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CNE elected Juan Pablo Pozo as new president

The plenary of the National Electoral Council (CNE for its Spanish acronym), in session on Friday January 16, appointedJuan Pablo Pozo as the new president of the organization. Nubia Villacís was also elected this day as the new vice president, replacing Carlos Tayupanta....
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Kidnapper surrenders to authorities at a Paris post office

A heavily armed man who took this morning two hostages at a post office in western Paris, in the town of Colombes, surrendered to police this Friday causing no casualties in the attack, local media reported. The event, that does not seem to be related to the Jihadist attacks that...
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Catalonia summons for early elections as a first step towards independence

The president of Catalonia Artur Mas announced on Wednesday the early elections of September 27, 2015 as a first step towards independence of this Spanish region if the secessionist parties obtain majority. “I have taken the decision to hold Catalan (…) elections on...
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Resignation of Gloria Toapanta surprises CNE members

The resignation of Gloria Toapanta, one of the winners of the selection process in the Council of Citizen Participation, surprised the members of the National Electoral Council (CNE for its Spanish acronym), as she remained only six days in office. The argument was...
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Correa partially vetoed the Telecommunications Act

The Telecommunications bill was partially vetoed by the President of the Republic, Rafael Correa. The President made 24 comments on the text. Yesterday, the document would have come to the legislature, said the website of the National Assembly. The website said that one of the...
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Ernesto González did not talk about the events of 30-S in the presentation of his book

The former police chief Ernesto González chose not refer to the events of 30-S at the launch of his book “Testimony of a commander” (Testimonio de un comandante, for its Spanish name), despite the fact that in previous days his statements about police the revolt...
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Maduro obtains Russia’s funding to support Venezuelan economy

President Nicolas Maduro announced on Thursday he got Russian funding for the Venezuelan economy, including an expansion of oil investments in Moscow at the end of a tour that took him through six countries in search of support amid falling oil prices. Maduro said he was able to...
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Ecuador and Peru will meet on Monday to discuss the issue of safeguard measures

The Governments of Ecuador and Peru will meet on Monday in Quito to discuss the implementation of an exchange safeguard measure of 7%, which applies to Peru since January 5th. This would be the second meeting held by the President of Ecuador, developed after the appointment of...
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Ecuadorian Government celebrated eight years in power in entrepreneurship fair

The Government indicated that education, knowledge, creativity and innovation are the issues it will be support during this 2015, which has been called the ‘Year of Innovation.’ Yesterday in the City of Knowledge, Yachay, the Innopolis fair began, in which government...
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Trade and travel between the United States and Cuba will be facilitated from today

From today, T¡the  United States and Cuba will make more flexible restrictions on trade and investment in the island, after the government of President Barack Obama significantly relieved the embargo in force for half a century. The announcement of the new standards is the next...
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