Third week of opposition marches

The week began with demonstrations against the government. Conveners have chosen different days, to avoid mingling with pro-regime demonstrators. They all protest against the same: the bills of Inheritance tax and Capital Gains, The intervention of the IESS Bank to the Severance...
Posted On 22 Jun 2015
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1.3 million users changed their mobile operator

A total of 1’351.989 users of the advanced mobile service (AMS) exercised their right of number portability between October 12, 2009 and March this year. According to the Ministry of Telecommunications, through this initiative the right of users is guaranteed, competition...
Posted On 22 Jun 2015
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Ecuadorian wins iPhone photography prize

Fabio Alvarez won the first place in the Lifestyle category, in the PPI Awards 2015, the iPhone photography awards. The condition of this competition is that all images have been taken with an Apple device, iPhone or iPod, and to be edited in the IOS system. “I was enjoying...
Posted On 22 Jun 2015
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Ecuadorian flowers in Amsterdam gardens  

  About 4,000 Ecuadorian flowers, of 28 varieties, were displayed for three days in Amsterdam, in the Open Tuinen Dagen event (The Open Gardens).   “Heliconias and other tropical flowers, delphinium and gypshophila; Hydrangeas, chrysanthemums, carnations, lilies...
Posted On 22 Jun 2015
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Homicides decreased by 25% in the first four months of the year

Homicides in Ecuador have dropped by 25% in the first four months of this year compared to 2014, President Rafael Correa said. The Security Council held last week reviewed the crime rate, and a reduction of 25% was found in the homicide rate. 1,303 crimes were recorded in 2014,...
Posted On 22 Jun 2015
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Dance of the humpback whales started

June is the month when the humpback whales arrive from the Antarctic to the Ecuadorian coasts. And to celebrate it, Puerto Lopez celebrated the opening ceremony of the VXII Festival of Humpback Whales Watching. Each year, hundreds of domestic and foreign tourists visit Puerto...
Posted On 22 Jun 2015
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30,000 tourists are expected in Quito by arrival of the Pope

The upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Ecuador notices an massive influx of tourists to Quito and Guayaquil according to the Quito Turismo public company. The capital expects to receive approximately 30 000 Ecuadorians and foreign tourists between 5 and July 8. Approximately...
Posted On 22 Jun 2015
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