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In the last two months, there were recorded 1,469 events requiring intervention of firefighters; of these, 38 were forest fires that affected more than 500 hectares in the Ecuadorian capital.

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Explosions and emissions increased during the early hours of Monday in the Tungurahua volcano, according to Edwin Viracucha, seismologist from the Geophysical Institute.

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A new Ecuadorian legislation seeks labeling of foodstuffs in order to warn about the high content of sugar, salt and fat. Labels have three colors according to the levels: red, yellow and green. 62% of Ecuadorians older than 19 years old are obese and overweight.

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Carissa Etienne, director of the Pan-American Health Organization, PAHO, congratulated the Ecuadorian health service, after having visited the Type C Health Facility in Lasso.

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The Mining Council, composed of the 17 largest mining companies in the world, will meet Friday in Chile with the Minister of Strategic Sectors of Ecuador, Rafael Poveda, to learn the advantages in case they would invest in mining in the South American country.

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Ecuador is among the top 10 countries of the American continent with leading facilities for trade; According to the World Economic Forum, which ranks Chile as first, followed by Canada and the United States.

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The Minister of Finance of Ecuador, Fausto Herrera reiterated that the Andean country will not allow the interference of international organizations in its economic policy.

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The Banking and Insurance Supervisory Agency demanded this Monday to begin the process of enforced liquidation of Banco Sudamericano due to "legal solvency problems and failures" and guaranteed return of deposits to customers within a maximum period of 10 days.

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Campaign leaders clashed over Scotland's future in a lively final TV showdown on Monday, with the pro-independence side counting on a knock-out blow to vault a stubborn gap in the polls.

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During his visit to Guatemala, president Rafael Correa said that although there is not a common position in Latin-America in regard to legalization of drugs, the region has lost fear and the topic is being discussed. The subject will also be addressed in a meeting with the chief executive Otto Pérez, on September 19, during an extraordinary OAS appointment.

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has no intention of leaving the Embassy of Ecuador in London where he was been granted asylum two years ago, announced Guatemala Baltasar Garzón from Guatemala.

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James Risen a New York Times reporter is facing jail over his refusal to reveal a source and testify against a former CIA agent accused of leaking secrets. According to the Guardian, Risen has called President Barak Obama "the greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation.

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Ecuador is among the top 10 countries of the American continent with leading facilities for trade; According to the World Economic Forum, which ranks Chile as first, followed by Canada and the United States.

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After a survey was carried out, it is concluded that Brazilian Dilma Rousseff leads the polls. In the early hours of Wednesday, the first presidential debate took place on television.

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Ecuador is one of the victims of a cyber espionage campaign, seeking military, diplomatic and governmental information, which has been running since 2010. It has also affected 778 people in Colombia and Venezuela, warned the Russian computer security firm Kaspersky Lab.

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Two infant grandnephews of Pope Francis and their mother were killed early Tuesday

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Jurgen Klinsmann will get his first post-World Cup look at the United States in back-to-back matches when the Americans face two games in five days against Latin American rivals.

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Fabricio Valdivieso, who runs the "Challengers" of Quito, Salinas and Manta, through his Twitter account (@fabriciovaldivi), confirmed that Quito will host the ATP 250 tournament, an event that would bring together the best 10 athletes of world tennis.

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Ecuadorian midfielder in "America" Mexican club, Michael Arroyo, scored by free kick one of the many goals with which his team defeated Bayamon of Puerto Rico, in the Concacaf Champions League, which took place in the Azteca Stadium.

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Uruguayan striker Luis Suárez affirmed having consulted appropriate health providers,in order to avoid falling back into bites, for which he is still sanctioned in official matches until October.

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Human blood is "both salty and sweet" to drink, a mass murderer explains in "The Look of Silence", Joshua Oppenheimer's stunning documentary which premieres Thursday in Venice.

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From Argentina to Mexico going through Brazil or Ecuador, the world is celebrating this Tuesday, August 26, a century of the birth of writer, Julio Cortázar.

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This event for lovers of salsa will offer lectures and dance classes for amateurs with top-level instructors. The competitions in different modalities are the main attraction.

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Thrash metal band Megadeth and hip hip star CeeLo Green joined a growing list of entertainers Tuesday whose scheduled concerts in Israel have been canceled amid the Gaza crisis.

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Gunman opened fire on the offices of a domestic private news agency in southwest Pakistan Thursday, killing three people including two journalists, officials said.

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The 18 trucks transported food parcels, such as meat, canned beans, tea and other beverages, explained a statement from the UN WFP.

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The Ebola outbreak could exceed 20,000 cases, more than four times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

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British police Tuesday urged people to identify "aspiring terrorists" among their family members, friends and neighbours after the killing of US journalist James Foley, apparently by a man with an English accent.

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Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, inaugurated this Monday the 2014-2015 school year for the Andean region at the Millennium Education Unit, Replica Montúfar, located in the north of Quito.

Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa pointed out that he will not allow that the population is mistreated by public services. He also stated that he received complaints from patients of Eugenio Espejo Hospital, where in 2011, he had demanded that relatives are assigned a place to stay while they wait for emergency patients.

The pension increase on tuitions for the coming school year in the Sierra and Amazonian cycles, starting next Monday, may not exceed what has been authorized by the Ecuadorian government, Education Minister Augusto Espinosa said.

President Rafael Correa Delgado inaugurates on Monday the school year for the Sierra region, at "Réplica Montufar" Millennium School.

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Vanessa Landinez is one of the many names that evoke stories of violence against women by their womanhood and has become a flag of Ecuador struggle against femicide and impunity.

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Manglares Churute Ecological Reserve is located in the Guayas Province of Ecuador. The 86,589-acre (350.41 km2) nature reserve is located 25 miles (40 km) from Guayaquil.

El desastre ecológico causado por la petrolera extranjera no solo ha destruído especies de flora y fauna, también ha afectado la salud, al menos, de 1.200 personas, de las cuales varias murieron.

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The castle located in the traditional downtown neighbourhood of this port city, was inaugurated in 1962 in a ceremony similar to those of the aristocratic Eropean monarchy.

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The province of Santa Elena (western area) is ready to start the summer season. It also brings one of the most beautiful acrobatic shows worldwide, the dance of humpback whales.

Quito was the big winner of the World Travel Awards, as a leading destination in South America for the second year in a row.

Tourism in Ecuador generates 5% of jobs in the country, worth around 1,200 million dollars a year.

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The castle located in the traditional downtown neighbourhood of this port city, was inaugurated in 1962 in a ceremony similar to those of the aristocratic Eropean monarchy.

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