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No Water in Guayaquil

Due to the repair of a leaking 1,800 mm pipeline located in Block 1A Bastion Popular, there will be no water service from 20:00 (today) until 18:00 (tomorrow) to downtown areas, north and south of Guayaquil. These are the areas that won’t have water in the north: Luis Vernaza,...
Posted On 28 Oct 2010
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Clear Highways for the Holiday Travellers

The national 5-day Holiday is near and “red vial del Ecuador” reveals that the highways of Costa and Sierra are in good conditions. Panavial Company is currently performing the road maintenance work. Portoviejo-Guayaquil road is in good condition and cars can move normally. The...
Posted On 28 Oct 2010
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Strong Winds Destroyed Houses

Last Thursday in Gueseche, a windstorm swept through 17 houses, rooftops and concrete structures were destroyed. Affected expect help from the authorities began assessing the damage the day after the incident occurred in the parish Licto, located in Riobamba. About 50 people were...
Posted On 25 Oct 2010
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Public Transport Still on Hold in Ibarra

IBARRA, Imbabura Bus drivers stopped their activities since last Tuesday, because they want the passenger rate cost in $25 cents (since last Monday the price is $18 cents) Meanwhile, citizens have had to face mobilization problems;  they ask friends or relatives for rides or take...
Posted On 23 Oct 2010
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Retirement Pensions Increase Between USD 40 and 60

Starting January 2011, the retirement pensions will increase by $40 to $60, as the National Assembly approved the Ammendment to the Social Security Law on Friday morning. All of the legislators present at the time, 109, voted in favor of this new Law. For 2010, the increase in...
Posted On 22 Oct 2010
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Colombian Refugees are Victims of Abuse in Ecuador

Conflicts in Colombia have provoked several refugees to cross the Ecuadorian frontier in order to find peace. Due to the Colombian Government’s announcements regarding the intensification of armed combat against FARC, the Refugees United Nations High Commissioner pointed out the...
Posted On 22 Oct 2010
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Two Miners Left In Casa Negra Found Dead

After 138 hours of intense rescue labors in the Casa Negra deposit at Portovelo, El oro; the two miners who had not been rescued yet were found dead yesterday. The bodies of Ángel Vera (29) and Pedro Mendoza (28) were found 150 meters deep in the same place where they were...
Posted On 21 Oct 2010
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The Pope Named an Ecuadorian Archbishop Cardinal

Pope Benedict XVI elected Bishop Raul Vela Chiriboga (Emeritus Archbishop of Quito, Ecuador ) as a new cardinal yesterday. Vela is now part of the College of Cardinals and may vote in the upcoming Pope election. The Pope chose 23 bishops to be cardinals—the Ecuadorian is among...
Posted On 21 Oct 2010
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Rescue Team Finds A Boot and Two Lamps in Portovelo, Correa Visits

PORTOVELO, EL ORO – The rescue team expectations on finding the two miners from Casa Negra rise as they found a boot and two lamps. “Our personnel are one step away from the place where the miners could be” says one spokesperson from Minesadco, the company in...
Posted On 20 Oct 2010
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Rescue Team Is 10 Meters Away From Two Miners

EL ORO – The rescue team is only 10 meters away from the two miners who are reportedly still alive, Citynoticias (89.3 FM in Guayaquil) reported a few minutes ago. Ángel Vera Pacheco (29) and Pedro Mendoza Basurto (21) are the names of the two Ecuadorian miners who haven’t...
Posted On 18 Oct 2010
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