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The metro of Quito makes the first test tour with passengers

Ecuadornews: On Monday, March 18, the Metro de Quito carried out the first test trip with passengers, which included the participation of the President of the Republic, Lenin Moreno, and Mayor Mauricio Rodas. The train in which the test was carried out moved from Iñaquito station...
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Foreign Ministry of Ecuador condemns “energetically” the shooting in Utrecht

Ecuadornews: The Chancellery of Ecuador repudiated the attack that took place today in the city of Utrecht, in central Holland, after a shooting in a tram that left three people dead and five wounded. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement, expressed to the Government of...
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Brazil, Peru and China, in plans pitahaya exporters of Ecuador

Ecuadornews: In February, Ecuador sent its first shipment of organic pitahaya, free of chemical pesticides, to the United States. They were 240 kilograms that were taken to Los Angeles. The Fito and Zoosanitary Regulation and Control Agency (Agrocalidad) certified that the fruit...
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Prosecutor will reformulate charges against former Assemblywoman Sofía Espín

Ecuadornews: A day after the end of the 90 days of prosecution for the offense of offering influence peddling against former Assemblywoman of the correato, Sofía Espín, Attorney General Ruth Palacios Brito requests the National Court of Justice to determine a date to reformulate...
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Agriculture suffers the most during the winter

Ecuadornews: Between February and March more water has fallen than usual on the coast. Farmers say that it is the third period, in 70 years, with more rainfall – in that period – and that means a serious deterioration of the main crops of the country. Diario EXPRESO...
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11 soldiers were prosecuted for a death in a control in San Lorenzo; the Armed Forces will give them ‘moral’ and ‘legal’ support

Ecuadornews: Eleven soldiers are being tried for the murder of a person in Labores Agrícolas, parish of San Lorenzo canton, in Esmeraldas. According to the Armed Forces, the death of a civilian occurred after the driver of a car did not stop the march in a military control of...
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Two legal paths in favor of Nelson Serrano

Ecuadornews: Taking the case to the International Court in The Hague or demanding review in a Federal Court in Georgia are alternatives to curb the death penalty. Nelson Serrano’s defense prepares his strategy to get him out of death row. The Ecuadorian, 80, remains in...
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Ecuador will call for tender in May for new 300,000 bpd refinery

Ecuadornews: Ecuador will launch an international tender for the construction of a new refinery of 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) in May, which will include the concession to upgrade facilities at the Esmeraldas plant, said Minister of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources,...
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