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A study confirms that the are of the Tsachila lands have been reduced

Ecuadornews: The Undersecretariat of Land and Agrarian Reform of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Aquaculture, and Fisheries (Magap) studied the surface of the seven communes of that ethnic group, from 2015. The analysis sought to verify if the lands (10 000 hectares) that...
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The country has invested $ 561 million in environmental protection in the last 10 years

Ecuadornews: Between 2007 and 2016 Ecuador invested 561 million in the protection of 52 natural areas to improve the management of protected areas, fight deforestation and establish an integral waste operation, according to the Ministry of the Environment. The percentage of...
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Tires: one of the most curious products of the trade balance

Ecuadornews: Bananas, shrimp or tuna are not the only products shipped that generate profits in Ecuador, nor everything that comes from the United States or Europe. The annual report of the Central Bank of Ecuador contains a breakdown of the 10 main products the country imports...
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The reelection of a Wi-fi service

Ecuadornews: The mayor of Guayaquil Jaime Nebot plans to install 6,000 free and wireless Internet points throughout the city. Today that figure reaches 4,114 points. According to Nebot, Guayaquil was already “a digital city” with 2,500 points. But that “goal...
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CNE´s refusal to referendu

Ecuadornews: The leader of the Unity, Change and Progress movement, activist Fernando Balda, submitted today a clarification appeal with regard to Resolution PLE-CNE-11-8-5- 2017, issued by the plenary of that body last Monday. With this resolution, the CNE (National Electoral...
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The VAT rate will get back to “normality”

Ecuadornews: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has “everything ready” to reduce the two percentage points of the value added tax (VAT), according to Guillermo Belmonte, deputy director of the tax agency.   The Solidarity Law, enacted on June 1st, 2016, established a...
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Correa offended diplomats, according to internationalists

Ecuadornews:   President Correa’s warning of “sending ambassadors home” (whom he branded as “fourth-class ambassadors”) for publicly criticizing the decision of the Ecuadorian government to suspend Bilateral Investment Treaties is, in the opinion of...
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Lenin Moreno invites Bolivian President Evo Morales to the ‘sacred scepter’ ceremony

Ecuadornews: The indigenous movements allied to the ruling party will give Lenin Moreno a ‘spiritual sacred scepter’ as a symbolic Presidential inauguration act. The National Confederation of Peasant, Indigenous and Afro-American Organizations (Fenocin), along with...
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Alianza Pais will guard its most valuable project with a school to train militants

Ecuadornews: During his last weekly address, broadcast from the Manabi province, as a symbolic remembrance act of the birth of the Ecuadorian constitution of 2008 in Ciudad Alfaro, something that would later constitute the bases of the “citizen revolution” carried out...
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The IESS, under criminal investigation for the disbursement of $252 million

Ecuadornews: The Prosecutor’s Office is investigating alleged irregularities in payments for $ 251,985,858.43, made by the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security (IESS) between 2012 and 2015 to ten private hospitals in Guayaquil and Quito for the external provision of...
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