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Resumption of protests in Quito and Guayaquil

  On Thursday, opponents of the government of Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa concentrated in the Centenario Park in Guayaquil and Shyris Avenue in Quito to protest after a pause before the visit of Pope Francis.   However, one of the protests was against the mayor...
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Minister Rivera reaffirms there will be not be a de-dollarization

  Rumors about an alleged bank holiday and exit of the dollarization circulate on social networks, for that reason Minister of Economic Policy Patricio Rivera reiterated that this is “absolutely ruled out,” and recalled that the 2008 Constitution prohibits the...
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SENPLADES resumes the “Dialogue for equity and justice” and invites the “self-excluded”

  At a press conference, the head of the National Secretariat for Planning and Development (SENPLADES for its Spanish acronym) Pablo Munoz, said that the debate is open to talk with those who think differently.   SENPLADES is in charge of implementing these debates...
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The first tramway of Cuenca was introduced

  The municipality of Cuenca introduced the first unit of the Santa Ana de los Cuatro Rios de Cuenca Tramway, as part of the new Integrated Mobility System (SIM for its Spanish acronym).   Later this month two more units will arrive from France, announced the mayor of...
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Ecuadorian mango exports increased by 184%

  Until May 2015 mango sales abroad increased compared to last year, when these increased by 185%.   During a meeting with mango producers, held Wednesday in Guayaquil, it was noted that 82% of exports are directed to the United States.   Bernardo Malo, president...
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Market concentration will be charged

  The agency for Regulation and Control of Telecommunications (ARCOTEL for its Spanish acronym) published the draft regulations for the implementation of the market concentration tax to promote competition.”   An extract of the document says that private service...
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Foreign trade accounts are treading on negative grounds

  According to the Central Bank of Ecuador, exports from January to May reached $ 8,190 million, contrary to the $ 11.123 million sold in the same period last year.   Employers are concerned because sales of non-oil products have declined. Coffee producers are exporting...
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Pan American Games have begun

  From today, the finest exponents of high performance from 41 countries will participate in the Pan American Games in Toronto.   The opening ceremony will take place at the Rogers Centre, in Toronto, in front of some 40,000 spectators and will feature the presence of...
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The weavers of Gualaceo

  The ancient technique of ikat weaving received on June 24 the distinction of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Ecuador. The chasuble wore by Pope Francis at the outdoor mass of the Bicentenario Park was woven with that technique. Carmen Orellana, 60, had the privilege of...
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