Personal data bill would hinder public oversight, Fundamedios warns

  The president of the Assembly Gabriela Rivadeneira submitted the Personal Data bill as an Assemblymember on July 12, 2016. The initiative seeks to protect the privacy of personal information found in databases or files. Section 11 of the bill provides for the establishment...
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Council provides ten days of arrest for Captain Edwin Ortega

  The members of the Disciplinary Board that tried Lieutenant Commander Edwin Ortega decided to punish him with ten days of strict arrest for allegedly disrespecting President Rafael Correa. Ortega is one of the officers who underwent a disciplinary proceeding by answering...
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Every year there are fewer people in the agricultural sector

  During the last meeting of the Rural Dialogue Group, sponsored by the Latin American Center for Rural Development (Rimisp for its Spanish acronym), consultant Jorge Idrovo presented some results of the study on rural transformations in Ecuador. In 2001, 39% of the...
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Political silence before tangling of the Hoy case

  In politics, as in music, silences are important. And the case of Daily Hoy, in which a labor inspector made and unmade in 16 days, a legal mess that included the withholding of accounts of several of the largest companies in the country with the involvement of a law...
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Sara Wong: “Our competitiveness would worry an investor.”

  Sara Wong, a professor at the ESPAE, explains that a low competitiveness index speaks of the ability a country would have to attract new investments. And in that sense, Ecuador has a lot to do. The challenge, he says, is to improve its efficiencies. If an investor who is...
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Latin America goes for the “green financing.”

  24% of the projects currently financed by the CAF-Development Bank of Latin America in the region are “totally green,” a figure the multilateral agency hopes to raise up to 50% in 2050, director of the Environment and Climate Change for Latin America Ligia...
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Sodas and oil lead purchases in stores in 10 cities of Ecuador

  Their bubbly and sweet taste placed them in the top ten of the most store-bought products in 10 towns of the Sierra and the coast del Ecuador. The drink is the preferred among young people, office workers and children, despite taxes were levied since last May 2016 with the...
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Alleged gang linked to the case of the ‘narco plane’ crashed in 2012 is arrested

  The Public Prosecutions of Guayas reported Wednesday on the detention of Gabriela P., who allegedly committed the offense of money laundering. She is linked to the case of the fall of an airplane in May 2012 in Pedernales (Manabí), and in which 1’345.400 dollars were...
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