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Vice President Glas is interned in hospital for severe dehydration

Vice President Jorge Glas Espinel remains hospitalized at the Metropolitan Hospital of Quito since last Saturday with symptoms of severe dehydration and stomach problems, according to the vice presidency. His condition led him to intensive care and on Tuesday he was transferred...
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Russia is ready to examine request of financial assistance from Greece

Russia “will examine” any application for funding from the Greek government, which also suffers from “the illegitimate line of Westerners,” said on Wednesday Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who received his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias....
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Shipwreck in coast of Libya leaves more than 200 dead immigrants

More than 200 migrants have disappeared in the shipwreck of two boats on the coast of Libya, according to nine survivors rescued by Italian coastguards, said this Wednesday several international organizations. “There are nine, safe and sound after four days at sea. The...
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Banco del Pacifico receives the administration of educational credits of the IECE

The Ecuadorian Institute for Educational Loans and Scholarships (IECE fo its Spanish acronym) made effective yesterday the delivery of its portfolio to Banco del Pacifico for the administration of the educational loans. The portfolio of IECE is USD 353 million, which correspond...
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Cordicom accepted complaint against Bonil sustaining it in two reports

The Council of Regulation of Information (Cordicom) sustained through technical and legal reports, to accept the complaint submitted by fourteen Afro-Ecuadorian groups against cartoonist Xavier Bonilla (Bonil) and El Universo daily, by the publication of a cartoon alluding to...
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Prosecutor requests revision of the absolution of Mery Zamora

The Attorney General Galo Chiriboga asked the Constitutional Court (CC) to declare null and void the acquittal issued by the Criminal Division of the National Court in favor of the teacher Mery Zamora. The Attorney General alleges infringement of constitutional guarantees. The...
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Venezuela implements new Marginal Currencies System

The Venezuelan government announced yesterday the creation of a forex market that will be free and whose rate depends on supply and demand, a modification of the changes control system with twelve years in force. The announced new Venezuelan exchange system will maintain three...
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Russia reported “considerable progress” prior to summit by conflict in Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reported this Wednesday “significant progress” in the prior negotiations to the Minsk summit on Ucrania, where presidents of Ukraine, Russia and France and German Chancellor will gather. “Experts are working, there is...
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According to Reforms, only the President of the Republic will have aides-de-camp

The National Assembly yesterday acquiesced to the partial veto made by the Executive branch to the Law on Armed Forces Staff. Among the reforms there are new rules to grant military promotions and assignation of aides-de-camp. This week, the new law will be published in the...
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Correa verified deterioration in IESS hospital and warned to expropriate clinics that do not assist its patients

President Rafael Correa visited this February 10 the Teodoro Maldonado hospital of the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security (IESS) of Guayaquil, for details on the declaration of state of emergency. During the visit he verified maintenance problems, control and poor physical...
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