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Rousseff commits to enhance corporate governance in Petrobras

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff commited this December 18 to help implementing stricter corporate governance standards in the state oil company Petrobras, involved in the worst case of corruption in its history. In a speech in Brasilia, Rousseff urged Brazilians not to lose...
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Eight children presumably stabbed are found dead in Australia

Eight children were found dead this Friday in a house in a city of northern Australia, the police reported. The bodies of children between 18 months and 15 years, who allegedly  died stabbed, were found next to a wounded woman, who according to the police could be their mother. A...
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Rafael Correa will travel to China in January

One of the objectives of the international agenda for 2015 is to obtain funding for public projects. With this objective, President Rafael Correa will visit China in the first half of January. The President noted that Chinese authorities are interested in the country and that was...
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Investment Plan for the EU is approved by their Heads of State

The investment plan promoted by President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, was approved on Thursday by the Heads of State and Government of the European Union (EU) and now will wait the conditions to contribute money to the future fund. Meeting in Brussels summit,...
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Attorney criticizes lack of US support for extradition of Pedro Delgado

Extradition proceedings raised by the justice against Pedro Delgado, cousin of President Rafael Correa, have not presented progress. Pedro Delgado currently faces two processes: one for falsifying his university degree and another for his alleged role in the delivery of a $...
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Obama signs bill that contains sanctions against Venezuela

President Barack Obama signed the sanctions adopted by the US Congress against Venezuelan officials considered responsible for human rights violations in Venezuela. The so-called “Law on Protection of Human Rights and Civil Society Venezuela 2014”, which empowers the...
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Telecommunications Act would breach the contract of 2008, according to Claro

Eduardo Carmigniani, Attorney of the Claro company, said yesterday that the approval by the National Assembly of the draft Telecommunications Act could lead to an eventual demand from the company Claro to the state for breaching of concession contract. Carmigniani argued that the...
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Santos values the ceasefire but does not accept conditions of the FARC

The Colombian government enthusiastically welcomed yesterday the announcement of unilateral and indefinite cease-fire of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), which begins tomorrow, but will not accept conditionings requested by the guerrillas. On Wednesday, the FARC...
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The dollar expands its upswing after decision of the Federal Reserve

The dollar rose yesterday against major currencies for a second day. This, after the US Federal Reserve anticipated that interest rates could be raised faster and before a loose economic policy in different economies. The dollar hit a maximum of 28-month against the Swiss franc,...
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Judiciary said that the CNJ will have new judges on January 23

The Judicial Council has already selected the seven new judges for the National Court of Justice (CNJ). Currently, seven judges are expected to be chosen, who will leave office. Yesterday was announced that Judge Wilson Merino, irrevocably resigned, citing personal reasons....
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