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Ecuadorian Government Extends State of Emergency on Public Health

Aiming to complete the health infrastructure improvements and the construction of several hospitals in Ecuador, the Government has decided to extend one month the state of emergency in the public health sector. The Ministry of Health reported that this extension was made because...
Posted On 15 Jun 2011
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UNICEF: There Are 370,000 Working Children in Ecuador

On the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour, held today, the United Nations Children’s Fundation (UNICEF) warned that in Ecuador there are about 370,000 working children, which represents 13% of the population between 5 and 17 years.  UNICEF protection specialist...
Posted On 12 Jun 2011
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The GCC Celebrated its 122nd Anniversary

The Guayaquil Chamber of Commerce (GCC) held its 122 anniversary this June 9th at the Hilton Colon Hotel. The ceremony was dedicated to members who have been members of the chamber for 70 to 50 years, and recognized companies such as Cartonera Noboa, which was awarded a medal,...
Posted On 10 Jun 2011
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Guayaquil Citizens will have Seismic Prevention Workshops

Training workshops with the community on prevention measures to be taken in earthquakes cases are going to being tomorrow. These workshops will cost $ 15,000, funded by the Civic Council and the Municipality of Guayaquil. Likewise, they seek to teach to the citizens to identify...
Posted On 08 Jun 2011
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INEC Reveals an Increasing Rate of Divorces in Ecuador

The divorce rate has increased by at least 58.55% from 2000 to 2009, said today the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC). While in 2000 there were 10 796 cases in 2009 there were 17 117. Unlike the divorces, the INEC states that marriages are stalled in th...
Posted On 08 Jun 2011
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Rains Damaged Roads and Crops in 4 Ecuadorian Provinces

There are overflowing rivers and affected crops in Imbabura and Carchi, in addition to roadblocks in Chimborazo and Azuay, due to landslides caused by rain fall in different areas of four highland provinces. The rains in the southeast of Carchi increased Apaqui riv...
Posted On 03 Jun 2011
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Banco Pichincha will Offer its Services in Colombia

Banco Pichincha, owned by the Group of the same name, said Thursday that this June 7 they will begin their work in Colombia, where it already operated under the brand name Inversora Pichincha. The new bank will initially offer its services with 40 offices in 22 cities, fo...
Posted On 02 Jun 2011
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Smart Cameras Will Be Active Between June and August

In November 2010, the Transit Commission of Ecuador (CTE) implemented 276 smart cameras, which measure between 30 and 40 inches long, with traffic lights in 70 intersections in north of the city (Guayaquil), drivers are confused because they do not know what is the function of...
Posted On 01 Jun 2011
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68 Archeological Pieces Were Repatriated to Ecuador from Italy

In 2009, the Italian police (Carabinieri) seized antiquities in Turin. The Ecuadorian authorities were asked to identify the historical material and right away after that the process of repatriation began. On May 25th, the Italian Government returned 68 archeological pieces to...
Posted On 31 May 2011
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Real Madrid Foundation and UDLA Will Create a School in Ecuador

This morning, Real Madrid Foundation and the University of Americas (UDLA) signed a collaboration agreement for the creation of a sports school in the province of Pichincha. 60 children who suffer from cancer will attend this school, its activities will start on September...
Posted On 31 May 2011
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