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840 people with disabilities affected by earthquake in Ecuador

According to the latest report of the National Secretariat for Risk issued yesterday (April 25, 2016), at 13:00, After the 7.8 magnitude earthquake, 840 people with disabilities were identified in Esmeraldas and Manabi. Of that total, 268 people are in shelters and 126 foster...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016
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Nine lawsuits against amendments filed before the Constitutional Court

  Of nine claims filed against the constitutional amendments adopted by the National Assembly last December, the Constitutional Court (CC) has ruled only on the request of the Rafael With You Always collective, which aspires to call for a referendum to repeal the...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016
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Ecuadorian exporters in the expectation of the signing of a trade agreement with the EU

  Fourteen companies in the country have begun their participation in the Food Fair, held from today until Thursday, with their sights set on the European market and especially expectantly before the signing of a ‘trade agreement for development ” between Ecuador...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016
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Karla The solidarity of Karla Morales unleashes reactions in Ecuador

  “If you want to hate me for helping, I want you to hate me with all your strength,” says Karla Rosales, a 29 year-old lawyer and human rights activist, who organized one of the first civil society support crusades in favor of the earthquake victims. Her answer...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016
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Weekly Address No. 472: the president spent a week in the disaster area and did not understand anything

This is the central message of this weekly address, 472, Rafael Correa starts with a tiny and sad voice, easy to forget after a few minutes. This weekly address riddled with crisis, without an audience, without songs, without giant screens, without portable mega-structures,...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016
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Controversy by donated clothing causes the resignation of MIES provincial director in Morona Santiago

  The MIES provincial director Ministry of Economic and Social Inclusion (MIES) in Morona Santiago, Mayra Samaniego, resigned after the controversy generated by the appearance of clothing donated by citizens of of Macas for earthquake victims in the city dump. Last week...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016
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US Congressman calls to grant the TPS immigration status to Ecuadorians after earthquake

  Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez today asked US President Barack Obama to grant Temporary Protection Status (TPS) for Ecuadorians living in US territory, as a result of the earthquake that struck the country last April 16th. “The US Congress created the TPS for...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016
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Ecuadorian artists answered the call of their homeland

  Sunday April 17, the day after the earthquake that devastated great part of Manabi and a sector of the province of Esmeraldas, actor Roberto Manrique traveled to San Vicente, where a collection center for assistance was installed. He arrived with a van full of water and...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016
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A second dead person found in Guayaquil after the earthquake

The body of a second victim by the earthquake of April 16 was found this afternoon  in Guayaquil, during the debris removal tasks in the overpass of de las Americas Avenue. The finding was made at 17:00, nine days after the quake. A witness reported that there were plastic...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016
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IRS expects $ 1,090 million from earthquake urgent bill

  The Assembly yesterday accelerated the process of the second urgent bill on economic matters called The Citizen´s Solidarity and Co-responsability Act raised by the effects of the earthquake, submitted by the head of State, following the declaration of the state of emergency....
Posted On 26 Apr 2016
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