A world power according to Glas, a malnourished country according to the global index

  Ecuador is an energy superpower. It is also the second country in Latin America with the fastest growing broadband penetration. It also has 8,000 computer labs in public schools and 833 internet centers in rural parishes. This, at least, according to what vice president...
Posted On 01 Jun 2016
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PAIS asks officials to fund the weekly addresses

  The PAIS political party has already prepared the format and the bank account to receive contributions of its members and private companies to finance the weekly addresses, which will be resumed from Saturday. The national secretary of the Political Action of the Alianza...
Posted On 01 Jun 2016
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The CNE does not discuss its reforms with the political parties

  Political organizations learn about new the newregulations only once these are approved. Since December the National Electoral Council (CNE for its Spanish acronym) has issued regulations and amendments to 10 standards (see chart). Once the Plenary approves the texts,...
Posted On 01 Jun 2016
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Fishermen requested Rafael Correa the reactivation of their sector

  A call of attention to the mayor of Jama and requests from fishermen of El Matal yesterday marked the visit of President Rafael Correa to these Manabi sectors, which were affected by the earthquake of April 16.   The president came to Jama before 10:00 am in an army...
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Correa says that OAS Secretary General “is quite out of place”

  President Ecuador Rafael Correa today described the position of Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) Luis Almagro as “out of place,” after invoking the Democratic Charter on Venezuela and said that the also Uruguayan former foreign...
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“In one year we had a drop of more than $ 10,000 million,” says Diego Martinez

  The operations of the Central Bank are under the magnifying glass. The promotion of electronic money and loans to the Ministry of Finance catch the attention of the opposition. Diego Martinez, manager of the company, spoke with daily Expreso to justify those decisions. Why...
Posted On 01 Jun 2016
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Patino shakes again the hornet’s nest of the Navy

The deterioration in relations between the government and the Armed Forces continues to deepen. This time the hottest bulb of tension is within the Naval Forces, where the high command is angry and restless. The reason: the intention of the Minister of Defence of promoting...
Posted On 01 Jun 2016
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Tiban on Rivadeneira: She ordered the people to eat shit and who sanctioned her?

  A group of legislators have expressed their support to Pachakutic Assemblywoman Magali Orellana for the penalty imposed for allegedly insulting Gabriela Rivadeneira.   Legislator Antonio Pozo recalled that members of the Alianza Pais party have used words that do not...
Posted On 01 Jun 2016
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Edmund Chladek: “Galo Chiriboga did not tell us he owned Madrigal”

German citizens Edmund and Barbara Chladek were the owners of the house where Attorney General Galo Chiriboga currently lives. This property is located in La Vina, in the Tumbaco Valley (east of Quito) and is owned by the Madrigal Finance Corporation, the Panamanian offshore firm...
Posted On 01 Jun 2016
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VAT impacts on household spending and inflation in Ecuador

  The increase of the value added tax (VAT) from 12% to 14%, in force from today, will represent that a typical family (4 members) spend more money to maintain their standard of living or waive certain consumptions to adjust to the current reality. The government has...
Posted On 01 Jun 2016
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