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Activist sentenced for insulting President Correa is coming out of prison

Activist Carlos Figueroa is prepared for his release next January 21, date when the sentence he is serving meets, for insulting President Rafael Correa, while the defense of the former assemblyman Cléver Jimenez and his former advisor Fernando Villavicencio, announced he will...
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Oil price falls to $ 47.93

Oil closed yesterday in New York at less than $ 50 per barrel. A barrel of “light sweet crude” (WTI) for February delivery fell $ 2.11, ending at $ 47.93 on the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex), which is the lowest level since April 2009. “Concerns persist...
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ELN guerrilla willing to negotiate peace with the Colombian government

The guerrilla of the National Liberation Army (ELN) of Colombia, announced on Wednesday their willingness to attend a peace dialogue with the government and to consider the surrender of weapons to end an armed conflict of five decades. On the 50th anniversary of the taking of...
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Cuba has released some “political prisoners” according to the US

The government of Cuba released some of the 53 detainees that Washington considers political prisoners, said on Tuesday the State Department, when both countries advance towards the normalization of diplomatic relations. “Many of these detainees have already been...
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Superintendent of Banks of Ecuador resigns

  Pedro Solines Chacón, Superintendent of Banks of Ecuador, submitted his resignation yesterday to the position held since 2011. In his resignation letter, of irrevocable character, he indicated that he leaves his position for personal reasons. In the website of the...
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Supercom submitted the collection of the fine for Mauricio Rodas to the comptroller

The Mayor of Quito, Mauricio Rodas, stays in his position of not paying the fine of $ 3,400 for allegedly censor a radio program. The Superintendency of Communication (Supercom for its Spanish acronym) sent yesterday to the General Comptroller the record for the payment to be...
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Fall in oil prices, will not affect the economy of Guayaquil, according to Mayor

The Mayor of Guayaquil, Jaime Nebot, clarified on January 6 that the city will not suffer due to the drop in international oil prices. The reason, according to him, there is sufficient liquidity and a healthy economy in the Municipality. Nebot highlighted the austere city...
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Terrorist attack against French satirical media leaves at least 12 dead

At least twelve people, including two policemen, were killed and four are in critical condition after an attack with assault rifles and rocket launchers against the headquarters of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, in Paris. According to local witnesses, two armed men...
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Ecuador agrees mutual abolition of tourist visas with China

The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, signed with the President of China, Xi Jinping, an agreement establishing the mutual omission of tourism visas. Furthermore, eight agreements on investment, education, technology and cooperation were signed between the two countries. In...
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Government revoked 5% salary increase for public employees

The Minister of Finance, Fausto Herrera, announced the revocation of the 5% salary increase for public employees, planned for 2015, because of the fall in oil prices, and which at the same time derived in a reduction of the state budget. The measure wasapproved from Beijing, on...
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