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Government supporters and the opposition defined their strategy for the debate of amendments

Assembly members of the opposition and the ruling coalition met in the last 72 hours in different locations to coordinate their actions today in the plenary, where they will meet to process on second reading the draft constitutional amendments. The principal and alternate...
Posted On 03 Dec 2015
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Delay in vaccination against FMD: Livestock

  The board of the Federation of Livestock of Ecuador said there is “concern about the delay of more than two weeksof the implementation of the second phase of vaccination against FMD.” In a statement, the union said that this campaign should have been performed...
Posted On 03 Dec 2015
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Coca-Cola hangers will be shared

  20% of the space of all coolers of the Coca-Cola company in neighborhood stores and little restaurants on the roads will be filled by products of popular and solidarity economy, said Pedro Paez, Superintendent of Market Power Control. The official said that the agreement...
Posted On 03 Dec 2015
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Government majority debates amendments in the Assembly, the opposition claims on the streets

The intervention of Juan Carlos Cassinelli, president of the Casual Commission Amendments, lasted fifty minutes, as a preamble to open the debate and introduction, this after three hours of reading the report of the draft constitutional amendments, a document of 116 pages in the...
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Rafael Correa confirms his retirement from politics for “a good time”

  The president of Ecuador Rafael Correa confirmed he will retire for “a good time” from politics, without turning down the possibility of a future participation. As part of his activities in France, Correa told a public media about his intention of not embarking...
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Interior Ministry spent $ 891,000 in public opinion polls

  Two public opinion polls for a total of $ 891,000 were hired this year by the Interior Ministry to find out what citizens think about its management. According to documents of the processes, the first survey was awarded on August 21 and the second two weeks later, on September...
Posted On 03 Dec 2015
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The opposition reachs an agreement

  Assembly members of the opposition agreed on a joint position against the amendments to the Constitution. They needed two meetings (behind closed doors) to reach a consensus. What did they resolve? First, a public manifesto. The opposition called on citizens to exercise...
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Three actions against amendments

  Pablo Serrano, spokesman for the United Workers Front (FUT), reported that the National Collective of Trade Unions, Indigenous Peoples and Retired Employees activated three actions yesterday in protest to the process of constitutional amendments: indigenous uprising,...
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Jaime Nebot: “If the amendments are adopted, I will ignore them”

Guayaquil Mayor Jaime Nebot warned Wednesday that if the National Assembly approves the constitutional amendments, his administration will be in contempt of them because he believes that the process is unconstitutional. He said this during a radio address in which he assured that...
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Ecuador agrees with the IMF in part

  The government has remained distant and critical to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and has even denied a possible agreement to have access to credits. But some of the measures taken to address the reduction of liquidity coincide with traditional suggestions, and...
Posted On 03 Dec 2015
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