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The devastation left by the catastrophic earthquake in the productive and commercial sectors of coastal cities in Ecuador is evident, but it is also clear the inhabitants’ eagerness to recover their sustenance sources supported by productive recovery measures established by the government.

1 day 8 hours

President Rafael Correa invited Ecuadorians to “invade” the provinces of Esmeraldas and Manabi to help boosting the local economy devastated by the 7,8 earthquake last April 16.

1 day 9 hours

Gina Tambini, representative of the Pan-American and World Health Organization (PAHO-WHO) in Ecuador, recognized the immediate actions of this country’s government after the earthquake which left 655 dead and thousands injured and praised the on-site mobilization of expert teams for the evaluation of health infrastructure and medical assistance for the affected population.

1 day 10 hours

Ecuador’s Development Bank will change dates for Autonomous Decentralized Governments (GAD) of the provinces affected by the quake to pay their debts with the institution, Veronica Gallardo, manager of the Bank, said Thursday.

1 day 11 hours

The Economic Commission of the National Assembly created Thursday a preliminary chart on the contribution of one day’s wages both for state and private workers, to be included in the bill on Citizen Solidarity sent by the Executive as a matter of economically urgent.

2 days 4 hours

The Ecuadorian government published Thursday the Executive Decree 1004, signed April 26, which creates a Committee for Rebuilding and Employment Recovery that will operate in the areas affected by the devastating earthquake from last April 16.

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The devastation left by the catastrophic earthquake in the productive and commercial sectors of coastal cities in Ecuador is evident, but it is also clear the inhabitants’ eagerness to recover their sustenance sources supported by productive recovery measures established by the government.

1 day 8 hours

President Rafael Correa invited Ecuadorians to “invade” the provinces of Esmeraldas and Manabi to help boosting the local economy devastated by the 7,8 earthquake last April 16.

1 day 10 hours

Ecuador’s Development Bank will change dates for Autonomous Decentralized Governments (GAD) of the provinces affected by the quake to pay their debts with the institution, Veronica Gallardo, manager of the Bank, said Thursday.

1 day 11 hours

The Economic Commission of the National Assembly created Thursday a preliminary chart on the contribution of one day’s wages both for state and private workers, to be included in the bill on Citizen Solidarity sent by the Executive as a matter of economically urgent.

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1 week 3 days

Magnitude 6,1 and 6,3 new tremors rattled Ecuador Wednesday morning at 03:33 and 03:35, respectively, its center was in Punta Galeras (north) the National Geophysics Institute informed.

2 weeks 1 day

During his intervention in the Vatican, Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa expressed his concerned about the fact that the State and politics could be replaced for an ambiguous definition of civil society.

2 weeks 4 days

Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa demanded Tuesday from New York a “world campaign” to publish “all information” available from the “Panama Papers.”

3 weeks 2 days

A total of 22 social, student and union organizations set up the so-called Political Peoples Front , whose objective is to support the process of the Citizen’s Revolution , led by president Rafael Correa.

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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.

2 days 7 hours

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.

5 days 11 hours

“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.

1 week 1 day

President Rafael Correa indicated Thursday from Bahia de Caráquez that the measure on the raise of sales taxes by 2 percent points would last less than a year and victims of the quake will not have to pay the additional two percentage points.

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1 month 2 weeks

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.

3 months 2 weeks

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.

3 months 2 weeks

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.

3 months 3 weeks

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.

1 month 2 weeks

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.

4 months 2 days

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.

8 months 1 day

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.

3 months 2 weeks

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 months 2 weeks

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 months 2 weeks

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 Ministry of Economic and Social Inclusion (MIES) has enabled all its districts in the country to direct humanitarian help for all Ecuadorians and take it to coastal areas affected by the strong earthquake occurred in the Andean country on Saturday night.

A values-based education is now possible thanks to the management of good public policies. In Ecuador’s case, projects aimed at a comprehensive education for children and adolescents have been implemented in the last nine years.

98% of scholarship holders who have returned to Ecuador are currently working; between 35 and 40% of them in the college system, 20% in the health area, 20% in the private sector and the rest in ONGs, and public institutions.

Carissa Etienne, director of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) described Monday Ecuador’s short term achievements in health as “impressive.”

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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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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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Entrepreneurs and investors from the tourism sector highlighted Ecuador’s achievements in terms of environment and tourism after a meeting they held with Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa, who is in New York to attend The Royal Tour series premiere.

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.

“This is not your usual tour and he is not your usual tour guide, his name Rafael Correa and he, is the president of Ecuador,” this is how the “Ecuador: The Royal Tour” trailer begins, this is a program done by the US journalist Peter Greenberg and will be released in April.

The decision to exempt a visa requirement for Chinese citizens who wish to visit Ecuador is based on the excellent bilateral ties, Jose Maria Borja, ambassador of the South American nation in Beijing, affirmed Monday.

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