Rice producers threatened by the “sogata” disease

  Large part of rice crops are threatened by the attack of the ‘sogata’ disease, a virus that reduces production up to a 50%.   Heitel Lozano, president of the National Corporation Rice Farmers (Corpoarroz), raised the alarm to Daily Expreso: the yellowing...
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Five lawsuits against the amendments are ready

  There would be five claims of unconstitutionality and two requests for referendum to overturn the amendments to the Constitution, adopted by the Assembly.   All the pressure will go to the Constitutional Court. Marcelo Larrea, of the Democracia Si Movement, yesterday...
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Oil through increasingly darker days

  Texas Intermediate oil (WTI) had a new downturn yesterday. The barrel price closed at $ 37.16, a new annual minimum, with the downward trend that drags since a year ago by an oversupply in the world oil market.   Future contracts of the benchmark oil for Ecuador, for...
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For the opposition, Correa announcements are ‘smokescreens’

  The day after the Assembly approved a package of constitutional amendments, which generated a strong social polarization, President Rafael Correa announced he will support a new change to the Constitution. Three days later, during the solemn session on the occasion of the...
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The private sector seeks ways to address the economic situation

  Employers are looking for mechanisms to deal with the difficult economic conditions expected for 2016. These proposals were presented yesterday at the meeting called Effective Tools for Businessmen in 2016, organized by the Chamber of Industries and Production. Paul...
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Military and police will work together for security

  “This is not about a permanent state of emergency, or the militarization of society,” argued the ruling party to carry forward the constitutional amendment that gives way to the participation of the armed forces in internal security tasks, together with the...
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Low revenues affects the Ecuadorian TV

  The country’s economic slowdown threatens the growth of domestic production, which in recent years has maintained on screen programs like Combate, Ecuador has Talent or En carne propia (in the flesh). The president of the Association of Private Television Channels,...
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Court will address the ‘habeas corpus’ of protesters against reforms

  Three judges of the Labour Chamber of the Provincial Court of Pichincha revise today, from 09:50, the writ of habeas corpus filed by the defense of the 21 protesters sentenced to 15 days in prison for allegedly “uttering expressions of discredit or disgrace...
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2.7 million audits delay the payment for private medical centers

  There are more than 2.7 million pending audits that still have to be processed to pay private medical providers (see graphic). The data was released by the IESS in a meeting with service providers of Guayaquil, the first half of November.   On the 17th of November,...
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The government must pay $ 1,900 million until December 15

  The government must pay about $ 1900 million within six days for salaries and bonuses in the public sector, that would total $ 1,200 million, in addition to Global 2015 foreign debt bonds (capital and interest), which would amount to $ 682 million.   However,...
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