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Ethics Committee of the National Assembly generates opinions

Ecuadornews: The creation of an Ethics Committee of the National Assembly within the Organic Law of the Legislative Function generated discrepancies, excuses and clarifications among the assembly members. The president of the Commission of Justice, Marcela Aguiñaga (of the...
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Critics to the agreement with 17 figureheads; the Government defends it

Ecuadornews: The 10 articles and the five provisions contained in the Anticorruption and Protection of the Whistleblower Act were analyzed, this Wednesday, January 30, 2019, in the Legislative Justice Committee. There the draft is prepared for the second and final debate. The...
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Inspector detected 15 contracts for $ 286.6 million, for repowering of Esmeraldas Refinery, without support

Ecuadornews: At least 15 contracts concluded within the process of Repowering the Esmeraldas Refinery, for a total amount of $ 286.68 million, have no documentary support. This is supported by the audit company Tecnatom, contracted by the Government to carry out an audit, in a...
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Moreno announces the reopening of rural schools in Ecuador

Ecuadornews: President Lenin Moreno announced on the night of this Wednesday, January 30, 2019, on the radio, actions to be carried out in the education sector. Among them are the reopening of rural schools and the reduction of the administrative burden on teachers. In his...
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OAS says reforms announced by Atamaint will make independent election observation impossible

Ecuadornews: The Organization of American States (OAS) denied Wednesday that it had violated the regulations of the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Ecuador during its observation mission of the February 2018 referendum, as denounced by the president of the electoral body. The...
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Companies reactivate their presence in the stock market

Ecuadornews: The economic illiquidity of 2018 motivated companies to seek financing alternatives and one of the options was to resort to the stock market. Last year, this sector issued securities in exchange for fresh resources, for an amount of $ 1,750 million, 24% more than...
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The amount for promotion is ready for the 43 candidates to the Council of Citizen Participation

Ecuadornews: The National Electoral Council (CNE) has the promotion strategies ready for the 43 candidates to be members of the Council for Citizen Participation and Social Control. The organism informed that it will destine $ 4.5 million to promote them, and according to the...
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Ecuadorian companies innovate for the European Union

Ecuadornews: The support to small and medium enterprises that wish to export their products to the European Union (EU) is one of the benefits of the trade agreement that Ecuador maintains with the bloc. Assistance is channeled through the Corporation for the Promotion of Exports...
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Guano’s mummy died from an oral infection, according to analysis

Ecuadornews: The forensic scientist Philippe Charlier explained that in the first analysis of the remains of the Guano Mummy was detected deformations in fingers and toes, typical of rheumatoid polyarthritis, a disease that presumably began in the Americas. This could be the...
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