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US removes labels for meat products

  Americans will now have more difficulties in trying to figure out the origin of the animal whose red meat they are consuming. The Congress repealed a label law last month that forces retailers to include the country of origin of the beef or pork on the meat packages....
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Lawyer of daily El Universo does not see an “amicable agreement” with the State after notification of the IACHR

  The lawyer of daily El Universo, Hernan Perez Loose, commented the decision of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of admitting the lawsuit of El Universo against the Ecuadorian State, he also mentioned that the use of criminal law and the criminal...
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German spokesman blames Correa for the Yasuni failure

 The German Government will review the validity of its forest protection agreement with Ecuador after President Rafael Correa decided to end the initiative of not exploiting the oil from the Yasuni reserve in exchange for international aid. The spokesman of the German Ministry of...
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Technical Secretariat for International Cooperation updated rules for foreign organizations

  To regulate the work of international NGOs in the country, the Ecuadorian government will request embassies and consulates abroad information about their “legality, reliability and seriousness.” The Technical Secretariat for International Cooperation (SETECI)...
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The rising dollar also affects remittances

  The World Bank anticipates that the global diaspora will exceed 250 million people by the end of 2015. This will generate collective remittances totaling 601,000 million (554,000 million euros), an increase of almost 2% compared to the previous year. The main destination...
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The first rain of the year wreaks havoc in the city

  Three people dead, fallen trees, flooded streets, roofs and walls of houses collapsed, are the results of the first rain of 2016 the city and neighboring counties endured last Saturday. The heavy rain caused a landslide that demolished a tree in the Mount Sinai area, in...
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The Promaga construction company owes $ 78.1 million in taxes to the Spanish Treasury

  The Promaga construction company, that built the ‘Andalusia’ private complex, located in the Duran-Boliche way, owes to the Spanish treasury 71.5 million euros (78.1 million dollars), and is among the 10 real estate companies with more debt in the country. The...
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Correa asks for the names of “the new rich of Alianza PAIS”

  President Rafael Correa, has made a challenge today to be told the names of “the new rich of Alianza PAIS,” as stated during his Saturdays weekly address, broadcast on January 2 from the province of Santa Elena. “Have you heard of persecuted journalists,...
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Jorge Rodriguez: The Participation Council has become an udder

 Jorge Rodriguez leads a team of citizens that investigate cases of alleged corruption, since they do not trust the work of the Council for Citizen Participation. How do you assess the performance of the new council? The Commission for Civic Control was a state, non-governmental...
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Detainee´s lawyer awaits for the hearing

  Prosecutor Joffre Velasco requested the Flagrancy Court to prepare the opinion and preparatory hearing for the trial of Francisco S., a haulier that has been detained 39 days for the investigation of the alleged offense of transporting explosives during a march of social...
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