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Correa´s government regrets the triumph of the “No” in Colombia

President of Ecuador Rafael Correa reacted to the narrow victory of the “No” in the referendum held today in Colombia on peace agreements with the guerrillas of the FARC and said he hoped that “hopefully the peace finally prevails” in the neighboring...
Posted On 03 Oct 2016
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Soap and other products contain triclosan

  One month after the world market alerted on the health risk antibacterial soaps in can cause, Ecuador is still studying the case. The Food and Drug Administration of the United States (FDA) in September banned the use of 19 chemicals in antibacterial soaps, one of them:...
Posted On 03 Oct 2016
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The countdown begins to sign the agreement with the European Union

  The removal of import quotas for vehicles in 2017, announced Friday by the Minister of Foreign Trade Juan Carlos Cassinelli puts firmly a step further towards the signing of the agreement with the European Union (EU) this month. The subject of the cars was one of the three...
Posted On 03 Oct 2016
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Protest for shortage of medicines in Cuenca

Patients with multiple sclerosis did a sit-in last Friday in outside the Jose Carrasco Arteaga Hospital, of the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security (IESS), for the shortage of a drug. Diana Bernal, 32, who four years ago was diagnosed with this disease, which destroys brain...
Posted On 03 Oct 2016
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The optional vote represents about 24% of electors

  In the last three elections, the optional vote represented an average of 24% of the electoral roll. According to figures from the National Bureau of Statistics, the National Electoral Council (CNEfor its Spanish acronym), since 2009 the absenteeism of these groups in the...
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Cultures Act, still pending after seven years

  The process of the Law of Cultures began seven years ago in the National Assembly with a bill submitted by President Rafael Correa on September 14, 2009, a month before the deadline for its approval, as established in the Constitution adopted in Montecristi in 2008.   That bill...
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Correa says that Trump is the best choice for Latin America

  President Rafael Correa gave an interview to the Venezuelan nationalized American journalist Eva Golinger, of the Russia Today (RT) network, who attended the Latin American Progressive Encounter, which was held in Quito on 29 and 30 September 2016, in Quito. Correa also spoke...
Posted On 03 Oct 2016
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The national economy, something Moreno still does not talk about 

  In the nearly two months since Lenin Moreno has communicated with his followers, in different ways, he has not made specific references about the economic outlook his government would face to win elections. The delicate economic situation and the public debt are issues that so...
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Colombians in Ecuador gave their vote

In a cold environment, the climate and the division of opinions, Colombians living in Quito yesterday participated in the referendum on the peace agreement signed between the government and the FARC. Some approved the agreement; others are against it and some people who prefer...
Posted On 03 Oct 2016
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Heads and tails for prepaid medicine

According to data collected by the Association of Integrative Prepaid Medicine (AEMIP), 420,000 people in the country have a double insurance; i.e., prepaid medical care and the social security. Of this group, 75% do not use the public health, which generates savings of $ 250...
Posted On 03 Oct 2016
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