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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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The Ecuadorian National Assembly, the National Council for Intergenerational Equality (CNII) and the Ministry of Social and Economic Inclusion (MIES) proposed declaring June 1st as Children’s Day with the aim of highlighting the need to assist children and adolescents who are in emergency.

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Since Wednesday, the Ecuadorian government will start paying for food and accommodation of families that host people affected by the quake in their homes as well as to victims who want to rent a house, Lidice Larrea, minister of Economic and Social Inclusion confirmed.

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Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa announced Tuesday that once the quake emergency ends, he will again send the bill on Inheritances and Capital Gain to the National Assembly, after eliminating it last July 2015.

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Sandra Naranjo, head of the National Secretariat for Planning and Development (Senplades), highlighted the Ecuadorian government’s investment in education, health and social well-being during these nine years of administration.

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During his last address to the country, Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa thanked his government staff and assembly members from the governing party and affirmed there is nothing to be ashamed of because they are doing the right thing: “a real democracy.”

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Since Wednesday, the Ecuadorian government will start paying for food and accommodation of families that host people affected by the quake in their homes as well as to victims who want to rent a house, Lidice Larrea, minister of Economic and Social Inclusion confirmed.

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Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa announced Tuesday that once the quake emergency ends, he will again send the bill on Inheritances and Capital Gain to the National Assembly, after eliminating it last July 2015.

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Ecuador's development in the last nine years, especially in strategic sectors, has turned the Andean country into an attraction for foreign investments, vice president Jorge Glas affirmed during the address to the nation held at the National Assembly.

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In the middle of a difficult economic situation as a result of external shocks and a quake that struck many places of the Ecuadorian Coast, Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa announced measures aimed at optimizing the State’s expenditure.

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During his address to the nation, Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa highlighted the public investment done by his government and the efficiency of resources administration in liquidity management.

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Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa informed Saturday that starting next weekend, his weekly reports will not be financed by the State anymore but with contributions from private instittutions and the work of volunteers, mainly from the governing party, Alianza PAIS.

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Amid an intense debate and in a vote of 94 to 26, the Ecuadorian National Assembly approved Thursday the Solidarity law for people affected by the quake that hit many places in the provinces of Manabi and Esmeraldas and all northern areas of the Ecuadorian coast.

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On January 20, 2007, only five days after taking office, Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa, a former college teacher, inaugurated a new direct communication style with people.

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The Ecuadorian government expressed Thursday its concern about political events in Brazil and reaffirmed the “wholehearted support to Brazil and the constitutional government of president (Dilma) Rousseff, who legitimately won the last democratic elections.”

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Peruvian president Ollanta Humala praised Wednesday the Ecuadorian government’s quick reaction after touring the areas affected in Manta (Manabi) which suffered serious damages as a result of the quake.

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Bolivian president Evo Morales arrived Wednesday in Manta (Manabi) where he visited the areas affected by the quake on April 16, an event he regretted and expressed Bolivian’s solidarity in these moments.

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“Colombians are here, your neighbors are here to help with everything we can, we have done our bit,” president Juan Manuel Santos said during his visit to Ecuador after touring El Tarqui neighborhood, one of the worst-hit by the quake.

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National mountaineer Santiago Quintero will promote Ecuador from the world’s most difficult mountain, K2, which he plans to climb by mid this year and was at 240 meters from the top in 2009.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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."

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The Ecuadorian consulate in Brussels activated a special assistance system to help citizens who need information, assistance or other type of service related to bombings occurred Tuesday in the Belgian capital.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Ecuadorian National Assembly, the National Council for Intergenerational Equality (CNII) and the Ministry of Social and Economic Inclusion (MIES) proposed declaring June 1st as Children’s Day with the aim of highlighting the need to assist children and adolescents who are in emergency.

On May 24, 2016, President Rafael Correa will address to the nation for the last time and will highlight the achievements, mainly in the social and economic areas. According to the National Secretary for Planning and Development (Senplades), during these 9 years of administration (2006-2015) the country reduced its income, consumption or unsatisfied basic needs poverty.

The Ecuadorian government public policy, established since 2007, focused on the comprehensive attention for people with disabilities, allowed appropriately assisting such sector of the population which was affected by last April 16 earthquake.

Since last April 16, day in which the magnitude 7,8 earthquake occurred in Ecuador, the Ecuadorian Red Cross has assisted more than 65,000 people in Esmeraldas and Manabi, the two more affected provinces, Roger Zambrano, national coordinator of the institutions’ Disaster Management and Emergency Relief, informed Tuesday.

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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.

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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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.

The tourist sector in the areas affected by last April 16 quake will be benefited with measures established in the bill on Solidarity.

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.

Ecuador’s tourist sector is completing preparations to receive more than 30,000 world delegations in Quito, which will host the Conference of Housing and Sustainable Urban Development between October 17 and 21.

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