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Pope Francis will travel to Bicentenario Park in Quito and Samanes park in Guayaquil, in the pope mobile. In it, he will tour through several streets and avenues in both cities where he plans to bless and greet Ecuadorians from his official vehicle.

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Secretary of State of the Holy See, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, said Friday that Pope Francis will advocate for developing "social justice" in Latin America in which the church can participate.

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President Rafael Correa will participate in the mass officiated by Pope Francis with national and foreign authorities next Tuesday in the Ecuadorean capital, asa confirmed by Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño.

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The French government, reacting to a letter from Julian Assange, said Friday it would not give the WikiLeaks founder asylum, only for his lawyers to claim he had never sought it in the first place.

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Shouting “coup perpetrators will not go beyond,” thousands of Ecuadorians gathered Thursday in front of the government palace to defend the Citizen Revolution in view of opposition protests. From the presidential balcony, the head of state Rafael Correa reported that local authorities of the opposition Mauricio Rodas (Quito), Jaime Nebot (Guayaquil) and Paúl Carrasco (Azuay) are planning a big march in Quito and added: “They will find us here, peacefully but firm.”

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National and foreign private entrepreneurs expressed their confidence and interest in investing in the country after the government approved $ 335 million in six new investment contracts in the sectors of tourism, renewable energy and cement production, which from January to date, the total investment in such agreements will reach 1.856 million.

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National and foreign private entrepreneurs expressed their confidence and interest in investing in the country after the government approved $ 335 million in six new investment contracts in the sectors of tourism, renewable energy and cement production, which from January to date, the total investment in such agreements will reach 1.856 million.

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Nathalie Cely, minister coordinator of production, employment and competitiveness informed that investment contracts Ecuador has signed until May 2015 are approximately 1,521 million dollars and generate jobs for a great amount of Ecuadorians.

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President of the Republic, Rafael Correa, said on Saturday he has held meetings with business representatives to socialize the content of the law of redistribution of wealth (inheritance) and Capital Gains as part of the process of " national dialogue " and that it is already paying off. "

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Ximena Amoroso, director of the Internal Rvenue Service (IRS) in Ecuador said Thursday all citizens are shareholders of the State because they contribute, through taxes, with more than 50% of the state budget aimed at social development and indicated that the country has left its dependence on petroleum behind.

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President Rafael Correa will participate in the mass officiated by Pope Francis with national and foreign authorities next Tuesday in the Ecuadorean capital, asa confirmed by Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño.

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Shouting “coup perpetrators will not go beyond,” thousands of Ecuadorians gathered Thursday in front of the government palace to defend the Citizen Revolution in view of opposition protests. From the presidential balcony, the head of state Rafael Correa reported that local authorities of the opposition Mauricio Rodas (Quito), Jaime Nebot (Guayaquil) and Paúl Carrasco (Azuay) are planning a big march in Quito and added: “They will find us here, peacefully but firm.”

1 day 23 hours

The Ecuadorian Municipality Association (AME) announced Tuesday it supports the government policies and rejected attempts of destabilization in the Andean country, reported by authorities.

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President Rafael Correa alerted Wednesday that there are clear signs of coup perpetrators with plans of taking the Carondelet Palace over taking advantage of protests from the center and south of Quito.

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As word spread that the United States will soon turn its interests section into a full-fledged embassy in Havana, Cubans standing outside the mission Wednesday voiced hope for a better future.

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More than 1,400 international buses will arrive to Ecuador for Pope Francis’ visit, Ricardo Patiño, foreign minister affirmed Tuesday.

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Ernesto Samper, secretary of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) inaugurated Monday the International Conference of Sustainable Development in which national and international experts will discuss about challenges and opportunities that the Andean region faces in terms of economic sustainable development.

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Eight days before Pope Francis’ visit to Ecuador, authorities of the National Committee for the Pope’s visit, the Nunciature, municipalities of Quito and Guayaquil have organized security and logistics operations that will guarantee suitable conditions during the Pope’s stay in the country.

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Nico Rosberg stamped his authority on Friday’s preparations for this weekend’s British Grand Prix by clocking the fastest time in both free practice sessions while Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton struggled to find any rhythm.

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The International Boxing Association (AIBA) wants to see more women fighting at the Olympic Games, its president Wu Ching-Kuo said.

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Seven-time champion Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the 2008 and 2010 winner, raced into the Wimbledon second round Tuesday as the tournament sweltered in near record-breaking heat.

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Quito (Pichincha).- 2014 was a very tough year for the country’s professional soccer players.  Many of them did not collect, for

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Mexico beauty pageant organizers have pulled out of the Miss Universe contest, citing the "racist" remarks that the competition's co-owner and US presidential hopeful Donald Trump made about Mexicans.

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British author J.K. Rowling, whose Harry Potter novels became global bestsellers, said Friday that an "untold part" of the story about the fresh-faced wizard will be staged as a play in London.

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After the Pope’s announcement that he will tour three South American countries, including Ecuador, the President, Rafael Correa, expressed his excitement regarding this visit.

2 weeks 1 day

The Andean ceremony Inti Raymi, sun celebration to thank Pachamama (Mother Earth) for crops brought together, for the third consecutive year, Ecuadorians and peoples from different nationalities to the country’s foreign ministry including its official Ricardo Patiño and the president of the National Assembly Gabriela Rivadeneira.

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A warrior for the "No" supporters, an "emperor with no clothes" for the "Yes" camp -- thousands of people demonstrated at rival rallies in Athens Friday where Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was both hero and villain.

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The French government, reacting to a letter from Julian Assange, said Friday it would not give the WikiLeaks founder asylum, only for his lawyers to claim he had never sought it in the first place.

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President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the United States and Cuba will re-establish full diplomatic relations, severed 54 years ago in the angry heat of the Cold War.

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The Ecuadorian government on Tuesday condemned the murder of Attorney General of Egypt, Hisham Barakat, who died yesterday as a result of injuries sustained in an attack on his convoy in a wealthy suburb of the Egyptian capital. This is the highest state representative dead in retaliation for a crackdown on Islamist groups.

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Pope Francis will travel to Bicentenario Park in Quito and Samanes park in Guayaquil, in the pope mobile. In it, he will tour through several streets and avenues in both cities where he plans to bless and greet Ecuadorians from his official vehicle.

Secretary of State of the Holy See, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, said Friday that Pope Francis will advocate for developing "social justice" in Latin America in which the church can participate.

The creation of an Agency for the Health Service and Prepaid Medicine Quality Assurance (Acess) responds to the policy of looking for continuous improvement, the minister of health Carina Vance clarified during a press conference after events that took place on Monday with vice minister of health David Acurio.

Next February 1st Ecuador will be before the eyes of the United States, upon becoming one of the first South American countries to be promoted as a tourist destination during the 49th Edition of the Super Bowl – the greatest sports event in the USA. This was announced this morning by Sandra Naranjo, Minister of Tourism, in a press conference.

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On November 16, 2014, 1,100 students from the Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad Central del Ecuador (UCE) took the National Examination for Professional Practice. 92.2% of them passed, confirming that this University is one of the best in the field of medicine.

This Monday 20 years of the conflict are remembered, the country came out victorious, however, thirty-three Ecuadorian soldiers lost their lives in this conflict.

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Producers remember how they once were victims of speculation on prices of inputs and they are now in cantonal agricultural centers at the lowest prices in the market.

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This is the Community Millennium Tablada Sanchez, located in the Santa Rita parrioquia in Chone. This area is inhabited by 81 families in the rural area, the Ecuadorian government relocated to make way for the construction of Multi Chone megaproject, which will provide drinking water and irrigation and flood control in this vast manabita sector.

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During 2015 Ecuador expects to welcome more than 1.6 million tourists, that is 7% more regarding the entries recorded last year.

Next February 1st, Ecuador will present its campaign ‘AllYouNeedIsEcuador’. This will happened during the Super Bowl, the most important sporting event of the United States. Broadcasting of this campaign during this event has been rated by the international magazine ‘Travel Pulse’ as a fact that will make history because it is the first country to present a tourism ad during this event.

Finally, the Otavalo-Ibarra railroad stretch is ready; 27 kilometers with station and general rehabilitation.

Quito (Pichincha).- Once again, the website of ‘USA Today’ recognizes the Galapagos Islands internationally as the best place for

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