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200 million people are at risk of falling into poverty, according to UNDP

The Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Helen Clark, during the inauguration of the VII Ministerial Forum on Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, held in Mexico City (Mexico), said that between 2002 and 2012 Latin American countries...
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Spanish government will challenge token consultation of Catalonia

The Spanish government of Mariano Rajoy announced on Friday the challenge to the consultation convened by the regional government of Catalonia on November 9 as an alternative to the independence referendum, vetoed by the Constitutional Court. “We have agreed raising a...
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Argentina approved an ‘optimistic’ budget for 2015

With 39 votes in favor and 22 against, Argentina’s Senate approved yesterday the budget submitted by President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who finishes her term on December 10, 2015 and according to the current constitution of Argentina, she could not run for a second...
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Trade Minister will travel to Japan next week

The Minister of Foreign Trade, Francisco Rivadeneira, will visit Japan from November 4 to 7. This trip will aim to strengthen the exchange and strengthen links with institutions in the public and private sectors. Rivadeneira is scheduled to meet with authorities from the Trade...
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Agreement for the supply of gas between Russia, Ukraine and the EU

Ministers of Ukrainian and Russian Energy and the heads of the European Union (EU) reached last night in Brussels an agreement for the supply of gas to Ukraine until March with a guaranteed price and the payment of its debt to Gazprom. The agreement, for a total of 4,600 million,...
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Nebot would support a referendum to establish indefinite reelection

Jaime Nebot, Mayor of Guayaquil, called to the Constitutional Court a “Constitutional Ministry from the Executive”, which yesterday installed to meet the amendments to the Constitution proposed by Alianza País. Nebot said that such amendments to the Constitution must...
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Court changed the criminal figure and the Prosecutor’ s office will insist on Isaías brothers extradition

During the afternoon of Wednesday October 29, the Board of the National Criminal Court notified to the defenders ofthe Filanbancoformer owners William and Roberto Isaias Dassum, that the appeal they presented was denied. The decision was made by the judges Gladys Teran, Lucy...
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CC starts discussions of the Constitution draft amendments

Members of the Constitutional Court (CC) began on October 30 the discussion of the draft amendments to the Constitution, based on the draftopinion of Judge Wendy Molina. Molina, rapporteur of the case No. CR-0001-14, made a 150-page report, confirmed her colleague Alfredo Ruiz,...
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Correa and Ollanta Humala commit to advance with water project

The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, and Ollanta Humala, from Peru, set as a goal for 2015 the execution of Tumbes – Puyango water project. They also signed three agreements that emphasize cooperation in social, environmental and disability matters. “We hav...
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The FARC admits liability for damages caused by the armed conflict

The FARC yesterday acknowledged the harm caused to civilians and to the Colombian army by the existing armed conflict since 50 years. “We explicitly recognize that our actions have affected civilians in different times and circumstances throughout of the (armed)...
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