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Alberto Acosta: “Let’s face it, we have a package of ‘crapmendments'”

“Let’s face it, we have a package of constitutional crapmendments, people are demanding to file them or to convene a referendum.” Thus, the former president of the Constituent Assembly, Alberto Acosta, expressed with regard to the constitutional amendments and...
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LG Smart TVs are assembled in Ecuador

LG Smart TVs are assembled in Ecuador to thereby offset the fall in demand. Prices had to become cheaper or sales would continue to decline. For this reason the Korean company decided to assemble locally. In words of the president of LG in Ecuador Sunghwan Ma: “Due to the...
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In Ecuador, for those working in travel agencies, the latest terrorist attacks in Europe and the bombings in Syria have caused changes in tours and itineraries; especially in tours to the Middle East, a destination that had gained ground for its culture and religious sites....
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Sales of shrimp, tuna and coffee fell, according to BCE

Three of the five traditional products Ecuador sells abroad show a decline in exports. Shrimp, tuna and coffee have reduced their revenues generated by international sales between 12.7% and 19.9%, according to the Central Bank of Ecuador (BCE). Likewise, 9 of the 21...
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Ombudsman requests that the legal process for alleged crimes against humanity is not politicized

The Ombudsman joined the criticism of the military high command for attending the trial hearing for the alleged crime against humanity that took place on November 9 in the National Court of Justice (CNJ for its Spanish acronym). This, however, was suspended until a new date is...
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A treacherous commission

The session was marked by protests. About 20 people from the CREO and Pachakutik movements surprised the assembly members who were going to install the meeting of the Commission for amendments. The protesters, who managed to circumvent security, took out their banners and...
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Deluge of candidates

The withdrawal, for now, of president Rafael Correa to run for president in 2017, opens the succession race to a position that still has not any defined contender when a little more than a year is left for elections. For now, there is only one name that seems clear. Guillermo...
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Narcos who used the port were arrested

One detainee and 329 packages with 380 kilos of cocaine seized are the result of the operation Swan 3, executed by the Anti-Narcotics Investigation Unit of the Police, which allowed the dismantling of a band dedicated to the alkaloid traffic through the seaport of Guayaquil....
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Third cabinet reshuffle in less than two months

In the Government Cabinet that takes place today in Lago Agrio there will be familiar faces with new functions, and others will no longer be part of that circle. Yesterday, through Executive Order 834, President Rafael Correa made changes in the portfolios of Communications,...
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Budget expenditures are questioned

The government focused its investment plan in 570 projects for 2016. Some opposition sectors consider that this choice was not the most rigorous. The first voice came out of the National Assembly. The independent legislator Ramiro Aguilar questioned the amounts allocated for the...
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