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Ecuador received 15 million tourists in 2014

According to the Ministry of Tourism, about 1.5 million foreigners, mainly Colombians, Americans and Peruvians, visited Ecuador in 2014, registering a new record, as stated. The provision of 1.5 million foreign tourists was surpassed on Monday, until the accounting of 241 other...
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Fumigations cause effects in the border according to the CIF

The Inter-Institutional Committee organization against Fumigation said yesterday that the agreement between Ecuador and Colombia, signed in September 2013, would not be met. The non-governmental organization said that distances from one to five kilometers would have been sprayed...
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Land draft Law will be approved for 2015

The Organic Law on Rural Land will be processed in 2015 at the National Assembly. The report for the first debate of this legislation (of 113 articles, five general provisions, eight transitional and five derogations) is ready at the Commission on Food Sovereignty, incharge of...
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Mexican federal forces assume security in towns of Michoacan

The Army and the Federal Police of Mexico will assume full control of various areas of the southwestern state of Michoacán, replacing the Rural Force corporation, created to legalize the civil defense groups, an official source reported today. The federal commissioner for...
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Febres-Cordero grandson asks for respect to human rights of the former President

Leon Bjarner Febres-Cordero, grandson of the former President of Ecuador Leon Febres-Cordero, gave statements about the mural located at the front of the General Attorney´s office. Bjarner Febres-Cordero noted that “the unpleasant mural has caused public repudiation.”...
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Attorney´s office states it has not yet been notified on the demand from GMO

The Attorney General’s Office (PGE for its Spanish acronym) said that it has not yet been notified on the lawsuit that would have begun the US investment fund GMO against the Republic of Ecuador because of the default the country fell in 2008 for the global bonds. “We...
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Young armed Afro-man is shot by police in city near Ferguson

The Police announced this Wednesday the killing of an African-American teenager in a city near Ferguson, Missouri, where in previous months, another unarmed young Afro-man was also killed, generating protests and racial tension across the US. The Police of the Saint Louis County...
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CONAIE declared its headquarters as heritage of indigenous peoples

The headquarters of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE for its Spanish acronym) was declared this December 23 as the heritage of indigenous peoples and nationalities. This was the main resolution adopted by the emergency assembly of CONAIE that...
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Agreement on the basic wage increase is still not reached for 2015

Members of the National Wages Council (Conades for its Spanish acronym) did not reach an agreement on the salary increase for 2015 after the meeting yesterday, the second on the subject, at the premises of the Labour Ministry. The appointment started at 11:20. Xavier Estupiñán,...
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Ecuador announces the designation of ambassadors in America, Asia, Africa and Europe

The Foreign Ministry announced yesterday the designation of 12 new ambassadors in countries of America, Asia, Africa and Europe, including Costa Rica and Dominican Republic. The Ecuadorian Chancellor, Ricardo Patino, said that the new ambassadors, of whom he is awaiting for the...
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