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FARC and the Colombian government resume peace talks in Havana

Peace talks in Havana between the Colombian government and the FARC have been resumed this Tuesday in a day on which both delegations would work separately, said a source of the official team. This 34th round of talks began under an auspicious environment following the decision...
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Growth figure in Ecuador fell at 3.8% in 2014

Ecuador’s economy would have grown around 3.8% in 2014, below the government’s target, which could also revise downwards its forecast for this 2015 due to falling oil prices, said Minister of Economic Policy Patricio Rivera. The authorities had expected a growth of...
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President Correa met with indigenous representatives

President Rafael Correa presided on March 16 a working lunch with representatives of the indigenous movement in the Yellow room in Carondelet Palace. Antonio Vargas, one of the leaders who attended the event, said it was about a working lunch to focus on public policy on three...
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Prosecutor Chiriboga starts the process to extradite Delgado and Duzac

The General Attorney of the State expects the written judgment of the National Court of Justice (CNJ for its Spanish acronym) to intensify with the United States (US) and Argentina the extradition of the former president of the board of the Central Bank and cousin of President...
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A rise in the price of rice has been registered

The amount of rice that is distributed in retail markets has not changed; however, the price has experienced an increase 15 days ago, traders said. The increase in prices of the product, according to several enterprises, would be because of the pests affecting the sector in 2014,...
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Israel goes to the polls to elect a new parliament

The Israelis goes this Tuesday to the polls to elect a new parliament and determine if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, remains four years in office or if the Labourist Isaac Herzog is elected. Some 5.88 million voters are called to elect the 120 members of the chamber, in more...
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Dilma Rousseff is willing to dialogue with those who “want to talk”

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff admitted the “democratic” nature of the mass protest on Sunday and said she was willing to hear the “voice of the street” and to convene a “broad dialogue” with those who “want to talk.” Rousseff...
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Mexican journalist Aristegui qualifies her dismissal as an “outrage” to freedom of expression

Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui denounced on Monday that her departure from the influential radio program she hosted is an attack on freedom of speech planned by someone ‘very powerful.’ My dismissal is “a very serious blow, it’s an outrage and our...
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Oil supply will be reduced this year by 58%

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said yesterday it is expected that the anual increase in the supply of crude from its competitors, especially the United States shall be reduced by 58% (from 2.04 to 0,850,000 barrels per day) in 2015, because of the...
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Joffre Campaña retracts his statements about Minister José Serrano

Joffre Campaña retracted his statements, with which the trial that the Interior Minister, José Serrano, followed against the attorney for alleged libel was filed. Campaña asked the trial judge to archive the process after retracting himself. He first did it in his Twitter account...
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