There is a ‘gap’ of 500 beds in hospitals of the earthquake zones

  Gema Vera yesterday suffered a strong trauma in her right knee, so she went urgently to the CRIE (Specialized Integral Rehabilitation Center for its Spanish acronym), in Portoviejo. Although initially she was told that they only took care of emergencies affected by...
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A side effect is expected in the sell of soft drinks by tax laws

  Yesterday noon President Rafael Correa approved the publication of the Balance of Public Finances Law in the Official Gazette, this law was passed last Tuesday by the Assembly and includes a tax increase (ICE) on soft drinks and the creation of a new tax on fixed and...
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Ecuador sells over 4 million banana boxes

  If something is ok, that is bananas. At least exports are booming with a growth of 7.88% in the first two months of 2016. A record figure. Data from the Association of Banana Exporters of Ecuador (AEBE for its Spanish acronym) indicate that between January and February...
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Foreign Minister of Ecuador says “we are not desperate for a credit”

  Guillaume Long, Foreign Minister of Ecuador, said this morning that the country is not desperate to get a loan from international agencies to address the economic crisis and the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that affected two provinces on 16 April. However, he said that...
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Banana plantations have the potential to reduce pollution

  From this month, Petroecuador stopped selling agricultural oil, which was mixed with fungicides for air control of the black sigatoka plague, the most harmful disease of bananas. Although producers indicate that the price of imported oil spray is three times higher, _...
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Home of Christ seeks to raise more than $ 20 million to donate houses

  Cristian Mendieta, head of the factory of the Hogar de Cristo, ordered his workers to increase the housing production, due to the destruction caused by the earthquake in northern Manabi and southern Esmeraldas. Before the tragedy of April 16, 14 houses were produced a day...
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IMF credit for the country does not require an adjustment program

  The tool the country has resorted to, before transient eventualities, does not require that the international body imposes an adjustment program to the country in exchange for funding. The IMF proposed this to Ecuador after the earthquake. “Even the International...
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Groups get ready for the march of May 1st

  Government supporters and social groups expect to make a tour through Portoviejo Sunday morning to thank the work of rescue workers, volunteers, physicians and individuals who have helped the victims of the 7.8M earthquake. They also expect to deliver a floral tribute to...
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Tame plane suffers an incident, no injured people reported

  A clang frightened passengers of an aircraft of the Tame airline coming from Quito to Cuenca, yesterday, at 07:53. The plane lost track and nearly came out to the Nunez de Bonilla Avenue, in the south of the Mariscal La Mar airport. This was flight 173 with 86 passengers...
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Earthquake in Ecuador: death toll remains at 659

  The death toll from the earthquake last Saturday 16 April 2016, death toll remains at 659, according to the report of the Secretariat of Risk Management. The number of people assisted amounts to 30,073, the institution reported Thursday night April 28, 2016. There are 33...
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