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President Rafael Correa spoke about the reasons why he dismissed the Military High Command and highlighted the financial and constitutional support given to the Social Security Institute of the Armed Forces (ISSFA) during the last 9 years, which will allow guaranteeing retirement pensions for such institution.

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President Rafael Correa denied lies concerning Ecuador’s growth aimed at positioning political opponents sectors and private media. In the last years, Ecuador grew 3,9%, an average above the one registered by Latin America, with 2,9%, the president explained when recalling that when he took office in 2007, Ecuador’s growth was 2,2% compared to 5,7% of the region.

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With the aim of protecting employment in the country, despite the world’s difficult economic situation, president Rafael Correa announced he will sent a proposal to the National Assembly to modify the Labor Law.

5 days 19 hours

The Ecuadorian government announced it will continue protecting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after a UN Working Group resolution against arbitrary detention which ruled, according to the Swedish Foreign Ministry, that the Australian’s confinement in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, is illegal.

5 days 20 hours

On Friday, February 5, President Rafael Correa will present the Multidimensional Poverty Index which objective is to study the population's well-being from the perspective of their rights beyond classic measures of income and consumption.

5 days 21 hours

Patricio Rivera, Ecuadorian minister of Economic Policies Coordination, defended Tuesday the economic model applied by the government of the Citizen Revolution which, given the current situation, is focused on strengthening employment, promoting the national production and maintaining dollarization, a monetary system used in the country that weighs down the situation amid the dollar appreciation.

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President Rafael Correa denied lies concerning Ecuador’s growth aimed at positioning political opponents sectors and private media. In the last years, Ecuador grew 3,9%, an average above the one registered by Latin America, with 2,9%, the president explained when recalling that when he took office in 2007, Ecuador’s growth was 2,2% compared to 5,7% of the region.

3 days 13 hours
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With the aim of protecting employment in the country, despite the world’s difficult economic situation, president Rafael Correa announced he will sent a proposal to the National Assembly to modify the Labor Law.

5 days 20 hours

On Friday, February 5, President Rafael Correa will present the Multidimensional Poverty Index which objective is to study the population's well-being from the perspective of their rights beyond classic measures of income and consumption.

5 days 21 hours

Patricio Rivera, Ecuadorian minister of Economic Policies Coordination, defended Tuesday the economic model applied by the government of the Citizen Revolution which, given the current situation, is focused on strengthening employment, promoting the national production and maintaining dollarization, a monetary system used in the country that weighs down the situation amid the dollar appreciation.

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The recent fourth meeting of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, held in Quito on January 27 at Unasur, strengthened this regional bloc – composed of 33 countries – as a space for political discussion and conflict-solving, according to president Rafael Correa.

1 week 2 days

Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa highlighted the presence of 33 delegations including 21 heads of state and prime ministers, from countries that attended the fourth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, held in Quito last Wednesday and described the regional organization as a space for political discussion and problem-solving.

1 week 3 days

President Rafael Correa reaffirmed Saturday that laws will have to be complied referring to the illegal appointing of the Andean University director.

1 week 3 days

Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa presented Saturday a new web page created to refute misinformation that media publish in the country. This new web page is called El valor de la verdad (the value of the truth).

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Ernesto Samper, secretary general of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), informed Tuesday that Mercosur supported the proposal sent by such organization for the creation of a South American protocol, that uses experiences adopted by countries to combat dengue and chikungunya, to fight zika.

1 week 2 hours

The recent fourth meeting of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, held in Quito on January 27 at Unasur, strengthened this regional bloc – composed of 33 countries – as a space for political discussion and conflict-solving, according to president Rafael Correa.

1 week 2 days

Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa highlighted the presence of 33 delegations including 21 heads of state and prime ministers, from countries that attended the fourth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, held in Quito last Wednesday and described the regional organization as a space for political discussion and problem-solving.

1 week 5 days

Chile’s president Michelle Bachelet thinks that in view of an economic deceleration scene, generated by external factors, it is necessary to intensify commerce and investment among countries of the region as a resource to improve the situation.

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Last year's winner Nasser Al-Attiyah won Thursday's Dakar Rally 11th stage, held in searing heat which made the going extra tough for the motorbike competitors. Mini driver Al-Attiyah picked up his second stage victory of this year's Dakar, completing the drive from La Rioja to San Juan almost six minutes clear of Sebastien Loeb.

4 weeks 3 hours

The multi-million dollar FIFA museum, the project of fallen world football chief Sepp Blatter, will open its doors on February 28 in Zurich, two days after the election of his successor, FIFA announced on Tuesday.

1 month 2 days

Dakar Rally legend Stephane Peterhansel proved too strong for his Peugeot teammates Carlos Sainz and Sebastien Loeb in Friday's sixth stage around the largest salt flats in the world in Bolivia.

1 month 3 days

Nine-time world rally champion Sebastien Loeb continued to make light work of his Dakar debut by claiming his third stage win on the gruelling event on Thursday. The French driver, behind the wheel of a Peugeot, took the fifth stage between Jujuy in Argentina and Uyuni in Bolivia to extend his lead in the overall standings.

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On December 31st afternoon and night, Ecuadorians celebrate some deep-rooted traditions; one of them is making effigies that represent the best and worst of the year. These are burned at midnight to receive the new year.

5 months 1 week

Renata Flores Rivera has teenage cuteness, a velvety voice and a mission: to revive the Quechua language with songs like "Chaynatam ruwanki cuyanaita" -- better known as "The Way You Make Me Feel."

5 months 3 weeks

Foreign ministers and their deputies from several dozen countries in Latin America and East Asia are gathering in Costa Rica to discuss a broad agenda of economic and cultural initiatives.

6 months 2 weeks

For decades they have lived overcrowded, without basic services, with insecurity in the middle of an environment with high levels of contamination. Today, those populated areas located in the southeastern of the port city, left behind neglecting times they lived due to the lack of attention from local authorities and they are now beneficiaries of a government program that changed their lives forever.

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3 weeks 6 days

A "Paris-style" suicide strike on the Indonesian capital Thursday confirmed Southeast Asian governments’ worst fears -- that citizens returning from fighting alongside the Islamic State group in the Middle East could launch attacks at home.

3 weeks 6 days

Ecuador said Wednesday it will cooperate with Swedish prosecutors after they formally requested permission to interrogate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at his hideout in the Ecuadoran embassy in London.

3 weeks 6 days

The Swedish state prosecutor's office said Wednesday it had formally asked Ecuador for permission to interrogate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation.

1 month 2 days

Mexican authorities recaptured fugitive drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on Friday, six months after his spectacular prison break, President Enrique Pena Nieto said, triumphantly declaring "mission accomplished."

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Ecuador will have its first 2016 Playaton during the carnival holidays with the aim of improving the conditions in beaches, rivers, estuaries and lakes of all provinces in the country, minister of Environment, Daniel Ortega, announced during a press conference in Guayaquil.

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During the inauguration of the new judiciary complex, president Rafael Correa highlighted the advances registered in the Justice System since 2011, when Ecuadorians voted in favor of the transformation of such State body which was considered one of the most inefficient of the region.

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A new judiciary complex, fitted with infrastructure and high-technology equipment will be inaugurated Tuesday in Duran, in the province of Guayas (Coast) on the sidelines of the modernization program of the judiciary body.

Ministries of Health of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) will meet in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Tuesday to analyze the situation and adopt measures that allow mitigating the spread of the Zika virus in the whole region.

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Since 1996, Ecuador started going through political, economic and social instability periods. The governments of Abdala Bucaram, Jamil Mahuad and Lucio Gutierrez, who came to power with promises of change, created more uncertainties than certainties and succumbed before fulfilling their mandates before the unrest of the people increasingly impoverished by neo-liberal measures applied.

Schools where one teacher had to teach students from all levels, damaged infrastructure, no playgrounds and unventilated classrooms were the conditions under which children from rural areas in Joya de los Sachas, province of Orellana, had to study.

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A work to avoid floods and droughts suffered by inhabitants in Chone, one of the main agricultural and livestock places in northern Manabi, has now become a reality with the inauguration of the multipurpose project Chone, postpone for more than four decades.

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The difficult times due to drought in summer will be son left in the past favoring thousands of farmers of the rural area in 11 counties of the Guayas and Los Rios provinces, where rice production and cattle raising is its main income source.

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Ecuador will have its first 2016 Playaton during the carnival holidays with the aim of improving the conditions in beaches, rivers, estuaries and lakes of all provinces in the country, minister of Environment, Daniel Ortega, announced during a press conference in Guayaquil.

Taking advantage of the holidays, thousands of national and foreign tourists chose nature to enjoy along with family and friends. The four-day vacation allowed them to choose different destinations of the country.

Ecuador is nominated to 10 worldwide categories of the World Travel Awards 2015, contest in which it already won eight awards at a South American scale.

Tourism income in Ecuador exceeded 770 million dollars in tourism during the last quarter of the year, minister Sandra Naranjo informed during a talk with media.

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