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Tax reform addresses EU claim on ICE Tax for liquor

The tax reform currently processed at the Assembly, as a matter of urgency, seeks to restore the regulations for the importation of products levied with special consumption tax (ICE). This has two objectives: to send a signal to the European Union to finalize the trade agreement...
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Yilport vs. DP World, the ‘war’ begins

  In the best sense of the word, a war to capture as much cargo is approaching. And there are two times for this. The fastest way is marked by the Turkish firm Yilport: it will start in three or four months, maximum, to operate the docks of Puerto Bolivar. After two years DP...
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Fishermen protest in San Cristobal

  Four fishing cooperatives in Galapagos came together yesterday to protest against measures that they said, are not beneficial for them. “We can not fish no more because Galapagos has been zoned,” said Dionicio Zapata, representative of the Galapagos Artisanal...
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Ecuador and Colombia create a commission against migrant trafficking

  Colombia and Ecuador agreed Wednesday to create a binational commission to prosecute traffickers of migrants, “a scourge” that affects the region and sparks “concern” in both governments. “We created a binational commission with the Security...
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Public servants are investigated for illegal activities

    In a surprise operation, conducted last Tuesday morning, agents of the Investigation Unit for Energy and Hydrocarbon Crimes (UIDH) raided the offices of the Agency for Regulation and Hydrocarbon Control (ARCH) in the province of Sucumbios, and arrested five people: three...
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Three initiatives from Guayaquil are the finalists of the ‘green awards’

  A new edition of the Latin American Green Awards (PLV) will take place from 23 to 25 August and Ecuador is among the finalists with four cases. This event brings together, exhibits and rewards the best socio-environmental initiatives of the continent. And Guayaquil is...
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Judge orders seizure of assets of Fernando Villavicencio

Judge Edwin Cevallos Ampudia has ordered a ban from leaving the country and the seizure of assets, bank accounts and correspondence of political activist Fernando Villavicencio, after admitting the request made by President Rafael Correa Delgado. Esta medida se dio tras la...
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Two sprinters go to the Olympics for the first time

  Angela Tenorio and Marizol Landazuri are already in Rio de Janeiro to compete on Friday 12 August. The classification of the two fastest athletes in the country was historic because Ecuador has never before achieved such a result. Angela recorded 10 seconds and 99...
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The Land Force requests the file of the Bill on Social Security of the Armed Forces

Commander of the Land Forces Luis Castro Ayala, requested Wednesday that the Bill on Social Security of the Armed Forces, which is discussed at the Commission on the Rights of Workers of the National Assembly, is “filed” if it does not “maintains the...
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CPJ calls for the annulment of the sanction imposed on Teleamazonas

  The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) urged the Superintendency of Information and Communication (Supercom) to annul the penalty imposed on the Teleamazonas TV network and its journalist Janet Hinostroza. “The Ecuadorian agency responsible for overseeing the...
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