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Imports increased by 22% in eight months

Ecuadornews:     Imports are rising, and it is not only due to the lifting of safeguards but is a sign of recovery of the economy in 2017, according to government authorities. The information was released yesterday, September 4, by Customs Director Mauro Andino. The...
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Most Venezuelans arrive in Ecuador as a tourist

Ecuadornews:     The majority of Venezuelan citizens who enter Ecuador assure they cross the border for touristic reasons, or to reach Peru or Chile. However, many have come to stay. This is the case of Adrianez Alarcón, from Isla Margarita, who was granted a 180-day...
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Prosecutor´s office investigates ‘TV Satelital swaps’

Ecuadornews:     The Public Prosecutor’s Office is collecting more clues against TV Satelital, the company linked to Ricardo Rivera, uncle of Vice President Jorge Glas. Both are currently being investigated for alleged illicit association within Odebrecht’s...
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To survive with $ 375 a month or die trying

Ecuadornews:     The basic salary in Ecuador is not enough. Carlos and Luis (protected names) have proven it. Carlos is married, has three children and is the only one who works; Luis is single and lives with his parents. Living with $ 375 a month is a challenge without...
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Works were done at the Esmeraldas refinery with no relation to the contract

Ecuadornews:     The National Audit Office analysis carried out in the period between June 1, 2013, and April 30, 2016, not only detected failures in relation to the lack of maintenance of works executed in the Esmeraldas Refinery but others problems. The observations...
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Two companies accredited to fumigate teak

Ecuadornews:     Rizobacter Ecuatoriana and Fugran S.A. were certified by Indian authorities to fumigate teak in Ecuadorian territory, prior to its export to the Asian country. The Ministry of Agriculture and Peasant Welfare of India visited Ecuador to qualify eight...
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Tourism of Ecuador expects a $ 850 million investment from Spain

Ecuadornews:     Some $ 850 million could arrive in the country from Spain for the tourism sector. Minister of Tourism Enrique Ponce de León announced the news yesterday during an exhibition of the achievements of that agency in the first 100 days of Lenin Moren´s...
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Ecuadorian tuna sector prevented fleet operations from stopping when it exceeded the quota

Ecuadornews:     Guillermo Morán Velásquez, Ecuador’s representative to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (CIAT) and manager of the Tuna Conservation Group (Tunacons), comments on the progress made by the country in the Commission’s Convention held...
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The Prosecutor’s Office closes the investigation fence of the illicit operations of the Sai Bank

Ecuadornews:     The Odebrecht case continues to add people involved. Prosecutor Diana Salazar, the coordinator of the Transparency and Anti-Corruption Unit, requested the linking of Juan Pablo Eljuri to the Odebrecht case for allegedly raising money illegally. His name...
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The renewal of the Court, amidst the judicial controversy

Ecuadornews:     The controversy over the alleged interference of former President Rafael Correa in Justice does not stop the competition to elect the new judges promoted by the Judiciary Council. 268 postulants who passed the registration and nomination phase of the...
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