a reform to the National Consitution by the ruling party. Yesterday, the Assemblyman from SP, Gilmar Gutierrez, requested to the National Electoral Council...
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Presidents Correa and Humala will analyze topics for the benefit of both nations

The Presidents of Ecuador and Peru, Rafael Correa and Ollanta Humala, respectively, meet from 09:00 in the framework of the 8th Binational Meeting. They will do this in the province of El Oro, Arenillas, in the south of Ecuador. The topics to be addressed in the bilateral meeting...
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