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The Church in Ecuador does not want the image of Pope Francis to be politicized

The Ecuadorian Episcopal Conference stressed in a press conference yesterday they seek to prevent the image of Pope Francisco to be politically used during his visit to the country. EEC spokesman David de la Torre added that the Pope does not come to the country to devote any...
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Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School flies over the Cotopaxi volcano

The Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School performed a thermal and visual monitoring flight over the Cotopaxi, subsequently it published a report on its website. During the overview no changes in the glacier that covers the volcano or its streams were observed,...
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The services sector generates 1.9 million jobs

Services contribute about 60% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to figures from the Central Bank of Ecuador (BCE). The tertiary or services sector is the one that includes activities related to the _ non-producing assets tasks. It includes subsectors such as trade,...
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Electric cars will soon enter the country

The Renault-Nissan executives expect the government to define over the course of July the regulatory framework to begin the import of electric vehicles like the Twizy. “We are in the final stage. Import taxes were eliminated, however, there´s a tribute that has not yet been...
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Ecuadorian photographer on the cover of National Geographic

Cris Toala Olivares can not hide his joy at seeing his picture on the cover of National Geographic. Based in the Netherlands, this is the second time his graphics are on the first page of this magazine. Stromboli L’uomo e il vulcano (Stromboli: Man and volcano) is the...
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Catholic University of Quito will host 8,000 people at the meeting with the Pope

On Tuesday afternoon July 7, Pope Francis will arrive at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador, where he will talk with teachers and students. The study center is preparing to welcome the Pope after the outdoor mass at the Bicentenario Park. The National Communications...
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Large economic groups sold $ 48,400 million in 2014

In 2014 the 125 main economic groups in Ecuador increased their revenue by 6.81% reaching 48,400 million dollars, according to the ranking of business conglomerates published by the Internal Revenue Service (SRI for its Spanish acronym). The list is headed by Banco Pichincha,...
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The visit of Pope Francis to Ecuador comes in the midst of political altercations

Pope Francis arrives this Sunday to Ecuador, and his visit has become a new element of dispute, a tool in favor of the position of each protagonist of the political tension. The Episcopal Conference expressed concern in a panel conversation in Quito, “the Holy Father does...
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Rafael Correa: “They want to overthrow a government of inmense support”

Last night the president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, reported an alleged attempted coup to be held in the opposition marches scheduled for today. “We have clear indications that the coup leaders attempt to take Carondelet. They will join the march of El Arbolito, convened by...
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Requests to increase the fishing quota of three countries were declined

During the third day of the 89th Convention of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), the main topic to be discussed was the increase in the fishing quota requested by three countries. The IATTC groups and represents 20 countries and the block of the European Union...
Posted On 02 Jul 2015
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