Santos announces temporary suspension of bombings against FARC

President Juan Manuel Santos, announced Tuesday the suspension for one month bombing against communist guerrillas of the FARC, a step that seeks to accelerate the peace process to end armed conflict more than five decades. Santos announced the measure in a televised speech that...
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Maduro gets superpowers to face US “threat”

The Venezuelan assembly approved on Wednesday the first of two votes needed to pass the superpowers requested by President Nicolas Maduro to confront “the threat of the United States.” “The enabling law requested by President Nicolas Maduro was adopted by a...
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Lasso plans to present in the three missing socializations of the amendments, despite unrest in Ibarra

The CREO political movement ‘will take hold of‘ the space created by the government to inform about the 16 amendments to the Constitution. This was reported by the legislator of the movement, Patricio Donoso. Its leader, Guillermo Lasso, not only intervened in the...
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Local movement requests revocation of three AP assemblymen

The Health and Labor movement requested the revocation the Assembly members of Alianza PAIS (AP) who represent the constituency 3 of Guayas: Juan Carlos Cassinelli, Christian Viteri and Nicolás Issa. The director of the movement, Luis Serrano, handed on March 10 the order to the...
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Surtaxes of up to 45% to 2800 imported products start from today

Starting this March 11 the balance of payments safeguards for a total of 2800 tariff items is made effective. Last March 6 the Committee of Foreign Trade (Comex) issued the Resolution 11, through which a tariff surcharge of between 5% and 45% for consumer goods was fixed and, to...
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“The safeguard measures start tomorrow and already some people have raised the price,” Correa said yesterday

President Rafael Correa said that certain operators in the country – “incited by certain media” would be trying to create a stage of speculation in the country following tariff surcharges imposed by the national government. The President said: “We have...
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Correa announced that the UNASUR will meet to respond to the ‘interference’ of the US in Venezuela

President Rafael Correa announced that next Thursday the foreign ministers of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur for its Spanish acronym) will held a meeting in Montevideo. The purpose of the meeting is to prepare a presidential summit of the group, which is expected to...
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Finance Minister meets with investors before issuing a new bond

Finance Minister Fausto Herrera, meets from March 9 with investors before a possible issuance of a new bond. According to official sources, the figure will be known if the issue is made, there is nothing concrete yet. However, according to international agencies, Ecuador seeks to...
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