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December 31 Will Be Holiday

On December 31 no one will work. This was a decision made by the Minister of Tourism Freddy Ehlers. This action seeks to promote domestic tourism in the country, it also wants Ecuadorians to enjoy and explore different places of the country in the last 2010 holiday. The holiday...
Posted On 22 Dec 2010
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Three Cities in Irak Suspended Christmas

The constantly threats of Al Qaeda against Christians caused the suspension of pre Christmas celebrations in three cities of Irak. After the bloody attack suffered in a Baghdad church, some cities like Kirkuk, Mosul, and Basora will not decorate their churches with Christmas...
Posted On 22 Dec 2010
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First Case of Dengue Fever Detected

A 15-year-old girl who was admitted ten days ago in the women’s room of the Hospital of Infectious Diseases José Daniel Rodríguez Maridueña, is the first reported case of positive dengue fever. Symptoms of dengue include fever, chills, abdominal pain and pain behin...
Posted On 21 Dec 2010
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“Happy Meal” Toys Could Be Banned

Monet Parham, Californian mother of two children, sued McDonald’s, to prohibit the toys from the “Happy Meal”. The mother argues that the toys attached to the product encourage children to eat junk food, which is harmful for their health. McDonald’s should...
Posted On 20 Dec 2010
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Few Hispanics Return to Latin America

Even with the current economic crisis immigrants decide not to return to their home countries. In the United States only a 10% of immigrants plan to return to their country, while the Mexican community discard that option, informed the United Nations with a report. The financial...
Posted On 17 Dec 2010
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Mercosur Creates a Magazine to Promote Friendship Between Children

Today the Brazilian government launched a comic magazine in three languages with children’s characters from “A Turma da Mónica” (Monica’s Gang) to promote friendship between children of Mercosur. The magazine will be translated to Guaraní, Portuguese and...
Posted On 16 Dec 2010
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Ecuador’s First Gay Marriage

The first Gay marriage in Ecuador was held on 10th of December, in the International Day of Human Rights. The country does not accept gay marriage, but it was possible to attend a gay union for a while. In the civil registry of Iñaquito the Ecuadorian Hugo Vera and the English...
Posted On 13 Dec 2010
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Christmas Arrived to Hospital del Niño Roberto Gilbert

The Bachelors of Physical Rehabilitation of  Hospital del Niño Roberto Gilbert performed a Christmas party today called “Unidos dibujando sonrisas.” The whole event was possible thanks to Rosita Triana and Holjer Poter, who were the organizers. They were supported by...
Posted On 10 Dec 2010
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Nicolas Issa on Teleamazonas Board

Since yesterday, the ecuadorian media channel Teleamazonas has a new Board after banker Fidel Egas no longer owned it on October 20. The main news of this event is the designation of the former ambassador of President Correa in Madrid, Nicolas Issa Obando, as member of the Board....
Posted On 10 Dec 2010
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New Ecuadorian Baccalaureate

The Ecuadorian Ministry of Education will give a single title (Bachelor of the Republic of Ecuador) to students who finish their secondary education once the curriculum reforms enter into force on September of 2011. To do this, students must pass a different curriculum  from the...
Posted On 10 Dec 2010
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