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In an acclaimed speech, former Uruguayan president and leader of the Latin American progressive left wing Jose Mujica exhorted supporters and progressive governments to strengthen unity and overcome the mistakes made in the past which allow facing a world where wealth accumulation threats democracies.

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Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa defended Wednesday the economic policies implemented by his government in the last ten years which have allowed to position the country as one of the most developed in the region.

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The secretary general of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) Ernesto Samper ratified Wednesday from Ecuador that this bloc of 12 countries was created to defend the region’s peace and affirmed that the powers that be are “the biggest threat” to governance in the continent.

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In an massive event in southern Quito, former vice president of Ecuador Lenin Moreno (2007-2013) urged Tuesday his fellow party members of Alianza PAIS (AP) to continue with the legacy of the Citizen Revolution during the next administration.

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The Ecuadorian Public Ministry received the questions Swedish prosecutors will ask WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy in London as part of an investigation over alleged rape accusations, Attorney General Galo Chiriboga informed Monday.

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) representative in Quito, Maria Clara Martin, recognized the Ecuadorian government’s generosity with Colombian refugees in the country and welcomed the neighbor country’s efforts to reach the peace deal.

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President Rafael Correa announced that corporate profits trebled in the last 8 years and recalled that during the administration of neoliberal governments, from 2002 to 2006, the average rate of profits was 2,673 billion dollars.

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President Rafael Correa said he thinks there are some groups interested in avoiding the private concession of Manta’s port and regretted that the only company that made a specific offer to assume the concession, Chilean Agunsa, had withdrew from the contest after the Ministry of Transport and Public Works (MTOP) decided, few hours ago, to extend the period for 60 more days to have new offers.

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President of the European Council Miroslav Lajčák expressed Thursday his “total commitment” in order for the multiparty trade agreement with Ecuador to be analyzed “as soon as possible” by this organization.

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Six months after the application of the Organic Law for Youth Labor, Working Hours Regulation and Unemployment Insurance, 2,500 people have kept their jobs, minister of Labor Leonardo Berrezueta confirmed Tuesday.

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In an acclaimed speech, former Uruguayan president and leader of the Latin American progressive left wing Jose Mujica exhorted supporters and progressive governments to strengthen unity and overcome the mistakes made in the past which allow facing a world where wealth accumulation threats democracies.

1 day 10 hours

In an massive event in southern Quito, former vice president of Ecuador Lenin Moreno (2007-2013) urged Tuesday his fellow party members of Alianza PAIS (AP) to continue with the legacy of the Citizen Revolution during the next administration.

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President Rafael Correa warned of an ongoing condor operation which he describes as aggression of the extreme right wing.

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Ecuadorian minister of Defense Ricardo Patiño described as a serious mistake a resolution issued by the military discipline council that ruled naval officer Edwin Ortega did not disrespected president Rafael Correa when replying a letter with offensive language.

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Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa defended Wednesday the economic policies implemented by his government in the last ten years which have allowed to position the country as one of the most developed in the region.

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The secretary general of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) Ernesto Samper ratified Wednesday from Ecuador that this bloc of 12 countries was created to defend the region’s peace and affirmed that the powers that be are “the biggest threat” to governance in the continent.

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) representative in Quito, Maria Clara Martin, recognized the Ecuadorian government’s generosity with Colombian refugees in the country and welcomed the neighbor country’s efforts to reach the peace deal.

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President Rafael Correa confirmed his attendance Monday to Cartagena de Indias, in Colombia, to participate along with other heads of state and world figures in the historic signing of the peace accord between President Juan Manuel Santos and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

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Ecuadorian minister of Sports Xavier Enderica described the participation of each one of the athletes who travel to Rio Olympics as successful and announced that the Andean country is already getting prepared for Tokio 2020.

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Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa congratulated Saturday the team of 38 athletes who represented the country in Rio Olympic Games and added that the high performance plan applied in Ecuador begins to show results.

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Ecuadorian athletes competing in Rio Olympic Games have won four Olympic diplomas and two have ranked nine so far in their first Olympic cycle.

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Ecuadorian mountaineer Santiago Quintero has a dream of conquering the Summit of K2 since he was young; it is located in the Karakoram mountain range in the Himalayas and is 8,611 masl. After failing to do it in 2009, he started a new expedition on Monday which he expects to successfully end next July 31st.

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The 207th anniversary of the first Cry for Independence is celebrated on August 10 and the Presidency will participate in the celebration of this historic date with the “Eugenio Espejo” national awards ceremony, dramatized tours, lightning up of the Carondelet government palace, mapping, fireworks and an artisan citizen fair.

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Three main ideas are part of the Bill on Culture being analyzed at the National Assembly: creative freedom, above all else; freedom of choice, above all principles; and freedom of access to cultural goods and services.

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Ana Rodriguez, minister of Culture (in charge), said it is “important” to implement a Culture Law currently debated at the National Assembly which has been an unpaid debt in the country.

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He had a unique sensitivity to capture the suffering of oppressed classes, the feelings of the poor, sadness from streets, mother’s sensitivity, love, passion, life and death. His work reflects the indigenous roots of Latin American peoples, their feelings, struggles and dreams.

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During an interview with the BBC, Ecuadorian foreign minister Guillaume Long said that the embassy of his country in the UK, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been holed up, is under siege.

3 months 1 week

Once Ecuador requested the U.S. for TPS (Temporary Protected Status) for immigrants illegally living in the country, the final decision can only be made by the North American country, Esther Cuesta, vice minister of Foreign Affairs confirmed Tuesday.

3 months 1 week

Ignacio Ramonet, Spanish journalist based in France, said Tuesday that the creation of a planet’s movement to promote the concession of a Nobel Peace Prize for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden is under way.

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The National Assembly approved Tuesday an agreement between the governments of Ecuador and China to mutually exempt a visa requirement to enter their territories. The measure was approved with 95 concurring votes.

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) representative in Quito, Maria Clara Martin, recognized the Ecuadorian government’s generosity with Colombian refugees in the country and welcomed the neighbor country’s efforts to reach the peace deal.

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President Rafael Correa inaugurated Tuesday the sewage system in this area which becomes one of the country’s first town to have 100% coverage of this basic service and potable water.

The beauty and characteristics of hammerhead sharks, whales, marine iguanas, penguins, sea lions and other marine species are explained in the documentary film “Galapagos, Islands of Evolution,” produced by National Geographic and premiered Thursday in an event that took place in San Francisco Park, in Santa Cruz Island.

In the last 10 years, the Ecuadorian government has invested more than 16 billion dollars to strengthen the public health system nationwide, president Rafael Correa confirmed Wednesday during the inauguration of the new infrastructure of Eugenio Espejo Hospital in Quito.

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In the last decade, this port city has experienced a significant social and infrastructure development with a social inclusion approach after works done by the government of the Citizen Revolution, led by President Rafael Correa, which has invested 5,840 billion dollars since 2008.

Gazing at the vicuñas run freely in the field, looking how chuquiragua plants bloom in the white snow, bumping into an Andean fox or admiring the beauty of the Andean landscape painted with all rainbow colors… this is how walks to the Fauna Production Reserve in Chimborazo are like, a special place to connect with nature.

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The construction of a deep-water port is important news for Ecuador because it involves the country’s port development since this is a work with a 1,250 billion-dollar investment from Arab Emirates' DP World, a company recognized worldwide.

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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.

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U.S. journalist Peter Greenberg and president Rafael Correa showed off Ecuador’s cultural wealth and natural destinations during Wednesday’s presentation of The Royal Tour edition in the port city of Guayaquil.

Quito, July 6 (Andes) – The Royal Tour Ecuador edition will be presented in Guayaquil at 18:30 in an event for the national launc

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The Ministry of Tourism will relaunch the All You Need Is Ecuador campaign in Quito as part of the plan to boost tourism which has been affected in the last months due to external factors like dollar appreciation, minister Fernando Alvarado informed.

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With festivals, artists’ performances and other initiatives, tour operators from the province of Guayas and other places of the country aim at boosting tourism in beaches, especially during the holiday which starts this Friday.

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