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The technology provides tools to fight gender violence

Bolivian Carmiña Santamaria, along with a team of experts in new technologies -among them Ecuadorian Carlos Villavicencio- created Kwema, a bracelet that activates an alarm system when the user is in trouble. Globally, one in three women has experienced physical or sexual...
Posted On 07 Mar 2017
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The cocoa sector sees improvements for July

What has been the variation of the international price of cocoa? The stock market price of cocoa a year ago was at levels of $ 3,000 per ton; nowadays it is between $ 1,900 and $ 2,000 per ton, there is a 35% drop. The Ivory Coast represents 1,600,000 tons per year, and that...
Posted On 07 Mar 2017
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Roberto López: “A Constituent Assembly to dismantle the correism

He is a harsh critic of the current government. For this legal expert from Guayaquil, reforming the structure of the state will be an obligation of the next government. – Is it possible to convene a Constituent Assembly as announced by the opposition? – It is the only...
Posted On 07 Mar 2017
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Bucaram claims to be a victim of intimidation

Ecuador’s presidential candidate, Abdalá Bucaram Pulley, officially denounced the alleged acts of intimidation in the Guayas Prosecutor’s Office, of which he and his family have been victims for days. “State resources are being used … to intimidate my...
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Chiriboga: ‘A possible agreement with Odebrecht will respect the protection of victims and witnesses’

Ecuador is negotiating an agreement with the Brazilian company Odebrecht to clarify the alleged millionaire bribes paid by the construction giant to Ecuadorian officials, according to statements of Attorney General Galo Chiriboga issued Monday, March 6, 2017. “If there is...
Posted On 07 Mar 2017
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15 days before the elections, the CNE proclaims data of the finalist binomials

  The National Electoral Council (CNE) announced on Monday afternoon the official results of the elections of the president and vice-president of the Republic last February 19, which ratify the second round of voting between the finalist candidates: Lenin Moreno (AP) and...
Posted On 07 Mar 2017
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Problems to export teak to India

  The export of teak to India, the main market for Ecuador that receives 98% of the shipments, has remained semi-paralyzed since last October due to phytosanitary matters, according to the Ecuadorian Association of Producers of Teak and Tropical Timber (Asoteca).   Xavier...
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Guillermo Lasso plans to call a Constituent Assembly in Ecuador, to win the Presidency

The opposition presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso said Monday that, if he won the elections of April 2 in Ecuador, he would push for a Constituent Assembly to “dismantle” the control bodies created under the government of Rafael Correa. The Constituent Assembly...
Posted On 07 Mar 2017
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The Comptroller General files a lawsuit for $ 1.4 million

The Anti-Corruption Commission passed from questioner and accuser to defendant. The plaintiff? Comptroller General Carlos Polit. The official asks for a compensation of 1.4 million dollars to the members of the citizen body. According to Pólit’s lawsuit, the claim arises...
Posted On 07 Mar 2017
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General Luis Castro says that the military did not have the complete custody of the electoral process

As a soldier of honor I acquiesce to the presidential will, however, I express my profound unease because these decisions affect the stability of the great Army. He said he accepted the presidential decision of retiring. He urged the soldiers to continue providing security to the...
Posted On 07 Mar 2017
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