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Police surrounds the building of the National Audit Office

Ecuadornews: Police agents surround the building of the National Audit Office in Quito. After 4:00 pm, Attorney Juan Carlos Zuñiga entered the building. Zuñiga alleged a “previous action” and informed that “a hearing would come later,” as it can be...
Posted On 07 Jun 2017
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The Citizens Commission aims its efforts to the Caminosca case

Ecuadornews:     They do have powers to investigate, and announced that they will continue to do so. The National Anti-Corruption Commission (formed at the request of social organizations) has three outstanding cases: Caminosca, Odebrecht’s return to Ecuador and...
Posted On 07 Jun 2017
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Ecuador denies that the wall disrespects the peace agreement

Ecuadornews:     Ecuador defends the construction of a wall of 2.6 kilometers, on the right bank of the Zarumilla River, and denies the fact it violates the peace agreement signed with Peru in 1998, as alleged by the government of the neighboring country, which...
Posted On 07 Jun 2017
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Jorge Glas: “If they call me I’ll appear before the Audit Commission”

Ecuadornews:   Why does Glas feel persecuted? Glas believes “there are two things that Odebrecht will never forgive me for.” The first, for having expelled the company in 2008 and that, after knowing the US report on the fines, the government decided not to pay...
Posted On 07 Jun 2017
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More electronic money in circulation

Ecuadornews:     According to the Central Bank, the amount of electronic money circulating was $ 9.77 million as of June 2. This is equivalent to 0.02% of total liquidity. Although this is a very low balance, compared to the liquidity of the economy, that figure...
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Front of Fight against Corruption will do a ‘mapping,’ it will not investigate it

Ecuadornews:     Not to interfere in investigations that are underway, such as the Odebrecht case, is the particular criterion of legal expert Xavier Zavala Egas, coordinator of the newly formed Anti-Corruption Front. The collective position on this and other issues...
Posted On 07 Jun 2017
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Jorge Glas says he did not use to talk or see his uncle

Ecuadornews:     Vice President Jorge Glas said yesterday in a radio interview that Marcelo Odebrecht – who is sentenced in Brazil to 19 years in prison – threatened him some time ago when demanding the integral repair of the San Francisco hydroelectric...
Posted On 07 Jun 2017
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The Prosecutor’s Office investigates five Odebrecht contracts for 1 368 million dollars

Ecuadornews:     The investigation in the Odebrecht case points to five mega-projects executed between 2011 and 2015. These are the Pascuales-Cuenca Pipeline, the Manduriacu Hydroelectric plant, La Esperanza Aqueduct, the Daule-Vinces Bunkering and the Pacific Refinery...
Posted On 07 Jun 2017
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Moreno clarifies the role of the Anti-Corruption Front

Ecuadornews:     President Lenin Moreno summoned the heads of the Legislative, Judicial, Electoral and Transparency functions to the Government Palace. Those in charge of the Comptroller’s Office and the Prosecutor’s Office were also present. The heads of...
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The economic route generates doubts in Ecuador

Ecuadornews:     The reduction of the budget deficit from 7% to 4.6% and a more active participation of the private sector as a “new engine of the economy,” both proposals of the new government in the economic field, generated a number of doubts among...
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