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Partner in the Posorja port construction files a lawsuit against State

  Since March 3rd last year the Spanish Albacora group maintains a lawsuit against the Ecuadorian government for not less than $ 20 million. The complaint was brought before the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). This, according to a report by...
Posted On 14 Jun 2016
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Government modifies lawyers obligation to disclose whether their clients own offshore companies

The government has modified via regulations, the obligation contained in the solidarity law for lawyers to disclose to the Internal Revenue Service if their customers are owners of companies in tax havens. The Regulation provides that such obligation will only be required within...
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Report speaks of certain ‘impacts’ on convicted

  Alleged violations of human rights, psycho-emotional and socio-political impacts at individual, family and community levels in the cases of Luisa Lozano and Amable Angamarca, sentenced to four years in prison for the crime of obstruction of public service in the...
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Tax collection falls by 16% until May 2016

  In the first five months of 2016 tax collection amounted to US $ 5 443.7 million; that is, 16% less than the same period of 2015, according to the Internal Revenue Service. Since last August tax revenues have been falling, a trend that continued in May when a 7% drop was...
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Medicinal use of cannabis is proposed in bill

  The president of the Assembly Gabriela Rivadeneira (AP) presented the draft Organic Law for the Use of Cannabis for medical and therapeutic purposes that would be included as an input in the draft Organic Code of Health that has not yet a report ready for the first debate....
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49 of 97 AP assemblymen did not donate their salaries

  More than half of Assembly members of Alianza PAIS _AP) did not donate the 10% of their April and May salaries, decided by the Council on Legislative Administration (CAL) as a measure to help the areas affected by the earthquake of April 16. Of the 97 assembly members of...
Posted On 14 Jun 2016
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Ecuador Customs seizes merchandise for about $ 200,000

  About 170 seizures of presumably illegal merchandise approximately worth $ 5 million were carried out between January and June 2016 in the Zone 5, reports the National Customs Service of Ecuador (Senae), this operations were carried out in 11 provinces, including: Santo...
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AP ‘monitors’ senior officials of the State in months after leaving office

  After more than three years of activity of the current Assembly, Alianza PAIS (AP) drives audit processes aimed at two authorities of Transparency and Social Control: Attorney General Galo Chiriboga and public defender Ernesto Pazmino; and former Minister of Hydrocarbons...
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UN committee sees violation of rights after seizures

  The Human Rights Committee of the United Nations Organization (UN) ruled that the Ecuadorian State violated the right of brothers William and Roberto Isaias Dassum to challenge the seizure of goods in 2008.   The Committee’s response is given four years after the...
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