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The death toll rises to 646 by strong earthquake in Ecuador

The death toll from the devastating earthquake that struck the northern coast of Ecuador a week ago rose to 646, President Rafael Correa said yesterday. Although the president celebrated the rescue of 113 people, the tragedy, the worst in nearly 70 years, has left 130 missing,...
Posted On 24 Apr 2016
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President of Colombia will personally deliver aid to Ecuador

The president of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos, expects to arrive today to Ecuador to deliver humanitarian aid to the victims of the earthquake of April 16 that struck the coasts of the country; and will meet with his counterpart Rafael Correa, the Colombian government confirmed in...
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Government plans to pay “foster families” to accommodate earthquake victims

The government plans to pay “foster families” to house the homeless left by the powerful earthquake that devastated the coast of the country and which leaves more than 600 dead and 12,000 wounded, said Saturday president Rafael Correa. “Our preferred strategy is...
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How to report and find missing people

Efforts to find those still missing in areas devastated by the earthquake of April 16, multiply through different ways. On the one hand, the National Office for Crimes Against Life, Violent Deaths, disappearances, Extortion and Kidnapping (Dinased) physically maintains several...
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The tax on profits will be applied to natural persons

The Assembly is already processing the new tax reform. The text, which according to the government will reduce the effects of the earthquake occurred on Saturday, April 16, proposes a tax on profits of natural persons. This was not clarified from the beggining. President Rafael...
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Al Jazeera shows attempts police assault against an earthquake victim in Rocafuerte

The Qatari news network Al Jazeera has broadcast a report that shows elements of the security forces assaulting at least one earthquake victim in Rocafuerte, Manabi, when apparently trying to access to the place where rations of food and water are guarded. Another man has been...
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“Just to paint a bad image of me” Rafael Correa’s response to the controversial video featuring earthquake victims in Ecuador.

“Just to paint a bad image of me” Like this, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa described a video in which he claims he will arrest anyone who disturbs public order in Esmeraldas, one of the provinces hit by the earthquake on April 16. The images of the president last...
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Unasur declaration regarding Ecuador earthquake

The Council of Foreign Ministers of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), gathered this Saturday in the Ecuadorian capital, expressed its solidarity with the people of Uruguay and Ecuador who have suffered calamities generated by recent natural phenomena. The Council, in...
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Rafael Correa: Ecuador highways will not be rebuilt with tuna donations

Yesterday, before exposing the tax reform bill proposed for the reconstruction of the areas affected by the earthquake of last April 16, President Rafael Correa said that highways will not be rebuilt with donations of canned tuna, supplies and clothes. “They are necessary,...
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Quito paid tribute to the victims of the earthquake with a religious act

Hundreds of people gathered tonight at the Cross of the Pope, in Quito, to pay tribute to those killed in the earthquake that struck last Saturday part of the Ecuadorian coast. The event was organized by the mayor of the Capital Mauricio Rodas. The ceremony began at 18:58, the...
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