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Chikungunya virus arrives to Guayaquil with first infected

The Ministry of Public Health confirmed on Monday, December 15 the seventh case of Chikunguña virus in Ecuador and the one ofhigher risk, for having been detected in an area of high transmissibility. This is the first case diagnosed in Guayaquil, which along with the one of Manta...
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Draft report suggests that consultation should be performed for the Land Law

The Legislative Commission on Food Sovereignty was responsible for analyzing yesterday the draft report for the first debate of the Land and Ancestral Domain bill. In this text is recommended the realization of the pre-legislative consultation process. “Considering the...
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Tax reforms are discussed a short time prior the end of the year

In tax matters, the country ended the year with significant changes. The Incentives and Prevention of Evasion Act, which passed its first debate in the Assembly yesterday plans to change the behavior of about five sectors of the economy. Within this group is the banana sector....
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26,379 teachers will be reclassified, said the Minister of Economy

The Minister of Education, Augusto Espinosa, submitted yesterday the results of the reclassification of teachers in the public sector. In the first year, there were 26,379 who upgraded the teacher´s scale. Until 2013, there were 102,000 qualified teachers eligible to apply for...
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Mexico: Police and relatives of the 43 missing students confronted leaving 21 injured

Violent clashes were registered on early Sunday between uniformed, hooded, unionized teachers and friends of the 43 missing  students since September. The crash occurred in the Mexican state of Guerrero (south), during preparations for a concert to be held in solidarity with the...
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Coca Codo Sinclair project workers paralyze their work

After the collapse on Saturday at Camp 4 of the Coca Codo Sinclair hydroelectric project, where 13 Ecuadorians and 3 Chinese citizens died, the workers decided yesterday to temporarily paralyze the work in the engine room. One of them, Daniel Lescano, said that three days before...
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Maduro proposed judging of the US and Aznar for war crimes

The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, proposed yesterday during a concentration of Chavistas in Caracas, that the International Criminal Court judges all the “imperialists” that attacked Libya, Iraq and Syria for war crimes. In his allegations, the president...
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Lasso talks about “the nerves of the President: the concern about losing the query …”

“Who is infatuated with power is Rafael Correa to the point of pretending that the Constitution be reformed in order to prevail his interest over the citizens,” said the leader of the collective Compromiso Ecuador, responding to the statements ofthe President in his...
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Correa analyzed with the President of Colombia ‘arrears’ on border plans

President Rafael Correa met yesterday with the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the High Performance Centre, in the framework of the third binational cabinet to assess the progress on the commitments made in 2012, raised to improve the situation of the common border. On...
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Taliban terrorists attack Pakistani school leaving at least 148 dead

At least 148 dead, mostly children and adolescents, was the balance after an attack executed by a group of armed Taliban on Tuesday that broke into a school for children of military personnel in Pakistan. This school, whose 500 students are between 10 and 18 years old, is located...
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