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2015, of the last four years, the one with lowest imports

  2015 would close with a decline in imports of about $ 2,200 million because of safeguards, according to estimations made yesterday by the Minister of Industry and Productivity (Mipro), Eduardo Egas. But official figures released until last October by the Central Bank of...
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The IESS will use its savings and will sell assets to pay pensions in 2016

  The Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security (IESS) will require USD 1 738 million to pay pensions in 2016. To cover this amount, the agency will fall back on its savings with the divestment of USD 1 588 million in 2016, and plans to sell goods and services for USD 150...
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Land Law should be technical, not political, according to Roboam Gavilanez

  Farmer-producer Roboam Gavilanez, in an interview with Ecuavisa, said he never had the opportunity to share his technical criteria in the socialization of the new land law. The proposal says that latifundia and small latifundia shall be eliminated, he then asks: What are...
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Controversies and ruptures this year in AP

  In its third year of the 2013-2017 period, the Alianza PAIS (AP) bloc in the Assembly eperienced more controversies and political divisions, in addition to the sanction imposed in 2014 to women legislators that supported the decriminalization of abortion by rape.  ...
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Biess can provide more funds to the State

The main internal creditor of the State has a green light to buy more bonds. The Board of Monetary and Financial Regulation -made up of members of the government- increased the amount available so that the Bank of the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security (Biess) buys...
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University of the Arts promotes ancestral festivities

  A project conducted by the School of Literature at the University of the Arts (UArtes) seeks to promote the relationship between communities and the recovery of their ancestral festivities. According to Ruth Roman, director of the school, this is an attempt of some...
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Two military among 42 detainees in three operations

  Among a total of 42 people arrested in the operations Link 95, 96 and 97 for crimes such as car theft, micro-trafficking and fuel smuggling, conducted in Los Rios, Sucumbíos, Pichincha and Guayas provinces, between last Sunday and yesterday morning, the presence of two...
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Industries reduced employment due to economic adjustments

  2015 closes with layoffs in various productive sectors and shows two examples: the mayor of Lago Agrio, Vinicio Vega, estimated that there was a reduction of 5,000 workers in the oil companies, and the Minister of Production Vinicio Alvarado, confirmed that the Maresa...
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Rafael Correa closes the year with a low approval and credibility, according to a study conducted by Cedatos

  The approval of the president would have dropped 19 points during 2015, as its credibility according to a study conducted by the Cedatos firm.   Additionally, 60 percent of respondents consider that the situation of the country is going badly.   The data are part...
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