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Is the time spent on social networks unproductive?

  Has it happened to you that when you are concentrated on doing your job, and suddenly you get a WhatsApp or a Facebook notification? Are you the kind of people who regularly check Twitter to know what is happening in the world and what news or commentary is a trend? Do you...
Posted On 20 Dec 2016
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Rafael Correa ordered the ‘unilateral termination of the contract’ with the Russian company that makes works in the Toachi Pilaton hydroelectric plant

  President Rafael Correa ordered the termination of the contract with the Russian company Inter Rao, which is involved in the construction of the Toachi Pilaton hydroelectric plant, located in the provinces of Pichincha, Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas and Cotopaxi. This was...
Posted On 20 Dec 2016
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More than 25 Christmas events and fairs in Quito

  Colorful lights, light bulbs, the breathtaking decorations in shopping malls, street vendors, the smell of incense, and a more stressful traffic on the streets tell us that the Christmas season is intensifying in the capital. From this week several events and fairs organized by...
Posted On 20 Dec 2016
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The basic wages will increase to $ 375 in 2017

  Entrepreneurs and workers reached, for the first time in history, to an agreement on the amount of the unified basic salary. In 2017, the monthly income will be $ 375. That is, a $ nine increase compared to this year’s salary. After two meetings, the National Council of...
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David Harutyunyan: “I would become a political tool with the Culture Act.”

  David Harutyunyan announced his retirement as director of the Guayaquil Symphony Orchestra. The reason is due to his nonconformity with the Organic Law of Culture, approved in November. In an interview with Daily Expreso, the musician said that his contract ended in December...
Posted On 20 Dec 2016
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Three dead and 70 damaged buildings after earthquake

The death of three people, the collapse of 5 buildings (3 hotels and two houses) are the preliminary assessments provided by the Secretariat of Risks in Esmeraldas, while an evacuation plan is applied in Muisne. The earthquake of 5.7 M (after the revision of the Geophysics...
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Protests in Quito against the Government´s mining project after Morona incidents

Monday, the Plaza Grande, in front of the Government Palace, was the scene of a protest against a mining project. Social groups such as the Assembly of the Southern Peoples, YASunidos, Minka Urbana, and others, participated were part of a sit-in carrying music and posters. Flyers...
Posted On 20 Dec 2016
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