Government supporters request an audit of Guillermo Lasso´s campaign

  Klever Caiza of the Javier Serrano, representatives of the Socialist Party and the Alianza PAIS Movement, respectively, yesterday requested the National Electoral Council (CNE) to make an audit of the alleged primary campaign of the CREO leader and former banker Guillermo...
Posted On 22 Dec 2015
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Rice used as cattle food 

  In Daule is little what can now be wasted from rice crops. New, but small entrepreneurs are using sundried rice that used to be burnt to feed livestock. “Now we try not to burn the stubble to avoid affecting the environment, we store it to feed the cattle,”...
Posted On 22 Dec 2015
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Court did not admit legal action of groups against the CNE

A demand that sought to make clear what is the procedure to promote a citizens’ initiative referendum was filed a month ago by the Constitution Court (CC), which took a resolution by a non-compliance action raised by the Compromiso Ecuador collective last April. The front,...
Posted On 22 Dec 2015
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Fernando Villavicencio denounces irregularities in oil contracts and calls Rafael Correa traitor to his country

  The investigative journalist on oil issues, Fernando Villavicencio, in an interview with Ecuavisa, referred to the drawbacks of recent contracts with the Schlumberger and Trafigura companies. About Schlumberger, he said that the government has granted to them the Aucas oil...
Posted On 22 Dec 2015
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The Magap announced control of corn prices

    The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Aquaculture and Fisheries (Magap), Javier Ponce, announced last week that operations will be carried out in conjunction with staff of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the City Council and the National Police to monitor an...
Posted On 22 Dec 2015
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Spain detects business opportunities with Ecuador in the field of the ‘smart cities’

Spain has identified new business opportunities in Ecuador, particularly in the sector of the ‘smart cities’. According to the report ‘Market of Smart Cities in Ecuador´, elaborated by the Institute of Foreign Trade (ICEX), that emphasizes that this field has...
Posted On 22 Dec 2015
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The semi-submersible ship and its cargo of drugs are in Manta

  The semi-submersible ship loaded with about 3 tons of drugs, that was intercepted last Thursday 380 miles from Manta, arrived yesterday to this port, almost at 09:00, towed by a ship of the Coastguard of the Ecuadorian Navy, arrived too. Three crew members of Colombian...
Posted On 22 Dec 2015
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Ecuador, far from legalizing abortion

  Ecuador strives to comply with the recommendations of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). That body made at least six recommendations. They have to do with the right to health of women. One of them is to decriminalize abortion...
Posted On 22 Dec 2015
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Municipalities are prohibited from building new schools

Since yesterday, the Constitution recognizes the exclusive authority of the central government over education policies. Municipalities may not, on their own, start new projects. The Ministry of Education hastened to regulate this provision with an agreement. And a clarification...
Posted On 22 Dec 2015
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The benchmark price of a box of bananas fell to $ 6.16 

  The Government accepted the recommendation of the technical board (producers and exporters), that had suggested to reduce the value of the 43 pounds box of bananas to $ 6.16. Before the crisis of the international market, in which prices fell after the increased production...
Posted On 22 Dec 2015
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