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Alvaro Noboa proposes the union among other presidential hopefuls

Presidential candidate Alvaro Noboa suggested the union of the other candidates to choose a single representative for the elections of 2017. At a press conference, the Guayaquil businessman said that several surveys have something in common. Candidates Guillermo Lasso, Paco...
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Border traders are not satisfied with their sales

  The long holiday failed to meet the sales expectations of traders in two border cities: Tulcan and Huaquillas. In both places the cross-border shopping basket allows entrepreneurs to import products like cell phones, televisions or appliances without safeguards (tariff...
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Villavicencio ‘They want me as a prisoner to prevent further revelations of corruption.’

Fernando Villavicencio revealed the corruption in the Esmeraldas refinery. One of the many cases he has researched and published in Focus Ecuador. A journalist and a politician, Villavicencio currently faces two trials installed by the ruling party, which seeks his imprisoned....
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The agreement with the EU brings a change for medicine

In the market, a drug that has an expired invention patent can be sold in two ways: like a generic or like a branded medicine. However, the agreement with the European Union, the country expects to sign Friday, shortens the gap of that difference. Now all generic products shall...
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The D’Hondt method forces the opposition to outline a plan

The current method for electing candidates for provincial assembly members and the Andean Parliament benefits the stronger parties and deprives the little ones without a representation. In Ecuador 137 legislators are chosen. Of these, 122 come under the modality known as The...
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Japan is interested in the Ecuadorian cocoa

The world’s fifth largest chocolate maker is interested in acquiring directly fine national cocoa aroma of Ecuador, because of its fruity and floral characteristics, besides the quality of the fruit. For this purpose, a delegation of the Meiji chocolate industry, a Japanese...
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Rafael Correa and Gustavo Jalkh are summoned in a process

President Rafael Correa and President of the Judicial Council, Gustavo Jalkh, were summoned on October 27 to give testimony in the criminal proceedings followed in Esmeraldas for the crime of influence peddling against Homero C. and Jose A. Both officials were summoned for the...
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Correa defends Jorge Glas and attacks journalist Tania Tinoco during his weekly address

Rafael Correa referred to the questions raised by journalist Tania Tinoco regarding articles published in the newspaper La Estrella de Panama, which stated that there would be three secret files that involve the Vice President of Ecuador, Jorge Glas, in illegal activities, such...
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The Chinese company CETC that sold radars demands $ 280 million to Ecuador

The unilateral termination of the purchase of four detectors to the Chinese company CETC International, decided by the Ministry of Defence in 2013, produced a new lawsuit for damages against the country, which seeks a compensation of about $ 280 million. In July 2013, the...
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