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Ecuador is ranked 55th in the Social Progress Index 2017

Ecuadornews:     The Social Progress Index was presented yesterday by Deloitte in Quito. Risk Advisory Partner of the international firm Oswaldo Bravo (photo) indicated that 128 countries or 94% of the world’s population were evaluated this year, under the...
Posted On 20 Jul 2017
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The agricultural sector exposes its needs in the dialogues

Ecuadornews:     In the presence of about 300 producers from the maize, rice, banana, and livestock industries, among others, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) held yesterday in Guayaquil the National Agriculture and Livestock Dialogue with farmers from...
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The average tourist stay in Quito remains low

Ecuadornews:     Albeit figures show an increase in visitors, 7,069 tourists more from January to June 2017 compared to the same period of 2016, the time that travelers stay in Quito has not improved. A foreign visitor stays 1.6 days on average. This is documented by...
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Chevron case: Ecuador´s petition is rejected

Ecuadornews:     A new defeat for the Ecuadorian state in the Chevron case. The Court of Appeal of The Hague rejected Ecuador’s appeal to the first-instance judgment that had denied the request for annulment of the partial and interim awards of jurisdiction....
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The INEN winks at international standards rather than national ones

Ecuadornews:     The Ecuadorian Standardization Service seeks to adopt international quality standards, with a view to developing goods that compete in the world market and not only in the local market, says Executive Director of the Agency César Díaz Guevara. The goal...
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“The banana farmers will take Brazil to the WTO”

Ecuadornews:     Ecuadorian bananas do not need a cover letter. It has been the main non-oil export product for decades, but several problems prevent them from improving their performance in the quest to win markets. The executive president of the Association of Banana...
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The fifth power, under question

Ecuadornews:     The ruling party joins the criticism of the Council for Citizen Participation (Cpccs), which is not new. The PAIS members of the Audit Commission questioned the work and appointments made by that public body. Yesterday, three directors submitted a...
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Giorgio Azín, a well-known host of the contests shows

Ecuadornews:   Giorgio Azín Della Velpo became popular in the seventies as one of the pioneers of local TV. He hosted shows like Lluvia de Oro, Jueves Gigantes, and Sus Primeros Aplausos on Channel 4, now RTS. Azín passed away yesterday at the age of 88 after being...
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Airlines in Ecuador request to comply with control provision for flights to the United States

Ecuadornews:     Airlines operating in Ecuador have asked users who intend to travel to the United States to arrive at the airport earlier than usual due to new controls of electronic equipment from Wednesday, July 19th. The measure was set by the US Department of...
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The opposition analyzes ways to insist on interpellation against Jorge Glas

Ecuadornews:     The opposition has not yet defined a ‘plan B,’ but speaks of appealing to all statutory bodies to insist on a political trial against Vice President Jorge Glas. On the other hand, the legislators of the Alianza PAIS (AP) bloc...
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