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Sharon Stone was sued for not complying with campaign “The dirty hand of Chevron”

The Public Relations firm MCSquared sued actress Sharon Stone for not fulfilling with her obligation to appear in Ecuador in the campaign “The dirty hand of Chevron” against oil pollution in the Amazon, as reported by New York Daily News. The agency ensures it paid...
Posted On 25 Feb 2015
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Agreement with the EU will not be affected with application of safeguards

The application of safeguard measures by balance of payments will not affect the process of signing and approval of the Ecuador´s trade agreement with the European Union (EU). This was stated by the Minister of Industries, Ramiro Gonzalez. President Rafael Correa announced a...
Posted On 25 Feb 2015
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Government promotes private sector investment through a decree

After the expedition of the Regime Regulation of Public-Private Partnership, the construction of hospitals, schools and projects of strategic sectors (energy, telecommunications, transport, etc.) with money of the private sector will be viable. The Executive Decree 582 of...
Posted On 25 Feb 2015
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Raul Castro honors the five agents released by the US

President Raul Castro honored on tuesday as “heroes” the five Cuban agents convicted of espionage in the United States, two of whom served their sentences and three were exchanged by contractor Alan Gross in December. In a solemn ceremony at the Palace of Conventions...
Posted On 25 Feb 2015
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Ecuador asks the OPEC to ‘regulate’ the oil production

Ecuador made a request to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to “regulate production” and thus push up oil prices, which according to President Rafael Correa “are unnecessarily low.” Correa said that Ecuador and other members of...
Posted On 25 Feb 2015
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Habeas data is denied to widow of Gabela

Due to the lack of prior notification to the Ministry of Justice, a transition court denied on February 24 a writ of habeas data access to know the report of the Interministerial Committee of the Executive branch on the death of Jorge Gabela, former commander of the Ecuadorian...
Posted On 25 Feb 2015
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Mistreatment of prisoners in Afghanistan decreased according to UN report

A UN report released on Wednesday said that tortures and mistreatment of detainees in the Afghan conflict fell in 2013-2014 compared to the previous two years, although it persists, according to one third of prisoners. 790 detainees interviewed by the UN, 278 (35%), said they had...
Posted On 25 Feb 2015
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Adjustment on the payment of tax by vehicular pollution takes effect

Citizens are beginning to see the consequences of the adjustment to the Vehicular Environmental Pollution Tax. Now, owners of vehicles of more than five years of fabrication and a cylinder capacity exceeding 2 500 cubic centimeters (cm3) must pay a larger amount along with the...
Posted On 25 Feb 2015
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Ruling party qualifies the union of local politicians as “a political fanesca” that has “electioneering purposes”

The formation of the so-called Political Front for National Unity in the Diversity (Frente Político por la Unidad Nacional en la Diversidad,by its Spanish name) which is integrated by local authorities of different political parties to the ruling one, is not well seen by Alianza...
Posted On 25 Feb 2015
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Venezuela: Minor student killed during protests in Tachira

The Venezuelan Attorney’s office announced yesterday the death of a 14 year old minor in a demonstration in San Cristobal after being shot in the head, and announced that three prosecutors have been appointed to clarify what happened. A statement from the prosecutor...
Posted On 25 Feb 2015
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