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Trial hearing for 10 of the “29 of Saraguro,” suspended for the afternoon

  The trial hearing for 10 of the 29 defendants for the alleged “obstructiom of public services” was suspended for this afternoon. its resumption is planned this afternoon. The Loja Provincial Court decided to adjourn the hearing because the presence of a Quichua...
Posted On 22 Mar 2016
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Prisons of 4 countries host 250 fishermen

  The artisanal fisheries sector of the Manabi Puerto Lopez, Manta, Jaramijo, Jama and Pedernales counties is concerned. In less than a week, more than 20 fishermen found with about four tons of cocaine have been arrested in national and international waters. The arrests...
Posted On 22 Mar 2016
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Eight requests from employers and affiliates in the “defense of IESS”

  With a packed auditorium, representatives of employers and affiliates reached a consensus today March 21, 2016 in eight orders in defense of the Ecuadorian Social Security Institute (IESS). The meeting took place in the auditorium of the National Union of Journalists...
Posted On 22 Mar 2016
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Tourism fears the tax ‘hangover’

  Why I´m I gonna travel to this country if every time is more expensive? There is no need to write more to sum up the feeling of the Ecuadorian tourism industry before the announced tax increases on alcohol, cigarettes, soft drinks and all products with added sugars. This...
Posted On 22 Mar 2016
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Low loan offer for agriculture

  Agricultural financing is a problem that can not find an integral solution. “Demand exceeds the current formal offer,” this is the conclusion reached by leaders, businessmen and authorities during the last meeting of the Rural Dialogue Group. However, the...
Posted On 22 Mar 2016
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Accountability of public agencies, until March 31

  State decentralized operating agencies, decentralized autonomous governments and other public agencies have until March 31 to submit their accountability reports to the Council of Citizen Participation and Social Control (of the Cpccs). Institutions must fulfill that...
Posted On 22 Mar 2016
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The opposition still shows distrust towards the electoral process

  Monday, members of the National Agreement for Transparency, which brings together 14 parties and movements, arrived at the National Electoral Council (CNE) to start the so-called General Plan of Monitoring and Audits. However, only ten accredited delegates and the media...
Posted On 22 Mar 2016
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Former Ministers warn about the impact on prices

  The increase in prices of cigarettes and alcoholic and sweetened drinks, announced by President Rafael Correa last Friday, may involve an increase in other products and does not solve the underlying problem: the lack of government funding. Fausto Ortiz, former finance...
Posted On 22 Mar 2016
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Tax reform will be sent to the Assembly as an ‘urgent’ matter

  The Government will send to the assembly a tax reform bill related to cigarette, alcohol and sweetened drinks consumption as an economic emergency. This was stated yesterday at the Carondelet Palace, by Alexis Mera, legal secretary of the presidency. The announcement to...
Posted On 22 Mar 2016
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The government analyzes the tax on sugar products

  Alexis Mera, legal secretary of the presidency, said yesterday March 21, 2016 that the assembly expects that the text is ready this Friday. “What is to be defined is whether only certain products or all that contain sugar will be taxed. This bill will be urgent.”...
Posted On 22 Mar 2016
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