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CNE approved popular consultations in Guayaquil

The National Electoral Council (CNE for its Spanish acronym) approved on Friday, February 13 the requests of popular consultation on urban public transport in Guayaquil raised by the mayor of that city, Jaime Nebot, and the citizen Édison Mora. Furthermore, in the coming days the...
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Requests for popular consultation are waiting to be approved

Three requests of popular consultation of Sociedad Patriotica (SP), Democracia Sí and Compromiso Ecuador, respectively, are being analyzed in the Constitutional Court (CC) and the National Electoral Council (CNE for its Spanish acronym). These groups of different political...
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UN urges Mexico to create specialized unit to investigate disappearances

The UN recommended to Mexico, through the Committee on Enforced Disappearances, the creation of a “fiscal unit specialized in investigating enforced disappearances,” said a ruling released this Friday in Geneva. The opinion was prepared by ten independent experts who...
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Pakistan: Taliban attack in Shiite mosque left at least 19 dead

At least 19 people dead and 67 wounded was the balance of an attack executed on Friday by a Taliban commander at a Shiite mosque in Peshawar (northwestern Pakistan), during the weekly prayer. Three men with explosive vests and weapons entered the grounds of the Imamia mosque,...
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Ecuador backwards 13 points in press freedom ranking by Reporters Without Borders

The International Organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released yesterday its annual report on the situation of freedom of expression in the world. In this document, Ecuador back warded 13 places, ranking 108th out of 180 countries assessed. RSF explains that several...
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Venezuelan government frustrates alleged “coup attempt” by military men

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced on Thursday they thwarted a “coup attempt” by “a group of officers of the military aviation,” who were already detained and who allegedly would have been financed by the United States. “We have disrupted,...
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Ramiro Gonzalez denied that his administration had contributed to the current crisis of the IESS

The Minister of Industries and Productivity, Ramiro Gonzalez, denied that his administration, in charge of the board of the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security (IESS for its Spanish acronym), had affected in some way in the current crisis of the Teodoro Maldonado Carbo...
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President Correa downplayed criticism of comedian John Oliver

Through his Twitter account, President Rafael Correa played down the criticism of British comedian John Oliver and considered that the issue “does not deserve one more second of our time.” “John Oliver Subject: much ado about nothing. Those`gringo talk shows´...
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Poroshenko still doubts that the ceasefire agreement be fulfilled in eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, said this Friday that the country was still far from peace and there were no guarantees that the cease-fire agreed yesterday at the Minsk summit take effect. “I do not want anyone illusions. And I seem a naive,” Poroshenko said...
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Russia, Venezuela and Ecuador address drop in oil prices

The Russian Energy Minister Alexandre Novak said that Russia, Venezuela and Ecuador met yesterday in Moscow to discuss how to stabilize the price of oil, whose fall is currently affecting their economies. According to international information, the meeting would have included...
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