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Overseers for the works on the Yasuni park still required

After more than a year that the Commission on Biodiversity of the Assembly requested to the ministries involved in the extraction of crude oil in the Yasuni National Park to prioritize the creation of an observatory and a citizen oversight, such team does not yet exist. On...
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The FARC announced that will not recruit minors under 17 years

The FARC announced Thursday that it will not incorporate into its ranks minors than 17 years, raising two years as the minimum age of its fighters, and denied having “forcibly recruited neither children nor to any combatant”. “The FARC (…) decide not to...
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Cordicom defended its reports on the case of cartoonist Bonil

The Regulation Council of Communication (Cordicom) assured on Wednesday, February 11 that the reports it elaborated and have been used in the process the Superintendent of Communication (Supercom) follows against the cartoonist of El Universo newspaper, Xavier Bonilla aka...
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Supercom presented study on compliance of the media law

The Superintendency of Communication (SuperCom) presented on February 11 the results of a study on compliance of the Law of Communications, performed to 31 media. For this study, the daily programming of 12 radios and 9 television channels was monitored, as well as the daily...
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Japanese district would legally accept gay marriages

Japan has opened the first type of legal recognition of homosexual unions, with the initiative of Tokyo’s Shibuya district of recognizing same-sex couples. The municipality plans to start issuing certificates of civil marriage to gay couples in April, estabishing an...
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Mexico: Four dead in Tamaulipas after clash between police and criminals

A new confrontation between suspected criminals and federal forces in the state of Tamaulipas, northeastern Mexico, on Wednesday left a toll of four dead. The confrontation has occurred in the city of Reynosa, when armed civilians who were traveling in a van “began to...
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Petrobras’s maritime platform suffers explosion leaving at least three dead

An explosion in the maritime platform of the Brazilian state oil company Petrobras yesterday left at least three dead, six missing and ten wounded. The accident happened on the ship-platform FPSO Cidade de Sao Mateus, that had been anchored in the Atlantic, about 120 kilometers...
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Ecuador and Belarus meet to boost cooperation

Representatives of Ecuador and Belarus inaugurated yesterday in Quito, the II Meeting of the Commission on Trade and Ecuadorian-Belarusian Economic Cooperation, in which bilateral commitments will be reviewed in different areas in order to seek cooperation for a complementary...
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Ceasefire agreement in Ukraine is achieved in Minsk summit

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine reached an agreement that offers a “ray of hope” to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine, after marathon talks that lasted 16 hours. The agreement provides a ceasefire since February 15 and the withdrawal of heavy...
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Statements of a possible output of Ecuador from the CAN worries employers

Business representatives reacted with concern yesterday after President Rafael Correa indicated on Tuesday in Guayaquil that the continuity of the country in the Andean Community (CAN) should be “seriously considered.”  Blasco Peñaherrera, head of the Chamber of...
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