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Ecuador Will Finish 2010 with a $1,200 Million Deficit

Today, the Coordinating Minister of Production, Mauricio Peña, said Ecuador will close the 2010 with a trade deficit of about 1,200 million dollars in contrast to the 350 million dollars deficit in 2009. According...
Posted On 29 Dec 2010
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Napoleon’s Stockings Were Sold for Thousands of Euros

A pair of stockings that Napoleon Bonaparte wore during his exile on St.Helena island in the nineteenth century (after the Waterloo battle), sold for 31,250 euros ($ 40,263) at an auction on the outskirts of Paris. The beige color long socks are made of silk; they also hav...
Posted On 29 Dec 2010
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Heat Wave in Buenos Aires

Argentina Weather Service declared a red alert for Buenos Aires on Monday because the high temperatures that the city is suffering. People’s health  is at risk because of the extreme weather. However, today is expected reduced temperatures, so alert have lowered to orange....
Posted On 29 Dec 2010
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Maria Teresa and Jeff Are Divorced

Ecuadorian TV presenter and model María Teresa Guerrero legally separated her now ex-husband Jeff Karram, the divorce is official. Guerrero met the Canadian surfer in Montañita met while he was visiting the country. The couple got married on June 11, 2005. The couple has not made...
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Correa Creates a Safety Zone to Stop Land Traffickers

Over 9,000 hectares on the north of Guayaquil have human invasions in a zone that belongs to the hydraulic system of península de Santa Elena, which would remain militarized by Correa’s decision. Yesterday president Correa announced that the safety zones would be enabled to...
Posted On 29 Dec 2010
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Elders Had Dinner at 9 de Octubre

9 de Octubre Avenue became pedestrian last night. 360 tables covered with white tablecloths and chairs were placed in the center of the famous avenue, giant screens, a stage, and people walking by the Av. 9 de Octubre drew the Pacific Pearl out from the routine. It was 19:00 and...
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Pope Will Issue Decree Against Money Laundering

The Vatican announced on Wednesday that Pope Benedict XVI is about to issue a decree (“motu proprio”) to fight money laundering on Thursday. The decree contains a number of provisions to respect the agreements signed in 2009 between the Vatican and the European Union,...
Posted On 29 Dec 2010
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Mexican Media Revived Jim Morrison on Fools’ Day

Some Mexican media have seized on fools’ day to reconcile famous excouples and that was the case of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, and Luis Miguel and Araceli Arambula. On top of that the Mexican press revived the singer Jim Morrison and declared that currentl...
Posted On 28 Dec 2010
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South Korea Declares Internet Control Bill as Unconstitutional

The South Korean Constitutional Court (TC), declared today as unconstitutional the bill that imprisons those Internet users that transmit false information or rumors with a penalty of five years in prison. The sentence is a warning from the famous blogger Park Dae-sung, who under...
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No Gasoline on December 31st

From 22:00 (today) to 06:00 am tomorrow, gas stations will not give attention to the public by order of Benemérito Cuerpo de Bomberos de Guayaquil (the Fire Department of Guayaquil) in order to prevent possible fires that may result from the burning of dolls on new year’s eve. In...
Posted On 28 Dec 2010
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