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5.0 magnitude Earthquake was recorded in Esmeraldas

  An earthquake of 5 degrees on the Richter scale shook Monday the Mompiche county, in the Esmeraldas province at 22:44, according to the Twitter account of the Geophysical Institute of Ecuador. The seismic activity in the northern coast persists, after the 7.8-magnitude...
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Tax reform has a limited scope

  The tax reform debated at the Assembly today, will raise about 1.090 million. An amount that, according to the Government, is insufficient for the reconstruction of the areas affected by the earthquake of Saturday, April 16. How will we get more resources? That will be a...
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Antonio Posso, ‘Let’s oversee, we have the case of the Attorney is sight’

    The block created last week by assemblymen of Avanza, Pachakutik, PAIS three assemblymen who left Alianza PAIS and three independent assemblymen, expects to be recognized to have a representative in the Council of Legislative Administration (CAL); and arrangements have been...
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European Union will analyze the decision of maintaining safeguards

  The government yesterday defended the decision of the Committee of Foreign Trade (Comex) to defer the progressive dismantling of the three existing surtaxes (40%, 25% and 15%), which was scheduled for April, May and June 2016, for the same months of 2017. In March last...
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La República and 4Pelagatos websites are hacked

  La República and 4Pelagatos websites have suffered cyber attacks in recent hours. This web suffered a DDoS attack (denial of service), the morning of May 1, while transmitting live via streaming, workers marches in Quito and Guayaquil, of May 1st. The site was attacked for...
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Coffee, cocoa and soy, magnets of foreign currency

  When the aftermath of the earthquake and adjustments of the Government ‘trap’ the discussion about what shold be done to avoid the economic deterioration of the country, there are people working in the countryside and offices looking for options. If the exit or...
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Carlos Pareja Yannuzzelli leaves the Hydrocarbons Ministry; Jose Luis Icaza replaces him

Executive decree No. 1,005, signed on April 29 by the president of Ecuador Rafael Correa, appoints Jose Luis Icaza Romero Minister of Hydrocarbons, he will replace Carlos Pareja Yannuzzelli. In the same decree, the resignation of Yannuzzelli Pareja, who was appointed in November...
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Government of Ecuador will announce more changes in the ministerial cabinet

Changes would be made in the ministries of Foreign Trade, the National Water Secretariat (Senagua), the National Secretariat for Risk Management (SNGR), Culture and Economic and Social Inclusion (MIES), which would be formalized in the coming hours, published Monday afternoon the...
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‘Fear’ and a ‘setback’ in the press, in its World Day

  Freedom of the press in Ecuador recorded negative rates in 2016, according to reports published by two international organizations regarding the world day of this right. Reporters Without Borders (RSF for its French acronym), an ONG based in Paris, and Freedom House, in...
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Ecuador recommends cash donations to accelerate reconstruction after the earthquake

  The Embassy of Ecuador in Colombia recommended that donations for those affected by the earthquake of April 16 are in cash and not food to support the reconstruction efforts in the country. “At the government level it was decided that it would be better if...
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