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Environmentalists ask to be allowed to enter the Yasuní

Yesterday, the collective Yasunidos asked the Ministry of Environment to be allowed to go to the oil blocks 31 and 43, located in the Yasuni National Park. They indicate that the objective would be to check the levels of deforestation and expansion of built roads. The group...
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Prosecutor asks court to sentence Pedro D. as perpetrator of bank embezzlement

The Attorney General’s Office said today that it requested the judges of the National Court of Justice (CNJ for its Spanish acronym) to sentence Pedro D. for the crime of bank embezzlement. The order would be based on the evidence presented during the trial hearing of the...
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Venezuelan opponent arrested for organizing protests in 2014 commits suicide

Rodolfo Gonzalez, 63, accused as one of the organizers of anti-government protests of early 2014, committed suicide in a prison of the intelligence service (SEBIN) at early hours of Friday, reported his lawyer. “After he was confirmed he would go to an ordinary prison,...
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Safeguards impact 80% of the volume of imports, according to Chamber of Commerce of Quito

Blasco Peñaherrera Solah, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Quito, expressed his rejection to the measure of tariff surcharges for 2800 subheadings of imported products that took effect since Wednesday. Peñaherrera said that the measure is unconstitutional and illegitimate,...
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Decree for exporters´ taxes was made official

Through the executive decree 607, this March 12 the ‘drawback’ mechanism was made official for exporters of products affected by the appreciation of the dollar. It is a simplified procedure for conditional tax refund to foreign trade; i.e., tariffs and tax burdens for...
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A barrel of oil drops to $ 47.05

The price of West Texas intermediate oil (WTI) closed yesterday at $ 47.05 per barrel, affected by new data indicating an increase in the storage of crude oil in the United States. Oil had a minimal drop in yesterday´s session to $ 46.86. In the end it recorded a decline of $...
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Evo Morales requires”Apologize” of the US to Venezuela before the Summit of the Americas

The President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, demanded this Friday to his US counterpart, Barack Obama, to “apologize” to Venezuela for its “threats” before the Summit of the Americas. The president of Bolivia, who condemned the United States for declaring...
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Pope Francis believes his pontificate will be short

Pope Francisco confessed that he has “the feeling that his pontificate will be short, four or five years” and that does not feel “alone” without support to govern the Church. In an exclusive interview with the correspondent of the Mexican Televisa,...
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10 foreign ministers have confirmed their attendance at the meeting of UNASUR

The preparatory meeting of foreign ministers to take a decision on the sanctioning measures the United States has taken against Maduro´s government has so far the confirmation of 10 foreign ministers. The Secretary General of UNASUR, Ernesto Samper, minutes before startin...
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$ 200 is again the minimum amount for mandatory invoicing with data

The base from which taxpayers must issue invoices with information of the consumer returns to be $ 200, announced yesterday the Director of Internal Revenue Service (SRI), Ximena Amoroso. This provision is an amendment to the Regulation of Sales Receipts, Withholding and...
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