New earthquake aftershock was felt in Esmeraldas

  The morning of Friday, June 24, an earthquake of 4.1 degrees was recorded in the coastal area of Esmeraldas. The quake took place at 04:38 am, according to the Geophysics Institute report, with its epicenter within 4 kilometers of Esmeraldas, and at a depth of 10...
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Ecuador expresses “joy” for ceasefire in Colombia

  Foreign Minister Guillaume Long expressed his “joy” for the signing of an agreement on the definitive ceasefire between the government of Colombia and the guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) this June 23, 2016 in Havana. Colombia and...
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Peasants will protest on June 28 for their social security

  President the United Federation of Affiliates of the Rural Social Security (Feunassc) Cesar Buelva, said yesterday that the Board of the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security (IESS) took decisions that affect the autonomy of the Rural Social Security (SSC). He also...
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Opposition requests the Comptroller General´s office to oversee the international travels of the Assembly members

  A delegation of Assembly members of opposition parties have requested Comptroller Carlos Polit a special review of international travels of legislators of the National Assembly and how much they have spent. “It is a sensitive issue because legislators have mane many...
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Ricardo Patino to the military: Undermining the discipline has consequences

  Defense Minister Ricardo Patino warned yesterday to the military in active and passive service that “undermining discipline in the armed forces has consequences.” “(…) They know the consequences of their actions. And some active duty military...
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Petroecuador staff detects another threat in the Daule River

  With absorbent barriers, organic material and special cloths for the collection of fuel residues, spills specialists of Petroecuador seek to prevent further pollution. High tide is one of the challenges faced by the staff working for last three days in the bunker...
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Checkmate: 65 people arrested in four provinces for organized crime

Some 65 people were arrested in a mega-operation conducted at dawn on June 24 in four provinces. The Prosecutor´s office led the operation called ‘checkmate’ in Pichincha, Azuay, Manabi and Guayas. The detainees are accused of belonging to various criminal...
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Superintendent of Communication of Correa´s government warns how headlines should be

  After three years of the implementation of the Communications Law, the Superintendency of Communication (Supercom) raised “$ 633,000” with the collection of fines imposed on the media by offenses committed. According to official data, detailed yesterday in a...
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“Dismissal for abandonment of office may be applied to imprisoned AP Assemblyman”

  Santiago Guarderas, constitutional lawyer and director of the Social Christian Party (PSC) in Pichincha, spoke at the Notimundo newscast about the salary received by Esperanza G., Assemblywoman of Alianza Pais, despite being more than one year in jail. Atotrney Santiago...
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The WTO does not take an eye off of Ecuador

  In the last line of the single official statement that was issued yesterday on the appearance of Ecuador before the WTO, the Ministry of Foreign Trade clarifies that the country emerged unscathed from the presentation in which it had to justify the extention of the...
Posted On 24 Jun 2016
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