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First debate on draft Telecommunications law starts

On the morning of November 6 the first debate of the draft Telecommunications Law began in the National Assembly. A total of 92 assembly members were present at the plenary. The normative was approved by the Commission on Autonomous Governments, chaired by Assemblyman Richard...
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Fixed-term contracts would be eliminated within reforms to the Labour Code

On November 15, it is expected that the final text of the draft Reformatory Labour Code is submitted. The Minister for Industrial Relations, Carlos Marx Carrasco, said there are three issues already defined: the figure of the null dismissal mainly for pregnant women, the...
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Fernandez continues hospitalized and suspends her participation in the G20 summit

Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez continues hospitalized this Thursday, so she canceled her participation in the G20 summit to be held next week in Australia, due to an intestinal infection that will require at least 10 days of rest, the government reported. Economy...
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Pope Francis expels priest for child sexual abuse

Today, the expulsion of the Argentine Catholic priest, José Mercau, sentenced in 2011 to 14 years in prison for sexual abuse of five children was officially announced. “The Holy Father has declared the resignation of José Mercau, priest from the clerical state,” was...
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Ecuador hopes to negotiate with Japan “as soon as possible”

The Minister of Foreign Trade Francisco Rivadeneira said on November 6, he aims to start “as soon as possible” the negotiations on a free trade agreement with Japan, during his first official visit to the Asiatic country. The main objective of his visit is...
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President Correa will verify “how things are going” in the Yasuní oil extraction

President Rafael Correa will visit on October 6 an area of the Yasuní National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon, where it is planned to extract oil, an initiative that has sparked protests and even a lawsuit against Ecuador at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights...
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Israel’s attack on humanitarian fleet for Gaza will not be processed by the ICC

The International Criminal Court (ICC) will not prosecute Israel for the assault on a humanitarian fleet bound for Gaza in May 2010 that killed eleven Turkish citizens in international waters. The chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, in a statement said this Thursday that...
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Obama reaffirms US immigration reform before the end of 2014

President Barack Obama yesterday confirmed his promise to issue decrees on immigration matters at the end of the year, despite the election results that yesterday gave Republicans the control of Congress. Obama said he will contact the leaders of both blocs in Congress “to...
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On November 27 will be the draw of those who shall leave the CNE

The Selection Committee for the National Electoral Council (CNE for its Spanish acronym) announced that the draw for the two directors who must leave the office will be held on November 27. Currently, the commission is in the merit qualification stage of 66 applicants, who...
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Alianza País studies new package of amendments

On Friday, the Constitutional Court (CC) approved 16 of the 17 amendments submitted by Alianza País, which are processed by the National Assembly. However, other proposals were sidelined. The second package of constitutional changes is currently being analyzed, said Alexis Mera,...
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