16 hours 25 min

Family and friends of Jacinto Cortez, Darwin Panchi (soldiers), Frolián Jiménez (police) and Juan Pablo Bolaños Fernández (university student) do not know each other, but their lives are linked by a commmon denominator: the death of their loved ones on September 30th 2010.

16 hours 45 min

The Latin American Progressist Meeting (ELAP), which ends on Tuesday in this capital, will allow an awareness raise among the leftist militants, in regard to the conservative restoration that is evidenced in the region, as it was affirmed by Carlos Marx Carrasco, one of the debate's moderators.

19 hours 10 min

"Daddy I am going to save the president " was the last thing Darwin Pachi said to his father, who afterwards found out his son had been shot in the head. Pachi and Olga Fernández, remember this Tuesday their dead children in the defense of democracy.

20 hours 34 min

Hong Kong demonstrators rejected demands immediately to end rallies that have paralysed the city's downtown, their numbers swelling for a third night before a national holiday Wednesday expected to put their campaign for free elections into overdrive.

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20 hours 47 min

US online auction giant eBay announced plans Tuesday to spin off PayPal, a move designed to help the unit compete better in the fast-moving online payments segment.

22 hours 32 min

The members of the Board of Monetary Regulation held their first meeting on Monday, in the heritage building where the Central Bank of Ecuador operated in the early twentieth century, with the aim of discussing the creation of the enabling legislation to implement the new Organic Monetary and Financial Code.

1 day 21 hours

With an investment of $ 80 million, Arca Continental, the second largest bottler of Coca Cola in Latin America will build a plant in the city of Machachi, south of Quito, Ecuador, according to the Minister of Production.

5 days 18 hours

Reforms are related to the formal model of the check filled by users and establish why these defects could be be rejected by the institutions where deposits are made.

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20 hours 34 min

Hong Kong demonstrators rejected demands immediately to end rallies that have paralysed the city's downtown, their numbers swelling for a third night before a national holiday Wednesday expected to put their campaign for free elections into overdrive.

23 hours 55 min

“30S: The day democracy won. Everyone to remember today at 18h00 in the Plaza de San Francisco. That day changed the country forever and told oppositors you will not "get through" wrote the president on his Twitter(@mashiRafael).

1 day 16 hours

Defense Minister of Ecuador, Fernando Cordero, discarded on Monday the intention of disappearing the Social Security Institute (ISSFA), an issue that has been in misinformative leaflets, according to the government, seeking to create instability in the Armed Forces .

1 day 17 hours

Obama's proposal includes the creation of these centers Latinoamércia, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Asia in order to counteract governments that are not related to their policies.

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1 day 20 hours

Mafalda, the popular comic strip series created by Argentine cartoonist Joaquin Salvador Lavado - also known as Quino turns 50 Monday.

1 day 21 hours

Iglesias, one of the leaders of the political party Podemos, is part of the more than 100 delegates from 30 countries, which are in Quito discussing the threats that conservative restoration imposes to leftist governments in the region.

4 days 17 hours

A "hotel boat" sank on Wednesday in the Paraguay river near the Brazilian border, the boat was carrying Brazilian tourists and Paraguayan crew in a region famous for its wildlife diversity.

4 days 22 hours

Foreign Ministers of the four countries of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) met Thursday with representatives from Russia and India to discuss cooperation and strengthening of the relations of these countries.

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20 hours 3 min

Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps was arrested Tuesday in his home state of Maryland and charged with driving under the influence, police said.

1 day 19 hours

The current quarterback of the Ecuadorian national team, Sixto Vizuete, announced Monday the list of 23 players summoned for friendlies against United States and El Salvador on 10 and 14 October, respectively.

4 days 18 hours

Deportivo Quito against El Nacional, Liga de Quito against Manta and Deportivo Cuenca against Mushuc Runa. These are the parties that open the eighth day of the second stage of Ecuadorian soccer tournament.

4 days 23 hours

Quito,  Sept.

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20 hours 47 min

US online auction giant eBay announced plans Tuesday to spin off PayPal, a move designed to help the unit compete better in the fast-moving online payments segment.

5 days 18 hours

Whether it rains or not we will fill the the Plaza de San Francisco, with a festival of music and lights and organized by Alianza Pais, there will be music, lights, ideas, joy, not sticks and stones "published the president in his official twitter account @MashiRafael, within days of the fourth anniversary of the violent acts.

6 days 21 hours

Chocolate is a national treasure in Belgium. It is home to such illustrious brands as Godiva, Neuhaus, Leonidas and Cote d'Or. And the museum opening Saturday, in a former chocolate factory in the capital Brussels, will showcase its love of the brown stuff.

6 days 22 hours

A "restorer of saints," an artisan who tenderly cares for Ecuadorans' damaged plaster Virgin Marys and other religious icons. Like many in her profession, she has begun offering her services to injured and scarred human beings as well.

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19 hours 31 min

British fighter jets on Tuesday bombed an artillery post and an armed truck used by the Islamic State group in Iraq in the Royal Air Force's first strikes in the US-led air campaign.

20 hours 34 min

Hong Kong demonstrators rejected demands immediately to end rallies that have paralysed the city's downtown, their numbers swelling for a third night before a national holiday Wednesday expected to put their campaign for free elections into overdrive.

1 day 23 hours

Five more bodies were found near the peak of an erupting Japanese volcano on Monday, as rescuers suspended their search because of the growing danger from toxic gas.

5 days 16 hours

After nearly a day and a half trip from Cairo, the Ecuadorian caravan, which was escorted by an Egyptian military convoy, traversed the Rafah crossing at 13.50 (05.50 of Ecuador). On the other side, it was received by Palestinian and Red Crescent authorities and embarked on a journey to find locations in ruins.

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During his weekly link accountability, President Rafael Correa showed a series of contradictions and requests regarding mayor Jaime Nebot, who is opposing to get this responsibility established in the Constitution.

On Friday night, several iconic buildings of Ecuador were illuminated by yellow, blue, and red colors of the national flag, at the memorial date of a national symbol.

US officials are pledging to fight a fresh effort to give a UN agency authority to regulate the Internet, two years after a huge diplomatic battle over the issue.

Apple on Monday said it had received record pre-orders for its new iPhone models, and that some customers will have to wait for the larger-screen versions of the smartphones.

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200 meters away from the current Heritage Cemetery in Guayaquil- as it was demanded by the Catholic leadership of the era - in 1870 a cemetery was built to bury those who did not profess that religion. Currently the place, little known to Guayaquil, looks very sloppy, but does not lose its appeal.

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.

Agencia Andes

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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American newspaper The New York Times, published a report of more than 4,000 words, on some of the many tourism opportunities in Ecuador; the author of the article describes what you can really enjoy as a foreign tourist.

The new international airport, Mariscal Sucre in Quito, will have a Wyndham Group chain of hotels by 20125, this is promoted by Pronobis entreprises.

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.

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