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52.36% of people want to a referendum on re-election, according to poll

The CMS polling firm, found that 52.36% of the population believes that President Rafael Correa should call a referendum to approve or reject the indefinite presidential reelection. Data collected by CMS also concluded that 84.87% of respondents do not know the constitutional...
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Archbishop of Guayaquil responds to criticism of Rafael Correa

“I have never tried to favor before you a political group or a candidate for popular representation,” said the Archbishop of Guayaquil, Antonio Arregui, in a statement addressed to church members in response to the criticisms of President Rafael Correa for his...
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“Institutional Optimization” with no dismissal of employees is studied by the government

The possibility of adjustment of personnel is discarded in the plan of “institutional optimization” that will abolish or merge entities of the Executive branch to address the economic crisis affecting the country. The National Secretariat of Planning and Development...
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Report shows the status of the beneficiaries of the BDH

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral (ESPOL) prepared a report, published by the Economic Research Center (CIEC), which presents a socioeconomic characterization of users of the BDH and the households in which they live....
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The low production of palm, affects producers

Dumping, unnecessary imports and low prices are the causes of the deterioration of the national production of palm, growers of Quevedo (Los Ríos) and El Empalme (Guayas) agree on that, these two were areas of great expansion in the golden age of palm. “Big extractive...
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Brazil could be the next Greece

“Nobody can agree that a greater spending without higher taxes is viable,” said Joaquim Levy, Minister of Finance of Brazil, who is now in favor of reinstating a tax on financial transactions to deal with the fiscal problems of Brazil amidst a contracting economy, and...
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Ecuadorians prefer to buy in Colombia due to low prices

  Due to the devaluation of the Colombian peso, this currency has depreciated by over 50% against the dollar in a year. The price is much more convenient. In Quito, an LG 49 inches TV costs about $ 1,200, in Ipiales it costs $ 780. Another of the most popular places is the...
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Guayaquil venue of two international events

Two major international conferences will be held in Guayaquil: one of the customs agents and one of the cocoa producers. The first celebrate the first international meeting and the meeting of the Association of Professional Customs Agents of America (Asapra) and the second, the...
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