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President Rafael Correa said Wednesday that the governing party, Alianza PAIS, won first place in the elections on Sunday with candidates Lenin Moreno and Jorge Glas and the majority of seats in the Legislative (between 74 and 75 assembly members), many representatives for the Andean Parliament and the endorsement of a referendum on tax havens.

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The Ecuadorian government planned a demonstration for March 8, International Women’s Day, according to an announcement made by president Rafael Correa who recalled that such day marks 18 years since Ecuadorians suffered from a bank crisis.

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The governing party Alianza PAIS, created on April 3 2006, has become the political force with more votes in Ecuador according to general election results.

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President of the National Electoral Council Juan Pablo Pozo announced Tuesday that once nearly 95% of the ballots were calculated after Sunday presidential election, there is a clear trend.

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President Rafael Correa highlighted Tuesday the “overwhelming” victory in last general elections and rejected violent clashes caused by politicians while the National Electoral Council (CNE) still counts votes to determine whether there will be a second round.

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Technical coordinator of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) during elections Alexander Vega ruled out Monday the possibility of electoral fraud in this democratic exercise by saying all documents are published in the digital web site of the National Electoral Council (CNE).

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In a letter to Ecuadorian ambassador in Austria Wilson Pastor, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) informed “there were no findings therein which stated that the State of Ecuador loses $4 per barrel in the sale of crude oil,” as recently stated by former minister of Hydrocarbons Carlos Pareja Yannuzzelli, fugitive living in the United States.

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The first electric car and graphene battery manufacturer will be built in the province of Imbabura, in northern Ecuador, after the signing of an agreement between public company Yachay and private technological industry Red Tech.

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Oxfam’s Inequality Campaign Coordinator Rosa Cañete affirmed Monday that the fight against tax havens must be coordinated worldwide and said that it is the key against inequality, especially in Latin America.

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Tax collection in Ecuador rose by 12% between January 2016 and the same month in 2017, which is proof of the country’s economic recovery, said President Rafael Correa during his weekly report from Quito

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President Rafael Correa said Wednesday that the governing party, Alianza PAIS, won first place in the elections on Sunday with candidates Lenin Moreno and Jorge Glas and the majority of seats in the Legislative (between 74 and 75 assembly members), many representatives for the Andean Parliament and the endorsement of a referendum on tax havens.

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President of the National Electoral Council Juan Pablo Pozo announced Tuesday that once nearly 95% of the ballots were calculated after Sunday presidential election, there is a clear trend.

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Head of the Electoral Observation mission of the Organization of American States Leonel Fernandez urged upon political members to wait for final results and be responsible and prudent.

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Ecuador’s Electoral Council (CNE) informed Monday they cannot determine whether there will be a second round due to narrow margin between two candidates running for president.

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The Ecuadorian right-wing party has used “all heavy artillery” to change the results of presidential elections to take place on Sunday 19 with candidate Lenin Moreno, from the governing party, ahead in polls.

2 weeks 6 hours

Norwegian investigative reporter Eirik Vold presented his book “Ecuador en la mira,” which contains WikiLeaks revelations related to the Andean country which were not shared by local media.

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Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa called on countries of the region to join forces and “have a position as bloc” to tackle the “inhumane” policies “that attempt against human rights and human mobility” adopted by US president Donald Trump.

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The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) ratified Monday its participation with an electoral mission in Ecuador’s elections planned for February 19, after signing an agreement with the Electoral Council (CNE).

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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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Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa highlighted Saturday the success of the first edition of Loja’s Artes Vivas Festival (FIAVL) from November 17 to 27 to which more than 27.000 attended without taking into account people who watched performances on streets, parks and squares.

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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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Promoting funding for developing countries and raising awareness on the damage tax havens make are two specific goals Ecuador will work on after assuming the pro tempore presidency of G77+China in a ceremony held at the UN.

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President Rafael Correa flew Thursday to New York where he will attend the ceremony in which Ecuador will assume the pro tempore presidency of the G77+China and will meet the community of Ecuadorians living in that country.

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Ecuador sent to London the report of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s questioning on rape allegations, Swedish prosecutors announced Thursday.

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has released his full testimony to Swedish prosecutors regarding sexual assault claims for which he was arrested in 2010.

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Starting this month, nearly 15,000 teachers will benefit from a salary increase once the government approved the standardization of salaries for teachers in the public system.

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The Ecuadorian government marked Tuesday a milestone in the development of public education by simultaneously inaugurating 16 schools that benefit more than 8.000 students, especially in rural areas in the provinces of Manabi, Esmeraldas and Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas.

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa and director of the Ecuadorian Social Security Institute (IESS) Richard Espinosa inaugurated Thursday 11 new health centers for the Ecuadorian indigenous social security system with an investment that exceeds nine million dollars and benefits more than 115 thousand people in seven provinces of the country.

Social investment in Ecuador exceeded 60.6 billion dollars in the last ten years which has led to greater access to health, education, housing and cash transfers. Only in the health sector, 52 hospitals and 67 health centers have been built and restored.

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The government’s program to restore the sector prioritized urban and rural areas neglected during decades by former governments that did not built one public hospital in the last 40 years in cities like Quito and Guayaquil, the most crowded in the country.

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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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Ecuadorian ministries of Tourism, Environment and the Interior, the Public Sector’s Real Estate Management Service (Inmobiliar), autonomous decentralized governments and Lago Verde Community Organiztion signed an agreement not to charge entrance fees and passes to Quilotoa lake, located in the province of Cotopaxi (Ecuador’s Andean center).

The could forest of Quito’s Metropolitan District (DMQ) has been included on the list of the 21 best places in the world to visit in 2017, after being chosen by National Geographic’s Traveler magazine.

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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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